(Closed) Meet the parents

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@kelly105: Is everyone local?

Our families have never met. Fiance has met my dad and brother at another wedding a few years ago. Other than that, no one will have met each other. We are hosting a family meet and greet at our house so all our family members can get acquainted before the actual wedding day.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our parents are meeting for the first time this weekend! They specifically are coming to visit to meet. It may be interesting! 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our parents didnt meet until about 5 months after we got engaged at our engagement party.  Their second meeting was when FI’s parents flew up for the wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our families have met once or twice.  They live on opposite sides of the state.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@kelly105: that’s unforunate, I’m sorry. I don’t think anyone is really very gung-ho about meeting either but as it gets closer, everyone seems to be really excited for the wedding itself. I sure hope your family gets more excited as it is a very special day.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Our parents met briefly when we first started dating because I had surgery and they both came to visit me at my apartment.  

They really only met officially right after we were engaged. My mom hosted a dinner and his parents drove (2 hours) to come to it and meet them and my sister and actually my aunt and uncle too who were in from out of town.

The next time they saw each other was the day before the wedding, but they exchanged emails and a few phone calls during the process.

EDIT: Wrong on my part. They saw each other at both bridal showers. I had one in two different states and they both drove the distance to both of them. (2 hours)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our parent’s saw each other a lot when we used to date in high school.

Since we’ve gotten back together in college, our parents have only seen each other when we moved in together (they helped us move.)

 

It’s not weird. It’s awkward to get the parents together.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think because of the distance among other factors its not weird. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our families haven’t met yet.  They won’t for a while either!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My parents were kind of ambivalent too, but they ended up having a really good time when we brought them all together at our house.  We kept it short, with just a brunch, and everyone left after about an hour after the meal.  Short and sweet!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Our families haven’t met yet. Since they live in different states, there just hasn’t been a way to get them all together, we tried at Thanksgiving, but it just didn’t work. I think a lot of bride’s and groom’s families haven’t met before the wedding, but I guess that’s what a rehersal dinner is for.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Out parents live on opposite coasts. I’ve met my future in-laws and he’s me my family, but our families haven’t met. The wedding will be their first meeting. It’ll be interesting to say the least.

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