(Closed) How did you have your parents meet?…

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3942 posts
Honey bee

Our parents live all over the place, spread over 4 states.

My parents met his mom when my Fiance and I bought our house. They were both there on move-in day

They met his dad when we hosted our first Christmas Eve together. His dad lives across the country, so we only see him a few times a year.

If all the parents lived closer (and there wasn’t divorce/family drama), they probably would have met sooner.

Post # 4
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

They met at the engagement pary my Future Mother-In-Law hosted for us. My family lives out of town, while all of FI’s family and our friends live in the same city as us. It made more sense for my family to be the ones to travel, plus they were coming to visit me anyway.

Post # 5
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We took FI’s mom and my parents out to dinner at a center location.

Post # 6
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our parents met briefly at DH’s graduation when we had been together for about 4-5 months, but were pretty serious.  The next time they met was at the wedding.  My Mom and Mother-In-Law had spoken on the phone a few times about wedding related things though.

The IL’s live a 4hr drive away from where we all live, so that factors in.

Post # 7
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

They came from another state to visit my fiance (here in CA), and they came over to my parents’ house for a BBQ. It went smashingly!

Post # 8
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh darn! I thought this was a thread about how MY parents met – like, how they began a relationship. Poop.

Our parents haven’t met! The wedding will be the first time  Surprised

Post # 10
1425 posts
Bumble bee

My Mum met Future Mother-In-Law when we went dress shopping, saw her again at my showers.  My Dad met her the night before the wedding.  I wanted them to meet sooner, but we never got around to it.

Is there no in-between where you can all meet for dinner?  Like where you live but not “downtown”?  If that’s what you’d like, anyway.  Otherwise, I don’t see anything wrong with them meeting just before the wedding.

Post # 11
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My parents and my FIs step-mother (his only parent now) and us all went out to dinner after our college graduation. His step-moms two closest friends were also there (which was great since they are coming to the wedding as part of his family).

Post # 13
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

Our parents have never met and most likely will never meet because from what little I know, they do not intend to attend our wedding (that would have been the first time). But I cant see why you all couldn’t meet at a restaurant instead of someones house?

Post # 14
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

They haven’t because they live eight hours apart. They’ll meet about 2 months before the wedding, at my graduation.

Post # 15
14655 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My parents are in MA, his are in TX… they met at our engagement party in FL.


Post # 16
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

SO and I were out and about with my rents when SO’s mom called and invited us over.  My dad (jokingly!) said, “sure, but only if you make us brownies.”  Well, SO’s mom is exactly the type of lady to do exactly that.  So we all showed up at SO’s parents’ place and had brownies.  It was really relaxed but pretty reflective of everyone’s personality.

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