When planning a wedding, there are a ton of different elements to consider. There’s the photographer, who will perhaps have the longest lasting effect on your wedding, as you’ll be looking at those photos for years to come. There’s the wedding dress, which, let’s be honest, is really the reason most of us are doing this. There’s the band versus DJ debate. There’s a lot of decisions, ladies.
However, the biggest decision of all may be the theme of your wedding. Yes, THE THEME. What does this even mean? Well, it’s definitely vague. It mostly means the overall vibe of your wedding. There are also so many themes to choose from: barnyard, Old Hollywood, modern, traditional, beach. And the thing is, the theme dictates everything. The theme will help you pick the perfect date, venue, and cake. Even your wedding dress will play into the theme. Seriously, because you can’t wear a ball gown to a beach wedding or a boho dress to a traditional wedding. The theme dictates everything, which kind of makes it the most important decision. There's pressure, I know. But we're here to help! Below we have the perfect wedding theme based on your zodiac sign. If you’re getting married, it’ll help point you in the right direction based on the stars. If you’re not getting married… well, we've all been planning our wedding since we were, like, six, so it'll be useful to you too.
16 Earth Signs: Traditional Weddings With Just A Touch Of Trendy
Earth signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – are all known for their down to earth nature. They are very grounded, logical, and analytic signs. They aren’t dreamers, who believe in fake fairy tale love. Instead, the earth signs understand that love takes work and isn't always fun. But that's cool because earth signs are up to the challenge. They are devoted, loyal, and stable in relationships.
The earth signs generally like weddings to reflect this down to earth and realistic nature, so they tend to go with more traditional weddings. Classic and traditional weddings are a beautiful way to connect your wedding with all the weddings of the past. Saying the same vows in the same space while wearing the same color dress may make one feel connected to their parents, grandparents, and all of the older generations who had made a marriage work.
Of course, these signs do like a touch of something flashy, so expect a few trendy elements, like a photo shoot, sparklers, or a late-night food truck. I mean, they can't have a wedding that's too traditional. Well, except for the Virgo.
15 Taurus: Rustic, Barnyard Wedding With Plenty Of Wood And Candles
Taurus, you’ll love a barnyard wedding, which is much chicer than it sounds. In fact, barnyard weddings have become a huge trend. What's a barnyard wedding like? Well, they feature a lot of wood. Like, a lot of wood. Wood everywhere. But you’ll love this, as you’re a sign very connected with nature and natural products. The rustic vibe will create an intimate and back-to-basics feel for your wedding. Image lots of string lights, baby breath flowers, and The Lumineers playing. Boom, that's your wedding.
Instead of going full-blown barnyard, some wineries have great options for a rustic style wedding. In this case, you may see barrels of wine as the décor, so if you’re wine lover this is a perfect route.
As a Taurus, you can occasionally have the need to be extra glam, but make sure to match your version of glam to the wedding. If you do a barnyard wedding, a 100-foot train may not go with the aesthetic. Though, you could probably get away with a ball gown with a ton of tulle, as it’ll add a Snow White element with the woodsy theme. There's totally a way to incorporate your glam self into a barnyard wedding, you just have to get creative.
14 Virgo: Classic Wedding With A Sit-Down Dinner And Champagne Toast
Virgo, you generally don’t love all the attention being on you. In fact, you'll pass on the attention if you can. You’re the hardest working sign of the zodiac, so you tend to find yourself in positions that earn your attention. This can make you blush, as you’re more into keeping your head down and working rather than standing for a round of applause.
Because of this, you’re likely to have a very traditional, classic wedding. Yes, it’s a day that you’ll have to have all eyes on you and you’ll just have to deal with that. However, you’d rather not have any extra eyes with trendy new things that you’re grandparents are going to have to ask you about. Plus, you're much more analytical than creative, so opting for a DIY trend is not your cup of tea. However, you are very good with creating spreadsheets to keep track of your guests and the vendors.
As for flair, you’d opt for a more traditional flair. Think a champagne toast or chocolate fountain. Instead of a confetti bar - which, yes, your grandparents will ask you what's going on there - opt for an ice sculpture. It’s more your style.
13 Capricorn: Holiday-Themed Wedding Influenced By The Season
Capricorn, you’re both traditional and showy. You’re very concerned with hitting certain milestones in life, like buying a house, having a baby and, of course, getting married. And when you do hit these milestones, you want to make sure everyone notices. Long story short, your wedding is a big deal to you and you want it to be a big deal to everyone else as well. Planning a wedding around a holiday is a perfect way to bring all your loved ones together to celebrate and make sure they know it's basically a national holiday. Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve, the 4th of July, or St. Patty’s Day, incorporating a holiday into your theme will make your wedding seem larger than life. It’ll also inspire you décor-wise. A Christmas wedding will be festive with many red elements. A New Year’s Eve wedding will feature confetti, sparklers, and lots of glitter. And so on.
