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

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 46
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

A few days before the wedding. My parents work in different countries and are super hard to pin down, so there was never any occasion to meet. Our mums had sort of vaguely met before but our dads never had. 

Post # 47
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Busy Beekeeper

Our parents met for the first time the weekend of our wedding. They live on opposite sides of the world so it wasn’t feasible to have them meet before. I was a nervous wreck before the big meeting cause there had been some cultural/religious drama leading up to our wedding, but in the end it was fine! Now our dads even text on whatsapp lol. 

Post # 48
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Blushing bee

Our parents (his parents and my mom + SO of two years now) met last year in December, when we invited them for a pre-christmas dinner to get to know each other a little bit. His and my parents live around 4 hours apart an we met at our apartment. At that point we were living together for about 3,5 years, a couple for 4 years and planning on getting married somewhat around the end of 2018 (not official, yet).

I was so (!) nervous. The night before I had a dream in which SO’s parents kept asking questions about my dad who died in 2013 (suicide) until my mom and her SO both cried and never talked to them or me or my SO again. I REALLY don’t know where that came from, as my bf’s parents always were so sympathetic with that whole topic and never did anything other than comfort me. They were even happy for my mom when they heard that she found love again. I was nervous, too, because mom and her bf are around 25 years younger than my So’s parents, but everything was just fine. A little awkward, as my mom is that kind of person who talks the whole time while SO’s parents are not that talkative, but fine.

(Btw, my bf just stated that he didn’t care if our parents like each other, because he likes me and that’s enough. Little does he know about nervous women 😀 )

Post # 49
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Blushing bee

Pretty much 4.5/5 months into dating. SO was graduating college and my family was invited too. 

Post # 50
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

His parents lived in the same city as us, but mine live about 3 hours away.  They met after we got engaged.  We all went out for dinner when my parents were in town one weekend when I was wedding dress shopping.  We dated for 1.5 years before getting engaged, and we had both attended various family events of the other person’s.

Post # 51
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Busy bee

About a year into dating. My parents were staying with us for the weekend to visit and his family is local to where we live so we all had brunch. 

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Never-ish. 

His family will never meet my father. As we do not have a relationship. My mom died from a stroke this year, his parents went to the hospital to see her. She wasn’t fully there so who knows if she knew really who they were. 

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Everyone met about 10 months into our relationship.  That dinner went really well — thank goodness, they got along famously. I don’t think they’ll ever be best friends (and we don’t expect that), but they are always happy to do things together. His family even gets invited to Thanksgiving, which is awesome. Our moms also share the same birthday, so both families celebrate together. (In addition to separate dinners.)  FI and I are both close to our families, so this has been a wonderful experience.

Post # 54
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Helper bee

We dated for 4 years before getting engaged. Once we got engaged, my parents decided to host a dinner at their house with my FI’s parents and siblings. It went really well and they all got along great. We occasionally all hang out together now 

Post # 55
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Busy bee

At our engagement party. My parents are local but his live in another state. 

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Ours met when we were 10, 6 years before we started dating! haha. We are high school sweethearts, have been together 10 years. They always have had mutual friends so would hang out at parties and BBQs and whatnot. 

Post # 57
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Sugar bee

I think it was about 3 months into dating actually! That’s when my parents met his dad, stepmom, siblings, and grandma. We have a cabin down the street from where they live so they all came over on boxing day. They’re good friends now and we do holidays together and stuff. 

They haven’t met his mom and step dad yet though because they quite far away. We’ve been together 2 yrs. 

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Our parents met 3 months into us dating because I was singing a recital and his parents wanted to hear me sing! It was the first time my Fiance (then boyfriend) was hearing me sing professionally also, which made me more nervous than having our parents meet for the first time. 😂 We introduced them before the recital began and they sat with each other and got to know each other along with my grandmother and a few family friends. It was a nice way to have them meet. 

Post # 60
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Sugar bee

We were planning on having our parents meet when we were talking about getting engaged. We were LDR at the time though, so it was really hard to plan around that, and to me it wasn’t too important. Both of our parents wanted to meet even before we got engaged, but I didn’t feel the need.

After we got engaged, we had both sets of parents (along with our siblings and their SOs) over to his house for a BBQ, and we did the cake testing as a family. Since then, they’ve met again for a party for Fiance at his parent’s house.

They likely won’t see each other again until the rehearsal dinner.

Then again, I know some couples whose parents meet when they’ve only just started dating. It just depends what matters to you.

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