updated 01/31/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/31/2011 AT 12:50 PM ET
Niecy Nash knew fiancé Jay Tucker was the man for her during her run on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, but it will take a little TLC for her to pull off her dream wedding – literally.
“I am telling you, I was so excited to find the man, I didn’t even think about planning,” newly engaged Nash tells PEOPLE.
Nash, 40, is going to get a little help with that planning: She announced Monday that the TLC network will air a two-hour special documenting her late-May wedding to Tucker, an electrical engineer, as well as the steps leading up to their wedding day, including finding a dress and the perfect venue.
“I am a woman who does not have the bride gene,” says Nash. “No bridezilla here! I haven’t been planning a wedding since I was three. I have to go to the experts to say, ‘What am I supposed to do here?’ And me and my mother watch Say Yes to the Dress religiously. So I’m really looking forward to it.”