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'19 Kids and Counting' Jessa Duggar and Fiancé Ben Seewald Saves Money, Anticipate Wedding

( [email protected] ) Sep 22, 2014 04:06 PM EDT

Engaged couple Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald of TLC hit show '19 Kids and Counting' are working hard to save money as they plan for their upcoming wedding and life together.

Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald plan to walk down the aisle Nov. 1 (Photo : Instagram/Jessa Duggar) 

After Jessa, 21, and Ben,18, got engaged this September, they have been going the extra mile to save money. Ben moved into Duggar family's guest house and started working for Jim Bob Duggar to save some money for the wedding, while Jessa shops at Goodwill.

She wrote on her Instagram, "Ahh, I love shoppin' at Goodwill!!!! We've got 5 big, super nice Goodwills within a 15 mile radius! #spoiled #BuyUsedSaveTheDifference."

The couple, who plan to walk down the aisle November 1, are also thoroughly preparing for their future: their Bed, Bath & Beyond and Amazon wedding gift registry includes everything from $3 ice cube trays to a KitchenAid mixer.

"We have most of our planning done," Seewald told People. "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," added Jessa. "The bridesmaids dresses are selected."

"I picked out my wedding dress a couple of days ago," she continued, "I went with the second dress I tried on - I love it."

While they anticipate their big day, the couple enjoys spending time together--which is far easier now than Ben lives nearby.

"When he is doing his studies at night, I sit at my laptop beside him, planning the wedding," Jessa says. Ben is currently a sophomore in college, majoring in political science.

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

The duo also enjoy going on dates together--with a chaperone, of course. Usually, their chaperone is one of Jessa's many siblings.

"We don't have trouble finding chaperones," says Jessa. "If we're going out to a restaurant, we make sure they get a special dessert and have a fun time, too. We take good care of them."

'19 Kids and Counting' new episodes air every Tuesday at 9/8c. Fans can watch the show on the Duggars' family website.