Maksim Abandons Idea of a Castle Wedding
"We're probably going to do something in Manhattan," says the Dancing pro, who's engaged to Karina Smirnoff
Dancing With the Stars‘ Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are only engaged, but they’ve discovered what makes a happy marriage.
“It’s all about compromise,” Chmerkovskiy, 29, says. “When we agree on stuff, that’s the best part of [wedding] planning.”
A key part of this has been setting reasonable expectations. While initially thinking he wanted the wedding in a castle – the one used in the 1998 movie Meet Joe Black – Chmerkovskiy now says the idea has gone by the wayside.
“We’re probably going to do something in Manhattan, I don’t know what,” he told PEOPLE Saturday before celebrating the Fourth of July at the Palazzo Las Vegas’s Azure pool with his fiancée. “We’re moving along, but it’s not a fast process.”
One of the things they’ve agreed upon in wedding planning is to leave some tasks to the professionals. “We’ve set a wedding month, but we haven’t set a date. It’s a start,” he says. “The wedding is next June. We’ve hired an amazing wedding planner, but I know what I want.”