The Sagittarius Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
What you've heard is true: Planning a wedding is complicated, but there are some ways to make the process a little easier. While the advice you get from wedding vendors, family members, and friends is incredibly important, we also think you should consider what the stars have in mind for your ceremony and reception. To help you do that, we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by star sign. If you're a Sagittarius, which means your birthday falls between November 22 and December 21, this guide is for you.
Sagittarius bride, you probably already know that you're just too energetic for this whole "quietly walk down the aisle" thing. With your infectious optimism and love for travel, Rodgers says that if there's one sign destined to have a destination wedding, it's you. Odds are, you already share this fact with anyone and everyone who'd listen long before there was an engagement ring on your finger, so this development will come as no surprise to your relatives and soon-to-be spouse. But let's backtrack for a second. The ring your partner will choose for you might not be a diamond. Instead, you might gravitate towards an engagement ring with a sapphire, ruby, or emerald. And if it is a diamond you're after, it won't be a classic round-cut.
Rodgers also predicts that you'll be open to tying the knot whenever you have the chance, so don't expect to hold out for a specific season or wedding date. Like your engagement ring, you'll gravitate towards nontraditional fashion choices, either walking down the aisle in a colorful wedding dress or one with a unique hemline. The gist? Tradition simply won't do for your special day.
The Engagement Ring
Maybe it'll be a ruby, an emerald, or a Kate Middleton-worthy sapphire. Whatever you end up with, the bottom line is that you aren't yearning for the classic diamond on your finger.
Wedding Date and Venue
Whenever, wherever is probably the more accurate prediction, but for the sake of specificity, Rodgers says you'll likely choose to plan a destination wedding in a the locale that speaks to your fun, free-spirit. With your eye on the big picture, planning a no-fuss ceremony means you won't be bogged down by the one thing you hate most: details. While you won't wait around for a specific date to open up, Rodgers does see summer or fall as the most likely seasons for your celebration.
Whether it's an unexpected color, a non-traditional hemline, or a pair of sneakers hiding underneath your skin, fun and fresh is how Rodgers describes your big-day style. Detachable skirts, modern patterns, and uncommon accessories are all fair game, too.
Rodgers sees you with five bridesmaids, and adds that this will be a group of women you've known for years now. You feed off of each other's energy, and they know not to take it personally if you lash out under pressure.
No stuffy formalities here. If confetti and an airhorn could erupt from your envelopes, you'd make it happen. This is a party in every sense of the word, and your wedding invitation will be the first indication to guests that it's one they won't want to miss.
Wherever you decide to tie the knot, Rodgers says your venue will be a spot where the rules are yours for the making. As for the décor, your centerpieces will be as colorful and varied as you are, like made from an assortment of wildflowers or garden blooms.
The Wedding Cake
What cake? Cupcakes are more your speed, especially when they're decked out in colorful sprinkles, or perhaps even a photos of you and the groom. Whatever it takes to make you smile while sinking your teeth into a sweet treat is the way to go.
Likely to be a multi-city trip, Rodgers suggests starting your honeymoon in a way that truly encapsulates your love of freedom and an open horizon ahead: "A Sagittarius bride might take a motorcycle ride through the Mohave desert to California," she says. From there, the world is yours.