USMagazine, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00am (PDT)
How do you say "I do" in Italian?
Following a ten-month engagement -- and nixed plans for a bash in Northern California -- Justin Timberlake will wed girlfriend of five years Jessica Biel in southern Italy this week, multiple sources confirm in the new Us Weekly.
"They are ready to get married," an insider says of the intimate, rustic ceremony to be attended only by close friends and family. With the bride and groom's team taking "extra precautions" to keep the location top-secret, celebrations kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
As for what Biel, 30, will wear when she walks down the aisle? An eyewitness teases to Us that the Total Recall actress was spotted at a bridal boutique in Paris "in a really good mood" on Oct. 8. Following a brief March 2011 split, actor-singer Timberlake, 31, popped the question back in December of last year with a 6-carat bauble.
Although the couple have been characteristically quiet on their wedding plans, Timberlake enjoyed a bachelor's weekend in September -- beginning the festivities in Las Vegas and winding up in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
He added: "I think it's important to remember that you go into something like marriage knowing that you don't know very much about it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and what makes it work for them is that it's a team effort."
For much more on Biel and Timberlake's wedding -- including why the spot "means a lot to them" -- pick up the new Us Weekly, on stands Friday!