Post # 1
I was just curious. My parents invited my BF’s parents to our house a few months ago where they officially met for the first time but I had always thought I wouldnt do this until I got a ring. Not too sure what the norm is on this sort of thing. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
oh wayyyy before. From the beginning we’ve been really family oriented so there’s no awkwardness. Initially there was, but his mom is so nice and both moms are very chatty so they got along pretty well. Now, they’re basically friends not just future in laws
Post # 4
Ours didn’t meet until the wedding weekend …
Post # 5
after, but his parents lived in Idaho and mine lived in South Carolina, otherwise it would have been sooner 🙂
Post # 6
Ours met before. We knew they’d get along great!
Post # 7
My FI’s family is all in England and my family is all in California so they won’t meet until a few days before the wedding when everyone starts flying in. I think they’ll like each other though, so I’m not worried. If the two families lived close to each other they definately would have met sooner, but only because I think they will all get along really well. If I was at all unsure how they would react to each other I would imagine that I would at least wait until I knew things were serious, but not necessarily until I had a ring. I’m not really sure what’s “normal” though. I hope it all went well when the two families met for the first time! 🙂
Post # 8
We dated for more than 5 years before getting engaged so my parents met my IL’s loooong before he popped the question. To be honest, I kind of find it strange when the parents don’t meet if they’re somewhat local. Across the country/world is totally understandable but if they reside in the same area code, I think everyone should probably get to know each other sooner rather than later.
Post # 9
Darling Husband and I started dating in high school before I got my driver’s license, so they met waaaaaaaaaay before. Like on our third date or something. We broke up after a couple years, though, and didn’t start dating again until four and a half years later. By that point, my parents had moved across the country, so it wasn’t easy for them to meet again. The first time they met during our second time around was soon after we got engaged.
Post # 10
We arranged a meeting after the engagment but before the wedding. Our parents live 6 hours away from eachother and we live in the middle so it didn’t make any sense for them to have met before. No big deal. We’re both 30 so pretty independent anyway.
Post # 11
Definitely before for us!
But we are both really family oriented so I honestly can’t fathom (for us) them not meeting before we got engaged.
ETA: They live 11 hours away from each other.
Post # 12
I’m already married & our parents still have never met. Sad i know, everytime we plan for them to meet something comes up. And my parents travel a lot! (I havent seen them in 3 months) so they are never around.
Post # 13
our parents didn’t meet until a month before the wedding!! they have hung out several times since though 🙂 they get along really well.
Post # 14
….they live in the same town so they met before we started dating. They met again at my preprom photo session because Fiance was my date. Their next meeting was years later after we got engaged. Apparently now they hang out all the time.
Post # 15
We have known each other since I was 11 and he was 14. Our parents have met prior to us even being together and atleast twice a year both families get together. Thank God our families get along! I dont know what I would do. I couldnt imagine disliking my Mother-In-Law or my family and him not getting along.
Post # 16
We are not engaged yet, but I doubt ours will meet prior to an engagement party. They live about 4 hours apart and all work jobs w non traditional hours such as nights and weekends. I’m sure they’ll get along but it does feel a little strange that after 3.5 years together they haven’t met! Glad to read others are in similar situations!