Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Duggar Wedding Planning Trip

The Duggar ladies are on a wedding planning trip this week! For those who are wondering, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo have not announced the date of their big day. Their guest list is significantly shorter than Jill and Jessa's, as they desire the moment to be shared only by family and close friends.

 Joy-Anna Duggar and Jinger Duggar (soon to be Jinger Vuolo)

 Michelle Duggar and Israel Dillard

Jana Duggar and Israel Dillard

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

72 comments:

  1. I heard a rumor that the wedding might be in NJ. Do you know if this is true or not?

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  2. Who takes a toddler on a wedding planning trip? Where's Derick? Can't he "babysit" his son?

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    1. Father's don't babysit there children

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    2. It isn't babysitting if it the dad. It qould be him watching his own son and I take my son almost everywhere I go. It is weird to be without him. Have you ever thought maybe that that is their life and their own choice.Not your life not your choice

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    3. I don't see as it's really any of your business!

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    4. Men have important Man things to do and cannot care for babies for extended periods alone. Babies belong with their mother, no matter what the mother is doing.

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    5. Well you just strap (or not) that baby into the front-end loader beside you and get on with the important manly things! Ben took Spurgeon to the gym and used him as a workout weight. Josh & David Waller took the kids to the hardware store. Yes, they almost lost one or two out the front door, but the kids were eventually rounded up by a kind stranger and no harm done.

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    6. Oh my gosh! I can't believe that you say it's the women's duty or the fathers have "man things" to do. I'm a Christian as is my husband but we share the parenting duties. If a Dad can't watch his own son it's a sorry commentary in the union.

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    7. 9/21 @ 9:22am your comment sounds so 1950's saying men have important man things to do? I'm curious to know examples of this, as in, whats more important than being with their child and caring for them while mom is away?

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    8. My how 18th century and old fashioned is that statement, this is what century?🤔

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    9. its equally man's fault in having a baby as woman's, so men are as responsible for taking care of babies as women. a woman is suffering for 9 months of pregnancy and damaging her health and body, goes through hormonal changes, gets into postpartum depression, painful breastfeeding... and she has to stay with screaming baby all the time too? No, men has to take care of babies, the least.

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    10. It sounds like you have had a horrible experience with pregnancy and childbirth. I'm so sorry.

      Yes, there are ups and downs and certain risks involved, but pregnancy and childbirth and breastfeeding isn't all torture.

      My husband and I happily welcomed 5 children into the world. We are partners in parenting. He doesn't "babysit" or "watch" them any more than I do.

      I was in my 30's and 40's when I had them and one came so fast she was born at home on the couch with the paramedics. I also breastfed all of them.

      Yes, I had certain challenges with each of them, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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  3. So if you have to go on a trip to plan a wedding, does this mean that it's being held somewhere other than Arkansas? Hmmmm... Pastor Vuolo officiating?

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    1. Officiate his own wedding?!? Lol

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    2. I think they meant the father?

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    3. Not Jeremy Vuolo, Charles Vuolo, who is also a pastor.

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    4. Jeremy's father---pastor Vuolo,,,I believe......🙂

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    5. Charles Vuolo is a real pastor. Educated.

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  4. I think we all know where they are holding the wedding. ;-)

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  5. Michelle looks totally frazzled and stressed and tired. Maybe there's too much going on at once for her.

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    1. Michelle sure looks very different in the pic holding Izzy.

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    2. Yeah, she looks very stressed.

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    3. I think Michelle has finally realized Jinger does love NYC ( I think that's where they are going for wedding planning) and the stress has caused her hair to stand on end!!

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  6. Joy-Anna looks beautiful.

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    1. She looks like she has dropped some pounds. Great job if that was the case. Hope all goes well with your plans.



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    2. Joy is almost 19, she is probably going to get married soon herself.

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  7. Are you, Lily and Ellie attending the weekend?

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  8. I love the way Jinger and Jeremy are doing things their own way by having a smaller more intimate wedding. To each their own.

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  9. Blessings and beautiful wishes for a wonderful wedding!

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  10. Finally, a wedding that's actually what the couple wants and about family. Anyone else remember Jessa saying that JB was handing out invitations at a conference he was at to get the big list? Jessa said she didn't know half the guests.

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    1. Seriously? That's terrible!

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    2. It's true. It's on one of her bridal episodes.

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  11. Exciting!!! So the wedding won't be in Arkansas? I love that Jinger is doing something exciting! Anybody know where they are flying to?

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  12. I have nothing against big weddings (my parent's Italian wedding was 550 people) but I'm glad Jinger and Jeremy are choosing to have a small wedding, because that's what THEY desire to have.

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  13. Joy and Jinger both look great with their hair up. They should both do it more often!

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  14. I think she is probably still breastfeeding Israel, that is why he went along.

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    1. Who is breastfeeding? I see Jana, Joy, Jinger, Michelle, and Israel.

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    2. Breast pumping works just fine for that type of situation!

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    3. If the reason she brought him along was breastfeeding, that's totally her call as the mom. Breast pumping can be a huge pain in the neck, especially if you have to do it for several days.

