Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. John Duggar

John Duggar and Abbie Burnett are married

John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett are husband and wife! They tied the knot this afternoon in Abbie's home state of Oklahoma. This Duggar wedding is the 8th for Jim Bob and Michelle, and they now have an equal number of married daughters and sons.

After a church ceremony, John and Abbie hosted their reception at an airplane hanger located at a regional airport. Guests were treated to a breakfast buffet.

Did the newlyweds leave in a getaway car or plane? Find out in just a few weeks, when their wedding airs on TLC (Tuesday, November 27th, at 10pm ET/9pm CT). On the 20th, the network will share a first look video. We will let you know when it's available.

To see the exclusive first photo of the couple, visit the TLC website.

Photo courtesy TLC

170 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Blessings for a long & happy marriage in Christ!!

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  2. You made a typo in the header. Her name is Abbie! Your first name does not change when you get married! The correct way to write the header is either Mr. and Mrs. John and Abbie Duggar or Mr. John Duggar and Ms. Abbie Burnett, depending on whether she changed her name or not.

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    1. Is this another thing the millennials are changing. This is the proper way to address them. But then I am old school Sorry I don't mean to be critical.

      Congratulations to the new couple.

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    2. Actually they are correct. That is one of the ways you can say it. It’s proper.

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    3. Ellie did not make a typo. She did it right. Mr and Mrs John and Abbie Duggar sounds strange as John’s name is by the Mrs. He’s not a Mrs John either. And it’s not Ms Abbie Burnett either! She’s married now.

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    4. For goodness sake! It was written in the traditional way. It's been done for years without any issues. Why do people have to be so nit-picky?

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    5. Or it’s Mr. and Mrs. John Duggar

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    6. The header is correct as are your examples!!

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    7. No, it has been Mr. & Mrs. John Duggar format for years and years!
      My name is Sara, but I felt ever so honoured to be called Mrs Edwin Morales when we got married! ­čśŐ

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    8. Are you for real? It is proper in formal circumstances for a married couple to be presented with the husband's name. I am PROUD to have my husband's name and to be his Mrs.

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    9. The header is correct.
      Mr. and Mrs. John Duggar

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    10. Mr. and Mrs. John Duggar
      is correct.
      And Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

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    11. Totally agree. Such an out-dated label.

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    12. No. Actually, Mr. and Mrs. John Duggar is proper. See Emily Post or any other etiquette book.

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    13. ...or just "Mr and Mrs Duggar", but then that could mean Jim Bob and Michelle, lol!

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    14. Wrong. It's proper etiquette to say Mr. And Mrs. John Duggar

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    15. With all due respect there are many young women who do not feel the need to be Ms Independent even after marriage. My 24 year old college educated daughter who is an RN-BSN, got married four weeks ago. She was happy to be introduced as Mr and Mrs “John Doe” at the ceremony. Mr and Mrs John Duggar is STILL an appropriate way to refer to a married couple.

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    16. The header is correct.

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    17. Definitely not true. The way she wrote it was proper. That’s how couples are presented as man and wife before they exit the church... that’s the proper way to address someone a formal invitation like a wedding invitation ... etc. The only thing may be changed is the husband‘s full name to make it slightly more formal you would put the first middle and last name.

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    18. "Mr. and Mrs. John Duggar" is perfectly acceptable. In fact, that's probably the more common way to address a couple in print. Using this method of salutation does not erase the woman or her identity; it's simply a more formal address.

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    19. I agree, calling a woman Mrs. Husband’s Name is incredibly rude and dehumanizing. Mrs. Abbie Duggar is “traditional” enough. Mrs. John Duggar is just ridiculous and archaic. Titling women based on their marital status is bad enough in itself.

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    20. Thank you!!!!!!!

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    21. Ellie typed it the way that it has been properly written for many, many years.

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    22. Actually most people do announce at wedding the new Mr. and Mrs. Grooms First Name then their Last Name. Everyone knows the bride has her own first name but it's just traditional

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    23. You are incorrect! The header is perfectly written! Over the years we have received hundreds of wedding invitations. Young people are now doing away with old traditions. However, many invitations sent out to guests are written as follows, " Mr. and Mrs. John Smith cordially invite you to attend the wedding of their daughter Jane Smith to Mr........
      Various invitations, mail and envelopes are addressed to Mr. & Mrs. John Smith.

