Friday, February 28, 2020

Jessa on 'Say Yes to the Dress'

Jessa Seewald will soon make a debut on another one of TLC's reality shows. She will be featured on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, which premieres Saturday, March 21, at 8pm ET. In preparation for her wedding, Ben Seewald's sister Jessica invited Jessa and others to the bridal salon to help her choose her wedding gown, and the session was filmed for the show.

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  1. I love say yes to the dress Atlanta with Lori & Monty & it will be nice seeing Jessa on the show with her sister in law. For all the inappropriate shows TLC has on tv, they do have many that are very nice family entertainment. My daughter & I have watched SYTTD & SYTTD Atlanta for years, we love Randy from the Kleinfeld show but we prefer the Atlanta program as it’s very family orientated & it’s nice seeing Lori’s daughter & sometimes her husband & son too, & Monty is just fantastic. Excited for this to be televised in the UK though I presume it won’t be for a while yet.

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    1. You have to wonder how the Duggars react to the staff members at those stores having radically different lifestyles than theirs.

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    2. 11:39, um, no you don’t. The Duggars are well awear that they live differently than most of the world, I don’t think they’re shocked by anything they see when they’re out and about.

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    3. @11:39 They stay quiet when in front of people like that, but certainly have plenty to say about them behind their backs.

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    4. 11:39- How would you expect them to react?

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  2. Despite this being a Duggar family blog, it is pretty rude to say Jessa is featured and making a debut on the show. If anything her sister-in-law is being featured on the show. Jessa is a mere guest sitting on a sofa. Not everything in life is about a Duggar, particularly someone else’s wedding.

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    1. Oh boy another negative Nellie. Jessa is featured as one of the guests and part of the wedding party.....many times family members other than the bride end up being quite entertaining.

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    2. Besides, this is not the first time Jessa is in the show. In 2009 she was there when Michelle was looking for a dress....

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    3. Always has to be a controversy . . .

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    4. No, always has to be someone with a valid opinion making a good point.

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    5. Some people just enjoy being negative, I think. Must be a hard life.

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    6. It doesn't need to be turned into some assumption about the blogger's motives. Let the blogger blog without correcting her word choices. Sheesh.

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  3. How fun! "Say Yes to the Dress" is such a fun show. I just love the Atlanta based version and they carry dresses a bit more reasonably priced than Klienfelds. I hope she found her perfect dress.

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    1. 4;22pm: Read again. It's Ben's sister's wedding, not Jessa's.

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    2. Yes Jessa got married in 2015 but here they are talking about her sister-in-law - Jessica Seewald. Took me a few times of reading it over to understand what was meant.

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    3. This is abt bens sister who look for wedding dress geez read again! 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄

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  5. A debut implies that the person is going to be a regular on a show or that she has never been on TV before.

    Jessa is only supporting her sister-in-law (who is the 'star' of the piece) in the selection of her wedding dress.

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    1. Yes this is true.

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    2. Jessa is the real star. And the reason they are there.

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  6. Cool! Though it's still connected but a step forward for Jessa personally. However sounds like a sign Counting on is dead :(

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    1. You may have misread what was implied. I believe Jessa will just be a guest in one episode.

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    2. 10:22 - what do you mean by saying Counting On is dead? I honestly don’t understand how you came to that conclusion.

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    3. Yes, but she is doing her own thing, without siblings. Jessa is trying to break away and make her own name and money. Imo.

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    4. How is it a sign that the show is dead? Michelle and the whole family were on Say Yes many years ago.

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    5. There's no indication that Jessa is going to play any role on this show other than being with her sister-in-law while a wedding dress is chosen for Jessica's wedding. The show isn't going to be a new venue for Jessa long term.

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    6. Anon 8.48. I read an article in a UK publication stating that TLC were not going to make any more episodes of counting on so maybe this person has substance in saying she thinks the show is finished. I didn’t take too much notice as it was a British publication & I assume when anything is definitive this blog will be the best & first place to hear about it.

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    7. I hope you are right, Fuzzyferet, that the British publication is wrong. I look forward to when the show airs.

