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Attention Duggar family super fans! If you just so happened to drop a wedding invitation in the mailbox (or inbox) of TLC's most famous family, it looks like you're going to have an extra 19 seats at your reception. The Duggars are checking 'no' on those RSVP cards, according to an email response fans are receiving from the former 19 Kids and Counting clan. The least they could do is send a gift, right? Miss Manners would so not approve...
Nineteen extra reception meal plates sure ain't cheap, so we were super surprised to learn that brides-to-be were extending wedding invites to the stars of TLC's Counting On. (But to each their own, right?) However, these to-be wedded couples in question probably won't be seeing any famous faces amongst their wedding guests come the big day. According to International Business Times, Duggar devotees who have emailed the Counting On fan mail account have been receiving an automated response stating that, no, the conservative brood won't be able to attend your nuptials — even if your relationship so far with your hubby-to-be consists of chaperoned dates and side hugs only.
The email response begins with the Arkansas fam thanking their fans for reaching out, but due to the number of messages they get, they aren't able to personally respond to every single email. Hey, raising 19 kids eats up a lot of time! But then the clan drops the RSVP bomb.
"Unfortunately, due to the number of invitations and our schedule," they wrote. "We cannot entertain invitations to personal events such as birthday parties and weddings. We wish we could go to everything!" Cross the Duggars' names off the guest list, guys. The fam is regretfully declining your invite.
The email goes on to plug their book and the family's newsletter, before getting a little, uhh, preachy. "Above all, remember that God loves you so very much. He gave his only son, Jesus, that you may know God personally, have forgiveness for your sins and gain eternal life. Nothing in life is as important as this!" We're going to go ahead and assume that, in their opinion, that's gotta be much better than a wedding gift.
We can't really blame the Duggars though for being too busy to attend the dozens of weddings they must be invited to on the reg. After all, they've got their own wedding to plan — that of daughter Jinger and her fiancé Jeremy Vuolo. Wonder if anyone will be sending them an email rejection to that RSVP...