When did your parents meet your SO/FI/DH's parents?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: When did the parents meet the parents?
    Early--Before we were even engaged! : (94 votes)
    56 %
    Soon after the engagement happened : (25 votes)
    15 %
    While the wedding was being planned : (16 votes)
    10 %
    Not until right before the wedding : (20 votes)
    12 %
    At the wedding : (13 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My mum met them when we went to show them the venue (Dad was away at the time) and then we had a lunch a month or so later so they could meet properly. They are all nice and normal people so no issues!

    Post # 4
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    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    They came up to visit FI and I about 5 months into dating. My parents had them over for burger on the grill. It was casual and a year before we got engaged.

    Post # 6
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    6279 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    DH and I were still dating and I invited his mom and my mom over for lunch.

    both of our fathers are deceased.  soon after my mom met extended families on his side when we were invited for holidays.

     

    Post # 7
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    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    FI’s mom came to one of my horseshows and my parents were there also. That was probably about a year into our relationship. We then tried to schedule a get together after we were engaged but only FI’s dad could make it. We finally got everyone together at once at our wedding shower just a few weeks ago!

    Post # 8
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    4641 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @RedheadMeggs:  Ours met at our engagement party, after we had been together for 6 years. I felt no need for them to meet sooner, they’re different people.. they don’t have to know each other.

    It went fine. I was nervous, but it was for no reason.

    Post # 10
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    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    Oops! Read the poll wrong. The parents won’t meet until just before the wedding. They live on opposite sides of the country.

    Post # 11
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @RedheadMeggs:  I’m sure it will be fine, but good luck anyway!

    Post # 12
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    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    They met about 3 or 4 years into us dating.

    Post # 13
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    935 posts
    Busy bee

    @RedheadMeggs:  my situation is different being that my SO and I went to prom together so our parents met then which I count as way before the engagement because that isnt coming for another 4 years. However, his dad was out of town during prom so my parents and his dad havent met, im slightly nervous about that because they have nothing in common. Either way, I still plan on making that introduction prior to us being formally engaged. 

    usually the parents meeting goes fine, andeveryone plays nice – usually. lol

    Post # 14
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    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    They are going to meet for the first time in the days before the wedding. I AM NERVOUS. But they live in another country so there hasn’t been too much opportunity otherwise.

    Post # 15
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    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    They met after we got engaged. I tried to put it off as long as possible. LOL. I don’t know why but the whole thing made me nervous. It went ok but the second time they met was much much better.

    Post # 16
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    13021 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We live in MA and they are in TX, so they met at our engagement party in FL.

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