The best and worst 2023 wedding dates according to Chinese astrology
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Best & Worst 2023 Wedding Dates According To Chinese Astrology

Chinese Astrology

Your wedding date is about more than just the wedding. According to ancient Chinese astrology, the date you choose to wed can impact your entire marriage—ie, the rest of your life. Pick a good luck date, and it could be smooth sailing. Pick a bad luck date, and, well, things could get rocky. So yeah, the day on which you wed is more important than you might have thought! 

While much of the good and bad luck traditions depend upon you and your partners’ birthdates and zodiac years, there are some general rules you can follow to ensure your best chance at happily ever after. (And be sure to check out sites like chinesenewyear.net and astrology.com to dig deeper into Chinese astrology traditions.) We asked Chinese astrology expert Nipa Kaowthumrong, a Chinese astrology enthusiast who has practiced the art for more than 40 years, for her tips on picking the best day to say “I do.” 

Wed Mayhem: Are there lucky and unlucky months? 

Nipa Kaowthumrong: Your luck depends more on the zodiac year when you were born, so everyone’s lucky months and years are different. For example, if you are a rooster (click here to find out your zodiac year), it’s best to avoid getting married in 2023, the year of the rabbit, which goes against the rooster, and instead get married in 2024. 

Chinese Astrology
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Generally speaking, March, July, and September are considered unlucky months because in China’s lunar calendar they hold many events related to death. People tend to want to avoid having weddings during those months. 

Leap months, which mean success and abundance, are considered lucky for marriage celebrations. In 2023, the lunar leap month goes from March 22 through April 19. 

WM: What about lucky numbers and unlucky numbers? Are there any dates couples should stay away from or look for? 

NK: Yes, in Chinese culture the luckiest numbers are six, eight, and nine. Eight symbolizes wealth, nine means eternity and everlasting, and six means smooth. Four, which means death, is not good and should be avoided. August 8, for example, would be considered a very lucky wedding date. You can also add up all the numbers (02/01/23) so that they equal eight. 

WM: Are there any other general rules for picking a lucky wedding date that you can share? 

NK: In my family’s Thai-Chinese family, we try to avoid having weddings or other celebrations on a Saturday, which is considered a day related to sadness. What are considered good luck days of the week?For more lucky dates, check this calendar—just be sure your sign doesn’t clash!

2023 in Chinese astrology

The year of the rabbit hops in on January 22, 2023, bringing with it some good news: Rabbit years mean peace and hope. These years are especially good for compatible signs like goats, dogs, pigs, and monkeys and especially bad for snakes, roosters, and fellow rabbits. 

May, August, October, and November are considered the most fortuitous months to wed in 2023, and look for the numbers 2, 8, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, and 29. October 2 would be an especially lucky date, as when you add up all the numbers in the date—10/2/23—they add up to eight. 

Having trouble finding a lucky date that’s compatible with you and your partner’s zodiac year? Just wait until 2024—the year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest of all! 

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Your Perfect Wedding Dress, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Need some dress inspo? Leave it to the stars—literally! You may already check your horoscope to see how your day will go, when to ask for that raise, and even how compatible you and your partner are, but the stars can also give you valuable advice about your style. Here, the perfect wedding dresses for you, based on your zodiac sign. 

Aries

Adventurous Aries can pull off anything, so whether you’re feeling this dramatic, oversized power suit with wide leg pant (and pockets!), this cap sleeve lace A-line, or this asymmetrical modern goddess gown, you’re going to look like the sexy, bold bride that you are. (Just watch your temper when someone disagrees with your choice. Yes, we’re talking to you, Aries.)

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Lulu’s Suit

$49

This suit is for bold brides only.  

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High Neck Sheath

$119

For something more dainty, but still adventurous, consider this mermaid gown with a floral lace skirt. 

Asymmetrical
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Asymmetrical

$278

Perfect for an Aries goddess, this one-shouldered gown screams wedding-day sophistication.

