Here comes another “Bachelorette” bride! Andi Dorfman plans to marry her new love Josh Murray – and they’ll do it on TV. On Sunday, People posted the news that the newly engaged reality TV couple will tie the knot in a televised wedding.
This will mark the fifth time a couple from “The Bachelor” franchise will say their “I dos” in front of a TV audience.
In the live “After the Final Rose” special that followed Dorfman's “Bachelorette” season, happy groom-to-be Murray revealed, “We’re thinking of a springtime wedding.” The couple repeated that estimated date during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
And Dorfman previously dished to People that they’d love to share their big day with their loyal TV fans: "As long as I get to marry him … and they have to show the reception," she gushed.
Dorfman and Murray, 29, already both live in Atlanta, but past weddings from the franchise have taken place in California. If the happy couple follows the usual format, they’ll be lots of behind the scenes footage of their big day, as well as a guest list that will include longtime host Chris Harrison as well as their favorite “Bachelor/ette” alums.
Earlier this year, “Bachelor” star Sean Lowe and his bride Catherine Giudici’s TV wedding aired live, a first for the reality romance franchise. But according to E Online, the lovebirds’ unusual “Grown Sexy” theme had their guest scratching their heads. Still, they were able to afford the services of "wedding planner to the stars" Mindy Weiss, and boast a Monique Lhuillier gown and a Dolce and Gabanna tux, most likely on ABC’s dime.
In 2012, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum shared Jewish traditions when they wed on ABC, while Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney’s 2010 TV wedding feature the vocals of “American Idol” alum Jason Castro.
Of course, the “Bachelorette” wedding by which all others are measured is Trista and Ryan Sutter’s rose-filled, pink-themed wedding in 2003. The happy couple was paid $1 million to get married on ABC. That’s certainly better than any wedding gift.