(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 # 46
    1661 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Our families have known eachother since we met – 8+ years ago. Our moms are friends and our brothers hang out almost weekly. We’re immigrants from the same place in a new country so that kind of bonds us well as families I guess. 🙂

    Post # 47
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    My parents met both sets of DH’s parents (who both remarried) before we got engaged. But it wasn’t until our engagement party when the six of them hung out together. It was a pretty awesome sight to see. 

    Post # 48
    614 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Our families met pretty quickly after we started dating and get along really well! Our moms are actually BFFs now and go on lunch dates and talk on the phone! It’s pretty sweet, I couldnt imagine if there was tension between families. I feel super lucky!

    Post # 49
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    We got engaged in November. For Christmas my family travels in a direction that takes us more or less past his (they live in a suburb of our city that we need to pass to leave). So on our way home from Christmas we did a planned dinner at his mom’s place to have the immediate families meet. Only people not there were my sister and Brother-In-Law who were with his family this year. 

    Post # 50
    949 posts
    Busy bee

    My parents first met my Mother-In-Law when they were all in town for our undergrad graduation, when we’d been together for a little more than 3,5 years (but several years before we got engaged). The next time they met was when my Mother-In-Law came to visit in September 2014 during our engagement, but before our wedding. My late Father-In-Law never met my parents, as he couldn’t travel to our uni graduation and then died about 18 months afterwards.


    We live in the same city as my parents (in Finland), my Mother-In-Law lives in the same village where my husband grew up in the UK and we met at university in a different part of the UK.


    ETA: Our siblings and their families didn’t meet until just before our wedding, though, mostly due to the distance aspect of things.

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