Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux finalize wedding details

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrive on the Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrive on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Jennifer Aniston and her fiance, actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux, are actively in wedding-planning mode, People magazine reports in its new issue, out Friday.

The couple, who became engaged on Theroux's 41st birthday on Aug. 10, have designed their wedding bands and set a date, the magazine said, while the bride-to-be is finalizing her choice of wedding gown.

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The ceremony will likely take place shortly after Aniston finishes shooting her new film -- an as-yet-untitled adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "The Switch" -- in Connecticut on March 8, People said, adding that the wedding would be a small affair with their closest friends. In contrast, Aniston married film star Brad Pitt in a Malibu, Calif., ceremony in 2000 that reportedly cost $1 million, complete with fireworks, 50,000 flowers, four bands and a gospel choir. The couple divorced five years later.

Aniston, 44, plans to change her private name to Jennifer Theroux, People said, while keeping her professional name.

In addition to the wedding, the about-to-wrap movie and her upcoming comedy with Jason Sudeikis, "We're the Millers," due out in August, Aniston has a new hair-care line, Living Proof, with friend and business partner Chris McMillan. He enthused to People, "Look at where she is in her life."

Aniston and Theroux have also been renovating their four-bedroom, 8,500-square-foot midcentury home in Los Angeles' Bel-Air neighborhood.

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Theroux, who wrote the screenplay for "Iron Man 2" (2010) and co-wrote last year's movie adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages," has been announced to direct and rewrite the script for the Will Ferrell-SteveCarell comedy "Swear to God."

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