Snooki wants to write her own wedding vows.

The former 'Jersey Shore' star - whose real name is Nicole Polizzi - and her fiance Jionni LaValle are planning to tie the knot next year and Snooki is trying to convince him that they should pen their own vows for the ceremony.

She told ''I would love to write my own vows. I just have to convince Jionni, 'cause I don't think he wants to.

''We want to get married sometime next year. No date set yet, and it will probably be in Jersey.

''I have no idea what my dress will be like. It won't be leopard like everyone thinks--that's for my bridesmaids. I've started to look, and I love open back dresses with maybe a big bow on the butt. I honestly have no idea, but whatever I find is going to be so elegant but gaudy at the same time. You can have the best of both worlds!''

Snooki, 25, also revealed she knew almost straight away that she was in love with Jionni and says that giving birth to their son Lorenzo last year made her grow up.

She explained: ''It was soon, probably within the first three months that we were dating. I just knew that he was everything I've always wanted, and I could talk to him about anything. Once you know the guy you're in love with can be your best friend and lover, I mean, it's meant to be.

''Being a mom has matured me and made me grow up. I'm a totally different person, and I absolutely love it. I didn't expect motherhood to be like this! I talked to a lot of mothers before I gave birth, and they said get ready to be stressed out of your mind with no sleep. Even though I get no sleep, I'm not stressed yet. I'm in love.''