Ali Fedotowsky has another wedding to plan.
The former Bachlorette star -- who is expecting her first child with fiance Kevin Manno -- reveals to The Knot that she is calling off her wedding in Mexico because of fears over the Zika virus, which if contracted while pregnant, has been linked to birth defects. "Originally, we planned the whole wedding in Mexico,” Fedotowsky 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.”
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Fedotowsky and Manno also had their guests in mind when canceling the nuptials. "It was such a huge disappointment,” the 31-year-old former reality star says. “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.”
This is the second time the two have postponed their wedding since getting engaged. "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,” she adds. “Could we have kept the date? Sure. But I like to celebrate and celebrate with champagne!”
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Fedotowsky is now working with the event planner that did her baby shower on yet another wedding -- but don't expect it to be televised. "No one has asked us to get married on live TV, but I don’t think we would do that,” she says. “It seems too stressful to me. Kevin and I have both done enough live television to know that so many things can go wrong!"
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She adds, "We just want to celebrate our love with all the people that matter most to us. I don’t need to know any of the details, I just want to show up and marry my best friend. [I was also told] to make sure the food and music is good. Oh, and to have an open bar!"
When ET spoke with Fedotowsky, she revealed that the couple's baby-to-be might be named after a character from Bring It On. "We've talked about boy names and girl names and it's hard!" she admitted. "It's like, how do you name a human being?"
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