“I was surprised,” Michele told PEOPLE at the Kim Crawford Wines event at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I think the first thing I said to him was, ‘Stop joking around!’ So I was super surprised.”
Continued the 31-year-old, “Everyone said, ‘Try to be present because it’ll happen so quickly.’ Which I didn’t listen to at all and blacked out and I barely remember. We both blacked out and were like, ‘What? Did we say yes? Is this happening?’ ”
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Michele previously revealed during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that Reich, her boyfriend of over a year, proposed while the duo were in the Hamptons. Reich — the president of clothing company AYR — gave Michele a four-carat diamond ring personally designed for the bride-to-be with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas.
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“It was so great,” Michele told PEOPLE on Tuesday. “It was very private, so it was just nice to be with our families and stuff for a while.”
Though Michele said her engagement “doesn’t feel real” quite yet, she’s ready to tackle wedding planning — when she has time, that is.
“I’m definitely thinking about it! I’m a busy person and I feel like you have to make it a priority because if you don’t, there’s always stuff that’s going to come and get in the way and take your time and attention,” she explained. “I try to make sure I try to carve out a little bit of time every day to just chip away at some planning.”
As for when she knew Reich was the one?
“I think when I realized my father potentially liked him more than me,” she said. “I really think that’s when I realized he was the one!”