"Desiree wasn't originally onboard with the idea of having a TV wedding, but after she thought about it, she realized that this was the perfect opportunity to launch her dream career as a bridal designer," a source toldLife & 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."
Hartsock allegedly had her heart set on a summer wedding date but ABC is pushing for the couple to get married in the fall because it will be better for network ratings.
"She's very upset about not being able to get married in the summer like she's always dreamed, but she's willing to make the sacrifice because she would marry Chris tomorrow if she could," the source said. "She just wants to get married so bad, but still wants to be able to take advantage of having a TV wedding."
"What's frustrating is that Sean and Catherine are also having one, so that means ABC will want to space them out," added the source.
Hartsock found love with Siegfried after failing to win the heart of Lowe during his The Bachelor edition. Hartsock was cut by Lowe during the show's February 18 broadcast after he visited the hometowns of his final four bachelorettes and met their families.
Siegfried proposed to Hartsock duringThe Bachelorette's ninth-season finale, which was filmed in May but aired this past August. She selected the former professional baseball player over runner-up Drew Kenney after seemingly getting over the heartbreak of Brooks Forester unexpectedly dumping her.
"I mean, honestly, I don't think either one of us has a desire to pursue television. You know, we both want to get to do what we love to do with work and focus in on our own relationship outside of TV. But we're still open to certain things if it caters to our career goals or, you know, and possibly a wedding. We still have to think about that, but that's the only type of TV things," she said at the time.