The Duggars: Why They Left Amy Duggar's Wedding Reception Early

Kimberly RipleyLife

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The Duggars gathered their large clan together on Sunday to attend cousin Amy Duggar's wedding to Dillon King. Jill Duggar Dillard and her family even flew home from Central America, where they serve as missionaries, to join in celebrating Amy's big day. Jessa Duggar Seewald and her hubby Ben were there, too.

It was only two songs into the reception festivities, however, before the Duggars--Jim Bob, Michelle, and most of their 19 children, spouses, and grandkids--took their leave. According to one source, the Duggars left before the reception went from "classy to trashy real quick."

Amy Duggar says the former 19 Kids and Counting Duggars left shortly after the music began.

"They left right when the music was starting," Amy explained. "They stayed for two songs or so. It was country so they probably dealt with it."

Once the Duggars left, the party got started.

"The lights went down, the disco lights came up. Everybody kicked off their shoes," Amy Duggar said. "It went from classy to trashy real quick, which was the best!"

The Duggars definitely wouldn't have approved of the alcohol served at the reception.

"We broke out the bar as soon as my family left. The champagne was chilled, we had whiskey, mixed drinks, everything. It was so fun," Amy said.

Anna Duggar attended the wedding, along with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Her husband Josh Duggar was no doubt the subject of many whispers at the wedding, as he recently admitted to having an addiction to pornography and to cheating on Anna. Josh was outed during the recent hack of the cheater's website, Ashley Madison. Josh Duggar had not just one, but two accounts on the site.

Fortunately for Amy Duggar, Josh is presently squirreled away at Reformers Unanimous, a Christian rehab facility that will hopefully help him get his lustful urges in check. Amy didn't need Josh being the focus of her dream wedding day.

How odd do you suppose it must have looked when the Duggars--all 20+ of them--got up from their tables and left the wedding reception when the music began?

What do you bet Amy Duggar breathed a huge sigh of relief when that happened?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.