Wedding invitations for Jessa Duggar’s big day have been revealed via TLC, and they include a sweet photo of Jessa and her groom-to-be, Ben Seewald.
The couple have only been engaged for three months after a courtship that lasted less than a year. Both come from families with strict rules on dating, and have vowed to only give one another “side-hugs” until after they are man and wife. Earlier this year, Jessa expressed anxiety about their first kiss, which will be in front of their families.
“We’re really looking forward to the first kiss! We’re talking about it — what if we miss or mess up? We’re gonna have to plan this out or something!” she told ABC News.
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The reality star said over the summer that their nuptials won’t be a big, elaborate affair, and Seewald said the reason is because they want to save more money for their honeymoon.
“We want to have a nice wedding that everyone will enjoy but at the same time, we’d like to push our budget more toward our honeymoon because that’s our time together. That’s our first few weeks together,” he said.
Jill Duggar, who married earlier this year, is already expecting her first child with husband Derick Dillard. Photos and video from their wedding have just been put up on TLC’s site.
Jessa and Ben are set to marry this Saturday, and those familiar with the show will know that the wedding night is a big deal for the Duggar family. Jessa says she understands that people think the custom of saving oneself for marriage is “strange”, but that it’s tradition.
“In today’s day and time, it’s a little bit strange to be in our early twenties and have not had sex. But it’s how our parents did it,” she told Us Weekly.