01/19/2014 AT 11:50 AM ET
“[I’m] just anxious and excited,” the Dallas native told PEOPLE on Friday.
The 30-year-old proposed to Giudici, 27, with a 3.15-carat diamond-and-platinum ring in Thailand on the finale of The Bachelor, which aired last March. And in a fitting end to their very public andy romantic fairy tale, their wedding is set to air in a live TV special on ABC on Jan. 26.
Millions are expected to tune in to see the couple say “I do,” but Lowe says he’s not worried about flubbing his lines or tripping on his bride’s gown. “The television aspect doesn’t make me nervous because I’ve been in it so long now,” says the Dancing with the Stars alum. “I just want the big day to get here!”
The couple have been busy with wedding planning, and recently celebrated their bachelor and bachelorette parties. “Everything is pretty much set,” he says of all the details. “Today I had my tux fitting. That was the last thing on my checklist. Looks like we’re good to go.”
Now there’s just the wedding and reception to get through, followed by a special wedding night for the couple, who are waiting until they are Mr. and Mrs. Lowe to consummate their union.
“The thing I’m most looking forward to is just starting our family,” Lowe says. “Just it being the two of us, and then hopefully one day in the future, we’ll add some more.”
Reporting by GABRIELLE OLYA