Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Reportedly Getting Married Dec. 11! About Time or What?

Wed, December 8, 2010 7:55pm EDT by 2 Comments

We’re so excited to hear Nicole & Joel are finally saying, ‘I do!’

What exciting news! Nicole Richie, 29, and Joel Madden, 31, are reportedly tying the knot Dec. 11 at Nicole‘s father Lionel Richie‘s house in a small “winter-themed” ceremony. “Nicole is obsessed with the season,” a source tells Us Weekly.

Preparations are already underway. On Dec. 3, the tables and chairs were delivered and more moving trucks were spotted at Lionel’s house Dec. 7.

“A stage is being built over the pool in the backyard so the guests will have more space to dance,” another source tells “It’s kind of cool because people will be dancing on top of the water.”

Nicole even made a trip to NYC on Dec. 3 to be fitted for her Marchesa wedding gown.

“Nicole brought her stylist Simone Harouche with her,” an insider tells Us. “A lot of thought went into her dress — it was a priority for her.” “She’s deciding between two dresses: Marchesa and vintage Chanel,” adds another source.

Joel and Nicole have decided to keep the guest list tight. “Mindy [Weiss, the wedding planner] called all of the guests personally,” a friend of the couple tells Us.

“She didn’t invite a bunch of her celeb friends,” an insider explains to “This has apparently upset a bunch of people.”

But certain stars like Christina Aguilera and Lindsay Lohan’s ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson will most likely be in attendance.

Nicole’s 2-year-old daughter Harlow will be the flower girl, and Lionel will escort Nicole down the aisle. Nicole’s best friend, Masha Gordon, will be her maid of honor and Joel’s twin brother, Benji Madden, will serve as best man.

We hope this big weekend goes perfectly for the bride and her groom. Congrats to Nicole and Joel on their big day!

— Lindsey DiMattina