Between them they've got four failed marriages under their belts, but that hasn't stopped Britney, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston from planning their weddings in 2012. After her welcome but unplanned pregnancy saw Jessica Simpson put her wedding plans to former NFL player, Eric Johnson on hold, pals say the singer-turned-mogul has welcomed the extra time to plan a more elaborate wedding, which involves designing her own dress and finding a middle ground with her vegan fiancé over what food to serve at the party. But that's not something that's been an issue for 30-year-old Britney, who has already settled on "comfort food" when it comes to what she and fiancé, Jason Trawick, will be treating their guests to, at their "Southern-style" wedding, slated for summer this year. And finally, pals say Jennifer Aniston has already booked her hair people and photographer, and selected her wedding dress designer, amid rumours she plans to elope - with select friends and family - to avoid a media circus when she ties the knot with Justin Theroux.
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Jennifer & Justin
Forty-two-year-old Jen has decided to elope with a difference, when it comes to her nuptials with boyfriend-of-nine-months, actor, Justin Theroux. The difference being that she intends to take a select group of friends and family with her when she and Charlie's Angels 2 star, Justin, tie the knot.
Having moved to New York to be near her man - of whom friends say she "hasn't felt this way about anyone since Brad" - Jen and Justin have gotten serious fast, with their wedding slated for 2012 after the pair decided they didn't want to wait any longer to have children. And sources have been spilling on Jen's wedding, after it was divulged that she had been forced to scrap a barefoot-on-the-beach ceremony at Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, after news leaked of the arrangement.
"They decided to write their own vows," revealed a source. "Jen has re-written hers numerous times already." Adding of the ceremony, "Jen will want her dad and her mom there. She didn't invite her mom to her wedding to Brad as they had fallen out, but they're getting on really well these days."
A-List guest list
With plenty of celebrity friends between them, the guest list for the wedding party the pair plan to throw in New York after the wedding, is already reading like a who's who of Hollywood.
"Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, Robert Downey Jr and Chelsea Handler are all on the list," spilled a Big Apple mole. Plus, all of Jen's LA friends such as Sheryl Crow and Adam Sandler." Adding, "No one's sure yet if Courteney Cox will go, even though she'll definitely be invited."
And Jen's turned to Renee Zellweger's favourite designer, Carolina Herrera, to design her dresses, which will feature a classic column-style dress for the ceremony and a shorter shift dress for the evening.
"Chris McMillan, who's been doing her hair for years will be flown in, and celeb snapper and Justin's friend, Terry Richardson will be taking photos," said the insider. "They want candid shots, not posed." Adding, "There'll be plenty of champagne and caviar too. Jen likes expensive things. The bubbles will be Cristal.
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