Singer Jessica Simpson is reportedly planning to tie the knot with fiance footballer Eric Johnson by Christmas.
The singer-actress got engaged to Johnson last week after a six-month romance and she is now determined to walk down the aisle over the festive period because she doesn't want it to be overshadowed by the nuptials between her ex-husband Nick Lachey and his new fiancee Vanessa Minnillo, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"She wants to beat Nick to the altar. She knows that it is going to be tough to pull everything together on such short notice, so it might have to be a New Years wedding," said a source.
"In any case, she wants the focus to be on her wedding. She doesn't want her wedding to be the aftermath of his," the source added.
According to the sources, the "Come On Over" singer will spend a fortune on her big day as she doesn't want to be upstaged by Nick and Vanessa, who announced their engagement two weeks before Jessica and Eric.
An insider added, "It will be big and elaborate. She'll spare no expensive for fear that Nick and Vanessa will outdo her. She's already starting planning everything and has every family member working on her big day."