Ever since Bachelorette Emily Maynard got engaged to her final rose recipient, Jef Holm, reports have conflicted about whether the two would televise their wedding. But regardless of whether their nuptials are broadcast, they're already planning the big event!
According to Life & Style, Emily and Jef "are planning what promises to be one of the most extravagant weddings in the history of The Bachelor and Bachelorette."
"Money is no object," a "friend of Jef's" tells the mag, which speculates that the cost Emily and Jef's spring nuptials "could top Trista and Ryan Sutter's wedding, which cost $4 million in 2003."
Part of the reason for the potentially hefty price tag is Emily's wedding dress, which will be designed by Jean Fares, who designed five of the evening gowns Emily wore during the Bachelorette season at a cost of over $38,000, according to InStyle.
"I'd say very feminine, vintage and with lots of antique jewelry!" Emily says of her dream dress. Her taste in evening wear throughout the season was questionable at best, so hopefully she doesn't end up in another "Andromeda in Clash of the Titans"-esque frock like the one she wore when Jef proposed on the finale. She's way too cute for something so hideous!
But so far Emily has been busy scouting potential locations in Charleston, S.C., and is planning on pulling out all the stops for her dream wedding.
"Emily thinks of herself as a bit of a Disney princess with a Southern twist, so why wouldn't she have a fairy-tale wedding? Think horse-drawn carriage, elaborate gown and emotional vows. Emily's 7-year-old daughter, Ricki, will be the flower girl, and I wouldn't put it past Emily to include her cats as ring bearers!" a "former Bachelor contestant" tells the mag.
Emily is still pretty young, but at 26 she's way too old to think of herself as "a bit of a Disney princess." Sure, she's probably watched a lot of Disney movies with Ricki, but she definitely shouldn't be romanticizing the Disney princess trope of the infantilized female. To Emily's credit, at least it doesn't sound like she wants to get married at the cheesy Disney World wedding pavilion or wear one of those awful Disney wedding dresses. But considering her sketchy fashion taste, the "horse-drawn carriage" idea and possible other "fairy-tale" elements, this wedding could potentially be really tacky. This, of course, is assuming Emily and Jef get married at all, which, given the Bachelor/ette franchise's abysmal history of producing lasting relationships, is questionable. But regardless of what the wedding is like, all that really matters is hopefully Emily has finally found happiness after her tragic history with her late fiancÃ©.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Emily Maynard and Jef Holm's wedding on TV? Do you think they'll even make it to the altar? Sound off in the comments!