You’re still beaming with newly engaged excitement but now you’ve got to set a date! There are so many factors that go into choosing the perfect “I do” day that it can feel like a daunting task. What color scheme? Indoors or outdoors? What style of dress will make sense? One way to narrow it down is to look at it astrologically. That’s right, setting your wedding date can actually be a breeze if you base it off of your zodiac sign.
Of course, wedding season typically goes from May through October, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to those popular months. Many bride-to-bes will choose their birthday month to get hitched—getting married during your sign’s season can make you feel even more special with the cosmic spotlight on you.
No matter which sign you are, one thing to try and avoid would be saying “I do” during Mercury, Venus, or Mars retrogrades. A planet is in retrograde when it appears to move backwards on its path in the sky, which is due to Earth’s placement in the solar system. Mercury retrogrades 3-4 times a year, Venus turns retrograde about once every year and a half, while Mars does this about every 2 years. When these particular planets appear to backtrack, you more than likely run into issues with communication, emotions, and sexual desire. So before walking down the aisle, take a look at upcoming retrograde cycles!
Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 19
Typically considered the most overworking of the signs, you find yourself taking on many responsibilities, oftentimes overbooking and overextending yourself. A good time to set the date would be during your half-birthday in July, when you get a second wind. Half-birthdays are a good refresher and can jumpstart the rest of your year, that’s why July marks the perfect time to focus more on your love life and less on your work.
Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18
Aquarians like anything unique and even unusual, so you’ll probably be taking your wedding guests on some crazy adventure. You’d rather do something different and just go with the flow, so August will be a great month to set for your big day—the unpredictable August weather will do the planning for you, and it will surely be something to remember!
Pisces: Feb 19-March 20
The best time for your fairytale wedding (that you’ve been planning since forever) would be when the Sun enters your sign, so late February/early March. Ideally, you’d embrace your Pisces element and get married near a body of water, but your sign’s season also marks the end of winter, so it might be a little chilly. As the most romantic and emotional of the zodiac, perhaps a beach destination wedding suits you? Or stay in the warm indoors with the ceremony by a giant window overlooking a lake.
Aries: March 21-April 19
Fiery and full of energy? Check. A bit impulsive and impatient? Definitely. You don’t want to wait for peak wedding season to start in May, you want to beat your friends down the aisle! That’s why your sign’s season is the best time for you to get hitched. Spring is alive and well in April, what better time to begin your new married life?
Taurus: April 20-May 20
Although you’re an Earth sign that is very grounded and loyal, Taurus do prefer the finer things in life. The perfect time for you to tie the knot is in February, when St. Valentine’s romance fills the air around you the entire month, making the join in matrimony even more lovey dovey!
Gemini: May 21-June 20
To correspond with your playful spirit, Gemini, you should set the date around Halloween. Halloween is a fun time and you’re always looking to keep the party going. You’re easily bored so you love to bounce around and socialize; the changing leaves and crisp fall air will only add to the excitement.
Cancer: June 21-July 22
Cancers are natural home-bodies and are extremely family-oriented. The perfect wedding for them will be a small gathering with loved ones in January. They may also be pulled toward their Water sign instincts and want to wed near a body of water. It might be too cold for an outdoor ceremony, depending on where home is, so consider traveling to a beach getaway. It will still feel like home when you’re surrounded by family and close friends.
Leo: July 23-Aug 22
As a Leo, you’ll want to say “I do” in a hot, summer month like July, to match your fiery personality. You love to entertain others while being the center of attention. Mid July puts you right in the middle of wedding season, but that’s not intimidating to you—you know your night will be one that guests won’t forget!
Virgo: Aug 23-Sept 22
March or September
As the perfectionist of the zodiac bunch, every detail of your wedding day will be meticulously planned to go off without a hitch. Whether you pick spring or fall, your ideal big day should be outdoors in mother nature. Perhaps on the spring or fall equinox, which mark equal parts day and night.
Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22
October is airy Libra season! Libra is the sign of the scales, ruling marriage and contracts, making it even more fitting to tie the knot in your birthday season. No wonder October is one of the most popular wedding months. You can easily incorporate others into your life, so planning a wedding won’t be that difficult for you. Keep your scales balanced in harmony and peace in an early fall ceremony.
Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 21
You are a private, intense, and mysterious person—and not to mention jealous. You can’t help it, you want what you want and are passionate about it. A winter wedding is exactly what you’ll need to cool off. Walk down the aisle at sunset leading into the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice.
Sagittarius: Nov 22-Dec 21
The most travel loving of the zodiac, you may opt for a destination wedding! What better way to kick off your married life than with an adventure in your sign’s season? Your fun loving personality draws people in, so they will definitely make the trip for you since they couldn’t dream of missing your big day.
Contact The Christy
After setting the date for the big day, contact us to begin planning! We offer a unique setting for every sign’s perfect wedding at our St. Louis and O’Fallon reception halls, and can offer off-premise catering for weddings at other venues. Contact us at 314-287-5263 today.