Joy-Anna Duggar & Austin Forsyth: Wedding Date Revealed!

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Another Duggar wedding is in the works, and once again, the family is being selective about which details are revealed to the public.

As much as they love publicity surrounding weddings, they are equally vigilant about witholding info for the inevitable three-part TLC special.

Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth

We're starting to think the real reason unmarried Duggars aren't allowed to have social media accounts is part of a PR gag order.

Otherwise, they might mess up the ratings for Counting On by prematurely revealing crucial courtship details to their fans on Instagram.

But we digress.

These days, we're waiting on the wedding of Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, who announced their engagement not long ago.

Joy-Anna and Austin announced their courtship back in November, and the couple has reportedly been going full-steam ahead ever since.

Joy-Anna and her man have known one another since childhood, so it's been rumored that they moved faster than is customary in Duggar Nation.

Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth

(There have also been reports of Joy-Anna and Austin breaking courtship rules by moving well beyond the realm of hand-holding and side hugs, but that's a conversation for another time.)

Interestingly, however, when it comes to time between the beginning of the relationship and the exchanging vows, Joy-Anna is actually waiting longer than any of her sisters.

According to wedding registry website The Knot, Joy-Anna and Austin will get married on October 28, which also happens to be Joy-Anna's birthday.

That means the couple will court for almost a full year.

Obviously, the date carries special meaning for the couple, but it's still strange that they're waiting so long to make it official when they seemed so certain from the start.

For comparison, Joy's 23-year-old sister Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo after just four months of courting.

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth Photo

The courtship has been something of a PR nightmare for the Duggars thanks to those rumors about Joy-Anna, 19, and Austin flouting the rules.

It was widely assumed by many observers that that things would be rushed along to avoid further bad press en route to the altar.

Further complicating matters is the fact that the Forsyths are a bit more modern than the Duggars, and Austin is an avid social media user.

So for once, we don't have to wait until the wedding special to find out what's really going on with the courting Arkansas couple.

And it seems that what's really going on is a courting couple that doesn't feel the need to sprint down the aisle because ... well ...

Austin and Joy-Anna have already progressed beyond the relationship tipping point of side-hugging, as we pointed out earlier. 

Once you've experienced the magic that is full-on frontal hugging WITH hand-holding, there's no putting that genie back in the bottle.

So to speak.

So watch Counting On online to remind yourself of just how bonkers this whole "courting" business really is, and wish Joy the best!

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