There's a line in When Harry Met Sally when Billy Crystal's character tells Meg Ryan's character that "when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." The Duggar clan seems to wisely live by that mantra because long engagements just aren't their thing. Jana and Jinger Duggar advised against them in their book, Growing Up Duggar, and now Jessa Duggar and her love Ben Seewald seem to be embracing that good advice by setting their wedding date sooner rather than later.
The couple's Bed, Bath & Beyond registry tells us everything we need to know about their upcoming nuptials. The wedding will take place on November 1, 2014 -- which means they will have been engaged for less than three months before they say "I do."
In a recent interview with People magazine, Jessa made it very clear that she is the opposite of a Bridezilla. She plans on using the same decorations as her sister Jill because she and Ben have better things to save their bucks on: "I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money and buy a new set of decorations," she told People. "We will save that money for the honeymoon."
Good for you, girl!
Jessa and Ben may be young, but they're already exhibiting maturity beyond their years by putting their actual commitment to being married ahead of a pretty, fancy party. Long engagements do very little except make a couple anxious and encourage them to spend a ton more money on their wedding than they ordinarily would.
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Of course, there's always the 0.000001 percent possibility that Jessa and Ben are already expecting a baby and that's the reason they're moving fast and furious. This would be an awesome discovery, by the way. But given their family and its short-engagement tradition, this is not likely so let's not all hold our breaths.
Anyway, congrats to this gorgeous couple -- can't wait to see what they have planned for the big day.
What do you think about Jessa and Ben's short engagement? Is this a wise move on their part?
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