      Proper etiquette was followed by this blogger.

      When a couple unite in marriage and the woman decides to accept her husbands last name vs. keeping her maiden name or her maiden-married name it is proper etiquette to be referred to as "Mrs. John Smith". Read etiquette forums, they prove that the header is written with proper etiqette!

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    24. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. John Duggar!

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    25. 7:48 Ellie was correct in how she stated it. No need to correct her.

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    26. Actually, it's common after matriage to write Mr. And Mrs. And then the male's name. Not that Abbie's name has changed, but just a formal way to write couple names

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    27. She is now Mrs. John Duggar

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    28. She is Mrs. John Duggar.

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    29. The headline is correct - she is Mrs John Duggar. This harks back to days gone by and social etiquette hasn’t yet caught up with the ‘political correctness’ many people wish for.

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    30. So all are correct except the person who said its inappropriate to address Abbie as Ms. Men are always referred to as Mr. Women unmarried as Miss. Married is Mrs. And a prefix for any woman (married or unmarried) is Ms.

      Now to connotation of how you refer to a woman is a separate matter. I never wanted to mrs someone else's name. I worked hard for my title and I'm my father's only child. But that is also my choice.

      Traditionally, it was Mr. And Mrs. Because women were legally owned by their husbands. Laws required a women up until 40 years ago to have credit issued in a husbands name or only with husbands consent. Thus Mr and Mrs. His first and last name.

      As women began to be more educated, the tradition allowed for one exception to the naming of a couple, if she was a Dr. Then it is Dr and Mr. His last name.

      Then, woman decided they didn't want to be labeled with her husbands name and it was no longer a legal requirement, some women simply kept her name. This sounds fine these days but 70 years ago in some states a woman legally ontained his last name upon signing a marriage certificate.

      Today, some men decide to take the names of their wives. A lot of these women are doctors, lawyers, politicians, and actresses and have worked hard to establish their name in their career. In this case it would be Mr and Mrs her last name.

      In the end it is a choice. And though correct most people say Mr and Mrs duggar instead of Mr and mrs john duggar in order to recognize that the wife doesnt loose her identity upon marriage. But technically, all are correct.

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    31. The beauty of living today is that traditional etiquette is being questioned and not always considered to be the gold standard for what is proper. It’s up to the individual to decide how to be addressed. If someone introduced me as Mrs. John Doe, I’d correct them by saying I use my own name. We can only assume that Abby made a choice as well.

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    32. I love being called my husband's name. After they pronounced us husband and wife the preacher said "we now give you Mr.and Mrs. John Doe".

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    33. Did you ask Abbie? Most women do not prefer Ms. which doesn't honor husbands or marriage, imho. ❤

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    34. Congrats Mr.and Mrs.John Duggar! Hope you have a wonderful honeymoon and enjoy married life to the fullest!

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    35. I live in Europe and I was definitely not introduced as Mrs. John Doe after the wedding. They always use each first name and ask the chosen family name. Otherwise it only shows the man as being important.

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    36. Even if you were right about your statement, it's not what we can refer to as a typo !
      If you want to be critical of someone, at least be right yourself !

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    37. I always address Christmas cards & any correspondents to my married friends in that way, mr & mrs the mans first name & then their surname, it's the correct way to address a married couple. I asked my daughter if there had been a change in the way your meant to addrsss a married couple as she is younger & also doing a joint law/English degree so thought she would maybe be more informed than I. She says it's still the way they write things in news columns & isn't Ellie a journalist or writer of some kind ? I feel she is probably well versed on how to address people. Seems a bit long winded to do it any other way, in my opinion.

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    38. You can really announce it however you want to, Abbie obviously made the choice to have it announced this way at her wedding. I know that at their actual wedding my mom wanted to be announced that way, but that was a one time thing.

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    39. Miss Independent because you want to use your name instead of your husband’s name? Alrighty then.

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    40. Is this an American way of doings things? I find it incredibly dehumanizing to not refer to a wife by her name. I’m married, doesn’t mean suddenly I don’t have my own name...

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    41. Does it get confusing when they’re both in the same room to refer to them both as John? Which one are you talking to?

