Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Announce Their Wedding Date -- And It's Soon!

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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NeonG... NeonGirl9583

She will be Prego by Christmas....

sassy... sassykat122

Thats what happens when you don't use birth control. Duh

nonmember avatar Kimber

OF COURSE they're going to have a short engagement. They're not even allowed to kiss until they get married. They're young and horny!!!! Duh!

nonmember avatar Leah Cravens

Short engagements are ok if you have help to get everything done. I guess it makes you strip everything down to what really matters because you don't have time to do all the frills. In turn that saves you money.

mrsary mrsary

OMG. I am so happy for the Duggar girls moving on!

nonmember avatar Heather Lester

Why on earth would you make the accusation that she's pregnant. The wedding isn't in two weeks so unless they and their family want it absolutely obvious that she got pre knocked up they wouldn't be scheduling for three months for now. That short engagement is like you said, par for the Duggar course. That's why they court. They don't need the engagement to be long so they can get to know each other more. It's to give them time to prepare for the wedding. Which they don't need much of obviously if they're going to use much of the decor that's already on hand. She probably just needs the time to make the dresses. With that said, I'm happy to see her getting married. She did good, took her time getting to know him and his family.

halsm... halsmommy14

i hope this goes viral and the Duggars sue you.  what garbage you are, making the assumption that she's already pregnant just because they're having a quick wedding.  you're pathetic and disgusting and i truly hope they sue you for slander.  you're an awful writer anyways. 

nonmember avatar Kitty

Ugh can people stop saying Jill and Jessa got pregnant before marriage? These people live their lives around remaining pure! I'm sick of people trying to bring them down! Not everyone these days thinks it's ok to get pregnant out of wedlock- get over it!

Long engagements are ridiculous. I know so many people that were "engaged" (read: living together and wearing a diamond or some fake cheap ring cause they have no standards for their men) that waited years and years and, surprise surprise, never got married.

I was engaged for a year and three months, would have gotten married sooner if he wasn't deploying to Iraq.

There is nothing wrong with a short engagement. Their intentions are clear that they want to commit to spending the rest of their lives together. I respect that a whole lot more than these wishy washy couples playing fiance with no true intentions to commit to one another.

nonmember avatar Kendra

Short engagement is the way to go why make it long. I think just like Jill she wants out . The Duggar girls are tired of being instant moms to Michelle pregnancies. Michelle had to realize these girls want lives too. I'm just curious to see what's going to happen when Michelle & Jim Bob has to raise the other kids by themselves.

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