Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky had to postpone her wedding for a very legit concern!
The season 6 franchise lead- who’s currently VERY PREGGERS and expecting her first child with fiance Kevin Manno- tells The Knot what happened:
“Originally, we planned the whole wedding in Mexico,” Fedotowsky, 31, shares. “We were super excited. We found the most amazing location and villa that would allow our entire family to stay with us. Then, all the news broke about the Zika virus and we had to cancel.”
The couple, who got engaged in September 2015, was understandably upset. “It was such a huge disappointment,” Fedotowsky tells The Knot. “Even though we won’t be pregnant when we get married, we just didn’t think it was fair to ask our guests to travel to a location with active Zika virus transmissions … Most of our friends are in ‘baby mode,’ and that just wasn’t a fair ask.”
Then, their second set of plans fell through. “We actually also planned a wedding in California for January 2016, and we ended up pushing that back too because we found out I was pregnant,” says the Ali Luvs blogger, who adds that the news “wasn’t a surprise” since she and Manno were trying for a baby. “Could we have kept the date? Sure. But I like to celebrate and celebrate with champagne!”
She laughs and adds, “I want to be able to let loose and completely enjoy myself at my wedding. I didn’t know how pregnancy would affect me so I didn’t want to risk feeling crappy on my wedding day. It’s a good thing we didn’t get married then because I was so sick at the beginning of my pregnancy. It would have been a rough night for me.”
(Via The Knot)
Smart. I can’t imagine doing much 8 months pregnant, let alone being the bride in a wedding. And Zika! Sounds like putting the wedding off is an excellent idea, if I do say so myself.