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Fans of The Bachelor franchise are counting down the days until Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s January 26, 2014 wedding. And while ABC is taking care of the costs, Catherine has been taking on a ton of the details. But it turns out, she should look no further than fellow Season 17 castmate (and Season 9 Bachelorette) Desiree Hartsock — especially since she knows exactly what Cat should wear for her big day!

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the gorgeous Des on October 24 at the ULTA Beauty Kiss Kart, where she was helping to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and couldn't help quizzing the bridal stylist on her tips for the happy couple. 

As far as dresses go, Des says, “The one thing that does look best on TV is sparkle, as I’m sure you’ve seen from a lot of the gowns.” Oh, yes, who could forget the Bachelor rose ceremony gowns? Blinding. “It’s really weird, in person it can look really gaudy, but on TV it does look really elegant. So, I would say having some sort of sparkle is key.”

We trust her completely, and Catherine should too, considering Des has her own bridal website! Naturally, she was more than happy to help SeanCat with advice for their live television ceremony, too.  

Though Catherine and Sean are total pros when it comes to falling in love on camera, Des says they’ll need to make an extra effort to make the TV wedding feel like it’s theirs. “Just pretend the cameras aren’t there. Just enjoy the moment because they are doing it live, and that makes it a little different, and you can’t edit anything out. I just hope they can have the same moments that they’d have, regardless of TV or not,” she advises.

Great call all around, Des! Want to know if Des and Chris are planning to attend Sean and Catherine’s big day? Check out our exclusive and come back soon for exclusive details about Desiree’s own wedding!


Julia Wayne is an Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!