2019 is shaping up to be a big year for romance, especially for members of Bachelor Nation. In an exclusive new interview with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet at We TV’s “Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future” event on Wednesday, The Bachelorette‘s Rachel Lindsay said she’s fine with forgoing a televised wedding if it means the ceremony can happen soon — like, soon as in 2019. It sounds like Lindsay is finally ready to marry Bryan Abasolo, whom she’s been engaged to since 2017.
“I’m so excited and ready to marry Bryan, that we were a little bit too angsty in what we wanted to do,” Lindsay told ET. “We want to get married, but waiting is hard, and now that I realize it’s not going to be on TV I actually have to start putting things in motion. I would love to get married the first half of 2019, and now I’m, like, condensing it all.” She added, “I want it to be super small, because I just want to make it happen.”
From the sounds of it, Lindsay is super-ready to call Abasolo her husband. “I don’t want to keep waiting to marry the person that I’m going to spend the rest of my life with,” she said, reportedly telling ET that she an Abasolo weren’t presented with an offer for a televised wedding. “I think it’s a misconception that everybody thinks you get engaged, you’re automatically getting a wedding, but that’s not the case,” she added.
Per ET, Lindsay had previously discussed her openness to a TV wedding, but it’s since become clear “[T]he cards weren’t aligning in the right way.” Meanwhile, she’s also decided against wearing a pantsuit for the big day, which she had previously planned to do.
“I think I would regret it at the end of the day if I didn’t wear a dress, and I want Bryan to see me in a way he can’t see me on a red carpet, something special for our wedding day, something to make him cry,” Lindsay said.
In the midst of planning for their 2019 nuptials, Lindsay said she and Abasolo are working on other plans for the future, as well — including where they might settle down (Miami is high on the list of potential locations) and when they want to start expanding their family by having kids: “Listen, I’m ready to start now,” she said. “If it happens, we’re not going to fight it. But we’re not actively planning. I 100 percent want kids with Bryan. Can you imagine how cute the babies are going to be? I’m sorry, shameless plug, toot toot!”