(Closed) Did Your FI Ask For Anyone’s Permission Before Proposing?

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i told my bf he had to ask my dad for permission. like, i wouldn’t marry him if he didn’t, because my dad means the world to me.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My Fiance asked my mom and step dad before popping the question.  I think he may have also asked my brother.  He knew it was important to me for him to ask my parents.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Yes, he asked my parents 🙂 I think it was a sweet gesture

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Fiance asked my dad; but I think my mom was hurt that she wasn’t asked also…. just the timing didn’t work out. He was on his way to my parents to talk to both of them;but seen my dad before hand in town (we live in a small town) & asked then so he could avoid the chance of me catching him……

Post # 7
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Worker bee

He asked my parents, then couldn’t wait and proposed the next day.  🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance took my dad to dinner to ask him and then asked my mom to go ring shopping with him since he figured she would be helpful in figuring out what i liked. I think it meant a lot to both of my parents to include them. I thought it was really sweet and was shocked all this happened without me having a clue it was going on!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

He asked my daughter =)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My hubs was already going to ask my parents but I brought it up just in case. He definitely did too and my parents loved it. He said my mom was crying with excitement. I am so glad he did. That is one tradition my dad wanted to keep.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes, he asked my parents.  He told me he was going to…said he didn’t want to get on my dad’s bad side…lol! (my sister’s ex-husband didn’t ask for permission before popping the question and my dad was never a fan of him)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My Fiance didn’t and if he’d asked my Dad, I’m pretty sure his reaction would have been something like “why are you asking me? Ask HER” which is pretty much the same thing as consent.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The hubs asked my mom. I never thought he would because it wasn’t important to me or my mom. We all loved him already 🙂 But he did about a week before, and it made my mom cry. They told me afterward, and I gotta say, it gave me the warm fuzzies.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I told FH that he didn’t need to ask anyone – my dad has always said that it’s up to me who I want to marry, not up to him to give permission. But, FH stole my dad’s number out of my cell phone one day when I was at the gym and called and asked because it was important to him to do that. But the best part is that when he called my dad, the conversation started like this:

FH: Hi “Pat” it’s “Joe”

Dad (pauses): “Joe”?

FH: “Joe Doe” (I can only imagine what he’s thinking at this point!)

Dad (light bulb!): Oh “Joe”!

Poor FH . . . but so, so funny after I heard about it.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MissHelen…that’s the same thing my parents said when I brought up the subject. I have been supporting myself since I went off to college at age 18…that was 16 years ago so they would have looked at my Fiance like he was crazy had he asked….LOL.

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