The date has FINALLY been set.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have put all their wedding plans in motion, and RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that the couple plan to marry in early December.
The former Simple Life star, 29, and her rocker fiancee, 31, are set to tie the knot before a star-studded guest list at the Beverly Hill home of Nicole's proud dad, music icon Lionel Richie.
"Christmas has always been about family and faith for Nicole and Joel, so there is not better time of the year for them to wed," an insider told RadarOnline.com.
While the super-secret details of the couple's nuptials have not yet been released, RadarOnline.com has learned that close pal Christina Aguilera and Lindsay Lohan's ex-lover Samantha Ronson are both planning to be in attendance.
The maid of honor will be Nicole's best friend, Masha Gordon, while the best man will be Joel's twin brother, Benji.
Nicole's daughter Harlow will serve as a flower girl.
Father Lionel will walk Nicole, the daughter he adopted, down the aisle, RadarOnline.com is told.
The pair - who confirmed their engagement in February - have also engaged a top Hollywood event planner, the same woman behind the amazing nuptials of Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Aguilera.
Nicole and Joel are planning to invite about 75 family members and close friends to the garden wedding.
The lovebirds have been dating since late 2006 and have two children together - Harlow, 2, and one-year-old Sparrow.
The couple sparked wedding buzz in late September when Nicole and pals headed to Cabo San Lucas, the Mexican celebrity haven, via private jet for her bachelorette party.
"Nicole and Joel will spend Christmas with their family after the wedding, before heading off on honeymoon," added the insider.