Family Life

Jill and Derick’s Wedding by the Numbers

posted: 10/24/14

Jill Duggar is used to dealing with large numbers -- her 21-person family spends $3,000 a month on groceries, does 40 loads of laundry a week, has a dining room table that is 18 feet long and eats 16 boxes of cereal! -- and her wedding is no different.

This impressive affair included a guest list in the thousands, and it took a lot of help from their loving community of friends and family (and bulk shopping trips) to pull it off in just three months! So just how big was the first Duggar daughter wedding?

The numbers below illustrate how Jill and Derick made their supersized special day come to life!

  • Volunteers: 200+
  • Number of invitees: 3,000
  • Number of guests that were able to attend: 1,000
  • Number of months Jill and Derick had to plan the wedding: 3
  • Number of bridesmaids: 6
  • Number of groomsmen: 6
  • Number of flower girls: 4
  • Number of ring bearers: 4
  • Number of cups of ice cream prepared for Jill's special request of root beer floats: 3,000
  • Gallons of pickles: 70 (it's a Duggar thing)
  • Number of cupcakes: 600
  • Number of cookies: 4,000
  • Pounds of popcorn: 75
  • Amount of money Jim Bob will spend if all his daughters spend the average amount for an American wedding: $200,000
  • Number of times Jill and Derick kissed before the wedding: 0

Although the task seemed stressful, Jill and Derick remembered the most important part of the day -- spending the rest of their lives with the person they love...oh, and their first kiss!

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