Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Big Day (Episode 1?)

After months of planning, Jinger's wedding day is here!  The final details from dress fittings to surprise decorations are put into place and family and friends come together to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy as they become Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo.

120 minutes

Ratings:  1.389 M viewers and a .33 rating.

54 comments:

Always said...

When I watched the wedding episode, I noticed that Derick's mom Cathy was there holding Izzy & his brother was also there, however didn't see Derick's step-dad. He apparently doesn't show up for all the Duggar circus events. Good for him! I do have to wonder how this effects his marriage to Cathy. Also it was ridiculous to see Jim Bob shedding tears again. He didn't know Jinger existed before she got married. Also it was foolish to make such a big deal over Josie & her nurse. What was the point of that, especially when you leave out two precious little girls who probably would have loved being part of the wedding. When you have such a huge wedding party, what's two more small girls? Jeremy's dad did a good job with the service, the best one so far. Jeremey's mom looked lovely. Finally it was another disgrace when Derick grabbed Jill, kissed her & walked out with her on his arm. An insult to the gentleman who was her escort. If he was my son, I would have slapped him for being so rude in a church & to the members of the wedding party. I wouldn't care if he was a college graduate, married & a dad. I would consider it an insult to me on the way I raised him. If they wanted him in the wedding party, they would have asked him.

Heart in Florida said...

I hope we're not going to see that awful thing Derick did to Jill's groomsman after the ceremony walking out of the church. I also don't want to re-live that "Josie-'nurse'" scene yet again. It made no sense.
We have already seen this wedding, why show it again IN MORE DETAIL? We saw what we wanted to see....move on, TLC, and catch up with Jeremy and Jinger in Laredo and how she is coping with being alone for the very first time in her life...how is she shopping alone, etc? That would be relevant and more interesting that this rerun.

Fool me once... said...

Apparently Derick fits in well with this bunch and Jim Bob probably knew it from the beginning.

Derick sure had me fooled.

Mindi said...

I too was disgusted with Derick grabbing Jill out of the processional, away from her escort, kissing her & walking out of the church with her on his arm. However, I don't think for one minute that it came as a surprise to Jill. They both had big smiles on their faces & I believe they had the entire stunt planned. After all, Josh did it, so did Ben why wouldn't Derick do the same thing? That entire family doesn't have an ounce of class. They laugh at these rude stunts. If Derick was my son I would have slapped him too. After all he doesn't act like an adult so why treat him like one?

Meme said...

Most of the Duggars loooove attention, esp. Jim Bob and Derick. Those of us who have been married for a long time like Jim Bob and Michelle know that public displays of affection are not only unnecessary but rude. JB does it so that people will look at him and think about him and ADMIRE him (he hopes). Derick surprised me and continues to surprise me by dipping Jill every chance he gets. You don't do these things at another person's wedding unless (again) you crave attention. They all think they're so cute running out of church after a wedding. I believe that the church pastors are a little to blame here. This irreverence just should not be allowed IMO. If the Duggars want to run, dip & kiss and otherwise show off, so be it. But it should not be allowed in the sanctuary. Some starstruck pastor is falling down on his job. These people have zero respect for "God's House." More evidence that they are NOT the Christians that they claim to be. No way.

Another Day In Paradise said...

So disappointing that TLC decided to mess with the sequence of events with Jinger and Jeremy's engagement and wedding events. It would have been a real draw of viewers this Monday to have a special in Laredo covering life with the newlyweds. Instead, viewers get a walk down memory lane for 2 hours, again. Ugh. And as much as I'm happy for Jill being pregnant again and Joy courting, I can already see the predictable storylines for next season. 1. Jessa's home birth with unlicensed midwives and Michelle, wringing her hands and encouraging Jessa in her baby talk voice. 2. Joy going to visit the young man she's courting and his family. Of course, atleast a half dozen Duggars will be in tow. Jim Bob's boorish behavior will embarrass everyone and Michelle will dress like she fell off the Santa Maria. 3. Jill will prepare for baby #2 and there'll be another Pinterest inspired baby shower. 4. Derek and Jill will contemplate heading back to the mission field of CA however, the pregnancy, birth and misc. other medical conditions will keep them back in Duggarville. 5. Joy will get engaged at some over planned out location and JimBob will add some sort of drama to it. 6. A Duggar Institute graduation party will be aired and an ALERT ceremony will be attended by all. So predictable these Duggars and TLC.

