On Tuesday, Colton Underwood as confirmed as the next Bachelor. Responses were mixed, but he has to be less controversial than the last dude, right?
Speaking of the infamous Arie Luyendyk Jr., his wedding date with his season's runner-up is looming closer.
And he's giving fans a sneak peek of what wedding guests will soon see for themselves.
On Wednesday, Arie Luyendyk Jr. shared a snap his save the date cards with his fans and followers on Instagram.
"Sending these out this week!" Arie writes in the captions of his photo.
Arie continues, writing: "January can’t come soon enough."
Some might mean that they're looking forward to winter weather after this hellish summer, but Arie is excited about his wedding date.
Take a look:
In the process of sharing the card, Arie confirmed the wedding date and location.
This wedding will take place on January 12, 2019 in Maui, Hawaii.
The precise venue is the historic Haiku Mill, so guests can look forward to lush tropical gardens and the ruins of a 150-year-old sugar cane mill.
A wedding in Hawaii for people who don't live there is very much a destination wedding. Some would say that he and Lauren should have sent out these save the dates at least six months in advance, if not earlier.
But we imagine that Lauren is eager to walk down the aisle -- out of fear that Arie might once again change his mind.
Arie also thanked the online marketplace, Minted, for the save the date design.
Arie and Lauren may have fallen in love and even gotten engaged on camera, but they won't be allowing television cameras at their nuptials.
"It’s not your typical beach wedding," the couple recently told The View.
"And it’s a private wedding," they explained. "So not on TV." So all of their teasing about having a TV wedding was for nothing.
Instead of some big, lucrative TV wedding, they'll have "just a close group of friends. Probably 100 guests."
"Lauren and I flew to the Maldives at The Bachelor and Becca’s request," Arie shared last month on Instagram.
"It’s a conversation that unfortunately won’t be shown," he admitted. "But it was really positive for all of us."
Arie admits: "You can imagine this trip could have been very difficult for Lauren but she has supported and stood by me in all of this. ..."
"I thank and love her everyday because of that," Arie added.
The controversial ex-Bachelor concluded: "We wish Becca all the happiness in the world and can’t wait to see how tonight goes!"
While Arie and even Lauren may be supportive of Becca, she was the wronged party, so that's only fair.
A lot of the Bachelor Nation is not yet prepared to forgive Arie for his brutal breakup with Becca. And, quite frankly, a lot of viewers didn't like him before that, either.
Arie's best bet is probably to wait. Eventually, his brand may recover as his antics become more of a distant memory. Time heals all brands, it seems.
On the other hand, if Colton Underwood turns out to be worse as the leading man, it's very possible that fans will gloss over Arie's behavior.
But it's difficult to imagine a less popular Bachelor than Arie happening any time soon.