Jennifer Hudson with one of her three dogs
is looking forward to a three-dog night for her upcoming wedding
to fiancé David Otunga.
Though mum on the date of the nuptials, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning star, 27, says one thing's certain: "I want my dogs to be in my wedding. I am so serious," she tells Access Hollywood
of her three pups, Oscar, Grammy and Dreamgirl.
"Oscar might be the ring bearer," says Hudson. "We'll send them down the aisle with a little tux or something, a little dress."
The singer – who's been dating Otunga, a Harvard Law grad and reality show star, for a year and a half – also revealed that she's planning to design her own wedding dress, which she describes as "definitely classic, more traditional than anything. I want it to be nice and traditional, but very classy, very classy."
Having told Oprah Winfrey
that she finds performing therapeutic
, this week Hudson kicks off her first headlining tour
since the October 2008 murders
of her mother, brother and nephew in Chicago. The star also says that starting a family of her own is already on her mind.
"I definitely want a family," she said. "You know, I'm almost 30 now, so they gotta get started sometime."