Post # 1
So my FI and I will be dating for 4 years come February and all of our syblings haven’t met yet. Is that strange? We are both the oldest in our family and everyone has lived at home the majority of the time we have been together. His youngest brother just started his first year of college away at school this semester and my sister was away one semester last year but other than that everyone has been home. My sister has met his family but that is pretty much the only one who has been introduced. Should we set up a “meet and greet: syblings edition” so they can get to know each other before the engagement party or do you think they will get to kow one another then? Btw I guess I should also mention that I am the oldest of 5 and he is the oldest of 4.
Post # 2
I don’t think all of our siblings met until our engagement party, which was 8 years into the relationship. My family lives about an hour away, plus my sister was out of state for college so there was just never really a time when they would all be together. We didn’t see it as a big deal.
Post # 3
TaraMay_: Ok thanks i just wanted to make sure i wasnt being crazy….er than usual lol
Post # 4
Haha I feel ya. It bothered me a little but we knew they’d meet eventually!
Post # 5
kayyy727: Our families didn’t meet until the day before the wedding (with a couple exceptions).
Obviously we had met each others parents, I had met DH’s family and siblings and he had met mine but those people had never met each other – we were together 9.5 years when we got married.
DH and I met in New Brunswick, he’s from Nova Scotia, I’m from Newfoundland and my dad lives in Ontario. Everyone meeting just wasn’t feasible. There was never a time that everyone was even close to being in the same place.
We thought about doing a formal meet and greet dinner and then scrapped it.
FIL, BIL and newphew met my dad & half brother at a baseball game with DH 2 days before the wedding. MIL met step mom at the pool with my half brother and DH’s nephew.
Everyone else met the morning of the rehearsal in the hotel lobby.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t make any special plans for siblings to meet each other. It isn’t particularly necessary that they get to know each other. I assume you have met each other’s siblings?
Post # 7
thanks guys for making me feel better 🙂
Scarlett11: Yes we most definately have met each other’s syblings, I have even had girls night with his sisters lol. I was just worried about everyone else meeting each other but that can wait 🙂