Crystal Bowersox Vows Not to Be a Bridezilla

Crystal Bowersox

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updated 09/29/2010 AT 1:45 PM ET

originally published 09/29/2010 AT 6:45 PM ET

She had no problem when it came to the high notes during her American Idol tenure, but as runner-up Crystal Bowersox preps for her big day, she’ll be the first to admit it: She knows nothing about life as a wife.

“I’ve never really in my life had a great representation of what a good marriage is,” the singer, 25, tells PEOPLE. “My parents divorced, and a lot of people in my family are divorced, so I hope to give my son a great model of what a happy marriage is or relationship could be.”

Bowersox announced her plans to tie the knot with musician Brian Walker last week, and it’s the first marriage for the Ohio native, who memorably split with her then-boyfriend before the Idol finale.

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