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

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Would you want your parents to meet SO's parents before or after you got engaged?



  • Post # 32
    17 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our family met immediately after the engagement and 2 months before the engagement party. My Fiance and I didnt want to wait until the “Big” engagement party was thrown since most of them are really timid and shy so we held a small family meet and greet dinner for them at our place. Gladly everything went off without a hitch.

    Post # 33
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our parents met long before the engagement.

    Post # 34
    67 posts
    Worker bee

    Our parents haven’t met yet, which is kind of silly bc they’re only 30 minutes away. I blame my family. His comes over often but mine always decline. Aside from my sister, they haven’t even bothered to see our place! Kinddd of a sore subject. I was hoping for his bday they would meet but he opted to keep it friends only and no family. So I guess it will be after an engagement and it will probably be out of pure guilt!lol

    Post # 35
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My fiance wanted them all there when he proposed so he made sure they had already met.  Then after the engagement we did a dinner with his parents, sister and family as well as my grandma.  Now our moms talk about once a week:)

    Post # 36
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    They’ll probably never meet!  They live far from us and each other.

    Post # 37
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I didn’t even meet my Future Mother-In-Law until after we were engaged! She’s coming home with Fiance and I for the holidays this year, so my parents will probably meet her then. 

    Post # 38
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ours have only met briefly and it was about a year and 7 months before we got engaged at our college graduation

    Post # 39
    771 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My dad and FI’s dad actually worked together before Fiance and I even met! Of course no one knew this until there was a formal meeting of the parents. We arranged an ‘official Meet the Parents’ party the day I moved in with Fiance (this was before we got engaged). Our parents have actually met several times since then, and my parents have even gone out to FI’s parent’s cabin a few times for the weekend. It does make it a little easier for our parents to meet considering his parents live 10 minutes away from us and mine are 15 minutes away.

    Post # 40
    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Temecula, California

    We had been dating for six years before his mom met my dad. She gets extremely uncomfortable when meeting new people. almost to the point of having a panic attack. Last year for Thanksgiving dad finally put his foot down and invitied him himself to Thanksgiving. I was very happy and ashamed I let it take so long for them to meet. I’m a push over, and I didnt want the SO to suffer from her rants.So I let her get away with it.

    But they meet she was ok I could tell she was nervous, but she did fine. My dad thought The SO and were crazy for letting it go so long though.


    Post # 41
    7 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our parents didn’t meet until the wedding weekend.  His parents live in a different state and don’t have the means to travel very often.  My mom and I went to visit them for a bridal shower about a month before the wedding but our dads didn’t meet until the big weekend!  It’s not the way we wanted it but I don’t think they’ll be in the same place at the same time very often anyway.

    Post # 42
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Oddly he met my parents within two weeks after meeting me.  I usually didn’t introduce people I was just dating.  It was right around my birthday and we always go out to eat for birthdays, and for some reason when my dad and I were planning when/where I asked “Do you guys mind if I bring someone”.

    Post # 43
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    They haven’t met. They can meet at the wedding, or not, if we elope. I really don’t understand why they need to meet? They are unlikely to be friends and it just doesn’t seem worth the extra stress to arrange it outside of any wedding events.

    Post # 44
    6458 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My parents met my fiance’s father YEARS before we were engaged…before we were even dating, actually.  He came to my college graduation dinner (I went to college with my fiance’s younger sister, my bff).  They didn’t meet his mom until this May.

    Post # 45
    12339 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My parents are in MA and his are in TX so they didnt meet until after the engagement at our engagement party… in FL.

    Post # 46
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    They met before our engagement and I was glad they did because it helped releive the stress of how they might interact with one another… they got along so well and now it’s one less thing to worry about with the wedding!

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