Not to sound like every member of your extended family when you're sitting around the dinner table, but when are we gonna get some weddings around here, Bachelor Nation? There are five Bachelor Nation couples who aren't married yet, and I don't know how much longer I can wait. If I don't have my own wedding to plan — and I don't — my understanding was that I could live vicariously through my television? Isn't that sort of the point of the Bachelor franchise? Two people meet on television, plucked out of a crowd of 30, and then we get to watch their love story, and, eventually, their televised wedding?
And yet there hasn't been a wedding since BIP's Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, and that was all the way back in February 2016. To be fair, this does make some level of sense. Not every Bachelor or Bachelorette or Bachelor In Paradise relationship survives post-show. In fact, most don't, even if they get engaged during the finale. So, with the couples I'm invested in, the longer they take to walk down the aisle, the more I start to worry I won't get to watch the fairytale wedding of my dreams.
So, here are the engaged Bachelor Nation couples who are still waiting to tie the knot, in reverse-chronological order. Just because there needs to be some kind of organization in this crazy world, and I want you to worry along with me.
1. Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi
Publicly Engaged Since: March 2017
Nick Viall was nervous that his final pick, Canadian special-needs teacher Vanessa Grimaldi, would turn down his proposal on Season 21 of The Bachelor, but she accepted. The newly-engaged couple hasn't put a date on the calendar yet, however; they have stated publicly that they want to take things slowly and get to know each other in the real world.
2. Evan Bass & Carly Waddell
Publicly Engaged Since: September 2016
Carly Waddell and Evan Bass were one of three couples to get engaged on the finale of Bachelor in Paradise Season 3, but they're the only one left standing after the breakups of Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton and Grant Kemp and Lace Morris. Carly and Evan say their wedding will be in 2017, so stay tuned.
3. JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers
Publicly Engaged Since: August 2016
Jordan Rodgers was a front-runner since the first night of JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette, when the former pro-football player was the first person to get a kiss from the young real-estate developer. The two got engaged on the Season 12 finale, but haven't been in any hurry to set a wedding date. For the moment, they claim to be in the early stages of planning and have teased that they might tie the knot sometime this year.
4. Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell
Publicly Engaged Since: March 2016
Ben and Lauren were in the process of planning their nuptials, after getting engaged during The Bachelor's Season 20 finale, only to have Ben pretty publicly call off the wedding. But even though the wedding was cancelled and updates are few and far between, the engagement is still on. The couple currently leads their own spinoff series, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?
5. Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth
Publicly Engaged Since: July 2015
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have had a ring on it since the finale of The Bachelorette's Season 11. As of Summer 2016, they claim they have yet to start planning their wedding. They've been facing questions about a future wedding date since the finale aired, but Kaitlyn and Shawn refuse to bow to pressure, doing things their own way and in their own time.
So there you have it. I don't mean to put pressure on any of these couples, and I honestly am a huge proponent of building a foundation of love and trust post-show. I just love a big old televised wedding, and I'm jonesing for another one.