Sara Rue’s “long engagement” seems pretty un-Hollywood, but she’s not your average starlet. She has been engaged to her fianc�, teacher Kevin Price, since August of 2009. But, things seem to be speeding up.
“It’s a lot of planning,” Rue tells Zap2it about planning her wedding. “It’s a lot of work. At first, I wasn’t that into it and now I’m so enjoying it.”
The actress returns to Thursday’s (April 7) “Rules of Engagement” as Brenda, Audrey (Megyn Price) and Jeff’s (Patrick Warburton) surrogate. When Zap2it visited her on the set recently, we walked in on her as she was planning her impending nuptials. So, we had to ask her if she has learned anything from the experience she’d like to share with her fans.
Here are Rue’s three rules of engagement from planning her own wedding:
1.) Tell people you’re never getting married
“The first thing people ask you is ‘Have you set a date?’ And it’s really annoying,” she tells us. “So, we just starting telling people we didn’t think we’d ever be getting married and we’re just going to be engaged forever. Then, when we announced to our families like, ‘Oh, actually we have a date,’ they were so thrilled and it wasn’t like they were putting any pressure.”
2.) Beware the custom-made items (in Rue’s case, a beer pong table)
“So, we have to have a custom-made — this is not for me by the way, this is his request,” she says after telling us that the couple met playing beer pong. “And I’ve learned that’s hard to get, by the way – just in case anyone else was looking to get a really odd-shaped beer pong table – it’s hard to find on the internet.”
3.) Give in to the ties that bind — you’ll probably like it
“It’s such a fun bonding thing to hear about what someone else did for their wedding,” she says. “I didn’t know I’d like it so much. It’s really fun.”
Bonus advice: Get a good wedding planner!
“Rules of Engagement” airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.