Healing stones and crystals are huge right now. It seems you can’t take a yoga class, balance your dosha or down a kale smoothie without having a conversation about the merits of clear quartz over blue quartz. Not to mention the chilled-out bohemian vibe wedding crystals can bring to your wedding decor. Beyond their beauty, lots of stones and crystals serve as the perfect accessories to aid you in managing that ubiquitous wedding planning stress.
From helping you relax to kickstarting your creativity, here are a 7 wedding crystals you’ll want to have around as you plan.
Considering they’re celebrations of eternal love, weddings are among the most anger-inducing shindigs to plan. Stay happy and remember why you want to be married with a bit of loving rose quartz. Cotton candy pink and available in a million different shapes, from points to sleek balls to jagged, raw pieces, rose quartz’s energy goes right to the heart chakra. Some experts advise to keep a bit of this in each room of your home to simultaneously promote love of yourself (hello, nitpicking inner voice), love from others and compassion. Pro tip: Throw one of these perfect wedding crystals in your pocket before you go to a meeting or wedding planning sesh that might be particularly groan-inducing. You’re sure to focus more on how much you’re loved and adored than whatever annoying task is at hand.
So, yeah, you want to de-stress as you plan your big day, but there are many other times when you really need to get things done. This is where fiery pyrite comes in. Otherwise known as fool’s gold, this shiny metallic doubles as one of the healing stones and crystals that gives you a nice kick in the pants. If you’re waffling on indoor ceremony backdrops or stumped on building a fire processional playlist, twirl this little baby between your hands, place it in your work space or sleep with it under your pillow to help your much-needed “aha” moments take shape.
It’s fitting that this ocean-blue water stone is made from hydrated copper because it’s heavy on the watery feels. Many wedding crystals fall into four energy categories: fire (action and passion), earth (practicality and sturdiness), air (intellect and liberation) and water (feels, emotion and more feels). Chrysocolla helps you to stop fighting the tide and just ride it, initiating a go-with-the-flow energy you may want for potentially awkward wedding planning talks. Beyond this fluid movement, Chrysocolla is the helper you want to communicate your needs, aiding in discovering thoughts that may be a bit buried and assisting in creative expression.
Similar to pyrite, citrine is not one of those sleepy wedding crystals. Engaged couples who are feeling a bit fatigued, whether mentally, emotionally or physically, will benefit from the spiritedness of this rare, yellow-ish stone. It’s a crystal of manifestation and creative energy, so it wouldn’t hurt to keep it around when you have lots of thoughts whirling around, but need them to crystallize. Citrine, which is in the quartz family, is also associated with the body’s solar plexus, so if you’re having trouble trusting your gut and harnessing your power, this is the stone for you.
When you’ve given up your childhood loveys and your big sibs are no longer around to beat up the bullies on the playground (or on your Facebook page), grab some protecting smoky quartz. One of the fiercest healing stones and crystals available, this serves as a strong deterrent to negativity — inner and outer — while also helping to offer much-needed clarity and calm in difficult situations. If you’re struggling with interpersonal flare ups and need to calm down, trust yourself and repel meanies all at once, smoky quartz is key.
The ancient Greeks believed this violet stone protected the wearer from drunken foolery, which is why its root, amethystos, means “not intoxicate.” We can’t promise it’ll keep you from dreaded Chardonnay headaches, but this is one of the healing stones and crystals that helps stressed couples stay sane. Its purple hue is related to divinity, inner clarity and an overall sense of connectedness to a higher power. Even if you’re not spiritual, amethyst stones are great wedding crystals to help you relax and soothe anxiety. You might also be able to give your “good vibes only” sweatshirt a rest, as it’s thought to protect you from bad juju.
Nevermind that this looks like a spider veined-orb, howlite is a stone you shouldn’t start wedding planning without. It’s said to work wonders for insomnia, maybe because it’s incredibly calming energy drags The Sandman kicking and screaming from wherever he happens to be hiding. Howlite, in the turquoise family, is also the MVP of focus, helping to get a chronically cluttered mind into ship shape for whatever mental chores lie ahead.