OMG. Did I call it or what? I knew there had to be some sort of motivation behind Desiree Hartsock's desire to have a TV wedding. Now we may know the real reason why she and Chris Siegfried are following in Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's footsteps instead of having a small, private wedding.
While I initially suspected that Des and Chris were jealous that Sean and Catherine were hogging all the Bachelor-related attention, it looks as though I was on the right track, but missed the mark a little bit.
Duh, yes -- fame and notoriety have everything to do with it.
But apparently Desiree thinks marrying on TV will help her career as a bridal designer. She believes everyone will go all gaga over her self-designed custom dress and every bride in the country will want a Des original for her wedding.
A source told Life & Style, "She thinks it will be a great way to get her enough press to make a name for herself in bridal fashion once everyone sees how great of a designer she is."
And there you have it. Des wants to use her wedding to further her career. And while I can't say that I blame her, it does take away from the significance of her big day, especially considering she'd always dreamed of having a summer wedding.
Let me explain. Supposedly Des and Chris' wedding is being pushed back to fall 2014, because ABC wants a decent amount of space between their TV nuptials and Sean and Catherine's. And apparently Des is all bent out of shape because she wanted to have her wedding during the summer months -- but "she still wants to be able to take advantage of having a TV wedding."
Geez. Nice of Sean and Catherine to ruin everything for her. (Kidding.)
Sigh. I guess I understand where Des is coming from, but it just seems like letting her career take priority over her wedding cheapens the whole day and makes it seem so much less authentic. But hey, who am I to criticize if she wants to use her impending marriage to her advantage? I can't lie -- there's a decent chance I'd do the exact same thing if I were in her shoes. (Sad but true.)
Be honest -- would you take advantage of a TV wedding if you were Desiree?
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