In a year marked by whirlwind celebrity romances and marquee weddings, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra (opens in new tab) are still managing to stand out. The couple, who started dating in May (opens in new tab) and were engaged by the end of the summer (opens in new tab), appear to be gearing up for their own trip down the aisle. Here's everything we know about Nick and Priyanka's wedding plans (opens in new tab) so far.
When will Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra get married?
This pivotal part of Nick and Priyanka's wedding plan remains a bit of a mystery. While we can pretty safely assume that the big day is fast-approaching, given the fact that the couple has been plowing through pre-wedding traditions (opens in new tab) at warp speed in the last few weeks, the exact date of the ceremony hasn't been confirmed.
The couple did obtain a marriage license on November 8. Per E! Online (opens in new tab): "Couples who obtain marriage licenses in the United States typically have several weeks or months from the date of their issuance to get married and submit the paperwork with the signatures of their registered officiant and witnesses."
Quotes from sources close to the couple have backed this timeline up.
"Priyanka and Nick were planning to get married early next year, but it now looks like they may tie the knot by the end of 2018,” a source told Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab).
"Since day one, Priyanka and Nick have clicked and have never taken their relationship slow," the ET source added. "The couple got engaged two months after dating, they've met each other’s families and had a bridal shower and bachelorette party in a very short period of time. For Priyanka and Nick, they know that they love one another and are going to be married, so they don't see the appeal in waiting too long."
The multi-day wedding festivities started on Wednesday, November 28, with a puja, or a Hindu prayer ritual that Indian outlets (opens in new tab) are saying took place at the house of Chopra's mother. The ceremony will also include a multitude of Hindu wedding traditions, like Sangeet, Mehendi, and Haldi, which will all take place at Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort.
Where will Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra get married?
Nick and Priyanka will wed at the gorgeous Umiad Bhawan Palace on Friday, December 30.
Nick and Priyanka previously traveled to India for an engagement party and traditional roka ceremony (opens in new tab), which marks the beginning of the pre-wedding celebrations.
What will Priyanka Chopra's wedding dress look like?
Priyanka has confirmed to Vogue (opens in new tab) that she is wearing custom Ralph Lauren down the aisle.
Priyanka had dropped some clues (opens in new tab) about what her wedding gown might look like.
During an interview with ET (opens in new tab) at the Golden Heart Awards, the actress shared the two key qualities she's looking for in her wedding gown.
"I always believe that anything and everything I wear, I have to be comfortable and cute," she said. "So it’s going to be cute and comfortable."
At her bridal shower in New York City last month, Priyanka wore a very bridal-looking Marchesa gown for her night, with a stunning ostrich feather skirt. Some have taken the look as a hint that the actress might also wear Marchesa on her big day.
Who are Nick Jonas' groomsmen?
Another big question about Nick and Priyanka's wedding surrounds the bridal party. Expect the bridal party to be large—Nick reportedly has 11 groomsmen, according to E! Online (opens in new tab). At least five of Nick's groomsmen are known for sure: His brothers, Joe, Kevin, and Frankie Jonas, Nick's Kingdom costar Jonathan Tucker, and Priyanka's brother, Siddharth Chopra.
Nick announced on Instagram that he is giving his groomsmen scooters as wedding gifts.
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"Nick has 11 groomsmen," a source told E! News (opens in new tab). "He worked with Lime Bike to create custom scooters as gifts for each one of them. Nick also created a custom scooter for himself. The scooters will be given to each of the groomsmen at his home in Los Angeles prior to his bachelor party."
Who are Priyanka Chopra's bridesmaids?
Priyanka recently had a bachelorette trip with several of her girlfriends, including film maker Shrishti Behl, Tamanna Dutt, Natasha Pal, Dana Supnick-Guidoni, Chanchal Dsouza and Priyanka's future sister-in-law Sophie Turner (opens in new tab).
It's not clear exactly who will be in her bridal party, but there's a good chance that at least some of her bachelorette crew will make the cut, especially her "J Sister" Sophie (opens in new tab), whom she's clearly bonded with (opens in new tab).
Of course, the biggest question on everyone's minds when it comes to Priyanka's bridal party is: Will Meghan Markle be a bridesmaid? (opens in new tab) The answer is...probably not.
"There is no protocol that dictates whether an adult female member of the British Royal Family can take on the role of a bridesmaid or maid of honor at a non-royal's wedding," royal reporter Omid Scobie told Cosmopolitan (opens in new tab) of the possibility of the duchess making an appearance in her longtime friend's bridal party. "However, it is an unlikely scenario for one simple reason: A female royal would not be expected to walk behind a 'commoner.' This is why in the past we saw Pippa Middleton as Duchess Kate’s maid of honor, but when Pippa got married Kate read a prayer."
Who's expected to attend?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has confirmed his attendance, and of course we can fully expect to see Jonas's brothers Joe, Frankie, and Kevin Jonas. Kelly Ripa and Lupita N'yongo attended Chopra's exclusive bridal shower at Tiffany's, so their attendance wouldn't be a surprise, nor would the attendance of Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer, as Chambers attended Chopra's bachelorette weekend in Amsterdam.
Who do we know won't be in attendance? Unfortunately, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have declined their invitation due to Meghan Markle's pregnancy. I know. It's a huge bummer.
You won't see the wedding on the 'gram.
The entire wedding is under a social media shun for the weekend. Per the bride and groom, cell phones are not permitted for use during the ceremony, even going so far as to install cell phone reception jammers to keep details under wraps.
Their wedding welcome gifts were next level.
Despite the social media ban, guests are still revealing their swag from the event. Guests were given something called an "Oh Shit Kit" (I mean, same), some delicious looking treats, an informational guide, shoes, and two books: "Western Weddings for Dummies" and "Indian Weddings for Dummies." According to The Daily Mail (opens in new tab), guests were also gifted a custom silver coin with the couple's custom monogram on the front and Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on the back. The couple even warned guests they'll need a vacation after their wedding.
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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