Avril Lavigne Nuptials Imminent?

7/6/2006 5:26 PM PDT

Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley may be getting ready to be the new "Nick and Jess" as soon as this weekend.  Reports say the couple informed family and close friends to get ready to head to Santa Barbara this weekend for a ceremony.   Celebrity wedding rumors are difficult to verify and the couple's PR teams won't verify the stories.

However,  this latest tidbit follows on the heels of what was purportedly Avril's bachelorette party recently at Koi in LA.  Now, this wasn't your typical ladies night out as Deryck was invited too!  After opening gifts with friends, including some "naughty nighty"-type stuff, the couple and entourage migrated over to Lobby where they shared the celeb limelight with Jessica Alba and Nicky Hilton.

I wonder if Deryck's boys invited Avril to the bachelor party?  I'm guessing no.  Of course if the rumors are true that Whibley dated/spent time with Paris Hilton, he's probably sowed plenty of wild oats, hence no need for a bachelor party.