The Taurus Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding may be tricky, but it doesn't have to impossible. That's especially true if you look to the stars for inspiration. In that spirit, we asked astrologer and life coach Tracey Rodgers to break down wedding planning by astrological sign. If you're a Taurus, which means your birthday falls between April 20 and May 20, this guide is for you.
Here's the good news, Taurus bride: You're destined to plan a beautiful wedding without any of the pitfalls of extravagance. You see the beauty in simple things, and your patient, calm demeanor will put your guests and wedding vendors at ease on the big day. As an earth sign, you'll find a great deal of inspiration in nature, whether in the form of your color palette, the venue you ultimately choose, or the fabrics that top your reception tables. Though your understated style may strike some attendees as simple, once they look more closely, everyone will notice the impeccable craftsmanship and detail at the center of every decision you make. No matter what you do, remember that your greatest strength is not getting lost in what can often become an over-the-top experience, but rather keeping the focus on what—and who—matters most.
As you begin planning your perfect ceremony and reception, take note of our expert's predictions for your celebration. Here, Rodgers is sharing what she sees for everything from your ideal wedding dress and the size of your bridal party to your reception style and cake flavor. While her ideas are by no means mandatory, we have a feeling you'll end up saying, "That's so me," on nearly all accounts.
The Engagement Ring
As far as your engagement ring goes, Rodgers says you're not looking for something extravagant. "A simple diamond will do," she explains. "A taste of luxury at a conservative cost." Not only is the classic stone obviously gorgeous, but it's organic nature will only serve to enhance your nature-loving persona. Bonus points for stones that are conflict-free.
Wedding Date and Venue
An earth sign, the Taurus bride will want to be surrounded by nature on her wedding day. That's why Rodgers says to aim for a spring wedding date when new life is beginning to sprout. As for what the venue will look, our experts thinks you'll tie the knot in a field filled with daisies, daffodils, and other spring blooms. As for your reception, the stars point to a classic indoor party.
A body hugging gown is calling your name. Your ideal silhoutte? A mermaid, trumpet, or slinky sheath, says Rodgers.
Rodgers says you'll have just "a handful of bridesmaids." Taurus' are loyal to their core, so while they socialize with many people, they open up to just a few. Three or so of your closest friends will do the job, and you'll be comforted knowing that these important women have your back while they're by your side.
Rodgers expects you'll choose a fairly traditional wedding invitation suite. A white or eggshell cardstock, complete with impecable calligraphy, will set the stage for the classic affair without being overdone. Minimalist details like these are what let your quiet confidence truly shine.
Pastels and garden-inspired flowers will abound at your reception, with a traditional setup inside an elegant hall. But the food is where you pay most mind—you know what your guests are looking for and you deliver. The menu is sure to feature lots of fresh, delicious options to satisfy an array of tastes, along with a handful of tried-and-true comfort foods with a gourmet twist.
The Wedding Cake
A traditional tiered cake is your best bet here, but don't be shy about incorporating fresh flowers into the design. As for the flavor, your palate wins again. A rich red velvet flavor with a traditional filling done to perfection is just the sweet treat you'll be looking for after dinner.
The hustle and bustle of a major city is likely not where you'll want to spend your first few days as Mr. and Mrs. Instead, Rodgers encourages the Taurus bride to find their bliss in a quieter locale. "Some place off the grid, quiet, and, of course, simple," she says of your ideal getaway spot. A remote island where the only noise is the rolling tide? Sign us up.