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    42. Lol another public school case!!!

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    43. I don’t see how in the world you can equate using your own name after marriage with public school. Seems a stretch to me.

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    44. 12:54 Apparently it is an American way of doing things. I find it very interesting to learn of different customs in other cultures and countries. I find this American custom to be a beautiful thing still being passed down the generations. I also understand that other countries do things differently, and that's okay too.

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    45. It can also be Mr and Mrs John Duggar. Don't know what time period you grew up in but all can be correct. You're just not used to old school.

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    46. 12:54, the title thing is usually only used in writing, not in a room (unless they're being introduced for the first time as a married couple). I can see the practicality with the Duggar family introducing a wife as Mrs. J() Duggar, as there are going to be so many Duggar wives by the time the sons are all done getting married. :)

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    47. As another poster stated, the custom of addressing a couple by the husband's full name has a painful history. Not all traditions are necessarily good ones. It's important for women to be informed of such things before making a decision on how they wish to be addressed. Then, it's up to her to decide.

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    48. I cannot believe that so much of this blog has been used to discuss what to call a married woman, which should be solely the choice of the woman whose name it is. This space should be for congratulating this great, loving couple.

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    49. Why would a woman’s name and title need to honor a husband and marriage but a man’s does not need to honor his wife and their marriage?

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  3. Congratulations John David and Abbie! You two are perfect for one another. :)

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  4. Congratulations to John and Abbie!

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  5. Awesome!!! Wish I could be so lucky in finding my own forever guy. Blessings to them!

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  6. Is that when the new season starts?

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    1. I was wondering the same. I would think it would not start again until after the first of the year but I could be wrong.

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    2. I HOPE SO !
      Can't wait to see their courtship

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    3. I think it's just a special,unfortunately...

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  7. Duggars have 19 kids, 8 are married, 11 unmarried is that half?

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    1. I think she meant that of the 8 Duggars that are married, 4 are the girls and 4 are the guys

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    2. She means, of their married children, half of them are boys & half are girls.

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  8. oops my mistake, I read it differently than was attended. sorry

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  9. Congratulations... Wishing you many years of happiness...

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  10. The Duggar family has a lot happening in the beginning of November! :)

    November 1- Jessa and Ben Seewald's wedding anniversary

    November 3- John and Abbie Duggar's wedding anniversary

    November 4- Jessa Seewald's birthday

    November 5- Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's wedding anniversary and Spurgeon Seewald's birthday

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  11. Congratulations! That's awesome. And a breakfast buffet, that's a nice touch. Very happy for them.

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  12. Now it's Jana, at almost 29! She's 10 years older than the next oldest at home. Time to move out on her own and spread her wings. If she doesn't want to marry, that's fine, but time to make a life of her own!

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    1. Jana is a wonderful person but yes it is time to make her own life either single or married. Doesn't matter which one.

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    2. That's rightly none of your business!

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    3. I agree totally. I love Jana & would love to see her find her Mr right, but if that's not to be then I hope she moves on with her own life outside the Duggar house. At 29 it's time to be her own woman. I myself loved still living at home with my father in my mid twenties till he died, & I often wonder if he hadn't passed when I would of moved out as I was very comfortable at home & very content to be single. I do know older people thought this odd & kept asking when I was moving into my own place, I thought they were quite rude back then but now I'm older I can see they were thinking of me, & the life I should of been living myself while young. I do hope Jana finds happiness in whatever form that comes in as she is such a beautiful young woman inside & out she deserves happiness.

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    4. Yes! She should go on a mission trip abroad, or start working at a local coffee shop, or take a course in something. It will help her learn new things and meet new people, one of those which could be her future husband! I think it could be a great thing for her

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    5. Why don't you let Jana decide what she wants to do? If she really wanted out of her family's home, she would find a way to leave.

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  13. Congrats to you two! Wishing you life filled with happiness and love. There's a lot of anniversaries in the this family through the first week of November!

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  14. Congratulations to John David & Abbie!!!

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  15. Boy what a surprise they kept that a secret didnt they. Would love to have some new updates on the new couples. And Bates kids.

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  16. Congratulations to you both! You are a beautiful couple.

