(Closed) The Inlaws Are Meeting… Sign of an Imminent Proposal?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
571 posts
Busy bee

My family lives around 350 miles away and met his family within 6 months of us dating. We didn’t get engaged until 5 years into the relationship…

Post # 4
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Our parents met after our engagement. I think it just depends on the people and situation. Every situation is different.

Post # 5
12899 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’ve been engaged for 5 months and our mothers just met last weekend.  Our fathers have not met, and my mother hasn’t met his father/vice versa. I’m from New England and his parents live in Florida, so it’s a big trip for anyone to meet anyone else!

Etiquette says that the groom’s parents are supposed to reach out to the bride’s parents immediately following the engagement, but that’s just one of those old-fashioned rules.  Do whatever works for you guys!

Post # 6
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My mom met his mom and family about 6 months before the proposal. But when my dad met his family for the first time, he proposed the same weekend. 

I would definitely say the proposal is in the works. 

Post # 7
674 posts
Busy bee

Our parents met around the 7 month mark, and we’re just celebrated our 5th anniversary as a couple. There hasn’t been a technical proposal because that’s really more of a signal that we’re ready to start putting down deposits and the like on a wedding for us. However, the point where we transitioned to a domestic partnership was probably about 2 years in. Considering that’s the level of commitment you’re talking about, I presume that’s the more important timeline.

Because the parents meeting each other is so radically different for every couple, I personally wouldn’t put much into it. It sounds like you’ve detected other signs that may point to a proposal. Just enjoy the dinner for what it is. For us, our folks got along very well, and we now host holidays regularly with both of them. In that regard, it wasn’t anything special about a ring on a finger, but rather about us starting our new traditions that involve both sides of the family instead of picking one over the other.

Post # 8
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our parents still haven’t met!  Sounds like an engament is looming though….   

Post # 9
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Well technically our Dads met before Boyfriend or Best Friend and I met. They used to work together! Our parents officially met when they helped me move in with my Boyfriend or Best Friend, and they’ve met a few times since then. I suppose it’s a little easier though since we live 10 minutes way from BF’s parents 15 minutes away from my parents. And our parents live like 5 minutes apart…

Post # 10
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our parents all met eachother at our wedding.  Ha ha!

Post # 11
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think our parents wll meet at the wedding. Due to various reasons, may be too difficult to get together ahead of time.

Yep, definitely feels lilke a step forward in the relationship!

Post # 12
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Definitely sounds like the relationship is moving forward !!

My parents met my Fiance parents a few months before we got engaged. We knew for a longtime that we had planned to get engaged but when they met we weren’t. Also, Fiance family is from another country on the other side of the world so it was a convenient time for them to meet because they were all in the same city for Fiance graduation. Additionally, FI’s father passed away in October so if they didn’t get to meet when they did, my parents never would have gotten to meet him 🙁 my brother and his wife also got to meet them which I’m so happy about. My sister was out of town so she didn’t get to meet him. But I’m grateful that it worked out the way it did as my parents got to meet my late father in law at least once.

Post # 13
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our parents met each other the week before our 2nd “official” wedding.  We’d been legally married for 6 months by that time.  🙂  Our families live 6k miles away, sooooo…..

Post # 14
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our parents met…on our Wedding Day!! lol and I knew they wouldn’t get along, which is why I warned his parents how catty my parents can be, and why I made sure it was mandatory that we have wine at the table!


As for a sign of more things to come…I’d put money on it!! *crosses fingers for you*

Post # 15
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We set up a dinner for our parents after we got engaged! Sounds like he’s going to propose!

Post # 16
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our parents met about 4 months after we got engaged! It went well!

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