Duggars’ 19 Kids and Counting: Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald Announce Wedding Date as Jessa Shows Off Her Ring (+Pictures)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 8, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Duggar brood is getting bigger soon with Ben Seewald to be welcomed into the fold.

Seewald, 19, and fiance Jessa Duggar, 21, have picked out a wedding date–November 1.

And though they just got engaged a few weeks ago, they’ve prepared quickly to get married.

“We have most of our planning done,” Seewald told People magazine.

“When you’re planning a wedding, you can make it complicated or make it simple, and we are trying to make ours simple. There are some things that have to be done right before the wedding, but for the most part, we’re ready.”

“We have the bridal party picked and the colors are done,” Jessa said. “The bridesmaids dresses are selected.”

“I picked out my wedding dress a couple of days ago,” she added. “I went with the second dress I tried on – I love it.”

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With Ben recently moving into the Duggar guest home to be closer to Jessa and work for her father Jim Bob, the couple has more time to spend with each other.

“When he is doing his studies at night, I sit at my laptop beside him, planning the wedding,” Jessa said. Ben is studying political science and has shifted to online classes for the time being.

They are also working out together.

“We do a lot of weight lifting and cardio together, trying to stay fit,” Seewald said. “Some of the other kids, like Joy and Jason, sometimes join in. We have a little workout club going.”

Meanwhile, Jessa shared an up-close picture of her engagement ring on Instagram for the first time.

“My beautiful engagement ring! .75 carat diamond–18 karat gold band. Gorgeous!” she said.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.