(Closed) **Spin Off** How did you meet your future inlaws?? Was it good or bad?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I met my in-laws for the first time at a Charlotte Bobcats game. His dad had a suite through his company. My husband comes from a big family so it was his mom and his dad plus probably 8 of the 12 siblings…having so many people around really helped! there was not a ton of pressure to make conversation or anything like that because with that many people its hard to get a word in haha. It was a great time but probably not the best environment to “get to know” someone.

ETA: My sister worked with my husband at his dads company – my sister is a ton of fun but a bit loud and has no filter. i think his father was mortified when we started dating…haha but me and her couldnt be more different.

Post # 5
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got drunk with my Mother-In-Law and step Mother-In-Law, so it was all good.  I actually had my first date with Darling Husband with the ILs, it was a blast and they have loved me ever since.

Post # 8
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mine was about a month after we started going out. We were both living at home saving up for a deposit on a house and after a month of spending most of our nights together at my mum’s house we went to a club night near him and spent the night at his house.

I’d never been introduced to anyone’s parents before, much less after a filthy night, and I was terrified. Basically I was just coaxed down to breakfast and given an enormous fry-up. They’re not great chatters but weren’t unfriendly. I still call them Mr and Mrs (His-Surname) a lot of the time or by their forenames. I can’t get into the habit of calling them “mum and dad”.

Post # 9
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I met my in-laws on Labor Day several years ago for the first time. We had a cook-out, went boating on the lake, and enjoyed a few drinks. It was so relaxed, and afterwards, my Darling Husband told me that he hadn’t ever brought anyone “home” to meet his parents. 🙂

Post # 10
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I met SO’s parents in a kinda odd way. I was going to a wedding with him when we first started dating but spent the weekend with him and friends about a half hour away.  The friends had to work….so I had to get ready at his parents house. AWKWARD!!! I have more appendages than words spoken that day lol. They’re great though

Post # 11
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I met my IL’s for the first time at my BIL’s college graduation party. Darling Husband and I had been dating for a few months at this point. Darling Husband got drunk and sprayed bug spray in my eyes. There were a ton of mosquitoes and he was just trying to help but in his drunken state, he didn’t realize that bug spraying someones face probably wasn’t the brightest idea. If you’ve never had the pleasure of having bug spray in your eyes, consider yourself lucky! A little while later, he and his brother started drunk wrestling. They were screwing around and my Father-In-Law wanted them to stop so he picked up a huge tub of ice (which housed the keg minutes earlier). Just as he let go to throw it on Darling Husband and my Brother-In-Law, Darling Husband pulled me infront of him and my Father-In-Law soaked me with a bucket of ice. Darling Husband and my Brother-In-Law were literally rolling on the ground laughing. My Mother-In-Law was absolutely mortified and apologized for days. Even after that, I still married him (6.5 years later)! lol I’ll get him back for it someday… when he least expects it!

Post # 12
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Fiance invited me over to his parents house to meet them over labor day weekend. What he didn’t tell me was that his ENTIRE family would be there – his four siblings, their husbands/wives and his neice and nephews. I walked in expecting to meet two new people – instead I met 13. I turned bright red and was really nervous, but everyone was really nice and the kids liked me a lot – so that helped. 

Post # 13
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I used to bartend at the Chili’s back in the day and Fiance brought his mom up to my job for drinks one night with out even warning me! He told me he had a surprise for me…i thought it would be flowers or something….nope it was his mom. I was so nervous! i felt like she was eyeing me the entire night. i swear i dropped like 12 drinks!

The Good thing is is that my fMIL loves a good glass of wine so i gave her own private wine tasting that night and treated her to a bottle of my favorite moscato. That was def the way to her heart. We dont always see eye to eye….but i love the mess out of that woman and i know she loves me so its all good!

Post # 14
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I actually met mine at two separate times. I went to dinner with Fiance, Future Sister-In-Law, and Future Mother-In-Law. Future Sister-In-Law and I had been friends in high school but it was the first time I met Future Mother-In-Law. A couple weeks later, we had dinner with Future Father-In-Law. They’re still together, we just couldn’t figure out a good time so I met them separately. Both were fun though 🙂 

Post # 16
273 posts
Helper bee

OKAY this is probably the weirdest way. My boyfriend’s grandfather passed away and we had been dating for 4 months. I met his parent’s at the funeral 🙁

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