(Closed) When did both sets of parents meet each other?

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We dated for 5 years before getting engaged and our parents didn’t meet until we got engaged. They live in the same town, but there was honestly no need for them to meet. I believe our moms were friends on Facebook before they met, but we just didn’t really see the point. I’m also pretty sure they haven’t seen each other since our wedding two and a half years ago.  

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re getting married this fall and both parents are not meeting until 2 days before the wedidng. The parents live on opposite coasts so there hasn’t really been an opportunity for everyone to get together.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Rehearsal dinner. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

They met at sort of scattered times. We never had a planned get together with our families. 

Both of my parents met his dad when they came to pick me up from my freshmen year of college and his dad was there picking him up. This was about 9 months into us dating.

Then my mom met his mom when my mom helped me move down to Colorado (where he and his family are from). About 1 year into dating.

Then at some point after that my dad came down to visit and met his mom, I’m not exactly sure when that happened. Maybe when he came down to Denver to run a half-marathon. Probably a year and a half into us dating.

Since then there’s been quite a few times that we’ve all gotten together. Any time my parents came to visit me in Denver, we tried to get together with his family.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

our parents didn’t meet until we were engaged when they were both helping us move into our apartment. they have since gone to dinner themselves a few times and seem to have a good relationship. i’m not a fan of “forced” social interactions so we wanted them to meet when they would be in the same place at the same time. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

If your parents live near each other/you, definitely invite them all over for dinner sometime. That sounds like a nice idea. 🙂

My parents live 400 miles north of us, and FI’s mom lives 1,000 miles south of us. We’ve visited both of our families together, but our parents won’t be meeting until 2 days before our wedding next week! I’m hoping it goes well!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

2 days before the wedding. Mother-In-Law lives in Scotland.  We live in the US. We got married in scotland so his mom and my mom met just before

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We were together 6 years before we got married and our parents didn’t meet until a week before the wedding for the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner and they live 2 hours apart 😂. It wasn’t intentional…just never got around to it I suppose. But yes you should definitely invite them to the BBQ, that sounds like a great idea. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

 We found out a few days after our first date that my dad and his mom were actually coworkers, so they already knew each other. My parents met both of his parents when we moved into our apartment. They helped us unpack. 

I think a BBQ would be a great idea to get to know each other. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Our parents met on our wedding day.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

They met the day before the ceremony. Neither set lived close to us. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

My mother and his mother met probably about a year ago (had been dating just under two years at the time) and have met several times since. They often call or Facebook one another, I’m very happy they like one another so much!

They are the only parents who’ve met, though. My father hasn’t met any of his family, and my fiance’s stepfather, father, and stepmother haven’t met anyone in my family – I suspect his father and stepmother won’t meet anyone right until the day of the wedding. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our parents actually met each other after we’d only been dating for 3 months! My husband invited me to Thanksgiving with his family, and his parents live about 45 minutes away from my grandparents. So my parents came to pick me up over the weekend and all 4 parents, us 2, my younger brother, and our family dog all hung out together for an hour or two.

They then didn’t see each other for about two years, at which point the seven of us (sans dog) took a 8 day trip to Iceland all together.

The sets of parents get along well.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

It’s been six years and our families haven’t met… my parents live in Florida and both sets of his parents live in NW Pennsylvania 

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