Willow said...

I think Jill and Derick were desperate for attention. They got a little attention at Jessa's wedding because Jill was pregnant. This time there was nothing. They were not raised to let any individual person shine, even for a day (apparently).

Missy said...

I felt so bad for the groomsman who was left in the middle of the aisle by himself while Derick did the same thing all the others did grab "his woman" out of the processional kiss her & walk her out of the church. However I believe it was just as much Jill's doing as Derick's. They both had those big smiles on their faces. Someone should have laid down the law before the wedding, that there was to be none of that nonsense at this wedding. Jeremy's dad did such a good job with the service, all I could think of is, I wonder what he thinks of this stunt? What the hell is wrong with TLC??Enough is enough . How many more tears can Jim Bob squeeze out? Now I know where Jill learned to take a tissue & dab at he eyes without even one tear.

Heart in Florida said...

I wholeheartedly agree that the Duggar family and possibly most of those who live and believe like them don't have any respect for being in a church. My mother always said that you are entering THE HOUSE OF GOD ( of all faiths ) and we should be reverent, quiet and respectful when in His "house". It is NOT a place for show and theatrical acting. They are hicks and don't know which end IS up.

Seriously said...

Jeremy has a pierced ears, which I have no problem with, but I am sure Jim Bob does.

Marla Ann said...

ohhhhhhh pierced ears, wine is okay as are pants on women !!! Jeremy is a wild one!!!

Miser said...

Michelle's squealing like a pig got on my nerves

Christine said...

The excessive PDA by Duggar couples makes me think that these aren't very happy marriages. People who are secure in their relationships don't feel the need to constantly convince you that they have a fantastic relationship, while narcissists and insecure people do.

Lara said...

The Duggars have so much experience in big events such as weddings and parties, they might consider employing all of those kidults as event planners and workers. Find a big event center, buy it, renovate it, then start booking it. The entire family could work there.

Auggie said...

-annoying as they are, Jinger & Jeremy do seem to be in love

-interesting how all the girls were available on a Wednesday for a 'pinning party' and many of the Duggars were available for a road trip on a Thursday to get the wedding decorations (as we knew, lots of non-working Duggars). Didn't Joyanna ask the guys if they had buckets before they all left the Duggar compound? I thought she did, yet they arrived without any!! I am curious if they all showed up Friday morning at 8am to start decorating or if they arrived Duggar time of 10am.

-TLC didn't show Jeremy cutting in & dipping/kissing Jill leaving the church. They did show Jeremy escorting Jill out of the church.

Agree that the Duggar clan are great pretenders said...

Christine, totally agree. I am older than probably most readers on here and have always known it to be true that those who worked hardest to pretend around other people that they were incredibly happy were the ones who really weren't.

Stephanie said...

Regarding Derick being rude during the wedding. That particular church has two aisles, you wAlk down one, and walk out through the other aisle. When Jinger was walking down the aisle with her dad I noticed she gave an extra smile or "face" to someone and it was the man bun himself. Well, OK, whatever. But when they were leaving they left through the other aisle where Man Bun jumped out and dipped Jill. So he actually moved himself from one end of the pew to the other. Did he just crawl over everyone to get to the other side? He and Jill had that planned why didn't he just start on the side the wedding party was leaving on? He's so rude. I would love to hear a first hand witness from inside the wedding who witnessed all those strange things.

Also after the wedding when the "families" are taking a big photograph, they are including in laws as well, such as the Seewalds and David and Pricilla Waller and on and on it goes.

I really tried my best to spot Josh with no success. I had forgotten all about him until I saw Micheal in that ridiculous looking costume they dressed him in at the end. After Jill and Derick insinuate that they have given Jerm and Jing sex advice I thought about the fake Jimbob Josh sex advice scene they filmed. It was too little too late Jimbob, Josh had already done his dirty research.
Anyway, can you imagine all the comments and talking head interviews that Josh missed out on these last three weddings? I have forgotten actually, was Josh around during the Derick wedding? I remember Ben at the DC house when Josh was making his "big brother" threats at the gym and he embarrassed himself. Lookin for him just made me mad at him all over again.

