Just two months after Locky Gilbert popped the question to longtime girlfriend Irena Srbinovska, the Bachelor winner has admitted wedding planning is nothing like she expected.
WATCH: Locky chooses Irena on The Bachelor 2020
She and Locky fell in love on the show’s 2020 season and got engaged in June, but now she’s “overwhelmed” with the realities of waking down the aisle – or at least planning it.
“I think we all dream about our wedding and what it will be like from such a young age,” she penned on Instagram on Tuesday night.
“Then when it’s actually time to start planning we get so overwhelmed (well at least I am). I have a million things to get done and no idea where to get started.”
Sharing her confession alongside a bashful selfie with her engagement ring – which is believed to have cost a whopping $30,000 – Irena also owned up to an akward interaction with her wedding planner recently.
“I was asked by a wedding planner if I had a wedding inspo Pinterest folder and my answer was no. I’m so behind!” she wrote.
She begged other brides-to-be “in the same boat” to share their tips, which many did in the comments section, assuring Irena the nerves are normal.
Fellow Bachie alum Alisha Aitken-Radburn joked “I’ll send you my spreadsheet,” adding that everything for her wedding to partner Glenn Smith is booked nine months ahead of time.
Others urged Irena to just elope if the pressures of wedding planning got too much, while some suggested wedding planners and podcasts.
But Irena’s future husband Locky took a completely different message from her post, specifically her comment, “Is anyone in the same boat?”
Jumping into the comments section, Locky cheekily wrote: “Did you say boat? Are we getting a boat?”
The pair recently bought their first home together with big plans to renovate, adding a puppy to their family of three soon after.
With all that responsibility – plus wedding planning – we have a feeling buying a boat is the last thing on Irena’s mind right now.
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She and Locky previously traveled around Australia together after their Bachelor success, before settling in Perth.
In 2022 they relocated to Melbourne, closer to Irena’s family, who are sure to play a huge role on her and Locky’s wedding day.
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