(Closed) Do you think your parents expected your engagement?

posted 9 years ago in Family
  • poll: Do you think your parents expected your engagement?

    Yes, I think the expected it.

    No, I don't think they were expecting it.

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Mine definitely expected it. We had been together 8 years and had talked about marriage alot, but were waiting to be finished university. My mom always called him my future son in law.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We were together 4.5 years and living together for almost 2 years before he proposed. My parents were practically bribing him to propose. LOL

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My fiance asked my mom for her blessing so she knew but the rest of my family was shocked because we had only been together for 7 months. 

    Post # 20
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    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Yes, especially since he’d asked for my Dad’s blessing about 3 weeks before, at Christmas. 🙂

    Post # 21
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    No, we announced our engagement right after our 1 year anniversary. I think my parents were pretty surprised.

    Post # 22
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My mom did, cause I told her everything along the way of dating my Fiance, etc. But my dad was in complete shock! lol

    Post # 23
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    2413 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We had been dating for almost 5 years at the time of our engagement, and Fiance asked my parents permission a few days beforehand so they knew it was happening that weekend. He had told his own parents a few months before that he was planning to propose but they didn’t know he got the ring and had planned it, etc. so they were a little surprised when we called to tell them, but all-in-all I don’t think it came out of nowhere, esp because we live together as well.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Yes, they did! My husband & I have been been together since the ages of 15 & 17. So they knew it was coming! It was just a matter of when. 🙂

    Post # 24
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    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Sort of. We had been together for 4 years so in that respect I think they were thinking WTF is taking so long. However, I kept telling them that we were saving for a house (which we were) and were going to focus on that first. Suprised us all when he gave me the ring 🙂

     

    Post # 25
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    In general they were expecting it (they knew we would get married someday), but I don’t think they expected it so “soon.” We got engaged after 14 months of dating and I think they thought it would come a year or two later. They were very happy for us though!

    Post # 26
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think they knew since we had also started house shopping.  Plus, I told my mom and she recommended a private jeweller that we ended up using, so yeah, she knew.

    Post # 27
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    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My family expected our engagement.

    We have been together and living together for a while so they expected it to come along sooner or later.

     

    Though my godmother was shocked. When I moved in with Fiance she kept saying: He’s not going to buy the cow when he can get the milk for free.

    When I told her we were engaged, her reaction: Oh wow, he bought the cow!

    Thanks, I think.

    Post # 28
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    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We had talked about it a LOT and Fiance asked them several weeks to a month in advanced so ours knew (both his and mine). I think they knew we would get engaged after the first couple years of dating but knew we wanted to be in the right place in life and financially before it could happen

    Post # 28
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We’re unofficially engaged – we’re long-distance so proposing hasn’t been very easy, but we’ve been planning for this year. We were going to wait to tell all our parents until after the official engagement, but my mom mentioned wanting to come visit me (she lives a province away and flights are $$$) in April so I had to fill them in because I knew they’d have to pay for flights to our wedding in NYC too. My mom and surprisingly my dad were really happy for us and definitely not surprised or shocked. I kind of feel like his parents, at least his mom, will be surprised by this news, because we’ve tended to be more private with our relationship since she lives down the street from me…

    Post # 29
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    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i always said growing up how i did not want to get married, that if i wanted to be with someone i would, and i didn’t need a piece of paper for anything…  i’ve always been against getting married, i don’t know why!   so my parents were not expecting it at all and i don’t think anyone in my family was.   but…… now here i am, haha…

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