Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have remained very quiet about their upcoming wedding plans ever since they got engaged last November.  Nothing's changed yet, but Nick has revealed some detail that's kept us guessing!

"The countdown's begun," Lachey said. "You know, the clock is ticking, so we're getting dangerously close.  That's all I can say."

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And that really was all Nick told People Magazine about the wedding date, even when pushed for details about how his fiance' once revealed wanting a winter wedding.

"Something about winter, it's one of my favorite seasons, it's very romantic," Minnillo said, about a month ago. "The twinkle lights and the greenery and the snow."

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Although it is too late for a winter wedding this season, at least in the United States, Lachey said the menu and cake weren't finalized yet, so it is still possible that the wedding won't take place until next winter if the couple goes with Vanessa's plan.  Lachey also talked a little bit about his preparation to get in tip-top shape for the big day.

"Everyone likes to get in shape and try to look good on [his] wedding day, at least," Nick explained. "So I'll have to start hitting the treadmill regiment to get ready for it."

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Of course, a wedding for Nick and Vanessa must be carefully planned and prepared, because even if the couple doesn't admit it, they are in competition with another upcoming wedding - Nick's ex-wife Jessica Simpson and her football player fiancee Eric Johnson.  The couples got engaged just a few days apart and both have been extremely coy about their plans.

When do you think Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo will finally say 'I do!?'

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