Fans of TLC’s Duggar TV programs, 19 Kids and Counting and now Counting On, know that the huge family “does things a little differently.” Those differences extend, I think, into the items the Duggar kids ask for in their wedding registries. Thinking back to when Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard, I remember feeling it was odd when they registered for several boxes of cereal, as well as guns and ammunition. Jessa and now-hubby Ben Seewald requested an iPad and a Macbook. And latest-married couple, Joy Anna and Austin Forsyth, included lots of construction tools on their registry — the better to flip houses with, I suppose?
Now, as another Duggar child prepares to tie the knot, it’s quiz time. Guess which items are on the wedding registry of Joseph Duggar and fiancee Kendra Caldwell, who are slated to marry September 8 (or October 7; they’ve changed the registry date from one to the other) in Rogers, Arkansas? (Note that on the book cover above, Joseph is near the left center back, wearing a lime green shirt).
Joseph and Kendra’s Wedding Registry
Here’s a hint: five items are actually on the registry, and five are not — answers at the end of the post.
- laptop computer
- camping tent
- athletic shoes
- teeth whitening strips
- 64 restaurant gift cards
- 36-pack toilet paper
- circular saw
- bird feeder
You can check out the happy couple’s wedding registry at Amazon for yourself here.
Answers: The odd-numbered items are not on the list, the even ones are. Is it just me, or do several of these items not belong on a registry? It’s been two decades since I made a registry myself, but I’ve been to several weddings since then and most of these items were not on registries I’ve seen. Then again, I’m assuming that the Duggars, as TV “stars,” receive several gifts from the general public. In that case, I guess one might as well go for it, so to speak.
What’s the most unusual item you’ve ever seen on a registry?