Everyone who has ever gotten married (and many who haven’t) can tell you that weddings are a ton of work. All the fine detailed planning, the arguments over the guest list and shopping for the venue — not to mention picking the music, finding a photographer, choosing attendants, sampling cake and food to make the perfect menu, and, of course, the dress. It is a wonder that more people aren’t eloping after thinking about all this planning. On the flip side, nothing quite beats a perfectly planned and expertly executed wedding. There is a certain refined and firm elegance to it that an elopement just can’t quite bring to the table.
But don’t worry, a nice glass of vino will help, and we have at least one area figured out for you in your mountain of planning. Based on your sign, you already have the perfect time of the year to get married all figured out. And the worst time — just so you know which month to avoid. So cross that off the list and enjoy that vino as you scroll through this article. It would be a wise decision to examine his sign as well as yours and then, find the happy balance between the two before printing the invites.
Libras are born between September 23 and October 22. You are the balance-keepers of the astro calendar and always strive to keep the peace in your social circles. Because you’re so in love with love, getting married any time of the year will work for you, but your best bet is a fall wedding. As Brides puts it,
“Libra is likely to opt for something more classic and glamorous, and an early fall wedding would probably suit this sign best.”
If you want to up the romance factor — nothing quite tops Valentine’s Day in February. Guys, this is also a great day to propose to your Libra.
When Libra thinks romance and passion, August is not the month that comes to mind most of the time. August is best known for being hot, dry, and dusty. That final heat wave of summer before the relief of rain and fall arrives to change things around. It is also Leo season, and couples married in August end up with a Leo marriage. According to Brides, a Leo marriage is a powerhouse of passion and drama.
“While it's nice that there's a lot of romance and passion, you do have a habit of getting too dramatic sometimes.
This could result in a power struggle, so be careful not to boss each other around.”
Scorpios rule from October 23 to November 21 and are among the more serious of the astro signs. You know what you want from life, and you aren’t afraid of working hard to get it — very similar to your neighboring Earth signs in that regard. But you’re also a bit unsure of yourself deep down.
“That's why getting married in the month of November, which you're the ruler of, will serve you best. You'll be more at ease and confident than at any other time of the year,”
according to Martha Stewart Weddings. Besides, a nice wedding before the holidays is just unconventional enough to suit you.
As a Scorpio, you are most at home in the cooler, darker months of winter. After all, scorpions are nocturnal creatures. Therefore, the warmth and overly bright days of summer won’t appeal to you as a great time to get married. The good news is that regardless of when you decide to get married, you’re sure to have a long passionate marriage. As Astrology Zo. Signs puts it,
“Scorpio is the most sensual sign. The fact that Scorpios are extremely passionate is very important to them.
They want intelligent and honest partners. Once Scorpios fall in love, they are very dedicated and faithful.”
Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarius is always up for a party. You never want to stay in one place for too long and you likely never thought you would settle down and get married. But now that you’ve found the one, you’re more than ready to get this party started. And the best time for a party is summer or the height of holiday season in December. As Brides explains,
“Sagittarius can opt for anytime during the summer months and enjoy the warmth of the fiery sun gracing their nuptials.”
A destination wedding is also a great option for you.
One of the few things that can really ruin a great party is the unpredictable weather, and that weather is usually the most unpredictable in the spring. Sagittarius would be better off avoiding a soggy spring wedding if possible or plan around the weather element. An indoor wedding or an afternoon event in tents can be exciting. Brides offers this suggestion,
“Being the [astro] traveler, they may also choose to wed during the winter so they can get away to an exotic location where temperatures are warm.”
If you have always wanted to visit the tropics, this is your chance to book the plane tickets and set off on an adventure together!
Arriving between December 22 and January 19, Capricorns are here solely for serious business. Or so it seems. You’re not really just here to work, you just go about having fun in a more responsible manner than most other signs. After the rush of summer with all its own activities, autumn is nice and calm for your wedding. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, March works too.
“Most Capricorns are over-workers, with a strong, stubborn mindset and serious attention to detail. For you, structure and tradition reign supreme, so March would be your best bet for a wedding date.”
