Bachelorette wedding cash cow for couple

Now that they’ve agreed to make their reality TV-born wedding a four-hour
ABC event this fall, Bachelorette Trista Rehn and
her chosen beau, Ryan Sutter, are getting more than just their wedding paid for
and huge amounts of national exposure -- they also landed a $1 million payday.

According to The
Smoking Gun
, which posted the contract on its Web site, Rehn
and Sutter received $100,000 upon signing the agreement, they will receive another
$500,000 after they get married and they will get the remaining $400,000 in
installments while the show is in production.

In exchange, Rehn and Sutter granted creative control of their wedding to the
show’s producers, although they will have some input, according to the contract.

Should Rehn and Sutter decide not to get married, they
forfeit the entire sum.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 - September 2002.