Told my parents that we are getting engaged today … ahhh!

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@peonyinlove:  DH asked my mom before he proposed to me, so I don’t exactly know what their conversation was like.  How exciting for you!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@peonyinlove:  Yay! It’s nice for you to know that you have her support. 

I have been pretty open about the fact that SO and I would likely be getting engaged soon and married early next year. I think they are supportive of it but I think that they are glad to be expecting it rather than find out when it happens.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

awww Im glad she is so supportive. Im def dreading telling my mom and MIL….my mom probably still sees me as this immature,  little girl…..and around november, my SO made a joke marriage wise and his mother said something along the lines of waiting. so god knows, but when it happens, im sure ill post about it 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oh how exciting! I’m so glad your mom was supportive, and that must be a huge weight off your shoulders to know that your mom doesn’t expect you to finish your schooling first and get completely established in your career before you getmarried, or pay for the entire wedding yourselves. Sorry if that sounds creepy, but I remember reading a couple other of your threads, the cute pug in your pictures is easy to remember for me!  

 

My dad was told we were discussing marriage in the context of implying that when my SO and I break up, I’d be out of luck since we are living together- my SO got pretty heated and told him that’s not going ot happen since we’re going to get married- and my dad seemed too surprised by that revelation to be supportive/ happy and hasn’t really brought it up since, although he does say things like “love you guys” in texts and such, so I’m sure he’s not opposed to the idea. My SO’s parents actually asked him what our plans were after hearing my dad tell me that I should just run off to Vegas to get married, and were reportedly very happy for us when he explained that yes, we were discussing plans to get married. But my SO was engaged once before and did not leave that relationship when he wanted to partially out of fear of letting down his parents, so now they will NEVER ask him about the ifs/whens of getting married without him bringing it up. I’d love to know our families’ thoughts on when we should get married and their expectations surrounding a wedding (small and inexpensive so we can pay for it ourselves? Large so we can invite the entire extended family? Sooner or later?), but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 

 

At any rate, congratulations, sounds like you are close and that you don’t need to worry about breaking the news when you officially become engaged!

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@peonyinlove:  Fiance asked my parents beforehand, so I didn’t really have to have any sort of talk with them.  I know they both cried though!  The big softies 😉 Sounds like your talk went like a dream, so congratulations!  Your mother sounds so supportive and helpful and sweet.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My SO’s brother blindsided his parents with his proposal to his girlfriend and it was awkward, so we decided we wanted to do the same thing you did. I gave my parents the heads up, and we’ll be giving his the heads up when we visit them this fall. 

Congrats! It makes it feel way more real and exciting for whatever reason!

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@peonyinlove:  Great news that she took it well! Now you’ll have someone to help plan/get excited about it all and make the waiting not seem so bad! 

I’m excited and nervous to tell my parents. Not because they’ll be angry, just not sure how to bring it up. I’m sure they already suspect though. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@peonyinlove:  This is awesome that your mom/family has been so supportive!

I can’t wait to see your “I’m engaged gihgofhgog” update 🙂

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