19 Kids and Counting‘s Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald don’t plan to spend long as fiancés: They are getting married on Sat., Nov. 1, 2014.
The quickly approaching wedding means Jessa and Ben really need to get a jump on their planning — which they seem to be doing, despite their lingering engagement exhilaration.
“Y’all! I still can’t believe it! I’M ENGAGED TO THE MOST AMAZING GUY ON EARTH,” Jessa said on Instagram last week. “Every time I look down at the ring on my finger…it takes my breath away! I love you, Ben Seewald!”
Besides picking a wedding date and other undisclosed details, Ben and Jessa have already completed a Bed, Bath & Beyond registry. The items they request range from some $1.50 glass bowls and an ice cube tray to a $549 Dyson vacuum. The extensive list includes dozens of kitchen items, bedroom linens and miscellaneous furniture — which is likely all needed because Jessa’s never lived on her own and shares much of what she does have with her siblings. It looks like she is also using the opportunity to pick up a $139 straightener while Ben wants a $129 razor.
Despite having a longer courtship period than her older siblings Jill Dillard and Josh Duggar, Jessa is following in their footsteps by having a speedy engagement. In the book they co-wrote with sisters Jana and Jinger Duggar, Growing Up Duggar, Jill and Jessa explained the goal is to have an engagement only long enough to successfully plan a wedding.
Ben and Jessa’s accelerated wedding plans are also fortuitous for TLC because the upcoming season is scheduled to air through November 2014. That makes it very possible for producers to include a second Duggar wedding if they so desire. (Or, of course, they could save the footage for the following season.)
19 Kids and Counting returns to TLC on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9/8c.