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  7. That will be lots of fun! I love Say Yes to the Dress.

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  8. Jessa always seems to put her 2 cents into everything. I’m really not interested in Ben’s sister picking out her wedding dress. I wish Jinger, Jeremy and little Felicity would get their own show... or at least get their own Q&A like the other 2 they previously did. I love watching counting on but it seems to be the same old thing....except for Jinger and Jeremy’s adventures❤️

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    1. Anonymous @11:25am. Ben's sister asked Jessa if you wanted to come alono to help her with wedding dresses.

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    2. Anon 11:25 Oh pkease!! Who wants to watch two people overspending on themselves, eating out all the time, shopping constantly and traveling here and there. That would be one shallow, vain show. How about a show that somewhat resembles the Christian, ministry oriented, giving and frugal Digger show of yesteryear. Hollywood fills the tv and movies with enough of"Look at Me", "Look what I got", shows. How about some shows of look at God and look how we can serve Him!!

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    3. What adventures Jinger&Jeremy have had?? Move to another city is not really an adventure.

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    4. Very interesting that more people are picking up on the non-Christian vanity vibes being given off by the Californians. "Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things and give me life in your ways."

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    5. I'm sure living in Los Angeles has been a fun adventure for Jinger, who was always under her father's thumb until marriage. Couldn't even go to a coffee shop unaccompanied.

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    6. 9:35 AM -- All you know is what you see on TV. You do realize Jinger & fam have deeper lives than what is shown, right? Don't be bitter.

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    7. Anon 9:39 How in the world is someone pointing out that all they see online and on the show is Jeremy and Ginger, shopping, spending, vacationing, and living a Hollywood life style not a over indulgent lifestyle and would be shallow and vain to watch. Most of us were Dugger fans because they were not only a family with lots of kids but also very conservative, ministry loving, frugal, and always pointed to God which made them so endearing to us. We weren't fans because they were like Hollywood, the look at me crowd. So don't be bitter when people notice a compromising shift from God to self change in people and comment on it.

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    8. 9:35 I agree with you. I'm the only one left out of my family and friends that watch anything Duggar because of the change and shift from God to like you said, materialism. Maybe TLC can find another family with the values the Duggar s use to have and have a show on them. The Duggar s have been on long enough and the change in them isn't good.

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  9. I wonder how much she is getting paid

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    1. Yeah. "Special Guest Appearance" by star of another show. lol

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    2. The guests aren't paid and the dresses aren't free....they do get a discount.

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    3. They should pay her something. If they are promoting her being on the show, using her name to advertise the season premiere, she should be paid. Her sister-in-law that is getting married should get something out of the deal as well.

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  10. It's disturbing that the Duggars don't accept the practice of alternative (from them) lifestyles yet have no problem getting TV exposure on that show. I hope Monte felt comfortable to be who he is while doing his job that day. I've seen that he has genuine grace and is not judgemental about anything except dress styles. Good for him.

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    1. No one has to accept of agree with anyone else’s lifestyle, so long as they don’t act in a rude or disrespectful manner towards them. I have many friends who practice many thinks that I don’t agree with, and there are many thinks that I do that I know they don’t agree with, however that has never hindered any of my friendships from growing. We just agree to disagree in some areas.

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    2. Saying you believe a certain way and actually living it are two different things so if you see a person saying this or that is their belief and then doing or supporting what they say is wrong for a monetary payout, well that is who they really are. Like my Mom always said, "actions speak louder than words" so there you have it.

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    3. Ease up. It's just a TV show nothing more.

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    4. We should never "ease up" when it comes to being against discrimination due to race, gender identification, ethnicity, or anything of that sort. That's how discrimination continues.

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    5. I don't expect the Duggars, or those with similar religious beliefs, to "accept" lifestyles that run contrary to their beliefs. Accepting implies you agree with something. However, it is reasonable to expect every person, no matter their religious persuasion, to be tolerant of the beliefs of others, as well as treat everyone with respect and dignity. To be tolerant means we simply agree to disagree, live with it, and move on. It doesn't mean you have a right to try and change the other person.

