The former Bachelor says he and Catherine Giudici will most likely wed in spring 2014
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Little by little, former Bachelor Sean Lowe and fiancée Catherine Giudici are hammering out wedding plans. But make no mistake about it – the wedding is happening.

“We’ve been talking about it a lot more so I imagine an announcement will be made sometime in the near future,” Lowe tells PEOPLE.

Since he competed on Dancing With the Starshe was eliminated during week eight – Lowe, 29, and Giudici, 27, have been spending time away from the spotlight, traveling more and working on wedding plans.

“We’re talking about location,” he said, while hosting a party Friday at Las Vegas’s 1 OAK. “We’ve said L.A. from the beginning, but now there’s possibly another place in the mix.”

He continues, “Right now we’re just doing things like, ‘What is the guest list going to look like?’ We haven’t discussed some of the finer details, but we’re discussing some of the broader details.”

Without being specific, Lowe says the wedding will most likely happen in or before spring of 2014. The couple, who currently lives in Los Angeles, would also like to eventually settle in Dallas, Lowe’s hometown.

On Friday night, the couple appeared as giddy as any other engaged couple, dancing in their VIP booth, with Giudici sitting on Lowe’s lap.

“She’s a very passionate person, which means she’s an emotional person, but that’s so great. I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Lowe says of his fiancée. “She’s someone who loves very hard and she’s wants to make sure that I’m happy all the time, and that puts a big responsibility on me because I have to make sure I reciprocate that.”