‘Tis the season for families to bond before they’re merged in holy matrimony!
ET caught up with Bachelorette beauty Rachel Lindsay and her fiancé, Bryan Abasolo, on Friday and the couple shared how they’re alternating between their families for the holidays and looking forward to starting their own traditions together.
“[We’ll be doing] a lot of dancing because we are going to do it in Miami [and] my family is Colombian,” Abasolo told ET’s Katie Krause at KIIS FM's iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2017 in Los Angeles, California. “And, she loves to dance so …”
“We are doing Christmas in Miami,” confirmed Lindsay. “My family is really excited that we are sharing the holidays -- we did Thanksgiving with my family [and now] Christmas with his. I actually cooked for Thanksgiving … that is a new tradition!”
As for how those wedding plans are coming along, the couple dished that they are planning to tie the knot next year, but are yet to set a date. Lindsay said she was initially contemplating winter, but is now leaning toward spring, however isn’t much of a “wedding planning type."
Nor does she envision being a bridezilla … at least, not at the wedding. “Never, no, no, no,” she promised. “You are going to get a great wedding planner. That is what you are going to get.”
“The bridezilla is going to come out at the bachelorette party,” Abasolo cheekily added. “She is more excited about the bachelorette party than the wedding.”
The couple promised that fans of the reality show can “definitely” expect members of Bachelor Nation at the ceremony. As well as their TV pals, the pair’s wedding must-haves include good music, writing their own vows and “lots of family.”
Reflecting on their journey from finding love on the ABC series to planning their big day, the couple gushed about how their love for each other has continued to bloom.
“I just love the way we communicate,” said Abasolo. “I think [with] the maturity that we both have, the love that we both have for each other and the way we’re able to communicate and interact with each other, we can get through anything.”
“I will tell you what I love the most about him,” added Lindsay. “He is so patient and understanding and that has really been great for our relationship.”