Jessica Simpson is busy planning her upcoming wedding, and we have the scoop on the posh location, her dress and more!

A close pal recently told In Touch Weekly that the star, 33, and her fiance Eric Johnson are tying the knot at the luxurious San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. The place, located in in the Montecito foothills of Southern California's wine country, was named one of the world's top 10 hotels by Travel & Leisure magazine in 2011.

Simpson's friend called the place "the perfect setting," adding that guests will be treated to a BBQ dinner and fireworks. "Jessica wants it to be the hugest, grandest event of the year," her pal revealed. "She's calling it a 'supersize wedding!'"

Last month Simpson told NBC's Today show: "It'll definitely be extravagant. I don't do things small."

As for the dress, Simpson spent a year looking at gowns before selecting a pale pink custom-made piece from Marchesa.

Simpson has two children with Johnson: daughter Maxwell, two, and son Ace, 11 months.

More wedding details can be found in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.