The Virgo Bride's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning
There's a lot that goes into planning a wedding, but your seemingly endless to-do lists feel a lot more manageable when you're open to a little advice. While wedding vendors, family members, and friends can all offer wisdom, we also think it's worth paying attention to what's been written in the stars for you. 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 August 23 to September 22, this guide is for you.
For a Virgo bride, attention to detail is key. While others might get overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks that need to be completed in the months leading up to the wedding, you thrive on all the decisions that are in your control. Your impeccable taste and high standards may drive your wedding planner—and yourself—a little bit crazy, the payoff will be well worth it. When your guests arrive on the wedding day, everyone will see the vision that's been in your mind all along. Their positive reactions will speak for themselves.
Though you're well-equipped to plan a wedding, a little guidance couldn't hurt, so pay attention to what Rodgers sees for your ceremony and reception. Though you could throw a flawless event any time of the year, your Earth sign will likely gravitate towards the beauty of fall. And since you value the changing vistas around you, an outdoor venue or else one with lots of windows is where you'll say "I do." As for where you'll go your post-nuptial vacation? If a beach vacation was your dream, you'll be happy with the prediction Rodgers is making.
The Engagement Ring
Rodgers says your exceptional attention to detail comes into play from the very beginning, starting with your engagement. "Only the perfectly-shaped diamonds and classic white gold or platinum bands will do for a Virgo bride." Knowing your impeccable standards, your partner will either have scrutinized every possible stone and went for the highest quality in each of the four Cs (color, cut, clarity, and carats) or else asked you to join in the shopping process.
Wedding Date and Venue
A fall wedding is in the cards for a Virgo bride. With leaves changing and the air growing crisp, fall is one of the most popular seasons to tie the knot since the backdrop is so naturally beautiful, which is something you would likely recognize as an Earth sign. If you decide against an open-air celebration, Rodgers foresees a modest, minimalist space with plenty of windows that allow you to still take advantage of such beauty just beyond.
As someone who's nothing if not practical, you, Virgo bride, will choose an elegant, no-fuss wedding dress that reflects your personal sense of style. Don't confuse that descriptor with a boring frock, though. Rodgers says you'll choose something that's simple and understated in the most stunning of ways—you'll turn plenty of heads on your big day.
Only your nearest and dearest will be asked to stand by your side on the big day, but this fact will come as no surprise to most who know you. After all, you hold your friends to the highest of standards, thus few ever make it to your inner circle. Those who do make the cut will be rewarded at your celebration as you shower them with love and thanks for their support throughout the process.
Rodgers says your invitation suite will be an exercise in minimalism. She suspects you'll choose a white invitation with very subtle pastel details and plenty of negative space.
Symbolizing devotion and humility, the Rodgers names the white lily as the statement flower in a Virgo bride's reception centerpieces. The rest of your celebration will follow suit—a mostly-white reception with thoughtful pops of color with suggest an air of sophistication.
The Wedding Cake
As someone who always has an eye on wellness, the Virgo bride will likely choose a wedding cake that's more nourishing than guilty pleasure. That doesn't mean it won't be absolutely delicious, though. Whether it's organic fruit-filled or gluten-free, you'll spare no expense making sure this dessert is incredibly tasty.
Now that the big day is over, where will you two go next? "A secluded beach where there are different spas and other retreats," says Rodgers of your ideal honeymoon. Don't let your practicality rule the trip—splurge on the excursions and extra fun. You've earned it!