(Closed) Did your SO ask for your parent's blessing before proposing?

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
4113 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dad has never been in the picture but he did call my mom. He didnt’ ask permission per se, but did give her a heads up that he was going to propose and made sure she was ok with it.

Post # 4
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Around a year before my DH proposed, he asked my dad if he should ask him before he popped the question. My dad laughed and said “no way!”

So no, he didn’t lol. 

Post # 5
3764 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes, he asked my dad. I know some will say it’s outdated, sexist, etc. but I like the tradition.

Post # 6
2838 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, he did!

Post # 7
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Yes, although he didn’t really ask my dad, he actually just gave both of my parents a “heads up” as he likes to call it. 🙂

Right after my aunt got married DH made a comment to my parents about us being next. 😉 Of course I wasn’t around for it, but apparently it was very sweet and my dad got super excited and brought out the scotch to celebrate LOL!

Post # 8
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

He “asked’ my dad a week before he asked me. He basically showed him the ring real quick and told him he’s about to ask me to marry him. It was before a football game, actually. The conversation was funny.

Fiance: I’m nervous…

Dad: Why are you nervous? It’s just a football game, we always win this one anyway..

Fiance: No, no, I want to ask missmorganista to marry me. *takes out ring real quick*

Dad: Oh..OH… *happy* 

and then I walk into the room completely oblivious. haha.


Post # 9
3354 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yes he did. he took them out to dinner when they were visiting for my graduation.

Post # 10
10355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My DH knows I would have said “no” to his proposal had he asked my dad/parents, haha. I find the trandition a little offensive.

Post # 11
2446 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes. That’s how half of NYC knew I was getting married before I knew.

Post # 12
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

He asked afterward. The proposal was super spontaneous- so when we called to tell my parents, FH got on the phone with my dad and said apologized for proposing without asking for his permission. It was a very sweet gesture which was kind of funny considering both of them are super progressive feminists.

Post # 13
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband did not. I’ve never asked my parent’s permission for anything in the past, so no reason to start as an adult. Tongue Out

Post # 14
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My fI asked my dad before proposing, I wouldn’t have cared either way, but Fiance wanted to keep with tradition.

Post # 15
13979 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

He did.  It was very, very important to me that he did it because I view it as a sign of respect to the father.  Fiance knew how important it was to me, so he did it.  I don’t know if he would have otherwise.

Post # 16
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes. He asked for a blessing, not for permission. It was really important to me! I’m pretty sure if I had a daughter and wasn’t asked for a blessing, I’d be upset. My DH asked his own parents for a blessing too.

Asking for the blessing was a good thing too because both sides of the family were pumped and waiting to hear that we were engaged. Sometimes it can be an awkward conversation when you get engaged and they don’t have  heads up.

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