Stephanie said...

Why didn't Sierra plan this wedding?

Living the dream said...

Dear TLC,
We are fully aware that the newlyweds are allowed to kiss now. Please stop with showing us 12 clips of them kissing. Thank you also for NOT showing Jimbob dip kissing Michelle at the wedding. Much appreciated!!!
Duggar Fans Everywhere

Bird said...

I decided after watching the wedding again and seeing all the people in the audience, they sell tickets, they say they have so many big families thst are best friends, no, what I saw didnt look anything like that...

Matts mom said...

Mindi, you are so right there such rude people "Derick walking Jill out of the processional I felt bad for the groomsman and again watching Anna scared to hold the arm of her groomsman again?????? The groomsman don't want the Duggars ladies they are there for the wedding as groomsman .

Judy said...

I thought the interview with them during the commercial break was interesting -- didn't make a huge thing about wanting kids right away and didn't even say anything about the Lord bringing them.

dinda said...

How disgusting is it......Jill & Derrick saying they gave Jeremy & Jinger sex advice....the very thought of Jill being available for that dirty looking husband !! I doubt very much Jeremy needs any sex instructions. It's Jinger who is probably totally ignorant of what goes on in the marriage bed, especially with an experienced man like Jeremy.

Me also said...

Why did they have Michael in the wedding & leave out Jenny & Jordyn??

Dont get it said...

I found the reception bizarre. I agree with Bird that there is no way that huge "audience" are all friends and family, or even aquaintences. There is nothing real about the Duggars anymore. I thought the rehearsal dinner was more like a real reception. The flower ordeal was ridiculous and all the last minute planning didn't make sense. Who has a bridal shower a few days before the wedding? And all these adult children still living at home....

Elizabeth Ann said...

How sanitary is that mushed up cupcakes in a jar after being handled? Seems like it would be a perfect breeding area for bacteria to multiply quickly, not being sealed airtight. I can see her now, putting her bare hands in the jars!

Dana Alton said...

How in the world do the Duggars have 1,000 friends to attend the wedding when rarely does anyone visit their home except the Bates & Sierra. They do not have extended family get get togethers on holidays, no but family reunion picnics on their huge property....nothing! yet their dear 1,000 friends show up bearing gifts to the weddings and get next to nothing toe eat at the sorry receptions. Anyway, how would a big picnic work if everyone needed an accountability partner if they took a walk, went into the house? Too confusing.

Cupcake said...

What was the flower ordeal?
I am curious about the reception, if someone would please share.

Captain Crunch said...

So that Josh and Anna can get a paycheck, too.

Aunt Bea said...

In the first airing of Jinger's wedding in November, they showed Derick running across the front pew of the church to catch up with Jill during the recessional after the wedding. He actually ran across the front of the church to "get her". Awful of him to disrespect the groomsman and interrupt the ceremony like that. Didn't they learn from the previous weddings that THIS IS NOT WHAT TO DO. Glad TLC read the disgusted comments and edited that out of this airing. They did show Derick walking out of the church with Jill. Just awful of these idiots.
I agree that this family has NEVER stated that their relatives attend the weddings too. It's all about their 1,000+ "dear friends" that go. I would like to think that their parents' siblings and the cousins attend too. They seem to have no real family in this show. I thought having a family relationship was "godly".

Willow said...

Stephanie: I think its because Jeremy's family had some non-Gothard-ish input in this wedding. They have a different standard, obviously, and I think they brought in some of their own people. I doubt they felt Sierra could pull off the kind of wedding they wanted. I think the singer/pianist was from their circle and I think Jeremy said that Miss Wendy, the wedding planner, was a family friend of his. Thus, a much classier wedding, IMO. Better food, music, etc. I thought the lady who sang was great. I give the Duggars credit for letting the Vuolo family have so much influence. Hopefully, the Duggars learned a few things. Michelle's dress was much better!!

Stephanie said...

Regarding Derick starting the wedding on one aisle and crashing into Jill on the other aisle.
Oh my
I totally missed that on the first special but thought about it the other night. He made more of a scene than I even realized. He really did fool us all didn't he? He's making Ben look like the hunk of the month.

