The countdown is on for Tamra Barney's New York bachelorette party next Wednesday and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star hinted to us that the wedding might be televised, but not on the show.
In the meantime Tamra said she's so excited about the summer nuptials that she feels like a first-time bride.
Tamra was divorced from second husband, Simon Barney, in October of 2011, and now the mother of four is getting ready to marry fiance, Eddie Judge.
"I've never had a big wedding - ever," Tamra told us in an exclusive phone interview. "I just said to Eddie, 'You know what? Let's do it big!' But I didn't necessarily say I was wearing white."
Tamra is, however, doing everything else a bride-to-be would do the first time around - and then some. She already had a bachelorette party weekend last November in Puerto Vallarta when she celebrated with RHOC pals Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow. Next Wednesday's soiree will be held at from 7 -10 p.m. at NoMa Social in New Rochelle, N.Y. and the public can buy tickets for $100 each.
Why does Miss Orange County want to celebrate in the Big Apple?
"New York's kind of like my second home," Tamra explained. " I probably go there once a month. I have a lot of friends in New York."
The festivities will include an open bar, tapas, a tarot card reader and a fashion show. RHONJ's Jacqueline Laurita is expected to be among the guests. Of course the happy couple will have a signature drink - the "Passionista," a passion fruit Cuca Fresca concoction. Viva Moscato will be mixing up some specialty drinks as well.
Tamra's Puerto Vallarta weekend and her wedding dress shopping have also been filmed for RHOC's eighth season but Tamra said the wedding won't be aired as part of the show. But she was quick to add that doesn't mean it won't be televised.
"Maybe," Tamra said of us getting to see the wedding elsewhere on T.V. "Obviously I've lived my life under the camera - getting married, getting divorced, being a single mother and moving on - so I feel the need to share that with people. I'm not a person who really hides."
She noted Eddie on the other hand is "more private" and could do without the glaring spotlight.
Tamra wouldn't reveal the exact wedding date but she said the marriage will take place sometime in the summer. A location hasn't been pinned down. She added she and Eddie are considering "anywhere from Malibu Beach to Laguna Beach."
For now Tamra definitely seems to be getting ready for a perfect closeup just in case. She hasn't settled on a dress yet but she's decided the designer will be Mark Zunino of Beverly Hills.
Tamra said to expect the wedding to have a "European flair."
What does Tamra's difficult ex - Simon - think of all of this? The last time we saw the exes together on the show it wasn't pretty.
"He moved on, probably quicker than I did," Tamra added. "He's had a girlfriend for going on three years." She said Eddie and Simon don't get along at all but her relationship with Simon has improved. "We're in a better place but we're not going to hang out."
Do you think the third time trying marriage will be the charm for Tamra?