Post # 1
I’m planning my son’s birthday party this weekend and it’s the first time my parents will meet my SO’s parents which got me wondering–when did your parents meet his parents? I am excited for them to meet, everyone knows a proposal is gonna happen anytime now and both sides of the family are on board 🙂 It’s a little nervewracking, as in, shit just got real lol. How did you introduce the parents and how did it go?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Hemnes: LOL mine are “nice and normal” too so I hope it’s smooth sailing on Saturday! 🙂
Post # 6
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
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
@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 # 9
@thenewmrsmax: Nice laid-back way to do it 🙂 I’m kind of glad it’s an 11 year old’s birthday they’re all coming over for so that the attention is more on him and there’s less pressure!
Post # 10
- 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
@RedheadMeggs: I’m sure it will be fine, but good luck anyway!
Post # 12
They met about 3 or 4 years into us dating.
Post # 13
@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
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
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
We live in MA and they are in TX, so they met at our engagement party in FL.