In the world of Bachelor Nation, it's something to celebrate if a relationship lasts beyond the finale. This might explain why Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo had an engagement party on Thursday, their third this year. Yeah, you read that right — this couple has had not one, not two, but three celebrations of their love, in three different cities. It's to the point now that some people thought the images from the most recent event on Nov. 30 might actually be from the pair's wedding. "Who got married?" wrote one commenter on a post from Abasolo's fellow Bachelorette contestant Dean Unglert.
And you can't really blame anyone for the apparent confusion. You've got multiple Bachelor Nation alums like Unglert and Alexis Waters showing up in photos from the event, or posting their own on Instagram. You've got everyone in suits and long, gauzy dresses; drinking champagne; and telling the couple congratulations. If this had been a game of Bachelor Nation Wedding Bingo, you'd be checking off boxes all over the place. Plus, the lovebirds already had two engagement parties in the bag, so who would be expecting a third?
Well, apparently we all should have, because that's exactly what this was. But like any smart reality TV show alum, the attorney and her chiropractor fiancé made their party work for them. This event was in collaboration with Vow to Be Chic, which allows you to buy or rent wedding or bridesmaid dresses. And specifically, Thursday's joint event in California's Pacific Palisades was celebrating the release of a dress called "The Rachel" from Monique Lhuillier Bride in honor of Lindsay, according to E! Online.
So if you're bumming over there on the news that your favorite couple hasn't quite made it official yet, take solace in the fact that this means you can rent a Bachelorette-inspired gown for your own nuptials. Or for the next time your bestie asks you to be in her wedding party.
There's no official word yet on whether the dress helps you be mature enough to be on chill terms with your ex, but this photo of Lindsay and Unglert from the event does bode pretty well.
Sadly, the event wasn't quite as documented as the couple's previous celebrations in Abasolo's hometown of Miami, Florida, and Lindsay's hometown of Dallas, Texas. (And even a third party with Lindsay's Bachelor castmates that the 32-year-old reportedly missed her flight for in the Dominican Republic's Punta Cana.)
Most of the photos from this third celebration are squirreled away on Lindsay and Abasolo's Instagram Stories, so try to catch them there before they vanish. But fellow guests like Unglert, Waters, and Bachelor Nation producer Natalie Shabtai did their best to document the festivities. And their attempts weren't too shabby.
Yes, of course there was a red — sorry, gray — carpet for photoshoots. Would you expect anything less from a couple on their third engagement party? Where else would Dolphin Shark Girl strut her stuff?
If you don't have sparkling champagne bottles, are you even celebrating? Answer: no.
And if you look closely at the photo above, you'll see Waters back there deep in conversation. Plus, fans will love the bro love between Unglert and Iggy Rodriguez.
Unsurprisingly, the Rachel looks stunning on Lindsay. Maybe she should go with a wedding dress in blush with a plunging neckline? No pressure or anything.
You even get to hear a little of the 37-year-old's engagement speech, delivered at the party. And not a bad backdrop either.
Congratulations to this happy couple on yet another engagement party under their belt. And if you think you might be on the list for a wedding invite, you should probably start saving now. Because at this rate, they'll probably have about five ceremonies. Not that anyone's complaining. As long as the party is stocked with Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites to drool over, fans will be happy as clams.