The Bachelorette Season 14 star Becca Kufrin says she’s holding off on wedding plans as to not pressure her fiance Garrett Yrigoyen considering his first marriage failed.
Becca, 29, revealed she’s ready to tie the knot with Garrett but isn’t pushing to set a date so that Garrett doesn’t feel rushed or uneasy about becoming a husband again, Entertainment Tonight reported.
“He was previously married and divorced, so I never want him to feel rushed or pressured into anything,” Becca told ET on Tuesday of Garrett, 30, who proposed marriage to her on The Bachelorette 14 finale in August 2018.
“I’m fine with where we’re at. I’m kind of just waiting for him to be like, ‘Okay, let’s do this now.'”
Becca from Minnesota and Garrett from Nevada have just been taking things day by day in their relationship. After getting engaged it took the couple a while to decide to put down roots in San Diego, CA, and then they got a dog together.
“We just have so much going on, and we’ve still been traveling like crazy that we’re just dragging our feet,” Becca said.
“Especially knowing how crazy my life is going to be with the [Bachelor: Live on Stage] tour coming up and all of that, and working on the loungewear line, I think we’re just taking our time.”
Becca, however, already has an idea of what their wedding is going to look like.
“We just want it to be a massive party. Like, I don’t want the traditional sit-down, everyone is in their assigned seats. I want it to be like, food trucks all over and games and one massive party,” Becca shared.
“So, that’s what we’ve talked about. I think we would like to do it in California on a vineyard, but then cater in all these trucks and have corn hole and I really want speed ball.”
Becca said she hasn’t ruled out the idea of getting married on television, but for now, she’s not interested in sharing her big day with fans.
“My mom would kill me if it was on TV. She’s just over it, so she’s like, ‘Do you guys, focus on you.’ I’m not going to say yes or no [to a TV wedding], but as of right now, probably not,” Becca explained.
Looking back on her The Bachelorette experience, Becca recalled having an instant attraction to Garrett but not realizing she was in love with him until his hometown date.
She remembered, however, “pushing the limits” in order to spend more time with Garrett on the show because they shared such a special connection.
“I learned early on that you kind of have to bargain, so I’d be like, ‘Okay, I’ll film this extra thing if I can do this.’ One time I did sneak away. I think we were in Las Vegas at a rose ceremony, and Garrett and I had our 20 minutes to chat, we were hanging out, and then you have to get up and walk away together,” Becca revealed.
“I pulled him into a bungalow, and we were in this back bungalow, but it only lasted for like three minutes before the camera guys found us.”
And during Garrett’s hometown date, she apparently sat in the back of a car with him during the middle of the day just so they could kiss and have a couple of beers together.
Now, a year-and-a-half after falling in love, they’re still going strong.
“I think the best thing being with him is just having someone to always do everything with. I like to cook and having him sit and talk with me,” Becca said.
“He just is so funny and he’s constantly keeping me laughing and in a good mood.”
Becca will be hitting the road with former The Bachelor star Ben Higgins as they co-host The Bachelor: Live on Stage. Garrett will be joining Becca for some of the tour, as will Ben’s girlfriend, Jessica Clarke.
Becca starred on The Bachelorette after having her heart broken by Arie Luyendyk Jr. on The Bachelor’s 22nd season, which wrapped in early 2018.
Not long after his The Bachelor engagement to Becca, Arie felt he had made a mistake and was actually in love with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, instead.
The Bachelor finale therefore showed Arie dumping a totally shocked and blindsided Becca, only to beg Lauren for another chance.
Lauren ultimately took Arie back in early 2018, and then the couple got engaged on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose’s live broadcast in March 2018.
Since then, Arie and Lauren got married in Hawaii and welcomed a baby girl, Alessi, in May.
Becca admitted to ET her biggest regret from participating in The Bachelor franchise was accepting Arie’s marriage proposal to begin with.