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When it comes to wedding planning, it's a big time investment — for usually over a year. Many brides consider it a full-time side job! And because Julianne Hough, who recently got engaged to Canadian hockey player Brooks Laich, has had quite the hectic last few years — from starring in Fox-TV's 2016 production of Grease: Live! and Footloose to being a two-time professional champion on Dancing With the Stars, she's taking her wedding planning very slowly.
For the first time in her life, the triple-threat actress/singer/dancer is free of any contracts — allowing her to finally focus on the biggest contract in her life: her marriage! When discussing her upcoming nuptials with Refinery29, Hough shared that she and her fiancé don't even have a wedding date yet, and they're not worried about it. "We're not great planners," she revealed, "we're really just enjoying our engagement period, because we're never going to be here again."
"Even when we were dating, we were like, 'Let's just be boyfriend and girlfriend.' And now that we're engaged, it's 'let's just be fiancés,'" Hough said. "When we get married, we'll be husband and wife. And then, we'll be mom and dad. We just want to enjoy each stage of our relationship."
Hough and her hockey player beau have been dating since 2013, and the pair got engaged last August. Laich proposed in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where Hough's grandparents live, with a gorgeous stunner of a diamond engagement ring.
Even though she's not sure of when the big day is going down, Hough is certain about a few things, including that the event will take place outdoors. "We both want to keep it as intimate as possible — that's just more our style and our vibe." That may be tough, however, because the former Dancing With the Stars actress shared that her family is huge. "I have a very big family, so intimate to us might be big to some people."
And speaking of big, there's probably a little pressure to perform when it comes to the first-dance department. As a former Dancing With the Stars judge, we're sure that she'll be planning something special.
We can't wait to see how the wedding planning journey unfolds for this adorable couple — for now though, we'll just have to be satisfied with staring at their super-cute Instagrams! Can you say #relationshipgoals?!
What a week it's been! I'm just so happy and feeling so loved from all of you, and wanted to give you a quick update on everything. I can't wait to share our wedding planning adventures with you over the next few months -- you guys always give the best advice! Check my post today and stay tuned! juliannehough.com (link in profile)