Melissa Rycroft Says She's Not a Bridezilla

Melissa Rycroft Says She's Not a Bridezilla
Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland
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updated 07/14/2009 at 11:25 AM EDT

originally published 07/14/2009 02:50PM

Wedding plans are falling into place for Melissa Rycroft – but it's all thanks to the work of her fiancé Tye Strickland.

"Tye is planning more than I am," the former Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars contestant confessed to PEOPLE Monday night at the Verizon Wireless Matt Leinart Foundation Celebrity Bowl at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood.  "At this point, I'm probably the worst bride in the history of brides."

But Rycroft, who got engaged June 26 to Dallas insurance agent Strickland, 28, after they dated on and off for more than two years, says she'd rather be a bad bride than a bridezilla.

"I'm the exact opposite [of a bridezilla]," says Rycoft, 26.  "I don't know if we'll get married ever by the way that I plan it!"

But she is thinking about one important part of the wedding: getting fit to show off her wedding dress.

"I've heard the stress alone of planning a wedding helps you get into shape for it, so we'll see if I need to stress myself out a little bit to lose that extra pound!"

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