The Leo Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
If you're at a loss for where to start when it comes to planning your wedding, we have a suggestion you likely haven't heard yet: Look up. The star sign you were born under can tell you a great deal about the celebration you're destined to have. With that in mind, we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by zodiac sign. If you're a Leo, which means your birthday falls between July 23 and August 22, this guide is for you.
As a Leo bride, you've been dreaming about your wedding day for a long time. While you may not be one to fight for the center of attention in your everyday life, you've always known that this is your opportunity to be the star of the show. You've got a big personality with the style to match, which means your reception won't just be a party—it'll be an event. Guests will be wowed at every turn by your stunning venue, the floral arrangements, and wedding dress. At the same time, no one would expect anything less from you.
Rodgers sees a number of statement-making details in your future. From your engagement ring to your wedding dress, you'll gravitate towards elegant, larger-than-life details from start to finish. As for a color palette, she sees you selecting all-things regal. Gold, silver, and jewel tones like emerald and ruby will prevail throughout the décor. And once the wedding is over, you'll look forward to escaping on a honeymoon that's just as elevated as your ceremony and reception. Want a hint? Rodgers says you're bound for a luxurious getaway near the equator or along the Mediterranean.
The Engagement Ring
Talk about a statement piece! With a huge rock, your finger is bound to turn heads—and that's just the way you'd want it. It may cost a pretty penny, but what's a more worthwhile investment than a piece you'll wear every day for the rest of your life?
Wedding Date and Venue
Given the fact that you were born during the summer, Rodgers says a summer wedding is simply in your veins. Plus, with everyone tanned and full go good summer vibes, why not take advantage? With your regal sense of style, it only makes sense to book a Victorian home or an estate with a grand garden.
More, more, more. The fuller the skirt, the more bedazzled the bodice, the longer the veil the better. This is your moment to shine, and all eyes will be on you during your trip down the aisle. Hairpieces, sparkly accessories, and even a statement shoe can also help in this endeavor. If flashy isn't your everyday look, don't be shy about adopting it for the big day.
The Bridal Party
If you've been wondering if the "no bridal party" is right for you, Rodgers says you might be onto something. In fact, our expert predicts a Leo bride would be likely to eschew a big crew and instead opt to keep all eyes on the guests of honor. But that doesn't mean you have to get ready on your own—inviting your closest friends and family members to join you in the bridal suite is absolutely still an option.
Gold foil, ornate calligraphy, and multiple vintage stamps are just a few details that will potentially find their way onto your regal decree. Don't shy away from treating this extravagant affair as the wedding of the century—it certainly is for you!
Following the tone you set with your invitations, Rodgers expects you'll choose a a rich, regal color palette for your reception. Silver, gold, and other jewel tones like emerald and ruby could all find their rightful place at this soirée, complementing venue's features like glittering chandeliers and ornate candelabra table décor.
The Wedding Cake
Your multi-tiered wedding cake will be a wonder to behold. Spoiler alert: Rodgers says your confection will adopt the same metallic decorating cues as the rest of your affair.
The elegance doesn't stop when the music ends. Rodgers predicts a Leo bride and her new husband will travel to a spot near the equator for the honeymoon, lounging at a Mediterranean spa or other luxury resorts. At the very least, couples' massages are certainly in your future.