"We're enjoying being engaged," the True Beauty host told reporters on Thursday. "Everyone rushes to the next step, and I like this step."
Of course, a jam-packed work schedule doesn't leave much time for the wedding planning process. Minnillo, 30, just wrapped guest-starring stints on Hawaii Five-O, CSI: New York, Psych and 30 Rock, which airs February 3 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
"It's been a busy time, and it's a fun time," she told UsMagazine.com. "To be standing on the street in Manhattan with Tina Fey and Elizabeth Banks is pretty cool. This is work, but this is pretty cool. I just really want to be their best friends."
Once the host-turned-actress finds more time for wedding planning, what is she most excited for? The dress, of course. "That's the first time that Nick will see me come down the aisle," she told Us.
But Minnillo is quick to point out that her excitement will not turn her into Bridezilla. "I'll be most excited [about that process]," she gushed. "Not meticulous and not so obsessive, just more excited."