Post # 1
So…I’m sure I’m nervous for no reason, but FI & I are introducing our families to each other this weekend over brunch. I don’t think it’ll be terribly awkward – after all, it is just brunch and his SIL is a wonderfully chatty person that I’m sure can keep the conversation going (and somehow she does this without being annoying – I think of it as a superpower).
Any advice on how to make sure it goes smoothly? Of course my two brothers (neither of whom are engaged/married) are being slightly obnoxious (not in a bad way necessarily – the way brothers give a sister crap about everything else) about it, and I just want everything to go well…
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
oh how nice for them to meet ahead of time! (mine met at the wedding) it’ll be fine! as an analogy, i remember brides before me telling me that the bride and groom set the mood for the wedding. if the bride is obviously stressed, the guests will be stressed. if the bride is carefree and happy, the guests will be, also. i’ve carried that lesson over to other gatherings, and i think it really makes a difference. so while this is easier said than done, just relax and act how you *want* the brunch to go–easygoing, friendly, and pleasant. it’ll be great!
Post # 4
Ooh, so true. If you’re relaxed and not letting minor annoyances (which there WILL be) get to you, people will be relaxed and less likely to feel like “EEK!” 🙂
I’m sure it’ll be just fine! You could watch Meet the Fockers beforehand 🙂 Have fun and enjoy!