7 Predictions for Ariana Grande's Wedding to Dalton Gomez
Grammy winner Ariana Grande and fiancé Dalton Gomez are planning a wedding into 2021. The singer, 27, revealed her engagement in late December, posting several photos with her real estate beau—ring, of course, included.
"Forever n then some," she wrote on Instagram. Before the forever, however, Grande and Gomez will be orchestrating what will very likely be the celeb wedding of the year. Grande, who's best known for singles like "Thank u, Next" and "7 Rings," will have a front-row seat to top designers, venue options, trendsetting designs and more. Below, The Knot Editors make our predictions for the couple's wedding day.
Ariana Grande's Wedding Predictions
The Couple Will Choose a Private Estate for a Wedding Venue
Not much is known about Gomez other than his professional career. Currently, he is with the Aaron Kirman luxury real estate group and has worked on million-dollar properties like a recent nearly $9 million listing in Malibu. Given his access to prime real estate properties, it's possible the couple will choose a lavish property or a private estate for a wedding venue. With a deep connection to Boca Raton, Florida (where Grande was raised), either the pair will host their wedding close to home or opt for a lavish getaway abroad.
Regardless of the destination, they will likely select a property that provides maximum security from the paparazzi, a sense of seclusion and privacy for their guests, and an exclusivity factor for an event that never-before-been replicated. Their vendor team will already be experienced with celebrity events, starting with their planner—we imagine they could hire Marcy Blum or Yifat Oren.
Ariana Grande's Wedding Dress Will Be… Grande
It was one of the singer's most memorable red carpet moments: at the 2020 Grammys, Grande made quite the entrance in a Giambattista Valli dove gray gown with layers (emphasis on layers) of tulle. The strapless, voluminous statement piece cemented Grande's status in fashion while setting the internet abuzz with memes.
Grande will work closely with a top designer, who will go the custom and couture route for her wedding gown. It wouldn't be a Grande wedding, after all, without a grand dress.
She'll Have Multiple Outfit and Beauty Swaps
Though the ceremony hairstyle is a big question mark, we predict Grande will pull a beauty and outfit swap between the ceremony and the reception. The singer will have an extravagant and more formal overall look for the ceremony, while she'll lean casual and chic for her reception. One prediction is highly likely: Grande will sweep her hair into a magnificent ponytail, her trademark look, to party the night away. A glamorous cat-eye is also expected.
The Couple Will Have a Sentimental Playlist
Given the bride-to-be's musical prowess, we imagine she will have a heavy hand in the music curation throughout the day. The wedding playlist will include songs Grande has learned through the years, rather than her own hits. For example, the first tune Grande remembers singing is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," so this classic song will certainly be involved in the couple's ceremony or reception.
The Guest List Will Be Star-Studded
Grande has many celebrity friends who will likely end up on the guest list, including her manager Scooter Braun, whom she shares with Justin Bieber. ("Congrats to these two amazing souls," Braun commented on her engagement announcement. "Ari we love you and could not be happier for you. Dalton you are a lucky man.")
Additional invitations will go out to Victoria Monet, Grande's co-collaborator for the single "Monopoly," and Dynasty actress Elizabeth Gillies, who married in a backyard minimony amid COVID. If Grande has a wedding party, both ladies, along with her brother, Frankie Grande, will have special roles in the day.
Artists Demi Lovato, Troy Sivan, Camila Cabello, Lana Del Rey, Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus will also receive save-the-dates. Question marks remain next to Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
There Will Be Vegan Catering Options
The bride-to-be follows a "100 percent" vegan diet, meaning she will also provide catering options to accommodate guests' diverse tastes. "I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding," Grande told the Mirror of her decision, which she made in 2013. Her trainer Harley Pasternak touched on her diet two years later. "Ariana Grande, she's vegan," he told Glamour. "She loves daikon, lotus, adzuki beans—almost like a macrobiotic Japanese [diet]."
The couple will likely hire a caterer with a specialty in food science or a well-known vegan restaurant to create mouthwatering options for guests. However, that won't be the only food served at this lavish wedding. Most certainly, the couple will showcase the finest dining options, desserts included, to wow their loved ones.
A Celebrity Jeweler Will Design the Bands
Celebrity jeweler Jack Solow was the name behind Ariana's Grande's engagement ring, custom-designed by Gomez. The couple will likely ask the same jeweler to design their wedding bands to supplement her nontraditional ring.
Gomez proposed to Grande with a "toi et moi" ring, one of The Knot 2021 engagement ring trends. Grande's piece, in particular, features one large, diagonally-set oval diamond nestled alongside a round pearl. Both stones are set on a gold band. The diamond is at least four carats according to experts.
The toi et moi ring bears romantic significance throughout history as it represents the concept of two people becoming one. As featured on Grande's ring, the gems typically sit directly beside each other. Grande isn't the only celebrity to sport this particular style: model Emily Ratajkowski also wears this type of engagement ring.
The Couple Might Consider a Kabbalah Prewedding Course
In 2014, Grande revealed she had converted to Kabbalah (a practice of Jewish mysticism) after being raised Catholic. "They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so [me and Frankie] checked it out and really had a connection with it," Grande told The Telegraph. "It sort of stuck with me. And since then my life has unfolded in a really beautiful way, and I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I've learned through Kabbalah, I really do."
Ariana Grande's Relationship Details
Grande and Gomez's proposal announcement came just about nine months after they revealed they were dating. It is the "7 Rings" hitmaker's second engagement after a short-lived relationship and engagement to comedian Pete Davidson.
Grande debuted her new engagement from Gomez in the middle of proposal season. COVID-19 has certainly impacted proposals across the board with one out of every two couples now saying their engagement planning process has been touched by the pandemic in some way. The vast majority of couples had to reposition the proposal location.