One of the best parts of the Bachelor franchise is that fans get to watch a love story from first meeting to engagement, and now, one of the show’s couples is angling for the chance to share the rest of their happily ever after with fans. In an interview with People, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo said that they’re hoping for a TV wedding, so what’s the deal, ABC?
“We want to get married as soon as possible. We are just waiting on… certain things,” Bryan said. “We’re just waiting to hear from the show. There are just so many engaged couples from the show in front of us.”
To be fair, that’s not exactly false. After all, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have been engaged for three years, and JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are still going strong. But we’d be surprised if there was some kind of rule about waiting for the Bachelorette stars that have come before them to get married first for a TV special to happen. After all, there was a Bachelor in Paradise televised wedding last year for Evan Bass and Carly Waddell who had met the summer before! Other Bachelor Nation couples who have said “I do” on a TV broadcast include Ashley Herbert and J.P. Rosenbaum, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, and Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert.
Rachel added that they’re not dead set on a TV wedding, but they want one so they can share the experience with their fans who have followed along with their relationship from the very first day… but at the same time, she also said she’s looking forward to the chance to go all out for her big day if the tab is being picked up by ABC.
“Technically we don’t have to wait, and we really don’t care if the wedding is on TV, but we feel like we owe it to the fans that followed us on the show to give them that,” she said, adding, “I never thought I would have a big wedding, I always thought that when I get married it would be a small, simple ceremony, and then have a big party afterward. Now, I’m thinking, if the network is paying for it, I want a great band performing.”
Among Bryan’s list of wishes for the wedding? Just having his friends and family there to celebrate with him, which is actually really sweet.
We can’t blame Rachel and Bryan for wanting ABC to foot the bill. Weddings are expensive AF, and it’ll be a way simpler (and more enjoyable) process if the network is handling everything… and factors like a big band would definitely make for a better TV special. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next. We’d totally tune in.