Desiree Hartsock Chris Siegfried

Huh. Can I get a show of hands as to who else thinks it's strange that Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are planning a winter wedding? Oh yeah, I should probably mention that they're hoping to tie the knot next winter -- not sometime in early 2014.

Apparently they don't have enough time to throw things together before then. They also want to make sure no one steals any of the thunder away from their big day.

An insider told Wetpaint, "Next winter would be ideal. Both the next seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will have aired, leaving the spotlight wide open for Des and Chris to have the TV wedding of their dreams."

I guess it sort of makes sense that Des and Chris would want to wait until the hoopla over Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding has died down -- but next winter? Something just isn't adding up here.

From the time they got engaged, they've been all gung-ho about their love story being the real deal -- and they had always planned on marrying sooner rather than later.

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But if they're really thinking of holding off until the end of 2014 or even 2015, it's tough not to wonder if one or both of them is starting to have doubts about the relationship. And based on the success rate of the majority of Bachelor and Bachelorette couples -- pushing the wedding even further out doesn't bode well for Des and Chris at all.

My guess is that they are postponing their big day because they need more time to be sure they're making the right move -- not just getting all caught up in the fantasy of being one of the few Bachelor/ette success stories.

And I don't mean to be a pessimist, but I'm almost willing to put money down on Des and Chris splitting up before 2014 comes to a close. I could be wrong, but something in my gut tells me this just might be the beginning of the end for these two.

And then maybe she can be The Bachelorette a second time and Brooks Forester can make a surprise return and sweep her off her feet instead of leaving her in tears.

Do you think Des and Chris will ever actually get married?

 

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