Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald's Wedding Plans Aren't Going as Expected

Jessa Duggar, Ben SeewaldJessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have been together for nearly year, and though we've speculated wildly on an impending wedding date, there's still no ring nor official announcement in sight for the young couple.

The 19 Kids and Counting star seems quite content with the way things are for the moment, and recently took to Instagram to document the "11th monthiversary" of their courtship. Jessa shared this sweet couples selfie over the weekend, and later revealed the romantic gift she received from her man, along with a couple more lovey-dovey notes.

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In one snap of Ben, Jessa wrote, "Today is our 11th 'monthiversary!' It was 11 months ago that this dashing man asked to court me! Darling, I love you now more than ever! These 11 months together have been AMAZING ... I'm sure only to be superseded by the next 11!"

Awww! Girl has got it bad. In another she wrote, "Madly in love with you, Sweetheart!" Just in case we were wondering just how in love with him she is. Madly. She's madly in love.

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So where's the ring? This is definitely not the norm for the Duggar children, who tend to favor quick courtships and even shorter engagements before sharing their first kisses on their wedding days. Seriously, do you realize that Ben and Jessa have been together longer than Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, and those two tied the knot in June!

So they're bucking tradition. Good for them! I've always been fond of rebels. And romance, which they seem to have in spades. Ben may not have put a ring on it yet, but he did get Jessa a special piece of jewelry to make her smile -- a pearl bracelet and a super sappy love letter adorned with little hearts (because gush).

Engaged or not, this couple seems totally happy doing things their own way and waiting a little bit longer to get to know each other before making a lifelong commitment. That's probably wise -- Ben is only 19 and Jessa is 21 -- they have their whole lives ahead of them to be married.

Why do you think Jessa and Ben haven't gotten officially engaged yet?

 

Image via Jessa Duggar/Instagram

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