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  17. Congratulations to John and Abbie duggar I'm so happy to hear about your wedding have lots of fun on your honeymoon and may god bless your Christian household with a Christian environment and may god bless you with children being married is wonderful

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  18. Well, I guess John and Abbie had to save the series some way.

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    1. Yeah, good thing they found each other and actually liked each other in the nick of time to save the series.

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  19. Congratulations to John and Abbie Duggar - May this be the first day of a long happy life together.

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  20. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you both and I can’t wait to see the wedding! You two seem so in love and I know the Lord will bless you!!!

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  21. Congratulations to the newlyweds! So happy for them. I was surprised they got married in the first week of November, like Ben & Jessa and Jeremy & Jinger. Maybe this is the start of a Duggar tradition or something. I think it's a very pretty time of the year to marry.

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  22. Her name is Mrs Abbie Duggar, not Mrs John Duggar.

    Mrs John Duggar just sounds super odd to me

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    1. Lol yes but when addressed as a couple it usually takes form under the husbands name...if she was being addressed individually then it would be Mrs Abbie Duggar..

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    2. That’s how it’s typically announced right after you are married, so I get why Ellie did that. It’s a one time thing and doesn’t carry on past the wedding day.

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    3. 8:38 I prefer John and Mary Smith, rather than getting completely lost in my husband's name. It's all a matter of personal preferences.

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    4. Ha ha ;) You will get people who say she should stay with her maiden name, people who want her to us Ms instead of Mrs, so many variations. It is funny that the 'feminists' insist on taking away choice and want to dictate what all women should do. Let Abbie decide what she wants. That is true feminism -- the ability to decide for oneself.

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    5. 12:34- There are some adamant traditionalists on this forum who insist there’s only one correct way to address a married couple- Mr. and Mrs. John Doe. That isn’t right either.

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    6. @12:34 Feminists are NOT taking away anyone's choice.

      Taking the husband's name is a cultural tradiion which many cultures do not have. It is not assumed that a woman takes her husband's name and it is not automatically legal.The woman has to change her name, afterwards, on all her documentation.

      We have a custom here that a woman can use her husband's name socially, if she has not change her documentation. But she must use her legal name for all legal contracts.

      We make a difference between a woman's title and her name. It is correct to call Abbie, Mrs. John Duggar as it means that she is the wife of John Duggar. She could also be called Abbie Duggar (without the Mrs. ) or Mrs. Duggar.

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  23. JOHN DAVID, ABBIE, I AM SOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR U 2, AND U GUYS LOOK WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE U 2!!!!!!

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  24. Best Wishes to the new Duggar couple. Beautiful picture, happy bride and groom, lovely dress, lovely bouquet! Magic day!!

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  25. I'm so happy for you both. May the Lord Jesus bless and keep you and may His hand guide in all you do. May this marriage be joyous and full of adventures.

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  26. Abbies dress was very pretty, saw the picture in Us magazine. They also left in a small plane, handy to do when your reception is in a airplane hanger and the groom is a pilot!

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  27. November is a popular month for the Duggars.I'm so happy for them both.I always said whom ever lands JD will be one lucky lady, he can can do anything, jack of all trades­čśë­čśŐCONGRADULATIONS!!!

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  28. Congratulations to john & Abbie hope they have a very happy life together.

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  29. Gefeliciteerd John en Abbie wenst jullie nog veel geluk mooie jaren samen !

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  30. An airplane hangar? I understand the size of the venue is needed for these mega-attended weddings, but this whole relationship seems to be based on John David's preferences - flying. What about Abbie: How in love with flying could she have become in a short time? What are HER likes and interests? We haven't seen those at all. Thank you.

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    1. Better than a church parking lot...but I agree...I’m sure Abbie loved the idea but we haven’t really seen any of her interests in the engagement or wedding.

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    2. Her friends from nursing school were in the hangar for the reception. Whether she remains in touch with her nursing background now remains to be seen. John may be gone a lot, if he intends to continue getting paid to fly somehow. She should pursue a career herself or she could get lonely at home by herself.

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    3. Marriage is two becoming one. Your comment is unnecessarily divisive. Of course Abbie was amenable. ❤

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    4. I'm sure they'll work it out. It was romantic to date a wealthy man with an airplane, but John David seems to spend most of his time shuttling the Duggars around so Abbie will have to adjust to that.

