Why Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi Want to 'Take Things Slow' When It Comes to Wedding Planning

"I think it's always important to take things slow," Nick Viall explains

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi are in no rush to the altar.

On Thursday, the engaged couple opened up to reporters about their relationship, wedding plans and just what they’ve been up to since the Final Rose.

“Nothing’s changed,” Viall, 36, said of plans for the couple’s big day to reporters at Clayton Kershaw’s 5th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. “I think it’s always important to take things slow.”

Viall and Grimaldi met and fell in love during his season 21 of the ABC’s The Bachelor. On the finale episode, Bachelor Nation watched Viall get down on one knee and propose to the Canada native.

“While I certainly had my fears [about being the Bachelor], I still followed my heart and put myself at risk,” Viall exclusively told PEOPLE following the proposal. “I’m glad I did.”

While competing on Dancing with the Stars in March, Viall told PEOPLE that he and his fiancée have been enjoying their time together as a newly engaged couple.

“You learn something new every day,” he told reporters after an episode of DWTS when asked about moving in with Grimaldi in Los Angeles.

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi On A Dinner Date
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“Like Vanessa and I have said, I think it’s too early for us,” he admitted. “We’re still doing a lot of new things together.

He added, “I haven’t been able to go to Montreal outside of the show. I think we’re just focused on that right now. We’re very open about the fact that we have a long way to go and we’re excited about that journey.”

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And though the couple admit to not having a timeline set for when their wedding will be, Grimaldi and Viall have been staying busy with their individual projects. Grimaldi’s charity, No Better You, which aims to advance education by providing specialized tools and programs for exceptional learners, and Viall’s men’s grooming line The Polished Gent.

“You can never make people happy,” Grimaldi previously told PEOPLE. “At the end of the day, we are focusing on our relationship. It’s easy to focus on the negative, which sometimes I do, and Nick tries to get me out of it. But that’s the world that we’re living in.”

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