(Closed) telling SO's family about engagement before telling mine

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
8005 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Are officially engaged or just pre-engaged and planning the wedding already? If it’s the latter, you could delay telling your mom with the excuse that you wanted to save the surprise.

Post # 3
1984 posts
Buzzing bee

People plan weddings in 6 month time frames all the time. Not aaying it’s easy, but it’s doable.

when Darling Husband and I got engaged, I told my family and he told his. We both called people right after it happened. And then, as another surprise, we headed over to his parent’s house where both of our families were for an engagement party.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  MrsWoods47.
Post # 4
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m currently planning a 200 person, formal wedding in 9 months. My girlfriend did it in 7 months. 

Its very possible and not difficult at all. 

Post # 6
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had a small, but formal/traditional wedding and had seven months to plan (42 guests). We were married in a historic chapel and had our reception in private room at an upscale restaurant. So, yes doable – and we still had highly qualified and reputable vendors. We were engaged in November, Darling Husband told his parents at Thanksgiving and I told mine after the holidays. We had already planned and booked most things by the time we broke the news to them. 

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