More than 1,000 guests were on hand to watch the moment Jill Duggar said “I do!” to Derick Dillard and two of those very special party-goers—Lily and Ellie, who run the Duggar Family Blog—are dishing details about the special day!
The mother-daughter-duo sat down with Sierra, one of the Duggar’s “party planners,” who revealed what it was like to plan a wedding with the 19 Kids and Counting family!
While brides always play a crucial role in planning the celebration, Sierra revealed Jill came armed with Pinterest-inspired ideas, adding both husband and wife knew exactly what they wanted!
“[Jill and Derick] were a dynamic team,” she gushed of the newlyweds.
“I just love watching a bride and groom know what they want and just needing to translate that to a wedding coordinator and then have the wedding coordinator execute it. They really were that awesome team that said, ‘Here’s what we want. Can we do it?’ So we did.”
At the wedding, Jill’s unique ideas and personal touches were apparent in the décor. For example, they displayed not only Grandma Duggar’s wedding dress, but also Derick’s late father’s police uniform.
To make sure the wedding stayed true to Jill’s vision, Sierra suggested the rest of the Duggars take a backseat in the planning process.
“I encouraged there not to be a whole lot of Duggar helpers,” she confessed.
“It’s such a special time that if you’re not careful, you can forget that it’s a special time, and you miss out on the fun joy of being a family when your daughter’s getting married. So if we had any questions, we really deferred to the oldest sisters or to Michelle.”
The Duggar Family Blog noted that Sierra—who was actually one of three wedding coordinators—is not a professional party planner, but offered her services after helping several friends plan their weddings in the past.
But after pulling off a wedding for more than a thousand guests, it ought to be added to her résumé!