Sara Rue's Wedding Planning: 'It's Blood, Sweat and Tears'

05/09/2011 at 04:00 PM ET

Sara Rue Wedding Planning
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Sara Rue has her wedding gown all set: she’ll be wearing a café-colored Amsale dress when she walks down the aisle in a few short weeks. But her bridesmaid dresses were a bigger challenge — until just recently. “I’ve found some gorgeous bridesmaids dresses at some vintage shops,” Rue told PEOPLE at a City of Hope event in L.A. on Saturday. “They are the same color but they are different dresses. I searched all over Los Angeles for them.” As for the color of these “gorgeous” vintage dresses, “you’ll have to wait and see!” Rue is continuing to ramp up for her wedding by working herself — and her fiancé, teacher Kevin Price — to the bone. “It’s blood, sweat and tears sitting in the backyard,” said Rue of her time spent constructing beer-pong paddles that will be used at the reception to commemorate the game the couple played when they first met. “I thought last week that my fiancé was possibly going to leave me because I was being so O.C.D. about the color of these paddles.” Thankfully, he hasn’t — and understands her detailed planning process. “I’m so nervous about everything coming together just right but I’m trying to let go of this idea that everything is going to be perfect because I know it won’t be,” she said. “I’m looking forward to the reception where I can just relax and dance and be with my friends and family.” One other thing the Shedding For The Wedding host is going to be relaxed about on her wedding day? Her diet. The Jenny Craig spokeswoman recently lost 50 lbs. but is ready to enjoy herself after exchanging vows. “My [wedding day] plan is to go on a run on the beach in the morning,” she explained. “That way I won’t feel guilty about eating a million pieces of wedding cake … which is my plan for later in the day.” –Patrick Gomez

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I like thick chicks on

She better be carefull becasue its starting to go to her head.

Halley on

I love love love her, but she needs to calm down! The color of the paddles? It doesnt matter. I think she’s putting way too much pressure on herself and it will lead to her not enjoying the day as much as she could. I was an OCD bride with my first wedding, and I felt more like the wedding coordinator that the bride. I didnt get a chance to enjoy my wedding much at all. With my second wedding, I decided to just go with the flow, and it was an amazing day that I will treasure forever!

Suzi on

My husband and I got married in the mountains on the back deck of a log cabin. It was just the 2 of us and the minister. It was fabulous! Enjoy yourself Sara, all the other stuff isn’t important.

Jon on

That’s nice & interesting to hear!

lika on

really, it’s her second wedding. what’s with the bridesmaids and the big reception and color coordinating? my guess is that now that she’s lost weight, she wants the wedding she didn’t have before (meaning she’s thin). ridiculous and ridiculous to have a show about shedding for the wedding…when you lose weight for an occasion, you’re bound to gain it back.

Jon on

Carrie Fischer looks awesome after losing all that Weight! I also like The PHOTO of Antonio Banderas ans Salma Hayek Promoting Puss in Boots, etc.

Karen on

Enough with this already. HOw much do we have to hear about her talking about her wedding. It is all going to her head. She will gain all her weight back anyhow.

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sylmarsh on

Whether a wedding is the first or the fifth, it’s still a most special day for the bride who wants every detail to be perfect. But, I do agree to enjoy the day and get over the stress.

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