- 14 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
My Fiance are recently engaged, we have met each other’s parents many times, but they have never met each other.
My parents: still married, love my Fiance, are dying to throw an engagement party and meet his family.
His parents: Divorced two years ago, Dad remarried very quickly, Mom is very very bitter, has not seen ex-husband since the divorce or met the new wife and step kids.
I’m not worried about everyone acting civil during the actual wedding, more so how/when we should introduce them to my parents. On separate days? Pre-engagement party? Should they meet each other before they meet my family? Is that too much pressure? Also, my Future Mother-In-Law has a tendency to not show up to things/schedule ridiculous other commitments during potentially uncomfortable situations.
My Fiance and I have talked about it a lot and have thought about getting some help from the rest of his family (aunts/uncles, etc), but maybe we should just go to his Mom and Dad directly and ask how they want to handle it? Should I tell my parents to back off the whole thing?
Thanks for your help, I know everyone’s family situation is different, but I’d love to hear about any advice/similar situations of yours.