updated 03/31/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/31/2009 AT 11:15 AM ET
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.”