The Bachelor EXCLUSIVE! Bachelor Ben Higgins opens up about why fiancée Lauren Bushnell “was always the one” and the decision he regrets the most. Subscribe now for all their wedding plan details plus exclusive photos, only in PEOPLE!
First comes love, next comes … moving in!
“I’m just excited to grocery shopping together,” Bushnell tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue. Adds Higgins: “I want to hold her hand in public. And I’m excited to work on our house together.”
As for marriage plans, think sooner rather than later.
“Neither of us want a long engagement,” says Bushnell, 26. “I’ve never been the girl to dream about her wedding, but now I’m starting to think about it.”
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Says Higgins, who politely declined Chris Harrison‘s offer to wed on Monday’s live After the Final Rose special: “I want a huge reception. How often in life do all your friends and family gather in one room to celebrate something? Why get married tomorrow if we can plan a big ass party?”
And when it comes to kids, the future Mr. and Mrs. Higgins are definitely on the same page.
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“We want three kids,” says Bushnell. “I want a girl in the mix.”
Adds Higgins: “Lauren is a really good caretaker. She wants a dog and kids. First we’ll get the dog!”