Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's TV Wedding: Why This 'Bachelor' Wedding Will Be Different

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Live televised nuptials aren't just for royal couples. ABC is getting to roll out the red carpet for Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding -- and we're all invited. The supercute couple -- who got engaged in Thailand on last season's finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" -- announced the news on "Good Morning America," revealing that they'll tie the knot in on Jan. 26, 2014. But here's the kicker: They'll do it on live TV.

For the first time ever, a show that is known for its heavy-handed editing will just let the cameras roll.

"Hopefully everything goes smoothly," Lowe told "GMA." "'The Bachelor' is such a cool experience, because people at home feel like they know us, and they're invested in our relationship. We have no problem sharing the actual wedding with everyone who has been with us so far."

Not only does that include the rose lovin' audience of the ABC reality-romance series, but some of the bride-to-be's competitors, as well, including Lesley Murphy, who will be one of her 12 bridesmaids. (How awkward is it to have a bridesmaid who broke a kissing record with your future husband?)

See Sean Lowe and Lesley Murphy's record-breaking kiss: 

While the couple says they've finalized some of the wedding details (the vows will be personalized, the honeymoon will be tropical), there's one thing that hasn't been decided on yet. Catherine told People magazine, "I haven't found my dress yet. I know I want it to be form-fitting ... not too princessy."

Perhaps she could get some advice from one of Sean's other exes: Her "Bachelor" competitor Desiree Hartsock, who's actually a bridal stylist. (Of course, Des may too busy designing a dress for her own wedding to Chris Siegfried!)

While the "live" aspect of the wedding is a definite first, the fact that a "Bachelor" star is finally tying the knot with his final pick is what really sets this wedding apart.

Although "Bachelorette" stars Trista Rehn and Ashley Hebert married their final-rose recipients (Trista married Ryan Sutter, and Ashley is now Mrs. J.P. Rosenbaum), no "Bachelor" star has actually walked down the aisle with his final pick. (Season 13's Jason Mesnick eventually married his runner-up, Molly Malaney.)

Watch Chris Harrison officiate Ashley and J.P Rosenbaum's wedding here.

ABC's network schedule was the deciding factor for Sean and Catherine's wedding date. Sean told Wetpaint Entertainment: "Part of it is when you have a wedding on TV, you have to sync it up with what the television network wants. They thought Jan. 26 was the best day for them."

But the network also decided that this would be the first-ever live wedding in the history of the long-running reality series: "That was the network's decision, but we're on board for it, because it's never been done in the 'Bachelor' franchise before," Sean said. "I think it's cool; people will feel like they're at the wedding."

One thing that will be different from the last "Bachelor" TV wedding: Host Chris Harrison won't be officiating, although the couple won't dish on who will be.

Oh, and if you're waiting for an invitation to this event, it's already in the mail. After the wedding date news broke, Sean tweeted

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