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    6. 4:55 PM -- Then don't expect the Duggars to "ease up" on their standards, which come straight out of the Bible.

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    7. Very well said, Anon 1:27. Tolerance and approval are different, but we owe it to all the humanity of God’s creation to be tolerant of one another’s beliefs.

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    8. I think the Duggar s eased up on a lot of things lately. They don't really live the way they use to and live a more materialistic life, and they also dress different then the standards and values that they use to have. They don't really talk about religion anymore. They don't cuss and I don't think they drink and they also were willing to go on and support a show that has gay people on it, so other then them not cussing or drinking they don't seem to be any different then most other people on tv now. So I think they changed a lot so I guess that would be called eased up.

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  11. Why was Ben's sister invited to star on the show? Is it because of her or is she a "Duggars' sister in law"?

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    1. It’s because she is Ben’s sister, and because she invited Jessa to be part of the dress decision process, on a show that also airs on TLC.

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    2. Ben Sister was looking for a wedding a dress and Say yes to the dress was looking for people who were to get married so they asked Bens sister.

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    3. Or because she's the youngest bride ever?

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    4. That’s a ridiculous comment. She’s not that young!!

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    5. 2:01, what are you talking about, she’s 22?

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    6. She is a teen still. Just like jessa was

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    7. She isn’t a teenager!

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  12. Really U GO GIRL, I love "Say Yes To Dress", it's like my 2nd fave show on TLC, and I look forward to seeing it!!!!!!!!

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  13. And jessa is wearing pants!!!!

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  14. Ben's sister has her own mother and sisters; perhaps a mother in law as well. Why does she need Jessa to go along with her to pick out her own wedding gown? We all know they are complete opposites in their clothing style. Ben's sister is daring and modern, while Jessa is frumpy. With a household and family to care for, no need or time for Jessa to tag along. It's all for TLC and the shows. I'd rather see Jessica and HER family choose a dress. Hands down, I doubt that Monty was featured on this episode much like Randy was NOT featured when Michelle Duggar was at Kleinfelds behaving in such a poor manner...her family as well.

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    1. 🤔 I don't recall Michelle behaving in a poor manner. Her boys were pretty rambunctious.

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    2. Jessa nows about wedding dress she did get married.

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    3. When I went wedding dress shopping my mom and all my SIL went with me and 2 out of 3 of them had children 5 and under. It's something you want to share with people who are special too you. Plus I used that day to ask them all to be bridesmaids.

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    4. 6:21- To each their own. I brought only my best friend along on my wedding dress search. I did not want an entourage, especially a bunch of kids who would've been bored out their minds. In my mind, the more people you have, the more stressful it gets.

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    5. They didn't bring their kids with them, they left them at home with their father's. Mother's are able to go out without their kids onve in a while

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  15. Wow, Say Yes To The Dress is so behind -- Jessica Seewald got married in May 2019, and only now they air the show? Fashion could change in a year, what they are showing to people? :(

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  16. Ben's other sister, Michelle, just got engaged. I wonder if the show ("Say yes to the dress") will follow her as well. Though Jessica was a little older, when she got married last year she was 22. Michelle just turned 18 in mid February.

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  17. I wonder how they picked Jessica! Seewald family is not as famous as Duggars.

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    1. She probably fill out a form to be on the show

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    2. The brides apply to be on the show & then go through a casting process. No one is paid for being on the show. The show doesn’t go around looking for brides to be featured.

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    3. Jessa is a star. That is the reason jessica is on tv.

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    4. Anon 9:54 Don't be silly, unless you watch the Duggar show you wouldn't know who in the world Jessa was, just like any other reality show character on any reality show.

