(Closed) Have your parents met your Future in Laws?

posted 7 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oddly enough, we’ve been together for over 3 years and they’ve only met a handful of times. And one of those times was a funeral. :/ We’ll be stepping that up over the next year. haha.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My parents have met his mom… once. I haven’t even met his father, we’ve been toegether 6 years, but his dad lives in CA and they aren’t really on the best of terms. Its pretty hard for everyone to really get to know eachother when you live on opposite sides of the country.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They have met on occasion, usually for a few minutes during the intermission of my FI’s and brother’s choir concert.  But they’re having a big lunch tomorrow to get to know each other.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

They have. FI and I have been together 5+ years. We figured it would be good to socialize them early ;o)

We’re also having a big “Family meet Family party”. FI’s aunt and uncle always throw one as tradition for each new couple getting married. I can’t wait!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our parents know each other well. We’ve been together for almost 6 years and I think they met a few months into our relationship. My parents are always included in FI’s family parties and FI’s parents (and brother/SIL) are always included in mine. If our families lived farther away from each other it may have taken them longer to meet but they only live about 20 miles apart (with us smack dab in the middle). 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ours haven’t met.  FI’s folks live in his home country and mine aren’t big travelers.  So…i guess the first time will be at the wedding, and it’s too late for them to stop anything thenSmile

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Even though we have been dating for six years, and all lived within 30 minutes of each other for most of that time…they have only met once, in 2005.  We were 18 and 19 and had just moved in together and invited everyone over so they could all meet.  It was awkward.  Our families are VERY different, so it’s not to say they didn’t get along, just that they wouldn’t be best friends.  FI’s Dad and my Dad would probably get along well (as FI’s Dad gets along with my sisters), but our Mom’s are total opposites.  Since my family moved far away this summer, it’s not as weird as it was when we all lived close to each other.  It honestly doesn’t bother me that we don’t ALL spend time together.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ironically, my mother (and her sister and 3 brothers) actually grew up living next door to my FI’s mother (and her brother and 3 sisters), for all of their childhood days! And since both our parents started dating in highschool, our dads know each other as well..

So our weddings will be one big happy reunion! 🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Nope, they live about 3000 miles apart (and in different countries) so they will be meeting for the first time at the wedding.  In fact since FIs family lives so far away I just met them a few weeks ago.  Completely lovely people though…I lucked out 😀

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yepp. FMIL went wedding dress shopping with my Mom and I and they got along really well (they had met once before, right after FI and I got together).

FFIL (FI’s parents are divorced) spends A LOT of time with us so my whole family has met him multiple times and he’s been to a few parties my parents have had as well.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

They haven’t met, and I’m dreading my dad meeting FI’s dad because I know they won’t get along at all.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think they’ve met 3 times. We’ve been together for 5.5 years, but my parents lives 3 hours away and there isn’t much of a reason for them to come down here since FI and I are always traveling up to them.

One year they happened to come down for my birthday so we all went out to dinner. The second time was at my graduation party and the most recent was our engagement party in November!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’ve been together 2 1/2 years and our parents met about a year in.  His parents live in a college town so we’ve all gone down for football games.  Other than that, we’ve all met in the city for a Cubs game and dinner.  Basically, all of their interactions have revolved around sports.  Luckily, everyone gets along!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’ve been together almost 3 years and my mom JUST met his parents. Next it’s my father. Hopefully we’ll all have a nice dinner before the wedding.

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