This Duggar Wedding Tradition Just Might Bring You to Tears

Jinger Duggar wedding dress
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Most of us know of common wedding traditions that make an appearance on a person's special day. Wearing blue. Exchanging vows. Cutting the cake together. Though it's not uncommon for the bride and groom to put their own spin on things, we're kind of in love with this heartwarming Duggar wedding tradition you'll want to steal for your special day.


Counting On webisode clip reveals Michelle Duggar takes a piece of her wedding dress (Michelle wore her mother-in-law's dress for her special day) and incorporates it into her daughters' bridal gowns. 

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"So now the tradition has been that we've [Michelle Duggar and her mother] given a snippet of Grandma's and my dress to our girls for them to use in their wedding," Michelle says in the clip.


For Jinger's dress, her mom and grandmother cut a piece of their wedding dress that Rene, the wedding dress designer, shaped into a heart and sewed over Jinger's dress where her heart would be. (*Tear*)

"It was neat to see how Ms. Rene so creatively incorporated that piece of my mom's and grandma's dress by making a little heart ...." Jinger mentions in the clip. "So walking down the aisle, knowing that there was a little piece of that there was special."

How sweet!

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And, in case you're wondering, Jill got a portion of the dress that was put in a handkerchief and stuffed in her bouquet -- while Jessa received a rosette of her mom and grandmother's dress that she put in her bouquet.

What a delightful way to incorporate generations of women -- and love -- in a family. The symbolism of a new bride carrying a piece of a wedding dress worn by women whose marriages have stood the test of time is extremely moving. 

It's a wonderful way to keep your family close to your heart and makes for an unforgettable wedding tradition that could very well stand the test of time.


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