Post # 1
So this Saturday is the first time my parents will meet my fiancé’s parents (actually, siblings and grandchildren will also be there!).
Everyone is coming over to our place (our families live in different cities), and we’re heading over to our ceremony and reception venue all together to check it out. Then back here for lunch.
Anyone have any suggestions for activities, should conversation grind to a halt? I was thinking it might be fun to play some kind of “getting to know you” game or something like that.
Although maybe I’m just making WAY too big a deal out of this.
Post # 3
I’d just let things flow naturally. Parents can usually find a million things to talk about, but I’ll bet most of it will be wedding related. 🙂
Post # 4
That’s a good point…I guess we all have that in common to talk about!
Post # 5
yea i def agree that you should let things flow naturally! are you guys having an engagment party? maybe you can discuss that?? you should be fine! moms love talking about weddings so i doubt there will be quiet time!
Post # 6
Ah! I was so scared when this happened to me! I agree with the other bees that they will probably find lots to talk about among themselves. If it gets slow, just mention something wedding related and the mothers will certainly take that up! When mine met at my place for lunch, I made sure to have some interactive finger foods for dessert, to have everybody sitting around the table and moving around while they ate. Maybe it was just my imagination, but it seemed to help. Maybe. Or maybe I was just lucky. Good luck!
Post # 7
Yup, they will find a way to communicate. Relax and enjoy the meet and greet.