(Closed) Fiance wants to reach out to his father who he hasnt spoken to in 2 years

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would call. I’m assuming he has no idea you two are engaged.

Say something like, “Hello (FFIL/Dad). We’re calling to announce our engagement. I know its been a long time since we’ve talked and I’m sorry we haven’t had the chance to call as much as we should. We are currently thinking about having the wedding in (location) on (date/month/season). We’re mostly calling because we want to make sure all of the important people can attend. Do you think that time would work well for you? Also, how have you been? (launch into a friendly conversation about anything else that might be new in your lives like a new job, pet ect. and anything new in his life). Its been so great to catch up with you. (Include or don’t include this next part.) Would you like to come over for (dinner/lunch/hang out ect.) sometime to discuss the wedding plans (or tell me more about something interesting he mentions)?”

I guess you could translate that into an email, but for something big like an engagement I would prefer a phone call.

Post # 4
6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Does the dad know you two are engaged and planning a wedding?  Or, does he know you’re engaged and haven’t started planning yet?

If he wants to do it by email, I would just say:

Hey dad, I know it’s been a while since we last spoke.  I really miss you and hope we can talk soon.  Let me know when you’re available to talk on the phone.  The reason I’m emailing you is to let you know that AussieFlBride and I are engaged!  We’re so excited for this time in our lives and I really want you to be at the wedding.  Right now, her family is scheduled to come to the states in January 2013 and we were thinking that we would have our wedding then in (LOCATION).  I know it’s a bit of short notice, but I really hope that you would be able to join us for our wedding, so I’m trying to reach out to give you a head’s up and find out if this is at all possible for you.  Let’s talk sometime about whether or not this works for you.  Miss you!  Love, Fiance. 

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