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    5. Marriage doesn't mean you chuck away your interests and only follow your husband's interests. I think that OP comment was relevant, given that this is the Duggars and there are certain courting and marriage expectations that are out of the ordinary.

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    6. Anon @ 9.09 John David is not a commercial pilot so he won't be away from home that much. He seems to use his pilots licence to fly his parents, siblings and friends around as required and if Abbie has quit her career she will have a lot of time on her hands so she can accompany him on their jaunts.

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    7. Anon @9:25- I've been married a very long time. I am still an individual, with my own likes and interests that don't necessarily fit with what my husband likes to do. He's not fond of traveling, but I am- so I take trips with my friends. You don't have to give up your identify just because you get married.

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    8. You don't think she could also have an interest in airplanes and flying? Maybe that's one of their shared interests. Girls can love airplanes too, you know.

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    9. The wedding was in Oklahoma by her family and friends so all of the Duggar side traveled to her and she probably thought it was fun to have the plane theme for JD. Also, maybe she is learning to fly, too. I am a female pilot. I have a male pilot friend who met his wife and she became a pilot, too, so that they could fly together safely on all kinds of adventures. Kind of sad that you think a woman can't be interested in flying.

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    10. Well we haven't seen anything about it yet. Wait til the next season

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    11. Who knows what Abbie likes? She hasn't been given much opportunity to say a lot about her hobbies and interests. Maybe she really enjoys flying. She'll get used to taking the Duggars everywhere and become accustomed to their habit of tardiness.

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    12. We haven't seen much of Abbie at all to know what her interests are! Why don't you wait until more of her interests are revealed and the wedding planning is shown.

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    13. @11:47 "if he intends to continue getting paid to fly somehow" That means he could indeed go on to do more commercial flying and Abbie could be alone more. Plus isn't he already flying things (other than people) here and there, for pay?

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    14. Oh, goodness. Maybe it was Abbie's idea! Stop rushing to judgement.

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  31. 7:48 Seriously? She did not make a typo. She simply wrote the heading using traditional grammar. It is still the preferred formal address for many married couples. Ellie, I appreciate the announcement and the updates. I’m sorry some make comments about your writing abilities, which you clearly have a profound comprehension and education to your credit. I’m getting excited for you and your husband to welcome your first child into the world!

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    1. Ellie, you do a terrific job with this blog. You made no mistake by introducing them as Mr. And Mrs. John Duggar. That is the formal way and correct way. Congratulations on your baby!! I cannot wait for the big day!!

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    2. Unknown- There is no "correct" way. It depends on the individual and their personal preferences.

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    3. That's how many ministers introduce the couple

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    4. 3:55 I think a minister would introduce the couple in any way they request. If he or she would not, then I'd find another minister.

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  32. Congratulations John and Abbie!!

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  33. They were married in the afternoon and they fed their guests breakfast?

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    1. Yes that didn’t make since to me either...they got marri d on a Saturday so they couldn’t even say it was Sunday brunch.

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    2. Yes, 6:56. It actually sounds better than root beer floats.

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    3. I'm not sure why they didn't just call it brunch but it sounded like they served things that are normally associated with breakfast.

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    4. Confused about that as well, maybe their favorite meal is breakfast? Either way, it is better than only serving cake to guests who have made a big effort to attend the wedding.

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    5. The meal at a wedding is traditionally known as the breakfast as it's the first meal of the couple's married life...it doesn't mean they literally ate breakfast!

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    6. They literally had breakfast food for the reception, 3:54.

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    7. 3:54, not sure where you got that bit of information but it’s the first time I’ve ever heard that. On every wedding invitation I’ve ever received, if a meal is going to be served it’s called dinner or brunch. Never breakfast. I doubt that’s the traditional way of doing things as you say.

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    8. Wedding invites I've received only include info about the reception location. They don't mention what the meal or the food will be unless they want you to check if you want chicken or beef. But you can figure on a dinner meal (buffet or sit-down) when the wedding is in the late afternoon. I've only been to one wedding that was a cake and punch reception, and that was after an early afternoon wedding for a couple who were both on their second marriages.