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    4. I'm sure if she didn't take him, people wouldn't be fine with that either. These women are scrutinized with every move and action they take :-(

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  15. Why would Israel have to go on this trip? Clearly Michelle and Israel are in a plane. So, what's the need for a wedding trip? Is it for a fitting on her dress that she bought in Virginia? Hopefully, if the event is out of town, it's in the Northeast with HIS family and they will do it up right this time...indoor reception with tables, chairs and everything.

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    1. It would be lovely to see a more formal wedding reception and if needed, to have hired help rather than volunteers. I understand if the family is poor, but this family has made millions from TLC (and TLC probably pays for the weddings too).

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  16. How sweet and intimate! Thats how ours was, which we HAD to have a MUCH bigger reception to make sure no one felt left out

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  17. Whatever date they choose or guests...The purpose is they are joined together, seeking to serve the Lord in their union. May they continue to do so without being disturbed by the nay sayers...Blessings to you both, and too your new families. May you always seek the Lord first and pray together daily! Congratulations!

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  18. I see Jeremy is already showing Jinger the magic of soccer! Love her jersey! Congrats on your wedding!

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    1. Is she wearing a man's shirt?! Clearly the Bible states that you do NOT wear the clothing of the opposite gender! Next thing you know, she'll be wearing pants, too.

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    2. That would be good. Pants are very practical (and very normal).

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    3. Then men should be wearing robes, right?

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    4. What's wrong with wearing pants? Way more modest than wearing skirts while riding horses, rock climbing, Getting in and out of go carts...pants show less skin than skirts

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    5. @ 10:33

      I hope you are being sarcastic. There is so much more to being Christian than dressing in a "godly" manner.

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  19. Jill should have weaned Israel a long time ago. It's not right...he's too old and aware now for that.

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    1. Many people nurse their babies until 2 or so. Studies have shown that it is worth a lifetime of benefits to breastfeed your child longer.

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    2. Breastfeeding can be done as long as one likes, 18 months is not to old for breastfeeding!!! And if Jill is still breastfeeding kudos to her!! It is the best thing for the baby..it is all up to the individual mum and baby!!!

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    3. I'm sure Jill knows what's best for her son. But anyway who told you she hasn't weaned him yet?

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    4. Who says? Are you a breastfeeding expert? These women probably are. If I had any advice I needed for breastfeeding, they're the FIRST people I'd lean on for advice!

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    5. I breastfed till my son's 3rd birthday. He is a happy, healthy, independent 4 year old now. If you don't like what others do, don't visit the site...

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  20. It amazes me how this family can just pick up and travel for a week the way they do. It doesn't dawn on them that maybe they should have jobs or be in school?

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  21. I agree Israel should not be on this trip IF his dad is very capable of taking care of him.

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  22. Jana, needs find love for herself, instead babysitting brothers & sister.

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  23. I have a 3 yr old and I take him everywhere with me.....why leave your baby? People would have something negative to say if she did or didn't....

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  24. Is tlc also following them too? They can't live or breathe without a camera always being there.

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  25. Wow. I read the comments on just about every post, but I was really struck by how judgemental so many commenters are. Would you like it if you posted a picture of you doing something with your family on Facebook and all your friends made comments picking apart every little thing you did do or didn't do, wore or didn't wear, the wording on your post, etc., etc.? I often read people saying, "well, they put themselves out there," and "this blog is all about discussing this family," but that's just an excuse commenters are using to be judgmental, judgmental, judgmental. It's a flaw in your character, whether you're doing it to a famous person or an average Joe.

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    1. And I find the people who feel they need to point this out to be just as flawed, so there is that, too.

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    2. I kindly disagree. They are reality tv stars BEING PAID millions of dollars to do a tv show. They aren't just a family posting their home videos on the internet. The comments help them and tlc realize how people view them and react to them. For example, they rarely discuss their faith any longer, isn't that what the show started for? That disappoints me. Now it's more about being a big family and all the trips the older kids are able to take and fun activities they do (camping, go karts, shopping, out to eat, having friends visit, visiting friends, anniversary getaways, etc. etc.). I still watch because I was a fan from the beginning but I'm sad to see the work ethic has faded and the older children aren't expected to work outside the home at a paying job that isn't from their father (nor are the son in laws).

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    3. So very very true ,its a testament to ones persona about how they criticize, so unhappy with their self is evident.As to those who are miffed at Isreals presense...I'm sure they missed him terribly and want to make up for lost time... AND since they will be returning to Central America I'm sure they want to soak up all the lovin on him they can.Maybe those don't know what it's like to miss a loved one immensely, how sad is that...Whoa! they need extra blessings fo sure.

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    4. Maybe instead of criticizing how judgmental people are when they post you can encourage them to realize first what they are about to say and then think about if it were themselves. Just a thought :-)

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  26. I totally agree with Anonymous @ 10:19. My parents used to always say "If you can't say nice then keep lips shut!"
    And I see nothing wrong with Israel still nursing if that's what he is doing. My now grown up children nursed past a year old and they are doing fine.

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  27. Glad they were able to share a trip. Hopefully a dress is found.
    I'm also glad the a guest list is fewer. Two or three hundred is average for most Bride's. I'm not sure if they consider that intimate though.
    Wishing them the best.

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  28. Are we sure Jill went on this wedding planning trip? Seems she might have been busy helping to deliver a baby as she posted a picture of her stating so. Just saying. I'm not 100% sure if that was the case.

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