Stephanie said...

Yes Willow Michelle looked better than she did especially after the silver Christmas tree dress she wore to Jills wedding that Jimbob fused and fused about how beautiful it was and it was the ugliest dress and photographed even worse than it looked on TV.
On the original special it shows the moms light the unity candle and the only problem was that Michelle still had on her chunky black Frankenstein shoes she wears everyday. The dress went down to her ankles it wouldn't hurt for her to wear some feminine shoes.

Stephanie said...

Regarding all the kissing: in particular teeth kissing.

On the original special, their kiss at the alter and down the aisle were just fine. However last night at the reception there was n awkward kiss that Jinger started with her lips sticking straight out and mouth open (yuck) and I swear Jeremy kissed her teeth. So if that's Jills advice, Jinger better rent a movie or let Jeremy take the lead. I feel certain he has some experience with girls. I used to think even Derick had kissed a girl at some point during his college years, but he's so gross now I don't know if he has been around other girls or not. They still have never technically declared it was a first kiss for any of the three sons in law.

If Joy and Austin marry (I hope they don't) Austin was probably raised like the Duggar boys, no kissing etc, I will be curious if they mention thAt it's Austins first kiss. I can't remember if Josh said it was his first kiss with Anna. They said "their" first kiss but did Josh say he had never kissed a girl? I can't remember.

Wouldn't Derick Jermy and Ben have "given pieces of their hearts away"? How was that over looked by the Duggars?

Carrie said...

How sad for Joy & Austin to be pushed to the alter and sent away to honeymoon when they don't seem at all ready. What terrible pressure is put on these youngsters, like old time arranged marriages or those from foreign countries where woman have absolutely no rights

Another Day In Duggarville said...

Let's think about Derek's strange behavior at the wedding. A normal adult would know better than to run across the front pew, stepping in the groomsman's place, dipping his wife and then escorting Jill out. His judgement and thought process is off. There has been discussions about abuse of prescription pain medicine before. Derek might have been feeling the heat and that is why he took his family back to CA.

betsy said...

Another Day. Since when is anything these Duggars do normal? They keep risking their lives and one day they will not be lucky, like the baby birthin', living in Zika land while pregnant.....just 2 examples of risky behavior.

Tonka said...

I don't remember when it was that Jill was making a video (maybe wishing Michelle Happy Mother's Day) and Derick looked and acted wasted. Jill seemed embarrassed.

Disgusted with Duggars said...

I don't know about anyone else but I do agree that those 1,000 people, were not their nearest & dearest friends. There is so much lying & deceit involved in these episodes, I wouldn't worry for one minute about ruining the girls or guys wedding day, it's all scripted anyway. That is if I for one had been invited & no matter what type of confidentiality agreement I had signed, about not revealing what really went on. It wouldn't take much at all for me to break & let a number of the things that inquiring minds wanted to know, hear anything they wanted to hear about the entire wedding. I'd tell everything I was asked about & had agreed not to mention. And I'd do it for no money whatsoever. You know sort of for a thank you, to Jim Bob for inviting me in the first place!

Aunt Bea said...

Another Day in Duggarville: I agree with your assessment of Derick, sadly, but Josh did the same thing with Anna in a wedding; I think it was Jessa's? He was at the end of the pew and more convenient to do so for him. Any way, equally disrespectful to the groomsman and the wedding ceremony itself. Not behavior that should be expressed in a church. Duggars and respect: No way...they have none.

JakefromStateFarm said...

Bottom line, most people can be bought. I am not sure how much People pays each of the girls for the exclusive pictures, stories, etc. Jeremy needs the money too! Lets face it, if I was promised $5k or more for exclusive pics I'd go for it! It's not like we KNOW everything about their everyday lives; we are only allowed to see their scripted lives and it appears that's enough for People magazine to pay them. TLC money can't be bad either. As long as their viewership numbers make TLC money, they WILL be on TV.

Willow said...

I can't be 100% sure, but I think Josh and Ben both dipped their women folk at Jill's wedding. Not sure about Jessa's. Does anyone else know? I'm really curious now. Seems like I remember 2 of them doing at one of the weddings. I just can't recall. I'm pretty sure Josh did not do it at Jessa's, cuz I don't think Anna was even in Jessa's wedding, so he must have done this at Jill's.

