While most fans would probably assume it's uncomfortable to fall in love with someone in front of cameras, Rachel found the exact opposite to be true!
"I tell people the most awkward day is the day the cameras go off. Not even your first date," Rachel toldUs Weekly.
"It's like, 'I've been proposed to.' It's this amazing experience. And then they're like, 'That's a wrap.' Like, show's done, and then you're just standing with each other."
Rachel admitted it was strange to try to figure out the logistics with Bryan once the show stopped filming. For starters, a couple who comes out of the franchise engaged probably never even exchanged phone numbers before.
"You're like, 'We're going to ride in the same car together?' Because you don't get to do that on dates. You ride separately," Rachel explained. "You're like, 'We're going back to the same place? You're going to close the door and leave us alone?'"
But Rachel insisted it's smooth sailing from there and her relationship with the former Miami chiropractor is stronger than ever now.
"Once we got past that, everything else was a breeze," the 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, noted. "Because you don't know if the person is really the same person they showed you on camera -- and I think that's what's scary."
Rachel was excited to marry and start a family with Bryan from the very moment they got engaged last year, but she's in no rush.
"I have no idea what I'm doing, or where I'm going, or how I want this to go. I need to be inspired... you don't have to have all the answers. You don't have to have it figured out," Rachel said.
The couple hasn't announced a wedding date yet, but Rachel definitely has some ideas in mind for her big day.
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"Must-haves for me: Everybody knows I love to dance. Everybody knows I love to party. So must-haves for me are a great playlist, a great DJ," Rachel revealed to the magazine.
"I'm really into flowers. I used to be the chick that was like, 'Don't give me flowers. They're just going to die.' And now I'm like, 'I love flowers.' I really want beautiful arrangements. I think flowers bring life to your wedding."
And Rachel told Us that Bryan is far from a groomzilla, that he's "totally taking a back seat" when it comes to planning.
"Bryan is really the guy who's like, 'You do you. Have a great time.' And I just want my family and friends to be there," she said.
"So he's like, 'I'll just show up.' And he's big on his suit and his attire, he'll want to look okay. But he's really good about letting me style and dress him too. Bryan's like, 'Have fun.'"