Post # 1
One of the reasons we wanted to do a wedding (opposed to eloping) was that never before will so many people in our lives meet each other.
My parents/siblings have never met FI’s parents/siblings (and probably would not again). I have four good friends and each of them have never met each other or my family. One friend has never met my Fiance even (we’ve been together over 3 years).
And that’s just my side! It’s because we live UT and the rest are in IN/OR and beyond.
I get teary eyed thinking of them all in one place! It will be like my own little bizzarro world!
Can anyone else relate?
Post # 3
Our parents have met and will see each other a couple of times until we get married, although I live with his family in Spain and my mom and her boyfriend are in Norway.
As for extended family, FH has not met any of my side and probably won’t ever meet my Dads relatives because we’re not close. My Moms relatives are in the Philippines and we’re planning to do a vow renewal there as soon as we get enough money after the wedding, because they won’t be able to travel to Spain.
His extended family is partly in Spain but they’re not close either, so I’m not sure we’ll invite them to the wedding, and I haven’t met them before and we don’t plan to either. The other part is in the US, and some of them will probably make it to the wedding.. in short, my weddings are gonna be a great test for my social awkwardness!
I love that you can have all of the people in your life meet each other and I’m kind of sad that it’s not gonna happen like that for me because our families are living all over the globe 😀
I’m sure your wedding will be wonderful, but do you sometimes panic about how/whether they’re all gonna get along? I already freaked out when our parents met!
Post # 4
Oh, I’m sure my high maintenance mother will pull up some drama, and my sisters will yell at her. But that’s all I’m worried about. His side and all the friends will be just fine! No extended relatives to this wedding – I just am ot close, and my 94 year old grammie would never get on a plane. However, she did meet Fiance once before.
Yours is a pretty far flung family!