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Normally, having the guy who attempted to propose to you before your now-fiancé at your wedding would be a big no-no for most brides (awkward!). But not for Ashley Hebert. Wetpaint Entertainment can exclusively reveal that former Bachelorette star Ashley – who’s set to tie the knot with winner JP Rosenbaum in a televised ceremony that will air December 16 – did invite runner-up Ben Flajnik to her big day. The only problem? Ben RSVP’d ‘No.’

“Ben and JP have actually become good friends in the past year and a half,” an insider tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “And Ashley adores him. There are no hard feelings. Inviting Ben wasn’t even a question.”

So why won’t Ben be there to witness their ‘I Do’s?’ “He has a work commitment,” a second insider reveals. “A wine club party He couldn’t get out of it.”

Hmmm. Any chance that wine party will be filmed for Ben’s upcoming E! reality show? The insider wouldn’t say, but did add that Ben would have loved to be there for Ashley and JP had he been available.

So while newly single Ben won’t have the chance to hit on any of the bridesmaids during Ashley and JP’s big day, we do hear he’s currently headed across the Atlantic for a little pre-holiday vacation. Considering how much European women love their sensitive men, we have a feeling Ben’s going to do just fine!

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