Post # 1
Hey! So my boyfriend is asking my parents for their permission to marry me in about a week. I’m going to let them know ahead of time so they are ready to see him. Any ideas on how to let them know without being awkward?
Edit: We have good reasons for me giving them a heads up. Just wondering some good ways to let them in on it 🙂
Post # 3
@qwotes: I wouldn’t tell them, that’s the whole point of him going over, but you may have your reasons you want to (they don’t like people dropping in unexpectedly, they run around the house naked, whatever). I STILL think he should be the one to call them and say he’d like to come over next week, when are they available? I really really really really think you shouldn’t tell them.
But, if you do, I’d just say – “Hey, I just wanted to give you a heads up that John might be coming to see you soon. That’s all I know about it, let me know if you need his phone number for any questions.”
But really really really – let him do it. That’s part of the deal.
Post # 4
I think he should call and let them know, I think it’s more his responsibility. Mine just came over one day and asked when I wasn’t there, it wasn’t awkward.
Post # 5
I didn’t tell them a thing! It was for him to do. He wanted to do it.
Post # 6
@NAvery: With my family it’s much better to give them a heads up. They keep weird hours. Thanks for the thoughts!
Post # 7
I would have him call when he is like right around the corner and say hey do you guys have a minute? I was in the neighborhood, then Bam knock on the door!
I love the thought of surprising them as much as actually asking the bride to be!
Post # 8
@qwotes: I wouldn’t tell them. Since you have good reasons to want to tell them ahead of time, I would just simply tell them that your SO has something important he would like to discuss with them. I’m sure they will have at least an inkling of what he wants to discuss.
Post # 9
This probably happened already but I would just call/talk to your parents and say that Boyfriend or Best Friend wants to speak to them about something important and he’ll probably be calling them soon to figure out a good time to meet.