Race to the Altar

Demi & Ashton tied the knot – who's next? Get the latest on Christina & Jordan, Tom & Katie, and other star couples, then cast your vote. By Emily Fromm

01 of 09

CHRISTINA & JORDAN

CHRISTINA & JORDAN
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Engaged since: Feb. 11

"I would love to have a winter wedding.aThat's my goal," Christina Aguilera, 24 (with music-exec fiancé Jordan Bratman, 28, in West Hollywood in February) told USA Today this spring. Seems she's on track: The singer picked out a dress during Paris Fashion Week in July, and held a weekend-long bachelorette bash in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last month.

02 of 09

SHERYL & LANCE

SHERYL & LANCE
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Engaged since: Aug. 31

Seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong, 34, moves fast – even when it comes to planning his nuptials with new fiancée Sheryl Crow, 43 (in New York City on Sept. 27). A spring wedding is already in the works, Crow tells PEOPLE. And what type of celebration does the first-time bride want? "Don't know yet," the singer says. "I think probably a pretty big do."

03 of 09

REBECCA & JERRY

REBECCA & JERRY
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Engaged since: Sept. 17

Sign No. 1 that this engagement could be brief: Rebecca Romijn, 32, and Jerry O'Connell, 31 (in Santa Monica on Sept. 10), already have his parents' blessing. "We are very happy," O'Connell's dad, Michael, told PEOPLE. Sign No. 2: Their year-long courtship was relatively fast for Romijn – she and John Stamos dated for four years before tying the knot in 1998 (they split in April 2004).

04 of 09

LUCIANA & MATT

LUCIANA & MATT
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Engaged since: Early September

Matt Damon's rep says the actor, 34, won't have time to marry Luciana Barroso, 29, until next year. But Damon (with Barroso in Los Angeles in August) could take a cue from best friend Ben Affleck – who secretly wed Jennifer Garner in June. "Getting it done privately and quietly is definitely kind of the route to go," Damon said recently. "It's clearly worked for a lot of people."

05 of 09

NICOLE & DJ AM

NICOLE & DJ AM
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Engaged since: February

When it comes to marrying Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, 32, Nicole Richie, 24 (in New York City on Sept. 7), knows what she wants: an extravagant ceremony ("I want to have elephant rides and swans," she told PEOPLE) that's not televised ("I would never put my own personal marriage on television"). All that's missing? The dress. "I want to do high fashion," Richie says. "Valentino or John Galliano. But I haven't really found it yet."

06 of 09

TRISHA & GARTH

TRISHA & GARTH
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Engaged since: May 25

Garth Brooks, 43, took a chance when he proposed to Trisha Yearwood, 41, in front of 7,000 fans during a Bakersfield, Calif., concert (left). Lucky for him, she said yes immediately. Wedding preparations, however, have been going more slowly: "A wedding takes planning, and I have a tour coming up," says Yearwood, who will be on the road through Nov. 19. "We'll get that done, and then we'll figure it out. I envision something intimate."

07 of 09

AVRIL & DERYCK

AVRIL & DERYCK
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Engaged since: Late June

Avril Lavigne, 21, and Deryck Whibley, 25 (in Hollywood in February), may be young, but they sure seem ready for marriage: They threw an engagement bash at their Los Angeles-area home Sept. 28, and pals say they're aiming for a summer wedding. The affair may be top-secret: "I'll never have a tacky wedding just because I'm famous," Lavigne has said, "and I certainly don't want the media all over it like some other singers have (done)."

08 of 09

MARCIA & TOM

MARCIA & TOM
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Engaged since: Mid-August

At 43, Marcia Cross has never married – but she knew early on that her boyfriend since January, stockbroker Tom Mahoney, 47 (in Beverly Hills in April), was a catch. One tip-off? He played word games with her in bed to calm her nerves before the Emmy nominations were announced in July. "He’s a keeper, huh?" she told PEOPLE. Still, her rep says, "The happy couple have not set a date for the wedding yet."

09 of 09

KATIE & TOM

KATIE & TOM
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Engaged since: June 16

Since their very public two-month courtship this summer, Katie Holmes, 26, and Tom Cruise, 43 (in Hollywood in June), have been uncharacteristically low-profile. Although Cruise's rep says, "They're planning their own wedding," the couple seem to have slowed down. "Nothing is imminent, (wedding-wise)," a source close to the pair tells PEOPLE. "They are letting things evolve. They're happy things have quieted down a bit."

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