The pop heartthrob and the Little Mix singer are said to be planning to wed in the next couple of months, as they are 'dreading' spending long periods of time apart when Zayn tours Australia alongside his One Direction bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Ideally, they want to be married for Christmas. They're dreading the long separation when the band go to Australia and New Zealand early next year.
'Zayn flew back regularly when they were in the States but won't be able to do it as often from there. Perrie is planning to visit but they're going to be spending a long time apart, which they think will be eased if they tie the knot.'
The boyband hunk popped the question last month, just days before the London premiere of One Direction's movie, This Is Us.
But despite their relatively short engagement, the adorable couple - both 20 - are already said to be discussing potential venues in exotic destinations
The insider added: 'They'd originally decided they wanted to fit in a wedding between October and May, but they're so excited, they want to do it sooner rather than later.
'Zayn is talking about where they could get wed. It's looking like it will be on a beach somewhere exotic and they'll fly everyone out there.'
Zayn confirmed his engagement to Perrie late last month, telling Capital FM: 'It's cool, it's really cool, we're really happy.'