In true Duggar fashion, it appears that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will have a short engagement and get on with the marriage. The couple recently registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and included a wedding date that is fast approaching.
The big day has been scheduled for November 1, 2014, according to the couple’s registry. That means the couple’s engagement will last less than three months. However, this is not atypical of the Duggar clan. In fact, in a book co-authored by Jana and Jinger Duggar, Growing Up Duggar, the pair notes that engagements are meant to be short. The book says the goal is to have an engagement only long enough to successfully plan a wedding.
It looks like Jessa doesn’t need long and is ready to make it to the alter. So, how does Jessa plan to prepare for a wedding in such a short period of time? Jessa discussed her wedding planning in a recent interview with People Magazine and said she plans to keep her wedding very similar to Jill’s wedding to cut down on time and expense.
“I think my wedding might be similar to Jill’s in a lot of ways,” Jessa says. “I don’t want to spend a whole bunch of money and buy a new set of decorations. We will save that money for the honeymoon.”
By using Jill’s decor, which is only two months old right now, Jessa will be able to save money to use on her honeymoon and will have less planning to do, meaning a quick and efficient wedding. The couple has already taken care of some of the other wedding planning tasks by officially setting a wedding date and setting up a wedding registry, so it looks like Jessa isn’t wasting any time.
What types of items will you find on Jessa’s wedding registry? Everything from basic household goods to a $129 hair straightener, the couple is making sure all their needs are met. Looking through the wedding registry, it appears Jessa prefers brighter colors for her home decor. Many bright yellow, blues and reds can be seen across many items. A cute S monogram doormat is also on the registry so that Jessa can show her new last name pride once married. Some of the stranger items include mustache printed duct tape and various Jelly Bean flavored syrups.
What do you think of Jessa Duggar’s swift engagement? Do you think engagement should be simply long enough for planning a wedding or is there more to it than that for you personally? What do you think about the Duggar-Seewald gift registry?