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Bring on the wedding! Here's what we know about Matty J and Laura Byrne’s highly-anticipated big day

''We’re closer to the wedding but we’re no closer to having it organised.''

By Faye Couros
They're The Bachelor's golden couple, but Matty J and Laura Byrne have hit more roadblocks than any other couple from the show to make it to the altar.
It's not because they're on and off or because of salacious gossip, as this dynamic and quirky duo have remained steady and supportive of one another from the get-go, but rather, a few life events including two babies and a global pandemic, that put things on hold.
Matty popped the question to Laura in 2019 during their Fiji babymoon while Laura was pregnant with their eldest daughter Marlie Mae and the couple are yet to officially become husband and wife.
So much time has passed that the anticipation for this wedding has become bigger and keener than ever, so to quash any curious itches, here is everything we know about Matty and Laura's upcoming nuptials.

When were Matty J and Laura Byrne meant to have their wedding?

In March 2021, Matty told The Wedding Digest podcast that they had planned to get married in 2020, but COVID got in the way.
"I'm going to say it's down to the fact that I'm very unorganised that we didn't, but it kind of worked out in our favour though, because if we had planned to get married this year, then those plans would have been absolutely obliterated because of COVID," he revealed.
However, a global pandemic wasn't the only reason their OG wedding was pushed back.
The former Bachelor explained that juggling work and parenting meant the wedding was "pushed to the bottom of the to-do list."
The couple, who are now parents to Marlie-Mae and Lola, met on The Bachelor in 2017. Instagram

Did a reality television show get in the way of their plans?

During an Instagram Q&A, Laura was asked a series of questions about their upcoming nuptials, and when asked for their date, she responded by turning her camera on Matty.
"I was planning but then Dancing With The Stars started and that's kind of taken..." Matty started, before Laura jokingly interrupted from behind the camera to say, "No then you had a newborn child."
"And then we had a baby," Matty confirmed.
However the couple assured fans wouldn't have to wait long as the 2017 Bachelor then added: "It will happen before the end of the year, promise."
Turns out they, once again, spoke too soon.
Disappointment hit the couple, once again, in November 2021. Instagram

When were Laura Byrne and Matty J meant to wed in 2021?

In early November 2021, Laura shared a picture of her engagement ring on her Instagram stories to reveal that their wedding was meant to happen on Friday 12, but Covid had once again ruined their plans.
"For everyone asking, it was down the side of the couch. We were supposed to be getting married on Friday, but had to postpone because of that b*tch Covid," she shared.

What plans do Laura Byrne and Matty J have for their wedding?

The couple revealed on Instagram that they entrusted their preparation to a wedding planner because of their busy schedules.
"We've just got ourselves a wonderful wedding planner @kashayaco because we have zero time... but we are getting married at the end of this year. At least Matt now has the wedding dance in the bag." wrote Laura alongside a video.
In May 2021, Laura told Who Magazine that while there was still a lot of work to be done, they had found a venue.
"We've booked in a venue, we've done nothing else because being parents to a newborn has kept us super-busy," she said.
"We've booked in a venue, we've done nothing else because being parents to a newborn has kept us super-busy." Instagram
Despite some planning blimps like sending email invites with the default options from the website still visible, the couple seemed like they would finally get their big day.
Matty had even gushed to Who about his grand plans for an intimate wedding waltz, which he will take as seriously as he took DWTS.
"I'm treating the wedding dance as serious as I was for the competition of Dancing With The Stars," he said.
"I cannot wait to put together the choreography together for the wedding dance."
Bring on the big day!