(Closed) talking to the families

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Aw that’s sweet. I know my fiance was very nervous about talking to my father and in hind-sight I wish I would have known he was going to propose so I could have talked to his parents as well (there’s an eight year age gap between my fiance and I) because I think it would have helped smooth out the rough patches before hand instead of dealing with the questions now. 

Post # 5
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yay for being progressive and equality. 

I’m curious though if his parents are also progressive and believe in gender equality.  I know my in laws would have thought I was quite presumptuous if I’d come to them about getting engaged before I was actually asked. 

I would maybe make it a bit more casual about how much you’ve enjoyed being included in their family, and love their son, and are looking forward to “officially” joining them. 

Post # 7
935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

My guy’s parents are so traditional….I bet it would freak them out.

I think it’s wonderful you are doing this and making it your own style!

Post # 8
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

sounds very sweet, and I’m sure his parents will be impressed! After we got engaged, I sent FH’s mom a card that basically said thank you for raising such a wonderful man and that I couldn’t wait to join her family. Since then, she’s loved me!! 😉

Post # 9
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My husband asked my parents. They just responded “you didnt need to ask!!! of course!!!” but he asked both and I think that was great.

To be honest with you i cant really figure out what YOU are going to talk to HIS parents about (not being rude here…just seriously wondering!)

Post # 10
3586 posts
Sugar bee

SO cool you’ll be talking to his parents about your intentions! I love the progressiveness. 🙂


Post # 11
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

ohh that is such a sweet idea! I dont know if I would ask permission of my in laws… but that said, they would just say “why are you asking?”

Good luck with it! Let us know how it goes

Post # 13
71 posts
Worker bee

DD’s husband asked her dad and I, but it was really just a conversation between the three of us about how he feels about her and values her.  We all cried our eyes out and welcomed him to the family!

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