Will Ben Higgins' Wedding Be On TV? 'The Bachelor' Hasn't Even Started Planning Yet, So Don't Hold Your Breath
The time has come, my friends, in less than twelve hours, the world will finally know the answer to the question that has been plaguing us for all of 2016: Who will Bachelor Ben Higgins choose to be his eventual lawfully wedded wife? Fans have watched the 26-year-old's struggle towards the altar unfold in front of us since early January, so after he selects his winner, the next logical question to ask is whether or not Ben's wedding will be on TV.
It's no secret that Ben is extremely telegenic, and between his stint on Kaitlyn's season of The Bachelorette and his own season of The Bachelor, it's not entirely out of the question for his wedding to also take place on ABC. If he were to choose the televised route, he could follow in the footsteps of former Bachelor star Sean Lowe and his bride, Catherine Giudice, whose wedding garnered 6.1 million viewers (in competition with the Grammys, no less), according to Wetpaint. With that much publicity for the network that was instrumental in bringing Ben and his wife together, the couple would likely be granted a free wedding, plus further exposure as a celebrity couple. It seems like a no-brainer, but it remains to be seen if that is actually what Ben is looking for out of a wedding ceremony.
During his own confessional segment on the Women Tell All special, Ben told Chris Harrison: "I'm more in love than I've ever been. I would marry that woman tomorrow." The future tense conveys that Ben has not yet married his fiancée, yet it confirmed that Ben is engaged. Does this mean that he is waiting for the opportune moment to book a weekend that all of his guests can be in attendance, or does it mean that he is holding off until ABC schedules a primetime event? No one knows for sure, but Ben did tell Extra TV that he is trying to take things a little slower with his bride-to-be. "This is the part that I think is important... she’s been put through hell and back for this thing, right? She's had to watch me date somebody else and kiss somebody else from week one to now, and I owe it to her to date her well, to treat her well, to take her on some great dates, to have some fun, maybe take a little vacation, and then start talking wedding plans," Ben said. "Because it's not something we want to push off, I know, but it's also not something that's like, 'Let's rush to it.'"
While that all sounds like the makings of someone who is going to be a great husband, it still remains to be seen if Bachelor Nation will be privy to the nuptials. Though it's hard to judge, I could see either JoJo or Lauren be OK with having their weddings televised, so long as it was tastefully done and they got to be with the man they love. Fingers crossed that Ben and his future wife continue to let us in on their fun.