'Bachelor in Paradise' lovebirds Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper

‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Wedding Ahead: Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert Announce Plans For Televised Wedding [Updated]

Bachelor in Paradise lovebirds Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert have been hinting to fans that a wedding was on the way, and now they are sharing more details. Until now, there had been little in terms of firm details about their plans, but Tanner and Jade are now confirming that they are not only getting married soon, but fans will get to join in on the fun. What’s the scoop?

As was previously shared via the Inquisitr, Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert have been sharing updates about working on their wedding registry, and they even shared that they have made a down payment on a lot where they will build their dream home. There was a wedding registry detailing a June 24 wedding in Kansas, but it seems they will be actually getting married even sooner than that.

The buzz escalated when both Jade and Tanner shared posts on Instagram teasing that they are, in fact, getting married and it will air on ABC, and an announcement was made about this during Monday night’s Bachelor Live show as well. Bachelor in Paradise fans are thrilled to hear this news, although they will have to hang tight for more specific details. From the sounds of things, that June 24 wedding date isn’t the actual date Tanner and Jade will exchange vows, and the real date flew under the radar until now.

According to E! Online, Roper and Tolbert are getting married very, very soon. In fact, Tanner admits that the wedding is set to take place within the next few weeks. Though the network and the reality TV stars have not detailed it specifically, Us Weekly says that the big day will play out on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and that it will air live on ABC.

Per Reality Steve, however, things are playing out a bit differently than what the initial Us Weekly report indicates. Steve says that Jade and Tanner are getting married very soon, and that the special for their wedding will air on Valentine’s Day. However, he says that the special will indeed be pre-taped, so it will not air live like Sean and Catherine’s wedding did. Frankly, fans would probably prefer it this way, as pre-taping the special gives the network the ability to edit and condense the event to highlight just the best parts.

Bachelor host Chris Harrison will be officiating the ceremony for Tanner and Jade. Longtime franchise fans know that this won’t be Harrison’s first spin in the role as a wedding officiator, as he also officiated at Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum’s wedding. While ABC chose not to televise Desiree Hartsock’s wedding to Chris Siegfried last year, they did air a portion of Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd’s wedding on the Season 2 Bachelor in Paradise premiere last summer.

Fans would love to see Tanner and Jade’s wedding air as a special all on its own, and it seems that is how this will play out. Now that Roper and Tolbert have been able to confirm that they are getting married soon and that it will air on ABC, fans would imagine that additional details will be released soon.

Viewers have enjoyed a handful of previous Bachelor franchise weddings on television, with the most recently-aired one being for Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici. In addition, previous events were aired for Jason and Molly Mesnick, Ashley and JP Rosenbaum, and Trista and Ryan Sutter.

Previous Bachelor in Paradise stars Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd exchanged vows in front of cameras during the premiere of Season 2 last summer. There have been some questions about the legitimacy of Marcus and Lacy’s wedding, as well as the status of their relationship now, but fans did seem to enjoy the event at the time.

It is too soon to know if weddings will come about for Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth or for Bachelor Ben Higgins and his final rose recipient, but fans are thrilled to hear this news regarding Jade and Tanner. Will you be tuning in to this Bachelor in Paradise wedding when ABC airs the nuptials between Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert? Stay tuned for details as the network and happy couple share more specifics in the weeks ahead.

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