How did your parents react?

posted 3 years ago in Family
  • poll: How did your parents react to your engagement?
    Loved it! Over the moon happy! : (114 votes)
    49 %
    Happy, but not over the top. : (77 votes)
    33 %
    Eh. They were ok. : (29 votes)
    12 %
    They didn't say no. : (5 votes)
    2 %
    They weren't happy, but now they love it. : (4 votes)
    2 %
    They weren't happy, they're silent on the matter now. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    They weren't happy, they still aren't happy. : (0 votes)
    I still haven't told them. : (0 votes)
    We stopped speaking over the matter. : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1929 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My parents were happy, but not over the top happy.  They LOVE my husband, but I think they wished I would have waited until I was older to get married.  We were 24 and 25 when we got engaged, 26 and 27 when we got married.

    Also.. I LOVE Father of the Bride.  I’ve seen it probably 1000 times.

    EDIT: His parents were THRILLED, particularly his mom.  His mom wants grandchildren ASAP though haha

    Post # 4
    Member
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @renwoman:  My parents are divorced but they both had the same sort of reaction. They weren’t extatic, they were happy, but I think the shock factor came in there a bit to stifle the happiness haha.

    Both calls I made I said something like “I have exciting news.” They BOTH said “You’re pregnant?”

    HAHA I spose it comes from my mum being pregnant at 19, and both my sisters being pregnant young with no marriage haha. 😛

    Post # 5
    Member
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Now I want to watch Father of the bride.
    My mother asked if I was pregnant. When I told her that I’m not she said she was only joking about that, but then asked me again before I left. I don’t think she was joking.
    My father said something like I figured that would happen eventually and left it at that.
    At least my friends were excited for me. His Mom was really happy.

    Post # 6
    Member
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    My dad and stepmother, and Fi’s parents were over the moon happy and very excited for us.

    My mother, not so much. She pretty much just said that its a giant waste of money and our marriage won’t last (we had already been together for a number of years at that point). She also said my ring was stupid and too flashy.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My parents were fairly meh about the whole thing. My dad basically just went on a long rant about how we need to wait until we’re done with our PhDs to have kids. My mom had previously offered to give us the heirloom diamond that had been passed down to her from my great-grandmother, and after telling her it was about time for that to happen, as we were getting ready to get engaged, she basically just got fussed about how she wanted to keep the setting and melt it down for money, lol.

    And that, friends, is why we’re having the lowest-key possible wedding, because my parents taking everything fun and exciting and make it depressing.

    FI’s parents literally burst into applause! It was SO adorable.

    Post # 9
    Member
    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We were together for awhile, my mom was ECSTATIC. my dad, well he was happy for us. but not as excited as my mom. lol

    Post # 10
    Member
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Our parents were thrilled, but they not only want to see us married, they also want grandchildren. 🙂  We were 31 and 33 when we got engaged, and we are both blessed by God to be successful in our careers and have multiple degrees.  We are ready and so are our parents. Our parents would not have been excited if we were young or without jobs and educations.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @renwoman:  Now I want to watch that movie!  I looked to see if it was on and was going to watch it too, but it won’t air here next until around midnight on Saturday on TBS. It is set to record!

    Post # 12
    Member
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My parents were both happy for me. My Mom was happy, but nothing crazy. My Dad on the other hand was over the moon. He loves FI and is just so happy that I’m marrying him. I actually had to tell some of my family members that I was getting engaged before FI even proposed to me, because my Dad couldn’t keep it to himself. My FI asked my Dad for my hand, and after that we were as good as engaged and he wanted to tell everybody.

    FI’s Mom was happy, but his Dad was more shocked than anything. They live so far away that I haven’t met them very many times, so I don’t think they were expecting it like my parents were (my parents live an hour away and we see them two or three times a month). They’re both happy now though, his Dad just had to get used to the idea that his youngest son was getting married.

     

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    4216 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My mom was screaming hysterically in happiness and would not calm down for hours. She phoned every relative and friend ever. My dad was not surprised as DH had asked his permission. Both my dad and bro were more concerned with the size of the diamond which I found oDd. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Our parents (his parents and my S-Dad) were happy but not over the top. They were expecting it and it was almost just dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t think mine were surprised, they were fairly happy about it. But we also made it clear from the beginning we were going to get married alone just the two of us because we didn’t want a huge production. They were supportive and understood, but I don’t think they were very happy about that.

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