(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?

    Before

    After

  • Post # 47
    Member
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    oh, it just happened few days ago. our families live across the europe, so they didn’t have a chance before. they seem to have got on well 🙂

    and no, we’re not engaged. 

    YET. 😉

    Post # 48
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    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @blueberries123:  I’d say definitely after, but they’re thousands of miles away (we’re in Canada, they’re in the UK)… so I am not sure that my mom will ever meet his parents.

    We’re eloping so it’s not like we’re having a big wedding where everyone is going to connect.

    I’m fine w. that. I am not sure parents need to meet – especially if they’re not in the same city. I guess if they were in the same city and didn’t ever meet that might be a bit odd, but I’d say the wedding is a fine place to meet – hopefully everyone will be on their best behaviors.

    Post # 49
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    All the families have met each other well before we got engaged. My family lives interstate but everyone goes and visits everyone now and again.

    My Future Mother-In-Law and mum get along like a house on fire. My brother also lives with me and my fiance, and my Future Mother-In-Law treats him like her own son, which I know my mum is grateful for because she only gets to see us about once or twice a year.

    My Fiance and I are very family orientated so it would feel weird to me if our families were distant, so to speak. They are distant in miles, but they call each other and talk, etc every week or so and make regular visits.

     

    Post # 50
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Our parents met officilly before we were engaged, but knew of each other for years before I knew that my fiance even existed. His dad is my grandparents doctor and everyone in my family has gone to him at some point or another. We had an official meet after we were together a few months, and now our moms are best friends, talk every day, do lunch once a week. They have gone on vacations together, so we are verY lucky. But they also live like 10 mins away from each other.

    Post # 51
    Member
    767 posts
    Busy bee

    our parents met 3 years ago when we first moved in together. they got on, but i wouldn’t say they ‘loved’ each other.

    they’ve spoken to each other since though, as my parents are property solicitors and worked on their house move.

    but they have different backgrounds to each other so it makes it quite strange. my mum sent them a christmas card the year they met, and they didn’t send one back which she thought was a bit rude. then my parents sent them flowers when they moved in to their new house and they never thanked them.

    they probably don’t realise, but i think my mum was pretty hurt by it. she tries to hard to be nice and gets confused when people act the same!

    Post # 52
    Member
    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church

    My dearest’s parents have both passed away, so no–so I answer for the children–they’ve met the decent ones. The others we’d all rather not deal with.

    Post # 53
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    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I did not vote because I am not sure whats normal.. thus far my parents havent met my BFs parents.. I guess we will se what happens

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