Love is in the Stars – Your Wedding Planning Horoscope

Astrologer Karen Christino offers wedding-planning perfection by looking to the stars in her new book. Here, find some tips catered to your star sign.


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Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Innovative Aquarians always want to do something that’s off the beaten path. Sure, it would be fun to say your “I dos” while backpacking in the woods, but best not to go overboard. Instead, consider gentler tweaks to tradition. You might choose not to have a maid of honor or even a bridal party. Attendants’ dresses need not all be the same. Aquarian affairs can be eclectic and memorable. You’re sure to put your own personal stamp on whatever you do. Intriguing Aquarian party locations include an observatory, a modern art gallery, or greenhouse. New Age-style themes like an outdoor moonlit celebration, a Feng Shui-inspired affair with candles, chimes, and crystals, or even a science-fiction gala could all tickle your fancy.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Imaginative and otherworldly by nature, Pisces brides excel at anything that gets their creative juices flowing. A wedding is the perfect way to do it! Pisceans are great visualizers: You may see your wedding being held at a watery location like a sailboat or yacht, a beach, a grassy spot near a waterfall or lake, or even in the water! But you’ll also enjoy the peaceful feeling of a favorite park or garden. Another key element is music: Pay special attention to choosing a band or DJ, and take some time to choose songs with special meaning. You’re so sensitive you might feel daunted at times. Don’t worry, Pisces, you’ll get through it all.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re a casual, lively person and want your big day to reflect that. Rollicking themes like Fourth of July (with fireworks) or rock ’n’ roll hold appeal. You might enjoy a public garden, a ski resort or a hilly area with a view of the countryside. You love to surround yourself with friends, so find a venue large enough to hold them all.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You prefer a smaller guest list of close family and friends to a larger group. Your love of nature may prompt you to marry in a botanical garden or park. You wouldn’t mind a formal or traditional wedding, but you’ll want to keep it romantic with personal vows or the reading of a favorite poem.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Geminis are versatile, but no matter what, your wedding must be lively and fun. Invite all of your friends and family and have as many attendants as you can. A casual buffet afternoon or a cocktail reception might suit, but you wouldn’t mind if the celebration extended over an entire weekend. Think about a backyard tent, a park picnic lunch, or a country-club tea party.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Your home is the center of your universe, so why not consider a reception there? Cancer is a water sign, so other choices include venues nears lakes, rivers, and brooks — or take over a seaside restaurant for a day. Family is important so you may want to involve them in the ceremony.

Leo (July 23- August 22)

Plan a fabulous processional and take your time in a grand receiving line. As a natural performer, you might want to sing a song, and of course you’ll want to feature the best band or DJ you can find. In keeping with your performative bent, you may be thinking about having your ceremony or reception at a concert hall or theater, in a castle, or at the edge of a dramatic forest.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Many Virgos prefer a no-frills wedding style. No wonder you may be leaning toward low-key and minimal. A civil service might be your choice, with a judge or mayor officiating. Think quality over quantity when it comes to guests, food and flowers. You might be thinking about a “green” wedding, with vegetarian or vegan options or locally sourced cuisine.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Your innate sense of elegance is sure to imbue anything you create with renowned sophistication. Readings for your ceremony could include the Libra themes of love, cooperation, and collaboration. A sit-down dinner or lunch suits your style, as do themes like Valentine’s Day, a garden party, or a wine tasting.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Scorpios tend to be quiet by nature, yet very attentive to the outside world. Nothing misses your scrutiny. You’re drawn to wedding settings such as a vineyard or even a natural history museum. Meanwhile, your sophisticated side might call for a country club, or boutique hotel setting. Intrigued by the metaphysical, you might like to feature tarot or palm readings at the reception.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarius is the most good-natured of zodiac signs, with an optimistic outlook. You want to shout your love from the rooftops and do things up in a big way — with as many guests as possible.You could be thinking destination wedding, but other Sag settings include a zoo, baseball field, or refurbished barn. And many a Sagittarian has had the urge to just elope to Vegas!

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

You love tradition and can embrace it in many ways. Capricorn settings include a rooftop garden, penthouse, estate, mansion, or mountain resort. Your theme may be historic: the Victorian era or motifs from the 1920s or 1950s. Consider a horse-drawn carriage to transport you in style. Take a little time to rehearse your first kiss as man and wife. Love for you is serious business!

Adapted from Your Wedding Astrologer, by Karen Christino, Adams Media.