When it comes to planning your wedding, pick a holiday or season that you’d most want to incorporate into our wedding theme and go from there.
12 Water Signs: Emotional Weddings Very Connected To Nature
Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – are all very emotional signs, though this may come out in different ways. The Cancer is a homebody, who is driven to negativity by insecurity. The Scorpio feels all the feelings but plays everything so close to the chest. The Pisces is a whimsical creature straight out of a Wes Anderson film. What these signs do have in common is that they feel a lot. Like, A LOT. And so, they want their weddings to reflect these emotions.
Instead of embracing traditional, straight-laced weddings, water signs will opt for weddings that allow them to feature their feelings and emotions. They will curate a special playlist, write their own vows, and have pictures of themselves through the years hanging up. They really want their guests to see their wedding as an expression of love and that may lead them to some quirky, but emotional wedding ideas.
11 Cancer: Beach Wedding That's Less About The Glam And More About The Love
Cancer, you can be a crabby homebody from time to time. It’s not that you don’t like going out, it’s simply that you feel most energized after spending time in your harmonious home. Some people get their energy from socializing, experiencing new things, and traveling to distant places. You, on the other hand, feel energized about a bubble bath, Netflix marathon, and face mask. To each their own, but you should seriously consider this in wedding planning. You won’t feel energized if your wedding is ridged and refined. If it’s too structured and requiring too much social energy, it’ll drain you instead of filling you up with love. For this reason, a laid-back beach wedding is the way to go. It’ll feel more like a party on the beach than a wedding. You won’t feel drained from expectations. Instead, you’ll have fun on the beach with your family and friends. There’s also the added bonus that as a water sign, you’ll feel a connection to the water.
If you don’t want to go full-blown beach wedding, a venue that overlooks water or a pier wedding as also great options.
10 Scorpio: Very Intimate, Personal Wedding Where People Are Lucky They Made The Cut
Scorpio, embrace you private nature on your wedding day. Because you’re someone who plays things so close and takes a long time to warm up to new people, have a very intimate ceremony. This way, you’ll be surrounded by only that very close group of people you consider your inner circle and you won’t have to waste time chatting up that distance friend from high school who got a pity invite.
The more intimate the wedding, the more fun it often is. People are able to really let loose and get wild, as they likely already know or have had the time to talk to everyone there. The intimacy of a small wedding will also make all your guests feel so very special for making the cut. Your wedding will feel like a special secret you’re only sharing with your closest friends, which can be a nice change in our over-sharing social media world
If you must expand the wedding to include some distance family or friends, find special ways to create an intimate atmosphere. Low light, candles, and close seating can help create the appearance of a smaller wedding, even if there’s a larger crowd.
9 Pisces: Garden Fairy Tale Wedding Because There's No Such Thing As Too Many Flowers
Pisces, you’re a fairy tale princess. Or at least, this is how you want to feel on your wedding day. As a romantic, whimsical creature, you can get swept away in the romance of love. You love the end of romantic comedies. You love happy endings. You love love. And if there’s one day to embrace this side of your personality, it’s your wedding day. So seriously turn your wedding day into a magical fairy tale. I’m talking flowers on flowers on flowers. If your wedding looks like a flower bomb exploded everywhere, great! An outdoor wedding will only add to the fairytale theme, as it’ll feel like a little adventure. Sure, you may feel bad for making your man embrace 6,000 flowers, but he should be used to that by now.
Continuing with the fairy tale theme, going with a flowy dress, romantic braided hair, and pretty pink makeup will make you feel like Sleeping Beauty or whoever your favorite Disney princess is.
8 Air Signs: Weddings Without Rules And Laid-Back Vibes
Air signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius – march to their own beat. These signs can come off as flighty and noncommittal because of their airy nature. Like air itself, the air signs can bounce from one thing to another without a moment’s notice. They are free and untamed. These signs are also very social and curious. They tend to question the status quo and they may be questioning the status quo of weddings. The air signs may wonder why they have to spend this money, why they have to say certain vows, why, why, why.
Because of this, you can almost certainly count on the air signs to break wedding rules. Their weddings will focus on socializing rather than tradition. As a result, the air signs have some of the most fun weddings anyone will ever attend.
7 Gemini: Casual Wedding More About Socializing And Fun, There Will Probably Be Food Trucks
Gemini, you’re known as the sign of the twin because it’s like there are two (or seven) people living inside of you. You have countless ideas, questions, and beliefs, all of which sometimes contradict each other. In fact, you’re always contradicting yourself, but it’s okay. Everyone lets you slide on this since you’re so much fun. And you want you’re wedding to be fun too. Think balloons, photobooths, and maybe even a pinata. You may even skip the traditional sit-down dinner and opt for hors-d'oeuvres to be passed the entire time instead. Or hey, maybe a food truck! All you know if that you want people to be dancing, laughing, and drinking the whole night.
