Post # 47
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
I’m really happy we don’t have to worry about that since they’ve known each other for so long. I do have to say though that it can be uncomfortable bringing 2 families together. No matter when it happens, just know that you can’t control the situation so just sit back, watch the interaction, and enjoy.
Post # 48
Okay adorable story… today my mom and i were talking about when i’d begin cooking for the evening etc and i told her i was over m’s mom’s house and she was like oh i want to talk to her! so I was like okay… so they talked and laughed for like 10 or 15 minutes… i told M later (he was at the club getting ready for the evening’s festivities) and he just grinned lol…
Post # 49
They have met but not from an event designed for them to meet. They first met in the airport lounge waiting for me and the mister to return from holiday. Then saw a bit of each other at my graduation, and the last time they saw each other was valentines 2008, bf has asthma and had a nasty chest infection too so we couldn’t see each other as planned, so my parents kindly drove me via his house to where they were taking my sister back to uni to go and see him. I don’t know if they’ve spoken all that much, it’s all been rather polite so far.
Post # 50
My parents met my FI’s parents at our engagement party.. that was about as long as we could wait LOL
Post # 51
Our parents are going to meet for the first time on the 13th for a little birthday (his) get-together. Should be interesting….our families are totally different. We’ve been together a little over 2 years, and I never really thought much of them meeting. My Dad is really looking forward to it, which is cute.
Post # 52
They just met last week for the first time. We’ve been dating 2 years and I told him a few months ago that I wanted them to meet before we got engaged so we set up an afternoon tea for them to meet without having to deal with a whole meal. I feared it would be awkward as my parents are very informal and quite social and his are rather reserved and formal (they are also 15 years older than my parents). My mom is a free spirit and can talk your ear off and my dad, while a bit shy at first, is the kindest soul and loved by everyone who meets him as a result. His dad is your classic “grumpy old man” but his mom is very sweet and essentially our moms carried the whole conversation. It went as well as could be expected and really was something to check off the list. I can’t imagine they’ll ever be BFFs but I think they’ll manage to engage in social pleasantries well enough on the occasions they need to meet. One of my engaged friends goes on vacation with both sets of parents regularly and they are all very involved in the wedding planning — that might be too much for me!!
Post # 53
Our parents pretty much met incidentally when we moved in together, they just so happened to pop by at the same time to check out our new place.
About 6 months after this it was my birthday and my BF just found out that he passed his post-graduate course, so we all met up for dinner and it was really lovely!
THe relationship is between their children, does it really matter if they dont get along like a house on fire? As long as they are comfortable and friendly… im not too sure i would want our Mums going out for coffee or Dads going to play golf together anyway…?? Is that a bit wierd?
Post # 54
***My First Post!***
My sweetie and I have been together for going on 8 years. We’ve been engaged for 3 weeks and our folks JUST MET TODAY for Thanksgiving at my parents house. His mom used to live pretty far away but moved about an hour away recently.
Things went well and it was a great Turkey Day!
Post # 55
I don’t really think it’s a big deal in our relationship. He’s not close to his parents and they live 13 hours away. If our parents ever meet each other it’d be at our wedding.
Post # 56
My SOs parents live 20 minutes from us where as my parents are about 2 hours away, where i grew up (moved here for college). His parents have met my dad once, about 9 months ago when he came into town to help me with my car and my mother twice: Once this past mothers’ day and then again at Thanksgiving. The moms get along great and were discussing how excited they are to be upcomming inlaws and about future grandkids— almost got along too well for only 2 meetings!
Post # 57
@kimmypink: WELCOME TO THE HIVE!!