We're banking on these stars to walk down the aisle in the new year.
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Since 2017 brought us a substantial series of celebrity engagements, we have plenty of A-list wedding inspiration to look forward to in the year to come. For now, we wait. To bide the time, it's always fun to predict which of our favorite newly-engaged celebrity couples—like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith, and Kit Harington and Rose Leslie—will plan their nuptials quickly and tie the knot on the other side of the new year.
It's equally as fun to anticipate the nuptials of those celebrities who keep their relationships quiet. After all, in Hollywood, we don't always get an engagement announcement before we hear about the wedding—celebrities often elope or wed in secret, and blow right past publicizing the proposal. We have our eyes on Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, who are so in love that an elopement or surprise wedding doesn't seem out of the question.
Another type of couple on our watch list? The stars who have been engaged—or are as good as engaged—for a healthy period of time. Couples like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham and Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades announced their plans to marry early in 2016, which makes a 2018 wedding quite likely. We're also banking on the celebrities who have publically announced their wedding dates, like Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, to make things official. Ready for more? Click through to read up on the rest of our 2018 celebrity wedding predictions.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Of course, there's one couple in particular that we (along with the rest of the world) are dying to see walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in the new year: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple became engaged in early November, and revealed the happy news a few weeks later in a statement from Kensington Palace. Luckily, the announcement also included a tentative wedding date. We'll see the next royal couple marry in the spring.
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Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
Even though the couple got engaged later in the year, it's possible that we'll see a wedding relatively soon. The reason? The This Is Us actress has repeatedly said that her wedding to Dawes singer Taylor Goldsmith will be low-key. Their simple nuptials don't sound like they will take long to plan—the actress even suggested that they might elope. Plus, the star can't wait to marry Goldsmith. "I feel incredibly lucky to have somebody who is like, 'I got your back,'" she told People. "I found the right person and I feel like we can handle anything together."
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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Harington will be busy filming the final season of Games of Thrones for the first half of 2018, which is why we'd guess a winter wedding is coming. Harington and Leslie's nuptials might also serve as a reunion for the close-knit cast—the duo met on set and played love interests, after all—who will have to say goodbye after the show's close.
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Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook
After two years of dating (and one funny prank!), the professional equestrian asked Cuoco to marry him on her birthday, and quickly took to Instagram to show off his new fiancée's pear-cut engagement ring. Based on the Big Bang Theory actress's emotional reaction, we have a feeling that these two will wed relatively quickly.
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Kit Harington might have to do some wedding date coordinating with his onscreen sister, Sophie Turner, who also became engaged this year. The Game of Thrones actress is set to marry DNCE singer Joe Jonas, who popped the question nearly a year after they began dating. Since their pre-wedding celebrations are already underway—they threw a New York City engagement party in October—we're expecting to see them tie the knot before the next year's end.
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John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh
Stamos and McHugh have been together for two years, and if the actor's engagement announcement is any indication, they can't wait to live "happily ever after." After a grand gesture proposal—Stamos projected a video of McHugh's favorite Disney movie moments before getting down on one knee—we're anticipating a dramatic wedding, attended by Hollywood's biggest names, sometime in 2018.
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Since Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus became re-engaged in January 2016, the rumor mill hasn't stopped spinning. Though they've been pretty adamant about not rushing their wedding, Cyrus herself has said she doesn't know what the future holds. "I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it's possible to get even happier, I'll take it," she told Billboard earlier this year. We think a 2018 ceremony would certainly help them do just that.
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Nikki Bella and John Cena
Nikki Bella and John Cena had to push back their black-tie wedding, but since so much of their day has already been planned, we're fairly certain it'll still happen in the new year. Our main reason for including their nuptials on this list, though, is the fact that Bella has been with Cena for five years and simply does not want to wait. "Do you understand how long I waited for this?" Bella said on Access Hollywood, pointing to her engagement ring.
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Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
According to Ricky Martin, his and Jwan Yosef's nuptials will be a "massive" affair—the wedding might even last three days. The singer and actor hasn't opened up about the details of the fast-approaching celebration, but he did tell Ocean Drive Magazine that he and Yosef will be married by the spring.
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Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
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Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry
Teller and Sperry became engaged in August 2017, in the middle of an African safari. They already have a clear picture of what they want their nuptials to look like—they're planning a medium-sized destination wedding—which might move their timeline along. Another reason we think this couple will wed in 2018? Sperry's sister is a professional wedding planner.
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Rutina Wesley and Chef Shonda
The Queen Sugar star and her girlfriend, New Orleans-based cook, Chef Shonda, became engaged in late November. It's no secret that these two can't wait to get married—their announcement Instagram post was full of sweet hashtags, poems, and cuddly photos. There's no way Wesley and Shonda will wait until 2019 to make things official.
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Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons
The Beguiled actress and former Friday Night Lights star announced their intentions to wed in January 2016. Dunst mentioned in an interview that her wedding "time frame" is set, and also revealed that she'd be wearing a Rodarte wedding dress down the aisle. It sounds like the actors have all the details worked out, and are just counting down the days.
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
The singers' two-year-long relationship started during their time together as hosts on The Voice and has been rock solid ever since. They've been sparking marriage rumors for about a year now—and we think they'll put the speculation to rest in 2018. When you put your girlfriend's kids in a music video, you've got to be thinking about marriage, right?
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Felicity Jones and Charles Guard
As far as secretive celebrity relationships go, Jones and Guard just might take the cake. Since the British director proposed in May 2017, they've been radio silent about their upcoming nuptials. Knowing these two, their wedding will be ultra-private and, likely, a secret.
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Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald
In the same year, Larson won an Oscar and received an engagement ring. We're hoping the Room actress keeps the momentum going by marrying her longtime love, musician Alex Greenwald, relatively quickly. It seems likely, since Larson already sees Greenwald as her partner in life. "He's the other half of the equation," she told Entertainment Tonight in 2016.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham