It won’t be long before Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon say I do, and naturally, they want some of their Bachelor Nation besties to bear witness to their big day.
Chatting with ET’s Katie Krause at KIIS FM’s 2018 Jingle Ball, the Bachelor in Paradise couple revealed they have numerous connections from the reality TV franchise on their wedding guest list.
“We need everybody to save that date. I would be disappointed if pretty much anybody on my list said no,” Iaconetti said.
Haibon expounded on his future bride’s sentiments, saying, “We just have a lot of people coming from L.A. Tanner and Jade [Tolbert] are in Kansas City right now. And then a lot of our Bachelor friends and family are over here in Los Angeles. And then her family’s in Virginia and New Jersey. So a lot of people are commuting to this wedding, so we just want to get the save the dates out as early as possible so it’ll be like, ‘Listen. Save this date. Don’t mess up.’ We’ll see.”
According to ET, Bachelor Nation alums who’ve been invited include the Tolberts, Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, Becca Tilley, Nick Viall, Ben Higgins, Dean Unglert and Kaitlyn Bristowe.
So far, the couple has managed to remain surprisingly tight-lipped over who will be in the actual wedding party. However, Iaconetti did tease, “Well, we’re not going to talk about the wedding party yet, but there will be a Bachelor alum in the wedding party as long as they accept our invitation.”
“Yes, of course. Still predicated on that,” Haibon chimed in. “There will be a lot of people from Bachelor Nation there, which is great.”
While it would be easy to assume Tolbert was the alum tapped to be in the wedding party, the couple has other plans in mind for their Bachelor Nation BFF. In October, Haibon shared a photo of the three on Instagram, captioning it, “Dearly beloved, @tanner.tolbert is officiating our wedding in August 2019. This is a preview of things to come.”
But judging by what Iaconetti and Haibon shared with SheKnows during a phone call back in September, the couple could have pulled from a pretty deep pool to find their wedding party member.
“Oh, we have a good list of about 30 people from production and cast combined,” Iaconetti teased. “Obviously, there are certain people who are going to be at our wedding, like Nick, Jade, Tanner, Carly, Evan. But everybody will find out soon enough who will be there.”