Post # 1
I just got engaged two days ago but we haven’t told anyone yet! We’ve met each other’s parents many times and get on really well, but our parents have never met. We were thinking of setting up a meeting for both sets of parents in a neutral place such as a restaurant – then making the ‘big announcement’ after they have had a chance to talk for a little while after the meal. Could this work, or would it be better to tell each set of parents individually first?! We think they would get along fine but they have never met! My fiancée feel both parents should be told together but I am not sure. Advice please??
Post # 2
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
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.