You might even plan your wedding round the fiscal year.
Due to your habit of scheduling everything, you’ve likely booked up your summer with lots of activities, from vacations and family reunions to work trips and big outdoor projects, plus, any kid-related activities. Squeezing a wedding in there just doesn’t sound like it would work well. Once fall comes and school or work settles back into a nice routine is a better option. Vix advises,
“Before deciding which date is the right one, a Capricorn will communicate with all their friends and loved ones to see which day fits them best.
You could not make a wedding without the people you love the most.”
Following the traditionalist Capricorn comes the unconventional Aquarius between January 20 and February 18. Aquarius thrives on chaos and pushing the envelope when it comes to doing things your way and in the most unusual way possible. You’ll likely pick a day at random and roll with it, but August is also a good time of the year for you to get married. As Brides says,
“As the most unpredictable sign, whatever Aquarius does is likely to have an unusual element to it — perhaps they drag their wedding guests on an eco-adventure wedding, for example.”
Really, the calendar is yours to play with, Aquarius.
The height of wedding season is the entire month of June. This month is usually booked solid and way in advance. Plus, well, it’s just too popular for you. You like to be unique, original and unusual. Therefore, June is out unless your sweetie has their heart set on it. In which case, compromise is a lovely idea. You can always call dibs on planning the honeymoon and make it wildly exotic if you want. As Martha Stewart Weddings says,
“When it comes to planning a wedding, you want anything that's different, unique, and straying far from rules.”
Planning a wild honeymoon would definitely make up for a traditional June wedding.
Pisces follows hot on Aquarius’ heels from February 19 to March 20. You’re similar enough to Aquarius in that you want to do things your way—provided that your way means the wedding takes place by a body of water. This means you could get married anywhere anytime of the year — with a crashing ocean or a frozen lake as your backdrop. But Brides says,
“Pisces will enjoy a wedding at any time of the year provided it is by a natural body of water, either the ocean, a lake, or a river. However, marrying during their season, toward the end of winter, would suit Pisces best.”
September is also a particularly nice month for you.
Depending on where you live, August is probably the driest month of the year and likely your least favorite (consciously or unconsciously) because of the lack of water. Therefore August just won’t do for your ideal wedding — unless you travel to water. But September is just around the corner and for you; this might be the ideal month. As Martha Stewart Weddings explains,
“As a natural-born intuitive, a September wedding blends together the warm of the summer and the chill of the fall, creating an inspiring landscape for your wedding and marriage.”
You can spend August pampering yourself and prepping for the big day instead.
Rocketing into a new year is Aries from March 21 to April 19. You’re a spring baby, and you’re ready to conquer the new astro year with all your fire and energy; so, a spring wedding suits you perfectly. As Martha Stewart Weddings states, “Tigar says Aries enjoy the spring, since it breathes a new life after the dull winter.
You also have a competitive streak, so you'll likely want to be the first down the aisle in the New Year. For that reason, Tigar suggests setting an April date.
Plus, Aries love the freshness of the air and the beautiful flowers of the spring, especially daffodils and tulips.”
Aries is always on the move and looking for the next thrill. You like the excitement of new discoveries, new challenges and new competitions to keep you on edge and in shape. There’s nothing quite like an adrenaline rush for you, and therefore, November is an unlikely month for you to get married in. There’s really nothing exciting or thrilling about it except for Thanksgiving and maybe turkey hunting. According to Astrology Zo. Signs,
“Still, their partner should keep in mind that they need the adrenaline and excitement every day.”
If your partner thinks November is exciting enough, you should opt for planning the honeymoon.
Born between March 20 and April 20, Taurus is the most grounded of the signs. You are level-headed and very down to earth. You might even be a great gardener. The height of the growing season is between June and September — everything is planted and thriving but not quite ready to harvest. This makes July your best month, but Autumn is even better. As Vix puts it,
“Taurus people are very connected to the Earth. They also love to cuddle on cold days. Your perfect date is any time in the fall.
If on the autumnal equinox, even better!” You just want to time it around the harvest if you have a large garden.