If you can’t decide on one dress, because let’s be honest you’re not the best at being decisive, plan for two dresses! Three dresses! FOUR! It’s your wedding day and you can have as many wardrobe changes as you like, girl.
6 Libra: Vintage Wedding With Many Personal Elements And Nods To Both Families
Libra, you’re such a social person, but being social can sometimes drive you crazy. Because you’re levelheaded, fair, and kind, you tend to be a mediator. You are the one smoothing things over and making everyone happy. These traits will certainly come in handy while planning your wedding, as you’ll be dealing with demands from your mother, your future mother-in-law, and even your second cousin who has a lot of opinions.
In order to make everyone happy, incorporate vintage elements into your wedding theme. Wear your fiancé’s grandmother’s brooch and your grandmother’s pearls. Put up photos of the older generations on their wedding. Play your parent’s wedding song. Whatever it may be, build history into your wedding day. You’re a people pleaser and this is an easy way to please people without having to sacrifice anything you’d want on your wedding day. When it comes to the actual day, forget about pleasing people and have fun. You’re wearing his grandmother’s brooch and that should be good enough for all them, okay!
5 Aquarius: City Hall Wedding, But With A Huge Reception After
Aquarius, you question everything in life. You question questions. In fact, most of your questions led to more questions and then more questions. Because of this, you’ll especially question wedding traditions. I mean, why do people go through all of that? You may just elope and tell everyone afterward. You may also decide to do a city hall wedding with a huge reception afterward. This way, you’ll enjoy a private moment with your special person and then get to party with everyone you love. Or hey, maybe you’ll just completely forgo the whole wedding thing altogether. Who needs it?
Whatever the case, you’ll find a way to get married that is so very true to you, which is what wedding really should be about. And hey, if you decide you do want to indulge in a big, traditional wedding, don’t judge yourself too harshly for it. Yes, you love the fact that you march to your own beat, but it's okay to sometimes crave traditional things.
4 Fire Signs: Over-The-Top Decadence And Sophistication
Fire signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – are, well, fiery. What else would you expect from them? They're fire signs, after all. These signs are all high-energy, competitive, and ambitious. Because of these qualities, they often try to outdo others. They just want to be the best at everything, especially their wedding.
They want their wedding to be the absolute best and completely iconic as if it's the only wedding that has ever mattered. The fire signs my achieve this by one of two ways. They may have the most elegant, over-the-top wedding of all time. Or they may opt for a completely original wedding with specific, sentimental, and quirky touches, which will help their wedding completely standout.
Whatever the case, you can expect a fire sign’s wedding to be the most something of all weddings. And yes, it will be very, very extra.
3 Aries: Classic Wedding With An Old Hollywood Flair, Think Great Gatsby!
Aries, you’re the first sign of the zodiac and, therefore, obsessed with being first in… everything. Because of this, you may want to travel back in time a bit for your wedding day and evoke the glamour of a dreamy, bygone era. Whether it’s the Victorian era, Old Hollywood, roaring ‘20s, or something else, you’ll bring elements of this into your special day. By doing this, you align your wedding day with the legacy of Old Hollywood glamour of roaring ‘20s debauchery, making your wedding iconic in the same way. Think a formfitting dresses, decadent utensils, and a deep, rich color scheme. Or hey, go all out and do a masquerade ball.
Whatever it is that makes you feel like your wedding is the most decadent of all time, do it.
2 Leo: Glamour And Excess With Chocolate Fountains And Ice Sculptures
Leo, you’re not afraid to be the center of attention. In fact, you love being the center of attention and you’ll definitely love it even more on your wedding day. For your particular wedding day, you want everything to be big and bold, and then even bigger and bolder. You’ll think why just have an eight-tier cake when you can have a ten-tier cake? Like, why do a wedding if you’re not going to do the wedding all the way? Of course, it may take some time to have the funds for this kind of a wedding, so a long engagement may help in that regard. Plus, the longer the engagement, the longer you get to be the center of attention. Win-win!
One thing to keep in mind is that everything should fit together in some way. Your theme cannot just be the biggest and the best. You have to find a way for that ice sculpture, flying doves, and fireworks to all fit together. And if they don’t, cut something.
1 Sagittarius: Modern Wedding In An Industrial Space With Focus On Geometric Shapes Over Flowers
Sagittarius, you’re all about meeting new people and experiencing new things. Because of this draw to new experiences, you’re always on the cutting edge of things. For this reason, you’ll love a modern wedding. Getting married in a modern space – think brick walls, pillars, lots of light, industrial feel – will make you feel like your wedding is cutting edge and new. It’ll feel different from all those stuff weddings you’ve attended, even if you do indulge in the same traditions as said stuffy weddings.
The vibe will feel cool, laid-back, and contemporary. Sure, your older relatives may think getting married against a brick wall is a little… out there. But anyone your age, who likely has to attend a ton of weddings a year, will appreciate the cool vibe, laid-back vibe.