BRITNEY SPEARS has confessed she had planned to wed on 16 October (04), but changed the date and site to avoid a media circus.

Spears and new husband KEVIN FEDERLINE sent out wedding invites to family members and friends indicating they’d be exchanging vows in a month – and she has revealed the couple did plan to make that date extra special at Santa Barbara, California’s Baccara Resort.

But they changed their plans and wed quietly at a home owned by the TOXIC star’s wedding planner in Studio City, Los Angeles.

PEOPLE magazine senior editor JESS CAGLE, whose publication interviewed Spears and Federline earlier this week (begs20SEP04) for tomorrow’s (24SEP04) issue, says, “They had planned to get married on October 16 at the Baccara Resort but word got out.

“They knew it was going to be a media circus, so they moved the date up. They did it very quickly, very quietly.”

It’s the second time in a year the Baccara Resort has planned for a high-profile wedding that didn’t happen – JENNIFER LOPEZ and BEN AFFLECK were booked in to say their ‘I dos’ at the exclusive getaway until a media frenzy prompted them to cancel their plans altogether.

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