Being asked to be the maid of honour is exciting, but also a huge commitment. If you find yourself suddenly lost in appointments, taffeta, and penis lollipops, fear not: the AstroTwins are here to tell you what you need to know and how to solve those bridal blues.
You're ever the visionary, Aries, and you'll do your part to ensure the bride has a wedding worthy of a decor magazine spread. (Bring on the photo opps!) But, your patience for managing details is basically zero. Check the eye rolls and RBF when people's "difficult personalities" invariably emerge. Unleash your masterful delegating skills and assign other 'maids to recording gifts and renting limos while you help your GF hunt for her dress and pick out the ultimate venue.
Superplanner Taurus, you were destined for this role. You are traditional, family-oriented and all about the details. Plus, you have incredible taste that's both practical and luxurious. You'll keep your bride friend on her budget and make sure all family customs are honoured. You're a classy dame, Taurus, so live out your Williams Sonoma fantasies by helping her curate a registry of Le Creuset, Waterford crystal, and a signature china dinner set.
Well, this is quite the conundrum. You so want to be there for your amiga, but handling all these high-pressure decisions? Your brain is already going into check-out mode. As a variety-loving Gemini, you could get lost in a research rabbit hole scouring for a non-fugly bridesmaid dress. But what you lack in decisiveness you'll make up for in on-call support and pep-talking your girl through your anxiety. And once you've set up spreadsheets for recording shower and wedding gifts, you'll ensure that the pre-parties (and outfits!) are anything but cookie cutter.
You're in your supportive, nurturing element as Maid Of Honour - a role you'll likely play many times over. The ultimate cheerleader, you won't want to miss a single sentimental moment from gasping as she tries on the Monique Lhullier gown to tasting cakes and talking her down from the tree when her future MIL freaks out. And as the ultimate girls' girl, there won't be a dry eye at that shower - and the bachelorette party will be a legendary slumber party. Just be careful not to drown in the emotional aspects of the journey. Shit has got to get planned too!
Project! You're all about it, Leo – anything ceremonial, with pomp and circumstance is right up your alley. Plus, you love being the number one supporter for a amiga! In your zeal, however, you could steamroll your friend—and even out Bridezilla her, here and there. Try to remember that it's her wedding. You don't want to foist your strong opinions on her. But you can strategically suggest. Strike questions like, "Isn't this stunning?" from your vocabulary and replace with open-ended inquires like, "What do you think about these one-shouldered bridesmaid dresses?"
You're thrilled to be chosen for this honourable tour of duty—but your nervous sign could get little neurotic about doing a great job. Relax, Virgo: you'll be in your element here, helping your pal plan a Pinterest-perfect wedding - and making sure it gets posted to all appropriate society pages and social media channels. Although you'll have the wedding scheduled and running like well-oiled machine, your perfectionism can get a little intense. Listen to the bride. She may want to leave a little room for spontaneity too!
OMG this is fun, but so damn overwhelming. As a hopeless romantic, you love a wedding and you've no doubt caught your share of bouquets. But, head of the bridal party? That's another story. You could easily go down a wormhole with every decision that has to be made. Limit yourself to three options for every category and don't make yourself insane scheming with the stripper about whether to do the fireman or cop routine. Your bride friend needs your emotional support more than anything. Keep your ringer on near important moments in her planning schedule. And don't even reschedule when you've set up times to meet and discuss your duties. Your laid-back groove could rile up her anxiety during this stressful process.
As someone who believes in deep and abiding love, this is a mission you can really get behind. You'll be there for your girl every step of the way - perhaps obsessing over all the details even more the she ever could. Deep breaths, Scorpio, and try not to get prickly if she doesn't think all your suggestions are amazing. We wouldn't be surprised to find you DIY-ing the table décor and hand-lettering the invitations. And with your keen intuition and sleuthing skills, you'll scout those needle-in-haystack touches that make her celebration one-of-a-kin
Wow Sagittarius, what have you gotten yourself into? The "I dream of weddings" gene skipped your independent sign for the most part. If you could convince the bride to elope, you would. Here's hoping she planned a destination wedding because if travel is involved, you're so in. But whatever, you've committed, so stay focused and work from a plan. Your ever-expanding ideas could get expensive! The best gifts you have to offer will be your wisdom and sense of humour. When she goes Bridezilla, you'll bring her back down to earth - and remind her that this process can and should be fun!
You don't half-ass anything, Capricorn - and certainly not the time-honoured responsibilities bestowed upon you as MOH. Move over, Emily Post. In many ways, you're a by-the-books traditionalist. Even if you add a creative flair, you'll make sure your friend covers all the go-to wedding bases - from the embossed escort cards to the announcement in the paper. You'll keep a cool head when everyone is freaking out. The only catch? You're not exactly the schmaltzy sentimentalist - and you may have to delegate some shower duties to someone girlier in the bridal party. But drop the practical schtick and get into the moment, okay? It's okay to get a little teary sometimes!
Let's make no bones about it. With you as Maid of Honour, this wedding is going to be the party of the century! With your technicolor imagination and your project management skills, how could it not be? Get involved in finding the venue, hiring the DJ, organising the limbo line and raising a hilarious toast that makes everyone laugh and ugly cry simultaneously. That said, you don't have much patience for the frilly, girlie stuff. Let someone else pick out the bridesmaid dresses and obsess over china patterns. You'll handle the penis lollipops and unbelievable stripper, no problem.
You're the best at post-midnight moral support chats, curating bespoke favours, and hiring a whole burlesque troupe for the bachelorette party. But cataloguing shower and wedding gifts, interfacing with her family nonstop and cutting into your cocktails and concerts budget to pay for the taffeta dress and ugly shoes? That might be a recipe for resentment. You so want to be there for your bride-to-be amie - you really do. But this high-intensity duty is one you'll probably want to share with a levelheaded earth sign like a Taurus or Capricorn.
Via: ELLE US