‘The Bachelor’: How Long Are the Rose Ceremonies, Really?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Peter Weber and Chris Harrison

Ever marvel why contestants on The
Bachelor
are so upset after being eradicated early on within the
competitors? It is likely to be partly because of sleep deprivation.

Bachelors and Bachelorettes, in addition to Bachelor contestants and crew members, have opened up about how lengthy the rose ceremonies actually take to movie. It’s not practically as seamless because it appears to be like!

Peter Weber and Chris Harrison
Peter Weber and Chris Harrison | John Fleenor/ABC through Getty Images

The first rose ceremonies can final into the morning hours

Remember on Colton Underwood’s season and Week 1 of Peter Weber’s season, when followers observed the contestants gave the impression to be toasting champagne whereas roosters had been crowing? As it seems, they had been proper.

Bachelor director Ken Fuchs informed The Hollywood Reporter
that the
first rose ceremony
lasts nicely into the morning hours more often than not.

“There’s loads of ladies that
the bachelor wants to satisfy…It simply takes time,” he defined. “It’s an extended,
lengthy night time. It’s at all times been fairly an accomplishment to get by means of it, since
it’s inevitably daylight by the point you drive dwelling.”

Former Bachelor Sean Lowe informed Glamour the identical sleep-deprived story. “That first night lasts until about 7 A.M., and then each one after that lasts until about 3 or 4,” he defined. No marvel everybody appears to be like beat by the point they get within the limo to go dwelling.

Adjusting the cameras and remembering names takes loads of time

So why do the Bachelor
rose ceremonies take so lengthy? There are a couple of causes. Former Bachelorette (and
Bachelor contestant) Ali
Fedotowsky
mentioned that the Bachelors and Bachelorettes don’t keep in mind names practically
in addition to it appears to be like like they do on TV.

“Well, I doubt many individuals
may keep in mind all 25 [names],” she
explained to E! News
, “so the Bachelor/ette goes into the rose ceremony
room and says a couple of names at a time after which leaves to get the subsequent few names.”
That signifies that there’s time in between every take when the Bachelor/ette appears to be like
over flashcards with the contestants’ names and photos.

Lowe added in his Glamour interview that the cameras should be repositioned as nicely to make sure the perfect shot. This makes the night time final an extended, very long time.

“It is absolutely exhausting,” he mentioned. “On TV, what you see is I hand out a rose, the girl comes forward and accepts it, and then I hand out another rose. In reality, there’s about three to five minutes in between each rose because all 15 cameras have to reposition.”

Some suppose the lengthy hours add to the ‘Bachelor’ drama

Of course, there’s an upside to the lengthy nights. The rose ceremonies change into higher-stakes and rather more dramatic when contestants are exhausted, hungry, and worn out from an evening of consuming on prime of all of it.

Add an hours-long cocktail get together, hopes that you just would possibly meet the love of your life, and making an attempt to remain calm on digicam in full hair and make-up, and all of it provides as much as loads of tears and disappointment.

Fuchs mentioned he thinks the lengthy nights of filming would possibly add to the emotion the Bachelor contestants show, particularly when most of them have by no means appeared on tv earlier than.

“It’s an emotional night any way,” he mentioned. “And if you’re gonna go home and you’re sent home, I’m sure it’s a little more emotional because of how long or how tired you might be. It’s an exhausting process every day.”

According to Fedotowsky, the Bachelor contestants are instantly scooted away to a close-by resort in the event that they don’t get a rose. “They leave the mansion that night and go to a hotel near the mansion,” she defined. “I’m sure they are sent home the next day or soon thereafter.”

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