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Gil and Kelly, in 80s fashion, smiling at the camera on their wedding day

Gil and Kelly Bates on their wedding day

Currently 8 out of the 19 Bates children are married. Many of these weddings have been televised events, and the wedding parties garner a good deal of interest. Here is a guide to the known wedding details of each Bates child. Names are listed as they would have appeared in the wedding program. Many female members of these wedding parties have since married and changed their names.

The weddings below are listed in the order in which they occurred.

Chad and Erin with their wedding party

Chad and Erin on their wedding day

Erin Bates and Chad Paine’s Wedding

Groom: Charles Stephen Paine III 26 years old

Bride: Erin Elise Paine 22 years old

Anniversary: November 2, 2013

Length of Engagement: 90 days

Zach and Whitney on their wedding day, both smiling at the camera, Zach's hand on Whitney's waist

Zach and Whitney on their wedding day

Zach Bates and Whitney Perkins’ Wedding

Groom: Zachary Gilvin Bates 24 years old

Bride: Whitney Eileen Perkins 20 years old

Anniversary: December 14, 2013

Length of Engagement: 94 days

John and Alyssa exchanging vows in the church, their bridal party around them

John and Alyssa on their wedding day

Alyssa Bates and John Webster’s Wedding

Groom: John Elliott Webster 24 years old

Bride: Alyssa Joy Bates 19 years old

Anniversary: May 24, 2014

Length of Engagement: 129 days

Brandon and Michael in wedding clothes, Brandon is taller than Michael

Brandon and Michael on their wedding day

Michael Bates and Brandon Keilen’s Wedding

Groom: Brandon Timothy Keilen 25 years old

Bride: Michael Christian Bates 25 years old

Anniversary: August 15, 2015

Length of Engagement: 125 days

Bobby on one knee, proposing to Tori who is wearing a flowery dress

Bobby's Proposal

Tori Bates and Bobby Smith’s Wedding

Groom: Robert Ellis Smith III 22 years old

Bride: Tori Layne Bates 21 years old

Anniversary: December 16, 2017

Length of Engagement: ~90 days

Josie and Kelton on their wedding day, standing in front of a floral arch

Josie and Kelton on their wedding day

Josie Bates and Kelton Balka’s Wedding

Groom: Kelton Edward Balka 23 years old

Bride: Josie Kellyn Bates 19 years old

Anniversary: October 5, 2018

Length of Engagement: 109 days

Carlin and Evan hugging on their wedding day

Carlin and Evan on their wedding day

Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart’s Wedding

Groom: Evan Patrick Stewart 23 years old

Bride: Carlin Brianne Bates 21 years old

Anniversary: May 25, 2019

Length of Engagement: 246 days

Esther, wearing a white dress and a tiara, holding a bouquet of white and pink flowers, and Nathan, wearing a black suit, are standing in front of a large pond smiling at the camera.

Nathan and Esther on their wedding day

Nathan Bates and Esther Keyes' Wedding

Groom: Kenneth Nathaniel Bates 28 years old

Bride: Esther Joy Keyes 24 years old

Anniversary: October 22, 2021

Length of Engagement: 154 days

Travis and Katie standing with their arms around each other on their wedding day. Travis is wearing black, and Katie is wearing a long, empire, wedding dress.

Katie and Travis on their Wedding day

Katie Bates and Travis Clark's Wedding

Groom: Travis James Clark 20 years old

Bride: Katie Grace Bates 21 years old

Anniversary: December 3, 2021

Length of Engagement: 241 days

Lawson and Tiffany walking hand in hand in their wedding clothes, with Tiffany smiling at Lawson

Lawson and Tiffany on their wedding day

Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen's Wedding

Groom: William Lawson Bates 29 years old

Bride: Tiffany Lian Espensen 23 years old

Anniversary: May 12, 2022

Length of Engagement: 197 days