announcing engagement

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: Would you announce engagement when both sets of parents meet for the first time?

    Yes it's fine to announce the engagement the first time both sets of parents meet.

    No, each set of parents should be told individually first.

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I mean, every family is different so maybe yours would love this, but I know my parents would not have been thrilled. “Meet the parents” is kinda a stressful thing on its own, and adding onto it an engagement announcement just seems like too much. Why not just tell them individually and then organize a meeting a week or so later after everyone’s had time to process the happy news?

     

    Post # 3
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    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    If you’ve never bothered to have the two groups meet up before, won’t it be pretty obvious from the start?  I can’t imagine I’d be blindsided by your announcement if I were your parents, especially if you’ve been together awhile.  That said, I’m sure it’ll work out fine unless one parent or another is somewhat unhinged.  Our families got on fantastically, having met the day before our wedding (due to distance), no added stress.

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