Arie Luyendyk Jr and Lauren Burnham eager to plan their wedding around the Bachelor schedule
Arie Luyendyk Jr and Lauren Burnham from the Bachelor are keen to plan their wedding around the Bachelor schedule and do not want to pick a date which will interfere with the filming schedule.
As reported by PEOPLE, 36-year-old Luyendyk Jr said, "We’re still in the beginning stages of the wedding planning." The race car driver also shared that they "want to plan [the wedding] around The Bachelor schedule" for the simple reason that they would like to invite the producers of the show.
"It would either [be] in September or after they get done filming, which is in the middle of November. We are bouncing around ideas and dates, and [Burnham’s] mom has been super helpful with venues, so we are just getting to it."
The couple is slowly beginning to make decisions and finalizing details of the wedding, Burnham, 26, is trying not to get too invested in the process.
"I don’t want to put a lot of planning into it or a lot of effort, because I think it will stress me out". She went on to explain that the couple is "kind of just looking at venues all over the place” and “trying to figure out where we want to get married."
"The more and more we get our list together, the larger the wedding is getting. Right now we are sort of going through the guest list and it is already at 250. We would definitely want to just escape and elope, but we know that our parents wouldn’t want that."
Earlier this month, Luyendyk Jr faced some amount of backlash on social media as he joked about his fiance's pregnancy as an April Fool's Day prank. "I feel like I just want to apologize to everyone," he said to PEOPLE, noting that he "really didn’t think that I was being insensitive."