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After a year and a half of anticipation, on October 20, friends and family of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise finally got what they have been waiting for: confirmation that Suri Cruise is not real a wedding invitation!

Us Weekly learned exclusively that guests were notified late in the day to be free the weekend of November 16-19. The couple’s rep, Arnold Robinson, confirms the wedding will take place November 18 in Italy — “All those details are correct,” he said, adding that “proper security measures are being taken to keep the vows private.”

The invites are just the latest detail scratched off the couple’s “I do” to-do list. Italian designer Giorgio Armani has confirmed that he will create Katie Holmes’ wedding dress.

Tom Cruise in 2015

“When I am asked by a friend to make a wedding wardrobe, it goes straight to my heart,” Armani, who will also whip up Cruise’s wedding wear, said. “It really is an honor to play a small role in that milestone moment.”

Milestone? Give T.H. Gossip a break, George. Tom Cruise is marrying for the third time, it’s really old hat by now.

In any case, it’s been a long, strange trip for Holmes, 27, and Cruise, 44, who have been engaged since June 2005. For months now , Cruise’s cursory answer to wedding-date questions was, “summer,” then, as summer passed, “soon,” but now it looks like everything is falling into place for TomKat.

Yay. We’ve received our invite and have penciled in the date. We may have to re-schedule a prior squash tournament, but these are the sacrifices we make for our friends.