Ever since they legally (and secretly) tied the knot in a Manhattan courthouse in September 2018, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been planning their big Christian wedding ceremony. And now, after a full year, they’re finally going ahead with it. Here’s what we know about the looming ceremony, which is set to take place on Monday, September 30 (yes, a Monday) in South Carolina. It seems only yesterday when Bieber abandoned his pet monkey overseas! Ah, kids, they grow up so fast.
The big day is almost here.
Earlier this year, “Page Six” and TMZ reported that the couple’s wedding would take place over the weekend of March 1, which just so happened to be Bieber’s 25th birthday. And then the details started to change, with sources reporting that the couple had delayed the ceremony for the third time, due to certain loved ones being unable to make it. A source who spoke to People in mid-March said that the couple had put the wedding on indefinite hold, as Bieber focused on his mental-health struggles.
By June, Us Weekly reported that the couple might be close to setting a date, finally. “They have talked about possibly having their wedding closer to their one-year marriage anniversary date in September,” a source said. Finally, Baldwin and Bieber have a date to which they are almost definitely sticking. In August, TMZ got its hands on a save-the-date invite that features comic book–style art of the couple, with the ceremony date listed as September 30. (Yes, it’s on a Monday. No, we have no idea as to why.)
Where will the wedding take place?
Baldwin and Bieber decided on a South Carolina setting for their second nuptials — specifically, the Montage Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre luxury waterfront resort.
Expect partying and praying.
A big Christian wedding, where guests can simultaneously partake in the married couple’s favorite pastimes: praying and partying. There will apparently be dancers, and Bieber’s personal DJ, Tay James, will be behind the music. The event will be spearheaded by Mindy Weiss, who is the go-to party planner for Baldwin’s friends, the Kardashian-Jenners.
They’re inviting many of their “Christian friends.”
Their guest list is quite eclectic: Aside from the couple’s family members and Baldwin’s close friends, like Kendall Jenner and the Hadids, the couple is inviting “a lot of their pastor friends and a lot of their Christian friends,” Baldwin’s dad recently told TMZ. It’s not exactly clear who all will be in the wedding, though. As of now, we know that Alaia and Ireland Baldwin will be bridesmaids, and that Baldwin’s dad will walk her down the aisle. And, though plans may have changed, Baldwin told the Cut last September that the couple was thinking of having Bieber’s little sister Jazmyn be the flower girl, as long as the 10-year-old isn’t “too old” to have that role.
The Biebers are already ruining total strangers’ luxury vacations.
According to TMZ, guests at Montage Palmetto Bluff are “LIVID” — indeed, LIVID — because the Biebers have ordered the resort to close off the spa, pool, and one “fancy restaurant” from guests, from noon this Sunday through next Tuesday. Apparently, the Biebers want “the most prized areas on the property” to be accessible by their friends and family, only. To make matters worse, the hotel only informed guests of this indignity this past week via email, which TMZ recently obtained. In an attempt to assuage guests’ frustration, TMZ reports that the Montage is offering “guests refunds, alternate bookings and upgrades … and for those willing to brave the Bieber nuptials, dinner on the house in one of the other restaurants.”