Dorene Schaffner said...

That would have been 2 hours of my life that I would never get back if not for On Demand fast forward.

Jeni said...

If memory serves, 3 men, Josh, Ben (I may be wrong about Ben) & Derick have all grabbed "their woman," out of the processional,kissing her almost all the way to the floor then walking out of the church on each others arms leaving the poor groomsman alone to walk out of the church on his on. Not sure at which weddings but I believe it was a stunt done 3 times. The scandal has me somewhat confused about who was in who's wedding, but that stunt was done more time than I can recollect.

Just Me said...

Just asking Willow but wasn't Anna in all the weddings? You know you have to keep the money flowing in when your hubby isn't working & has expensive habits.

Stephanie said...

Josh first did this stupid little stunt at the David and Pricilla wedding

Willow said...

Just Me: Anna was not in Jessa's wedding. Remember Josh was MC at Jessa's and he was late and JB was worried. Anna and the kids had come earlier. In Jessa's wedding pics, Anna had a black dress and black heels, if I remember correctly. I'm a little fuzzier on the actual men dipping, but I think it was Ben and Josh at Jill's wedding and Derick at Jinger's. That would make the 3 incidents that people are recalling, I THINK. I love discussing but I don't claim to have perfect memory. LOL. At any rate, its gross.

Just Me said...

Thanks Willow for correcting me. It's difficult to keep track of the Duggars & their extended family. I believe you're right about 2 of the incidents taking place at one wedding. It must have been Jill's because they were the ones that ran out of the church leaving their entire wedding party on their own. I do believe that Ben was involved in one of the stupid stunts, after all he would never want to be left out of something like that. It wasn't his wedding & it wasn't Jinger's so that leaves Jill's. What a disgrace for such a "Christian Family," to act that way in church or really anywhere else. I suppose when you have your own "home church," you do what you want. After all, other than Jim Bob Duggar there's nobody to correct you, or tell you how rude you are acting. I wouldn't count on Jim Bob being the prime example of how to act respectful in a church, or anywhere else for that matter. I have never seen such disgraceful exhibitions at any weddings in my life. After all, it's a religious ceremony. There's time for fun & celebrating during the reception, well maybe not if you're the Duggars. My grandmother always told me that money didn't have a thing to do with "class" & she was right. The Duggars are pulling in more money than most will see in their lifetime for doing absolutely nothing but being joyfully available to each other. They don't trust their children, because they don't know their children. I've always said they were only in it for the count, not to love & cherish these blessings. We've seen this with Michelle & Jim Bob & now with their married young adults. They want more & more & more, not because of their love for children, or because "children are such a blessing." They want the notoriety, publicity, & of course, most of all the money. Now there's a good reason to give birth to a child.

Willow said...

You all might be right. David and Priscilla's wedding could have also been a possibility. I haven't seen that video in a long time. I can't remember if Josh was in that wedding party or not.

Enough Already said...

Stephanie- you are spot on with your description of Michelle's shoes! Chunky black Frankenstein shoes! I HATE those shoes.

How crazy? said...

Did anybody see Cathy's husband at Jinger's wedding? I saw her holding the baby but no trace of her husband attending the wedding. Maybe he's not one of the 1,000 nearest & dearest friends that were guests. You have to wonder just where they get these guests from.

Maxim said...

Ben and Jessa weren't married at the time of Jill's wedding, so they didn't do the dip and kiss stunt there. Jim Bobs head would have exploded!

roddma said...

Re: Anna's black dress. I would never wear all black to a wedding or even a gray dress. It's like until recently wearing white was forbidden, since it may take attention from the bride. Now is ok as long as it isn't the same material as the bridal dress. I read black at weddings or drab colors was once being the same as you disapproving of the wedding, but i guess anything flies now.I see weddings as a time for light neutrals or pastels.

roddma said...

I don't think Cathy's husband goes to many DUggar events. Once, they pulled up to Jessa or Jill's and he stayed in the car.I guess se wants to keep his distance, or doesn't care for the cameras, or maybe both