The Libra Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
We're about to let you in on a little secret: There's no need to stress out about planning your wedding. As it turns out, many of your wedding details have already been decided for you simply because of when you were born—at least if you believe in astrology, that is. Whether you're a big believer in fate being written in the stars or you're simply looking for inspiration in a fresh, new format, it's fun to hear what an expert thinks your zodiac sign says about your big day. That's why we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by star sign. If you're a Virgo, which means your birthday falls between September 23 and October 22, this guide is for you.
A wedding is the ultimate day for a Libra bride, who's sign is characterized by their love of partnership. But while we know you'll love every single second of the wedding day itself,
the celebration will be a challenge for you. With so many opinions and decisions to be made, organizing an event this large is at direct odds with your desire for harmony. Fear not: Your balanced approach to life will shine ultimately through, and our expert says your efforts will be well worth it when you enjoy a bash that's as fun as it is beautiful. If it makes getting through the process any easier, Rodgers also say you'll give your loved ones happy memories for years to come.
What should a Libra bride expect out of her wedding? A springtime celebration, a creative reception, and a wedding cake that's one part vintage, one part unequivocally you.
The Engagement Ring
You're not one to look for wacky or untraditional gestures of love. A sparkly diamond on a studded band has done the job for hundreds of years, and it'll do the same for you.
Wedding Date and Venue
When should you tie the knot? "Only a spring wedding will do," says Rodgers, and we understand why. Spring has long been considered the most popular season for weddings for a reason: The flowers, the weather, the coming-out-of-hibernation all make these months a time when everyone is ready to celebrate love. As for where you'll host the big event, Rodgers has a few ideas. "A place that's classy, charming ,and chic, like a gallery space with exposed brick, or else a private garden outside."
With so many styles out there, you might feel yourself becoming overwhelmed as you for your wedding dress. According to the stars, you shoud narrow you search to include form-fitting numbers with long train. Rodgers adds that you'll probably end up choosing something with more ornate lace details to balance the simplicity of the silhouette.
As someone many turn to for advice and support, you're considered a "best friend" to many people. Don't be surprised if choosing a bridal party proves more difficult for you than you thought it would be. No matter how large or small you decide to go, one thing is for certain: As one of those people who has an affinity for even numbers for no real season, your bridal party is likely to follow suit. Some call it neurotic, but we think it's an endearing little quirk.
Whether it's a glossy finish or a shiny letterpress foil, you'll choose an element of sparkle and shine for your stationery. It won't be over the top, though.
Your reception will be deail-heavy, which makes sense because nothing gets past a Libra bride. Guests will love to see all the creative touches you've added to everything from escort card holders to napkin rings and beyond. An arrangement of classic pink roses adds a romantic charm to your tables while twinkling lights give guests something to marvel at when the sun goes down.
The Wedding Cake
Your cake could pass as a replica of your parents' dessert thanks to decadent white cream and old-school detailing, but it's some type of unique added touch that makes it wholly yours. Whether it's your favorite fresh flowers, a playful cake topper, or a hidden surprise for your new spouse, you'll be sure to leave a modern mark.
Pack your bags! You're going "someplace exotic yet relaxing, like Santorini or Zanzibar," says Rodgers. You'll do it all, though. Our expert says you'll make time for sightseeing and for relaxing—a harmonious getaway is written in the stars for this balanced sign.