Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum aren't in any race to the altar.
The Bachelorette couple got engaged during the show's August finale, but the duo told Us Weekly Sunday at ASPCA's "Blessing of the Animals" in NYC that they haven't got around to setting a wedding date just yet.
"Well, I'm almost done with school. I just have a week and a half [left]," Hebert, 27, said. "I think once that's done I can start turning my attention elsewhere."
Hebert added she and Rosenbaum are "looking forward to building our lives together. We really are best friends, [so] just being together is a lot to look forward to."
The duo brought their dog, Boo, to the blessing. "I'm so glad he got blessed!" Hebert gushed. "We're so happy for him. [We] had him blessed by both a rabbi and a priest."
And just what did these religious figures say in their blessings for Boo? "Just a prayer for a long and happy life," Hebert explained.
But don't expect Boo to be the ringbearer when Hebert and Rosenbaum eventually say I do. "I don't know if he could handle the spotlight," Hebert laughed.
Rosenbaum told Us the couple both "want to wait for the right time" before walking down the aisle.
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In the meantime, they'll be watching Hebert's rejected suitor, Ben Flajnik, when he gets a turn at being the Bachelor this January. "He's a really good guy," Hebert said. "We both really respect him. I hope he has better… You know, a better experience than I gave him."
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