Post # 1
I am really nervous about my parents meeting my fiances parents next week. My mum and dad have been trying to get this arranged since before we were engaged and finally everyone has settled on a date.
Im anxious that my dad wont get on with his mum, they are both so opinionated i think they are going to clash or my dad is going to say something he should but wont regret later.
I need to get on the Kalms!
Post # 3
If your meeting goes anything like mine did, the moms will talk constantly and everyone else will watch! Good luck 🙂
Post # 4
i totally understand your feelings! i was SOO nervous when our parents met, his parents are laid back quiet from the country and my parents are from the city and just loud and outgoing…. but everyone behaved themselves (haha) and it was great!
I’m sure it will go amazing and you have nothing to worry about! its nice when its over thought thats for sure 🙂
Post # 5
Sorry your going through this and I totally get where you are coming from. My family is like Jerry Springer and FI’s family acts like royalty.
Im absolutely sure someone is going to have a nervous breakdown or someone is going to get shnockered drunk.
Post # 6
@ChocolateLime: im sure itll be fine, and theyll keep their opinions in check knowing what a big deal it is for you as a couple.
i do understand the nerves though, our sets of parents wont meet until 2 days before the wedding =S
given that my parents dont speak spanish (well my mum knows a few sentences and his dont speak english, im expecting lots of awkward silences broken by my mum saying things like “los pinos estan sobre la montana/the pine trees are on the mountain” which is one of the many not particularly useful things she knows hahaa
Post # 7
I was pretty nervous when our parents met too. It was the trip when Fiance asked my for my dad’s blessing to marry me, AND the first time we met each other’s family in person. (we live far away, it’s not like I’m anti-social or got engaged in 3 days!)
My biggest fear – his family would let it slip to my ultra conservative family that we were “shacking up.” (Yes, I’m 30 and getting married in 10 days, and I haven’t told my mother that I share a house with my Fiance. I know I have issues.)
Everyone got along quite well, the talk was light “oh you’re a teacher? Me too! blah blah blah…” and “Aren’t the kids a cute couple? When UmbrellaMoon was little she… [embarassing story here]”
Your parents are all happy for you (right?) and they want you to be happy (I assume!) so they won’t sabotage your relationship with your FIL’s on purpose… and the Father-In-Law should give you some leeway for the behavior of your parents – after all they raised a lovely young lady who makes their son so very happy!