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    9. 6:17 It is the traditional way of doing things, it is just not really in use anymore. But the British Royal Family still does it ! When Princes William and Harry gpt married, they served "breakfasts" to their guests.

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  34. Oh my goodness, John looks so happy. He looks as if he's finally had a taste of normality and loves it. I hope he embraces Abbie's way of life. And runs as far away as he can.

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  35. I was expecting that they would marry this weekend. They didn't let me down. All the best to John and Abbie. I wonder where TLC will send them for their honeymoon.

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  36. Congratulations. I know Janna is waiting for that someone special but I hope she doesnt miss her twin too much

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    1. Part of me feels John David did not stay at the compound and he slept at the house that he had bought a while back.

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    2. I thought that house was rented out.

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  37. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs. God bless!

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  38. Congratulations to John and Abbie on your marriage! I'm looking forward to see your wedding. Love and happiness, forever...Jane

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  39. i have never heard of having breakfast for food at a reception or having it an an airport hangar. Can't wait to see more. pictures. At least Abbie got to have the wedding in her hometown.

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    1. In the U.K. We often refer to the meal after the wedding as "the wedding breakfast", this does not mean they serve breakfast food, it's just a phrase that's used.

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    2. Josh and Anna, 10 years back, had their wedding in Anna's hometown in Florida.

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    3. Perhaps they should have called it BRUNCH - very popular
      for wedding receptions these days. Here in NW NJ there are restaurants that have brunch through 2:PM. Usually includes breakfast food along with salads etc.

      I Wish them well - It was their day - as long as they enjoyed everything that is all that is important.

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    4. The meal at a wedding is traditionally called the breakfast, doesn't mean they ate breakfast food

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    5. ...Except they did eat breakfast food.

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  40. Congratulations to this lovely duo! Newlyweds usually depart by car; did they use a plane? God bless you! ❤

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  41. Big congratulations to John and Abbie. He will be a terrific husband. I have never seen him so happy. Abbie looked absolutely beautiful. I loved her dress and her gorgeous hair. Cannot wait for the show to start back.

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  42. Congratulations John David & Abbie! I'm so happy for you!

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  43. Congratulations John and Abbie!!

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  44. So I guess she passed that Duggar premarital questionnaire.

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  45. Congratulations to John David & Abbie on your marriage!!

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  46. Time 2:18PM Sun 11/4/18
    Congrats to the new Mr & Mrs Duggar.

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  47. All the best to John David and Abbie. Now it's Lauren's turn to announce her pregnancy. Keep the news coming.

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    1. Well it is her “turn”......

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  48. Aww Congrats!!!! So exciting!!

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  49. When I did my first comment on this blog I was so excited that I had found people that loved God and the Bates family as I do. Seems as if this blog is like the rest of the crazy mixed up world. We can not even agree on Mr and Mrs. So sad.

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    1. Why do we all have to agree on everything? Who’s opinion is the one we should all agree with? Even hard core fans wil have differences of opinion regarding the Duggars.

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    2. I think a lot of those types of comments really started appearing here regularly once the bad news about Josh came out a few years ago. People probably started googling him and ran across this blog, where they could find a new place to criticize and nitpick the family. I know the comments on Facebook really got bad then too.

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    3. I think you can love God and still have room for disagreement. I think it would be a rather dull world if everyone had the same opinons. There are even disagreements within churches. The key is maintaining respect and courtesy, despite differences.

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  50. Have a blessed marriage!

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  51. Congratulations on your wedding. Abbie's dress is beautiful. Wishing you a life of love,happiness and blessings. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  52. They are a lovely couple. I wish them well

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  53. Congrats!!! Loved your dress Abbie! I liked that it wasn't practically choking her. Not so close to the neckline like a few other Duggar women.

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  54. Dear John-David and Abbie, Congratulations!!!! We are very happy for you. We can't wait to watch your courtship, engagement, wedding and honeymoon. We can't wait to hear your story from the start but I can't wait for baby # 1. Natasha B

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    1. There's more to life than having babies. Abbie might want to continue her career. Also, not everybody wants kids.

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  55. Congrats !! lovely couple!

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  56. Congratulations John and Abbie you both just glow with love for one another.I wish you a blessed marriage and a wonderful life

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