When did both sets of parents meet each other?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 31
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Helper bee

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danakxox :  about 3 weeks before the wedding. It was a quick coffee meetup and lasted less than an hour. Absolutely not necessary to meet early and or to hang out for long. 

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We’re already married and they STILL haven’t met. I’m actually meeting them for the first time this September. It’s a unique case though since they’re on the other side of the world.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

They met his mom and step father a few months after we started dating… His mom lives 20 minutes from us, my parents live on the other side of the country… My parents visit every year and we either go to his moms for dinner or everyone comes to our house… His mom has also met my sister and her kids.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

6 months and only because it was our prom. Both of our fathers still haven’t met yet though.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

Our moms met a few months after we got engaged, I had coffee with them one day to talk about wedding plans. Both sets of parents actually met one day because my car had broken down on me and I wasn’t too far from FI’s parents house, so we took it there. We decided to have the car picked up for scrap and needed someone with my last name there when they came to get it, so my parents went to their house to sign over the car when it got towed. They ended up there talking for hours and our dads got along great. Both dads, Fiance, and my brother actually have a guys trip planned in a few weeks.

Post # 36
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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danakxox :  Our parents were on opposite sides of the country.  They met the day before the wedding as we were all staying in the same location – after 9 years of us being together.  They spent hours hanging out, my aunt and uncle as well.  Got along great.  It’s been 2 years and they haven’t contacted each other again, though I know if my family wanted to go to CA they’d be welcomed with open arms and vice versa.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

They didn’t. I’m not in contact with my family.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I never got to meet his parents. His mom died 20 years ago and dad died 2 months after we started dating. So I met a bunch of his friends for the first time at his dad’s funeral.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

At our wedding and we had been together for 7 years when we got married.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

At my shower – but mostly at rehearsal and the dinner, Married 3 years and we’ve had maybe 2 big family dinners.

Post # 41
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Helper bee

My parents met his parents four years into our relationship when we bought our house. Everyone was over helping us paint, etc. before we moved in and that’s how they met.

Post # 42
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

They met at our rehearsal dinner. There is no need, IMO, for the families to be friends. They were cordial and got along fine, but they have interacted relatively little since we’ve been married. To them, as long as the two of us were happy, that’s all that mattered. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

At just under 6 months, when we moved in together. His dad and mom came by to help (at different times) and my parents were there most of the day. We started doing some birthdays and holidays with my parents and one of his parents (they’re divorced) about a year after we started dating. 

Post # 44
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Newbee

Our parents met within the first year we dated, I believe around a birthday or thanksgiving or something. It’s a big priority for the two of us that our families know eachother and consider themselves family as well. Luckily everyone gets along great!

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

FH and I got engaged about a year ago, after dating for a year and a half.  Our parents met right around when we got engaged, though his family and my family know eachother tangentially (FH’s father works at the same school that my Aunt does).  After we got engaged, FH’s parents had a cookout at their house, and my parents were invited.  Then, this past weekend, my parent’s had a cookout at their house, and FH’s parents came to that too.  Our families get along really well, and FH and I spend quite a bit of time with both sets.

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