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    5. It's all about who you know

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  18. That's exciting. I can't wait to watch it. Looking forward to the next season of Çounting On. Has anyone heard when the new season will start? Natasha B

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  19. MO- A girls weekend trip to buy a wedding dress... sounds like a lot of fun to me! Yes, the Duggars don't agree with the lifestyle of some members of the show, but they're just buying a dress and I'm sure one of the ladies is taking them back to the dressing room.. I remember when Jim Bob took some of the kids to P. Allen Smith's home in Arkansas. I've never seen Jim Bob look so uncomfortable, but the kids looked like they were having fun. I thought it was hilarious. :o)

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    1. Who is P. Allen Smith?

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    2. MO- P Allen Smith is a man who has a home/farm in Arkansas. He has a show on the Create network . (Look him up on the web) He does a lot of home decor, cooking, landscaping, etc. He's a single guy who does a little of everything. I'm guessing Jim Bob doesn't think he's very "manly". But he's very creative and knowledgeable and lives in a beautiful estate. :o)

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    3. Ohh, I remember that episode. I thought he didn't seem extremely manly either. :)

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  20. I hope the focus wasn't on Jessa during the taping of SYTTD.

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    1. She is the reason for the visit not the bride.

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    2. I seriously doubt Jessa was the reason for the visit. Many people are on the show without a “famous” person to bring along.

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    3. That’s right, 7:51. I’ve seen Joan Rivers, Jillian Michaels, Barbara Corcoran and countless others. I’ve seen lots of future in-laws on the show as well. Jessa was invited. She didn’t invite herself. She has every right to be with Ben’s sister, and I bet Jessa doesn’t say much, but enjoys Jessica having her special day.

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  21. I used to like SYTTD Atlanta in previous seasons. This last season had lost it's class and was bizarre and trashy. I hope they reclaim what the actual premise of the show is supposed to be....normal, run of the mill brides looking for their wedding dresses; not celebrities and athlete wives looking for $25,000 dresses that their fiance' will be paying for. This is out of the norm and I'm not interested in prima donnas bilking Daddy for whatever they can get out of him for a gown they will wear for a few hours on one day. Get back to basics, Atlanta, and the show will do better IMO.

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  22. When Michelle Duggar was on SYTTD, she insulted the FEMALE professional bridal consultant by not having her accompany Michelle in the dressing room to help her put gown on. She told the lady that she was 'so modest' that she didn't even allow other women to see her change clothes. Michelle then called the bridal consultant in when she needed help to button up the dress for her. I think that was ridiculously over the top 'modesty'. The consultant was stunned and felt a professional insult. She just about came out and said it on camera. The rest of the family were loud and way too many of them attended this event. Kleinfelds was not happy to host them by all indications.

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    1. I would think a bridal shop employee would understand that not everyone wants to undress in front of them. A professional shouldn't be insulted, for heaven's sake. Their job is to help the customer find the dress they want AND have a positive, comfortable experience. Anyone who would get insulted by something like that needs to get over themselves.

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    2. You cannot let customers handle those sample gowns by themselves. Michelle should have respected that.

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    3. I personally think it’s ridiculous that someone who has been married for years & has 19 kids wears a wedding dress for a vow renewal. Just my opinion & I will never wear a long white wedding gown if & when my husband & I have a vow renewal. I’m a bit of an introvert though & don’t like being on display.

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    4. That's not called modesty. It's being insecure.... When you really look into her eyes, beyond the laugh, you can see it... There's a lot going on inside...

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    5. Hah. I'm not insecure, but my body is very private to me.

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    6. I'm 12:15. 8:00, I don't get the wedding recreation either. Such a waste of money. I get a vow renewal if there has been a major breach in the marriage and a couple wants to re-cement that commitment, but it should be about the vows, not making it look like a wedding.
      4:52, if that is the issue, then surely the employee could find a workaround to make the customer more comfortable. Show them how to handle the dress. Allow them to do certain things and then help them. Turn your back! Something to accommodate the customer so that they can retain their privacy as much as possible.

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    7. Michelle's 2nd dress was not all that pretty either...

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  23. I think being on say yes to the dress is wonderful for Jessa. She can be on it again in four years when Johanna gets married. That would be fun.

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  24. It won't be the first time Jessa appears at the show. She was already there in 2009...

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    1. 1:23 No she wasn’t. Different store, different state.

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