Another great reason for you to get married in the autumn is because winter is right after it and in the winter you don’t have a garden to take care of. It’s cold and likely to be snowy so this is the perfect time for you and your new spouse to cuddle up by the fire and enjoy your new life together before spring comes. Martha Stewart Weddings says,
“Though Taurus is an Earth sign, making you grounded, determined, and steadfastly loyal, you also tend to prefer the finer aspects of life.
For you, luxury is worth the price tag for a great experience.”
Arriving between May 21 and June 20 is Gemini. With a dual personality at play, you are very flexible and can go with almost any flow at any time of the year. You thrive best on change and excitement as well as comfortable social situations where you can chat with lots of people. The wedding reception will be your golden hour. According to Martha Stewart Weddings,
“Match your ever-transforming spirit to nature with an October wedding. You love variety, so the ever-changing colors of the leaves in fall make a great backdrop for your wedding.
The crispness and chill in the air add to the excitement.”
Depending on where in the world you live, January is most likely to be your least favorite month. The holidays are over, everyone is back to work, and the landscape rarely ever changes except to add more snow. For someone like you, who loves change, this isn’t the month to get married in unless you’re planning an exotic destination wedding — perhaps somewhere warm and sunny with plenty of activities to explore. As Brides reminds us, “Geminis may be drawn to a destination setting wherein they can maximize socializing and chatting with their guests over a few different events around their wedding week or weekend.”
Following close behind Gemini is Cancer, arriving between June 21 and July 22. You are highly emotional and a water sign so having the perfect wedding with everyone you love will be very important to you. Thus summertime (more specifically, June) will be perfect for you. As Brides puts it,
“Cancer is likely to feel most at home during the summer, and a beach-side wedding with their nearest and dearest would most suit this sign.”
The best part is that you can save money by not needing a destination wedding to make you happy. You really just need your loved ones and a really great cake.
If your dream wedding is barefoot on the beach with a pastel color scheme, then winter just won’t cut it for your wedding season. You could shoot for a destination wedding, but there is always the chance that some of your loved ones won’t make it. So stick to a summer wedding, closer to home and plan your first winter together to be indoors and cozy. As Brides tells us,
“Home is where the heart is for Cancers. You really like to pamper your husband (and vice versa). Cooking together is another shared interest.”
It can be an extension of your honeymoon, to spend the winter doing fun couple-oriented activities together.
Born between July 23 and August 22, Leos are the powerhouses of the astro calendar. You know what you want, and you aren’t afraid to go for it. Now that you are engaged and looking for a wedding date, nothing sounds better than a summer wedding in the height of your season when you can shine the brightest. As Martha Stewart Weddings puts it,
“If there's anything you love, Leo, it's the limelight.
Though they won't always admit they love being gushed over, Leos are likely to be the ones who get lost in romance and fanfare of a wedding.”
While you could pick any other time of the year besides your own season, it just won’t have that burst of energy and excitement quite like what you want. And you know you want your wedding to be a little exciting. Although Vix says,
“The people of Leo love the excitement and adrenaline. Nothing is more exciting than counting down for a new year. Yes, as you read, you will love to celebrate your wedding on December 31.”
Because it is a holiday, there likely won’t be nearly as many people available to party with you as you would like but you would still have a very memorable wedding date.
Virgos arrive on the scene between August 23 and September 22. You are the goal-oriented detail-keepers of the astro calendar and need everything to go as planned down to the last minute. But balance is also key to your happiness so deciding on a wedding date will be a bit of a headache for you, but worth it in the long run. According to Brides,
“As these signs tend to seek grounding and balance, both the spring and fall equinoxes — which mark equal parts day and night — would both work well for them.”
You can check that off your to-do list now, Virgo.
Despite the fact that you love the idea of a beautiful flowery spring wedding, there is just one tiny problem with spring. The weather is incredibly unpredictable for such a lovely season, and this will likely irritate you quite a bit if you want an outdoor wedding. As Martha Stewart Weddings tells us,
“Though you're a lover of the Earth and would prefer a springtime wedding, it might be a safer bet to choose an early May date, so you can insure those April showers stay away.”
You will want to avoid March too — depending on where you live — as this month can be the worst for unpredictable spring weather.