(Closed) Our families are meeting at the rehersal

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Im right there with you, i keep trying to figure out a time before the wedding that they can meet but with holidays and everything coming up i think its going to be hard. FI’s parents are only an hour away from mine so you wouldnt think it would be that hard but it is. my guess is that they will meet at the rehearsal unless i can work some magic.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My parents live 6k miles away from my in-laws.  They met each other for the first time a month ago (just a week prior to the wedding).  For us it was fine and not awkward at all!  🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our parents met for the first time at our rehearsal cocktail hour, then we all went out to dinner. It was fine and made life easier for all of us!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our parents aren’t going to meet until either the week of or the day of the rehearsal. His parents live in AZ and HATE TX so they never come out here. (Which sounds crazy to me because TX feels so much better than dry hot AZ!) I am sure it will be great!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our parents haven’t met yet, either. His live in upstate NY, and my mom lives in Florida. We live in Colorado! Don’t really see an easy way for them to meet up until almost the day-of.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it would be nice if they could meet before, but if not it’s not a huge deal. I think it would just ease up on your stress level, I know I was nervous before our parents met, and you want the least amount of stress possible.

Our parents actually knew each other long before my hubby and I met. We go to the same temple and our mom’s were in some Jewish women’s group together. But they hadn’t seen each other in years, so about 5 months after we started dating we got them together.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

His parents are divorced — his mom lives in Colorado and his dad and stepfamily live in Florida. My parents live in Wisconsin. So it is unlikely that everyone will meet until the week of the wedding. My mom has, however, sent cards to both of his parents, explaining how happy she and my father are about the engagement and how much they love their future son-in-law. I’m going to try to gather the mothers together for a lunch the day of the rehersal dinner, which should also help.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Mine have met a little at my bridal/wedding showers. They have met his mom and a sibling or two. They have yet to meet the dad and the full family. Will be interesting. They will completely meet at the rehearsal. My parents are offended that my fiance’s mom was such a flake about meeting for dinner. She never followed through in meeting them:(

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My hubby’s parents live in Europe and my family lives in the USA.  They all met each other 1 week prior to the wedding.  🙂  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We arranged a special “meet the parents” trip for both sets of parents to meet each other for the first time in New Orleans for a few days this November. Fiance and I had already been engaged for over a year by the time we had this set up (and a couple for over 2 years). Our wedding is in June. I’m glad we had arranged for something like this before the wedding. …I think.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our families met at the rehearsal as well. I think it’s very normal, depending on your circumstances. If you haven’t been dating forever, or if your families live far apart, it makes sense. Everything turned out great for us; I’m sure it will for you, too. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My FI’s mom and my mom have met, but our dads still haven’t met eachother – and they probably won’t until the rehearsal dinner. Weird, but NBD in my opinion.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It will probably be the same case for us, I really do not see a problem with it at all.  Sometimes families meet prior to that, as well.  In my opinion, it really doesn’t make much of a difference.  Whatever works for each family. As long as the bride and groom are happy ; )

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