(Closed) Did your parents meet before the wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Family
  • poll: When did your parents meet?
    Before we were engaged : (80 votes)
    49 %
    After we were engaged but not directly related to wedding preparations : (20 votes)
    12 %
    During and directly related to wedding preparations : (22 votes)
    13 %
    At the wedding : (14 votes)
    9 %
    We're married and they haven't met (for any reason) : (3 votes)
    2 %
    We're not engaged and they haven't met (for any reason) : (2 votes)
    1 %
    We're engaged and they haven't met (for any reason) : (18 votes)
    11 %
    After the wedding : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 31
    7898 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    DH’s parents were living overseas at the time, so they didn’t all meet until the day before our wedding celebration. 

    Post # 32
    176 posts
    Blushing bee

    My mom and step dad have met his mom/boyfriend and dad/girlfriend multiple times. Heck, my mom and step dad went to VEGAS with my FI’s dad and girlfriend a few months ago. His dad goes every year for the Super Bowl and they asked my parents along. We wouldn’t have been able to go, but they didn’t even invite us LOL!

    Post # 33
    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My family is in Oklahoma and DH’s parents live in New Hampshire.  His mom and dad came to OK over father’s day weekend a few months before the wedding.  my family had a bridal shower for us that weekend and his parents came to that. 

    But our moms had been Facebook friends for like a year prior to that. 😂

    Post # 34
    1341 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    BeeDD:  My dad and his dad’s wife have met my dad, but not my mom.

    Post # 35
    2655 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My Fiance and I started dating whilst we were in high school, so our parents actually met very early on in the relationship simply because we needed them to drive us around (we live in Australia, so no drivers license for us until we turn 18). My dad and step mum also now live 5 or 6 houses down from my Future Mother-In-Law, so they do tend to bump into each other in the street.

    Post # 36
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

    BeeDD:  My parents met my FI’s parents about a year ago when we moved in together, both parents brought are stuff so they bonded on getting us out of the house. Aside from that our parents hardly see eachother, they will be together this weekend at our engagement party but thats it, aside from moms going dress shopping with me

    Post # 37
    6766 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Ours live on opposite coasts, so they met a couple of days before the wedding. Got along great, though!

    Post # 38
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    They haven’t met yet, but will sometime before the wedding. 

    Post # 39
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    My mom met his mom summer 2014 and my dad met both of his parents at our grad school commencement later that year.  My mom will meet his dad the week of the wedding.

    Post # 40
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    My mother/stepfather live in England and haven’t even met Fiance yet, let alone his Parents. So they will meet at the wedding.

    My Dad/stepmom (who live in VA) were meant to meet his mom (who lives in NY) a few weeks ago but, due to circumstances out of our control, that didn’t happen. We move to Miami in June, so they may not actually meet until the wedding.

    FI’s father lives in Guatemala, so won’t meet either of my (4!) Parents until the wedding

    I don’t think it’s a huge deal that they haven’t met prior to our wedding – our parents live in 4 different cities in 3 different countries, it would be a lot of work to coordinate a meetup, plus, just because we’re getting married doesn’t mean they have to be friends. We’re moving to Miami in June and I highly doubt their visits will ever overlap (maybe when we have kids?)

    I think this is very common for a lot of people now as more and more people move out of their home states/countries.

    Post # 41
    3550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    Haven’t met yet but we’re trying to arrange something this summer as my mother will be travelling close to where his mom is. 

    Post # 42
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    With my culture I was lucky to put off their meeting as long as I did. My mom wanted to meet them before we even went on our first date….

    But they met at like the 6 month mark, before we were engaged. It took that “long” because they live a 5 hour drive from my parents and have different work schedules. Now they are really tight and send gifts back and forth; talk on the phone, etc.

    Post # 43
    332 posts
    Helper bee

    My family travelled 10 hours to my engagement party in the hometown of my fiance’, so both of our parents / families met there at the engagement party 🙂

    Post # 44
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Our parents met at our wedding. Nobody (myself and my husband included)  had any real interest in them meeting before then. I love my dad, and he loves both his parents, but their meeting just wasn’t a priority for us. The chances of their meeting in the future is low. I guess if we decide to have children they may meet again, but I can’t say for sure. 

    Post # 45
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We live NorCal, our parents live in Arkansas and Florida. They likely won’t meet until wedidng week. 

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