Taurus 

Earth goddess Taurus will love the boho vibes emanating from either this cinched, puffy chiffon sleeved and ruched satin dress or this tiered tulle halter number. Of all the signs, Taurus most appreciates the intricate details that make something bespoke and special, like in the beading and applique that go into this sweet and sparkly corseted mermaid gown.

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Puffy Sleeves

$279

This chiffon sleeved satin stunner is perfect for down-to-earth Taurus. 

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Tiered Tulle

$900

Between the tiers and the v-neckline, this BHLDN dress is all playful surprises. 

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Boho Sequin Mermaid

$699

It’s all in the details with this strapless lace gown, and each one is more beautiful than the last. 

Gemini

Always on-trend and playful, Gemini won’t be anyone’s twin in this sculptural shouldered, open backed gown with a supersized bow, but it’s possible guests could mistake you for a ‘90s-era Kate Moss in this lacy slip dress. Or go for something no one is expecting from you – a fashion-forward, black-and-white ball gown. Just do the bridal salon a favor and try not to bring your entire crew with you shopping.

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Bow Back

$1695

Stun from all angles with this bow-backed column. 

Slip dress
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Slip Dress

$598

Channel the ‘90s trend with this lace slip dress that looks vintage and modern at the same time. 

Black and White Ball Gown
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Black and White Ball Gown

$559

If anyone can pull off some black on their wedding day, it’s Gemini. The black and white contrast on this ball gown is striking and unexpected. 

Cancer

Aptly symbolized by the crab, Cancer has finally let someone into that hard exterior, and now you’re nothing but soft. Friends and family will tear up when they see you coming down the aisle in this lace and beaded tiered beauty. Or you could indulge your inner glam princess with this semi-sheer, boned bodice gown covered in pearls and beads, or your fairytale ending with this ultra-romantic cap sleeve tulle ball gown.

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Tiers

$798

Borrow glamorous 1920’s Gatsby vibes in this swingy, tiered number. 

Strapless Sparkle
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Strapless Sparkle

$1200

With its boned bodice and beaded skirt, this gown is sexy, showy, and sweet, all at the same time. 

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Swoop Sleeve Tulle Train

$349

Bring on the romance with this Azazie swooshy sleeved dress. 

Leo 

Bow to the lioness. No seriously, bow. Of course Leo wants all eyes on her, and how could they be anywhere other than on this mega organza ruffled skirt with beaded corset? An attention-getting, fishtail hemmed, way-off-the-shoulder dress screams drama, or go full-on Big Leo Energy with a see-through bodice, high slit, and cathedral length tulle layered skirt. Because more is more, of course. 

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Ball Gown

$469

Not much can handle Leo’s energy, but this ballgown with tulle skirt most definitely can.  

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Norma Kamali Fishtail

$525

Bare a little more with this way-off-the-shoulder Norma Kamali gown. 

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See-Through Bodice

$589

With a see-through bodice and a tulle layered skirt that goes on for days, Leo will definitely command attention. 

Virgo

Virgos are always on a quest for perfection, and this gorgeous sheath with beaded back could be it. But we know you’re indecisive, so while you’re trying on every dress at the salon, look for something simultaneously sexy and demure, like this off-the-shoulder, floral lace maxi, or delicate pleated A-line. 

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Illusion Sweetheart Lace

$499

With an illusion sweetheart lace neckline and embroidered lace, you’ll look good coming and going.  

Pleated A-line
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Pleated A-line 

$409

This A-line gown will have you wondering why more wedding dresses don’t have pleats. 

Libra 

Balance isn’t just a goal for Libra, it’s a way of life. Ever a study in contradictions, Libra perfectly balances sweet with sexy, and fun with sophistication. You’re all about symmetry, and this beaded halter column dress nails it. Or go for an airy dress for the ultimate air sign, like this effortless off-the-shoulder, full skirt number. Need more polish? This elegant, draped mock neck with side slit gown is low-key posh.

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Sequin Halter

$119

This off-the-shoulder long sleeved lace gown is perfectly chic, and perfectly Virgo. 

Airy Off the Shoulder
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Airy Off the Shoulder

$1,278 

Breezy Libra is all elegance in this breezy dress. 

