The Duggar wedding mystery continues. Last month the anti-Duggar Facebook page Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray revealed that Counting On star Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson would be tying the knot on June 30th. But then, their gift registry at Bed Bath & Beyond listed their wedding date as December 31st. Now, family friend Hannah Millsap has posted a pic on Instagram with a caption that has convinced some that the wedding is happening this weekend.
According to In Touch Weekly, earlier this week Millsap flew from Texas to Arkansas, and she shared a pic of her and Swanson on a “sister date.”
• My heart explodes with joy! How did I ever get so blessed that I get to call you, my little sister! I love how you love, Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength! Jesus just radiates through you! You pour Him out and push people higher! You make Jesus look beautiful! “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 Stay bold! Love you, Lauren • #sisterdate #littlesisgettingmarried
The post comes just days after Duggar apparently had his bachelor party. The 21-year-old celebrated in traditional Duggar style with a joint bachelor/bachelorette party that included babies, friends, and family instead of alcohol and strippers.
Josiah’s sister-in-law Anna Duggar and friend Lawson Bates also made an appearance, and she wrote on Bates’ post of himself and Anna’s son Mason that it was great to have him in town and her son enjoyed hanging out with him.
The Duggar siblings traditionally have extremely short courtships and engagements, so it would make sense that Josiah and his fiancée would be getting married sooner rather than later. The June date was confusing since Joseph Duggar and his wife Kendra Caldwell are expecting a baby in just a couple of weeks, and Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo are expecting a baby in July. It doesn’t seem very likely that they would have a wedding in between two births.
And, the New Year’s Eve date just seemed to be too far away. Fans believe that the Duggar siblings run down the aisle as fast as they can because of their hormonal urges. Family courting rules don’t allow them to have any alone time or physical contact with their significant others. So, the sooner they tie the knot, the sooner they can get busy.
Even though it’s not unusual for the family to keep wedding details under wraps, Josiah and Lauren have a level of secrecy we haven’t seen before. And fans are wondering if the couple is trying to hide something.
It’s quite the Duggar puzzle, and something fans won’t likely solve on their own. But, since most Duggar weddings have at least 1,000 guests, surely someone will spill the beans eventually.
Or, maybe we will just have to wait until the season eight premiere of Counting On on July 30th to get all the details on Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson’s wedding.