(Closed) Did your parents meet SO's parents already? (before engagement)

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Would you want your parents to meet SO's parents before or after you got engaged?
    Before : (124 votes)
    73 %
    After : (47 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ours didn’t meet until the wedding weekend …

    Post # 5
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    after, but his parents lived in Idaho and mine lived in South Carolina, otherwise it would have been sooner 🙂

    Post # 6
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Ours met before. We knew they’d get along great!

    Post # 7
    420 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    1438 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    ….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
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    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
    132 posts
    Blushing bee

    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!

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