Samba Draped Mock Neck
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Samba Draped Mock Neck

$268

Both tight and loose, covered and sexy, this dress is a study in gorgeous contradictions. 

Scorpio

Mysterious, intense, and emotional, Scorpio brides are sure to shed some tears dress shopping. Pack the tissues and embrace your aquatic side with this flowing A-line gown with feathery netting, or dip into femme fatale mode— yes you, but do you really need convincing?—with this form fitting sheath turned up a notch with head-to-toe eyelash lace. Scorpios would also stun in a diamond white off-the-shoulder satin gown—so long as it has an up-to-there slit.

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Watters Satin Gown

$1237

This flirty, silky Watters dress works in a variety of wedding settings, from a garden to the beach to a ballroom. 

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Lace Strapless

$1650 

The eye-catching flowy lace on this simplistic gown isn’t the only thing that will grab people’s attention. 

Off the Shoulder Slit
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Off the Shoulder Split

$559

With a high slit and off-the-shoulder sleeves, this dress nails sexy elegance. 

Sagittarius 

It’s not like they’ll listen to us anyway, but independent Sagittarius brides would stun in a sophisticated-with-a-twist dress, like this one with a hand-beaded sweetheart neckline with sheer mesh panel and train. The last fire sign of the zodiac needs a dress that screams passion, and this voluminous, high-low showstopper is it, but if you’re looking for more structure, this long sleeve beaded gown is classic siren-meets-the ‘70s.

embroidered strapless
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Embroidered Strapless

$399

Strut the line between classic and modern in this high-slit, sweetheart bodice gown. 

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High Low Volume

$1495

Why choose between a mini and long dress when you can elegantly meld the two in this high-low stunner?

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Long Sleeve Embroidered

$950 

Go full-on sophisticate in this sleeved embroidered number. 

Capricorn

A Capricorn knows what she wants, is always goal digging, and will without a doubt secure her dream dress. Maybe it’s this casual strapless maxi for a midsummer garden wedding? Or this classic and elegant, but still dramatic, stark strapless mermaid? Or maybe this clean, peekaboo, bias cut halter? Hustle on, Capricorn, hustle on.  

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Simple Beaded Tulle

 $1895 

For a casual dress that’s still wedding-day worthy, consider this strapless, empire waisted look.

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Strapless Mermaid

 $199 

Simple but chic, this strapless mermaid gown is a showstopper. 

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Neck Satin Gown

 $298 

The elegant neck satin setting on this gown teases with a surprise, while the asymmetrical straps attracts attention in the back. 

Aquarius

Progressive and rebellious, Aquarius could definitely put her airy spin on this asymmetrical, mesh shouldered, fit and flare dress, and if any sign can pull off an off-the-shoulder gown with a slit, it’s you, Aquarius. Then again, it’s your wedding day, and you make the rules: If you’re more comfortable in a relaxed pant suit, go for it. (And yes, you can totally pair it with a bandeau crop under for a little edge.) 

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Cold Shoulder

 $299 

Give the cold shoulder – or not – with this asymmetrical mesh fit and flare gown. 

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Asymmetrical Silk Shoulder

 $1850

This silky dress with slit is perfect for an Aquarius bride. 

Crop Suit
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Crop Suit

 $148

Be super chic and extra comfortable in this wide-leg pant suit with bandeau crop top. 

Pisces

Sensitive and intuitive, but eternally torn between keeping her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds, what look will Pisces choose for her wedding day? A dreamy but casual floral lace midi, or a more demure crochet-inspired v-neck dress? Accept all your layers—literally—with this swishing layered gown, complete with 150 petal appliques.

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Selena Lace

 $595

There’s more to making a statement than over-the-top embellishments and thigh-high slits. This mid-length dress is bold in a quiet way. 

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Flowery Lace Convertible Gown

 $1695

This one of a kind gown allows for removable sleeves, perfect for a Pisces that loves surprises.

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Lace Tulle Cross

 $1695 

Swish swish in this off white style that’s drapes you in layers but heavy on beauty. 

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