Bachelor in Paradise Star Ashley Iaconetti Throws Bachelorette Party Ahead of Wedding to Jared Haibon

Complete with a New Kids On The Block concert

Updated 05/26/19

When a Bachelor nation star hosts a bachelorette party, you know it's going to be an event to remember. And such was the case for Ashley Iaconetti, who celebrated her upcoming nuptials to Jared Haibon with a night out with her best friends and New Kids on the Block.

In an Instagram video posted on Saturday, Iaconetti revealed that she hadn't planned on having a bachelorette party because she wanted to avoid putting unnecessary financial and social burdens on her friends. But then one of her besties decided to host her a party that felt as "her" as possible, and based on how much fun she appears to be having in the photos, the plan worked out.

The day started out with a party bus complete with neon lights, plus matching outfits for the guests. care of FabFitFun. Iaconetti and her friends danced to throwback hits from The Jonas Brothers, N*Sync, The Spice Girls, and New Kids on the Block, and finished the night in the crowd at an actual New Kids on the Block concert. The squad even got to go backstage and take photos with NKOTB star Donnie Wahlberg, who posted a photo of the meet and greet to his Instagram story (you can see it here). To pledge their fandom, the women dubbed the night #NKOTBachelorette, and Ianocatti wore a sash that said "NKOTBride." Successful bachelorette party, indeed.

Photo: Instagram/ashley_iaconetti

Photo: Instagram/ashley_iaconetti

Photo: ashley_iaconetti

Iaconetti first met Haibon in 2015, when they were filming the first season of Bachelor in Paradise. Iaconetti had strong feelings for Haibon at the time, but he didn't reciprocate. They both appeared on other seasons of the show and found themselves temporary relationships with other people, but in 2018 revealed in a YouTube video that they had fallen in love with one another. Haibon proposed on the beach in June of last year, and the couple is gearing up for their wedding—which will be officiated by fellow BiP star Tanner Tolbert—later this yaer.

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