Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Duggars Wedding Costs

"In our family, it's probably somewhere between 10 to 20 thousand for a wedding, with all the chairs and the church rental and everything," says Jim Bob Duggar. "It all adds up in a hurry." That means Jim Bob could easily pay upwards of $90 thousand to walk all nine of his daughters down the aisle.

Watch this sneak peek video to see what's coming up on tonight's season premiere episode of 19 Kids and Counting. Tune in to TLC at 9pm ET/8pm CT, and then come back to the blog after the show for a written recap.

28 comments:

  1. He has millions.

    I don't know why they invite thousands of people. Most guests are no way as well off and the prospect of attending so many weddings and the cost to go and the gift seem prohibited. How can they be so close to so many people and still be close enough for a wedding invite.

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    1. People seem to forget that most of the Duggars friends have very large families, Sooooooo therefore that adds up pretty quickly, they are a very social family with LOTS of friends.

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    2. But how close can they possibly be to that many people. It is more a problem for the guests as they have to journey in large vehicles and come up with a number of gifts. How much can they interact with the family with so many there? There are massive size weddings in other cultures where there are 1-2 kids in the family. Sometimes you miss much by having things too large. The wedding doesn't have to be big cause the family is large. It's about the couple and God.

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  2. You have a very beautiful family! I love watching the show. I love the show so much I decided to do a book report for school on the book "Growing up Duggar: It's all about relationships." Can not wait for the season premiere tonight! <3

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  3. Holy smokes! Mine was $400 including rings and clothes.

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    1. Wow! That's really impressive! How did you manage it?

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  4. My sisters and I want to watch the premiere SO badly but we don't have cable! :( We're very bummed that we don't get to watch...can't wait to see the recap and HOPEFULLY soon be able to watch the episode somehow online. Blessings.

    Jennifer

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  5. Ben and Jessa look so cute together! :)

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  6. LOVED the show tonight!! Thought it was VERY CUTE with the "KISS COUNT" for Jill and Derick!! ~~ Question about money-saving ideas!! My Aunt and family (9 kids) would carefully save/re-use gift wrapping paper by not tearing open the gifts. Do the Duggars do anything like that? Just curious!!

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    1. Really? Derek is turning into JB. I love my husband to pieces but he doesn't need to hang off me like a spider monkey

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  7. Love the show.l am glad to see everyone is doing well.cannot wait to see the baby soon.god bless you all.

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  8. We paid about 6.000 including dress, rings EVERYTHING! And we had about 400 guests and a super big buffet for food. But we are incredibly blessed with our church who covers lots of the costs when church members marry.

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  9. Are there any new Duggar recipes?

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  10. There's a big difference between $10,000 and $20,000. How can a church rental, a dress and icecream and cake add up to $20,000?

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    1. I think it was the 3,000 guests that did them in with cost

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  11. Jessa's jaw looks distorted in this picture.

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  12. The Duggars make up to $100,000 an episode, so I don't think money is an issue for them.

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    1. Where did you get that amount? I can't find a single source that has a figure listed that high.

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  13. Most "average" weddings start at $20-30 thousand for 100 guests or so. SO MUCH MONEY WASTED on "one day" ... you should celebrate the marriage not the wedding.

    $85 for licence/officiant/ceremony/certificates ... $3 to park at city hall. Wildflowers.
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    $88 (worth every penny!)

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  14. I love how each daughter has there own choice to make it there own wedding ..... love how Jessa making her simple and cheap but will look expensive .... congrats to u both god be with u both on ur marriage..

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  15. Jessa totally reminds me of me when I planned my wedding. Once I had the man, the church and the dress I really didn't care much about the rest of the details. Ha ha, I thought I was the only one who was like that - glad to know I'm not!

    Congrats Ben and Jessa!

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    1. Stephanie from VirginiaFebruary 24, 2015 at 12:32 AM

      I agree. This is what Brides should focus on, wardrobe, dresses, mens clothes, photos, and flowers /bbouquet what you really look back on are the pictures and that is what's hanging on the wall. Evem Princess Diana (20 years later said) she would have went with a different dress. Bit fashions change. However, Middleton dress will last thr ages Grace Kelly's? Amd even Ferries could last today. Wedding dress most important pick. Since Duggars don't do garter I guess shoes don't matter

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  16. That is so much money, especially for a family who always claims to do things inexpensively. A wedding only needs to cost the price of a license.

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  17. It seems to be advantageous to display your family to TV .....

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  18. How can hot dogs and ice cream, a dress and a church rental total even $10,000?

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  19. I find this shocking an disappointing. I thought they were a frugal family and even with the large amount of siblings, I think having 100 or people or even less, is very doable and very affordable. Plus, I've never heard of church rental costs. If they didn't have so many people they could stick with pot luck type friendly donations from the ladies of the church community.

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  20. Would have tought it's 10 times as much for 1000 people. Invitations alone cost like $5000

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