Post # 1
Fiance and I have met each others parents. Both of us had some financial hardships and moved back in with our parents, so of course we see each others parents regularly when we go to see each other. My parents like him, and his parents like me [and we like each other’s parents]. But, our parents haven’t met each other yet. I’m not dreading them meeting, per se, I just have a feeling it’ll be awkward for a bit.
When did your parents meet? Before engagement? After? During wedding planning? The day of your wedding? Or are they just never going to meet [don’t know how that would work…]?
How did it go when they met?
Post # 3
My mom (only living parent) met my SO’s parent only about a month or two after we started dating- they live within a mile of eachother so we’d rather have them meet early- especially if they already knew each other. My mom hasn’t met my SO’s dad, it seems more “normal” for the mom’s to hang out.
My mom and my SO’s mom get along, but my SO and his mom have a very hot/cold relationship and he hasn’t really spoken to her in a while and my mom keeps asking me when the last time they talked was, which is kind of annoying. I don’t care if he talks to his mom or not, it’s his decision to make.
Post # 4
Ours met under some not-great circumstances – they met at his grandfather’s funeral about 1.5 years into us dating. They didn’t meet again until MY grandfather’s funeral last year, which was about halfway through our engagement (or around 3.5 years). My brothers had hung out with his brother though a lot, as we’re all about the same age and like to have them over together and they get along great!
Post # 5
The day of my wedding….. our parents live in different states (we had been together for 4 years once we were married). I thought it was going to be weird, but it wasn’t. Honetly, I think I had just warned his mom enough about my mom (she is quiet and really really sheltered) so I just told stories over time (my mom is LOUD…and, well…LOUD) so, I guess the story telling (by no means talking bad about her, just giving some background) definately helped. I was relived when after the wedding his mom said, “well, I thought that was going to be worse than it was, she is really nice!” I let out a 4 year breath I had been holding.
Post # 6
SOs mum met mine when she came to stay with us for Christmas. Her other son lived nearby (she lived a 4 hour drive away from my mums) but couldnt stay with him so it made sense. They seemed to get on well.
SOs parents have been seperated for years and my Dad works overseas so it’s ony our mums who have met… so far… I didn’t meet his Dad until 18 months in because SO rarely sees him.
Post # 7
Our parents met each other when we moved in after a year. They haven’t seen each other since – that was 3 years ago.
They live 200 miles away from each other so there is no need for them to meet again. Although his parents recently moved house and my dad was their property solicitor – so they do kind of know each other a bit more now.
Post # 8
My now fiance met my parents back in high school before we even started dating. They more officially met 3 months after we started dating and he was over for Thanksgiving.
Post # 9
at his law school graduation…we had been dating 5.5 years then. It wasn’t that bad, we sat with his mom during the ceremony and met his dad and step mom afterward. Everyone was friendly and excited for my SO accomplishment.
Post # 10
Our parents met a year after we started dating, about 6 months before we were engaged. My parents live out of state and were going to be visiting. Fiance wanted to invite my parents to a family party that would be happening while they were in the area. It was very nervewracking for me, but everything turned out wonderfully. I was most happy that it was FI’s idea for them to meet- I thought it was sweet of him!
Post # 11
I just set up a meeting for the families for a few weeks from now! I’m pretty nervous because my Mom can be a little overwhelming. But this is the first time she’s taken interest in someone I’ve dated, and it was her idea, so I figured why not! I mean we liver together so in some regards it might be slightly odd they haven’t met!
Post # 12
I had met his parents, and he met mine, last spring. We got engaged in July. They met in October, when they were all at our church for our membership induction. FI and I fell in love with our church and decided to join before the wedding. They met at the church, and then we went out to a great italian restaurant. The next day they went back home. Next meeting is next saturday for MOB/MOG dress shopping.
Post # 13
Our moms had met before in passing, because they work for the same school district, before we ever started dating. After we started dating, we had a few casual dinners with both of our moms (our dads both travel a lot). Shortly after we got engaged, everyone went out to brunch and “officially” met.
Post # 14
Fiance and I have been together a little over 5 years. Our parents only just met last week. I, too, was a little nervous, but it really worked out well. My step dad and Future Father-In-Law got a long very well, and my Future Father-In-Law thought my mother was my sister, so he is definitely in her good graces!
Post # 15
We had been living together about a month. I arranged a ‘family’ brunch and they all met.
Post # 16
MrN & I arranged a weekend for our parents to meet, his parents live in cottage country so we arranged for my parents to go up on a Saturday for the night, we were worried because our parents are very different but if went VERY well! We had been engaged about 3 months at that point.
My ex on the other hand, 10 years together and he refused for our parents to meet .., yeah there are LOTS of reasons he became an ex!