If you thought you were the only bride-to-be that struggles to know the difference between garden roses and peonies, we're here to tell you that you're not alone. Even newlywed Jessa Duggar was confused by the nuances of all-things wedding planning during her engagement to Ben Seewald.
On last night's episode of 19 Kids and Counting Jessa and Ben visited a local florist to pick out bouquets and décor for their big day. And, like many brides, Jessa wasn't an immediate floral pro. In fact, she admitted that she could hardly tell different types of blooms apart! "I just call 'em flowers," the low-maintenance bride-to-be said. "I don't know any flower names."
While she ultimately had her florist create a lush arrangement with everything from anemones to roses, Jessa shared that she would have been happy using all wild flowers. So why did the pair ultimately hire the pro? "Our parents have encouraged us to gain as many life skills as we can, then we can use that skill to bless our family," Jessa explained. So, by using a florist, Jessa and Ben not only got beautiful wedding day blooms, they also picked up some handy tips on floral decoration.
That's not the only aspect of planning that the couple felt comfortable handing off, either. Eldest Duggar, Josh, who has some graphic design experience, lent a hand by creating invitations for the future Mr. and Mrs. Seewald's nuptials. Although he first enlisted the help of his two smaller children, Josh ultimately went with his own design and then delivered what appears to be about 800 wedding invitations to the betrothed. And since neither would call themselves experts when it comes to stationery, they asked Jessa's sister, Jinger, to act as an advisor to ensure there were no flaws the couple was "too in love" to notice.
Speaking of Jinger, Ben and Jessa relied heavily on the younger Duggar sister, from helping to create the bride's custom wedding band to even shooting their engagement photos. While she was certainly a huge help during their engagement, even she struggled with snafus, including camera battery failure. Check out the hilarious video below.
It looks like having eighteen siblings certainly pays off when it comes time to plan your wedding.