(Closed) When did your parents meet your SO's parents?

posted 5 years ago in Family
  • poll: Your parents met...

    Before we started dating (knew each other prior)

    Within the first 6 months of dating

    6 months - 1 year of dating

    > 1 year of dating

    once we got engaged

    not until the wedding

  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    They met each other 4 years into dating. We were going to be engaged within the next few months and so they met for Thanksgiving dinner. They havent met since. lol  

    Post # 17
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    Bumble bee

    My dad (now passed) met my Future Mother-In-Law before we started dating. 

    My mom met my Future Mother-In-Law after we were dating.

    My mom still hasn’t met FI’s father (I barely ever see him myself).

    Post # 18
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I’ve known my Fiance for 12 years and have been together for 8. My parents had gone to his hockey games when I was in high school and his parents were there but it was a casual introduction and conversation. They know a lot of each other, just don’t talk often. My mom and FI’s mom came dress shopping with me so they were together on those occasions but finally this year my FI’s parents invited my parents and brother over for Christmas Eve dinner and everything went smoothly!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    My Future In-Laws also live out of state from me/my parents. I think my parents met my Future Mother-In-Law about a year into dating. My Future Mother-In-Law was in town and staying with us (without my FFIL) and my SO and I had plans to go to a show with my parents so we invited her along. (It was a freak show/burleque show. In hindsight, a weird/terrible choice.) I don’t think my parents met my Future Father-In-Law until about 2 years in at my college graduation.

    In the 5 years that my Fiance and I have been together our parents have still only met a handful of times since his parents live out of state. We’ve started trying to get them together when we can but it still feels like an awkward forced setup. I’m hoping they become more comfortable with each other after the wedding.

    Post # 20
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    Newbee

    We’ve been together nearly 8.5 years and our parents haven’t met. They won’t until the wedding in 2017/2018. If I could keep them apart then I would! Haha They’re just very different people with very different parenting styles and my mum doesn’t agree with things they’ve done. His grandparents on the other hand they’ll get along with and I’m fine with them meeting them! People keep saying we should get them to meet up before the wedding or it’ll be awkward, but I couldn’t think of anything more awkward than that! They’ve waited 8.5 years, whats a few more going to hurt? lol

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee

    They will most likely meet the day before the wedding…

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    They met at the rehearsal dinner. 

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    They haven’t met yet and won’t until the day of the wedding. I’m happy to not let them cross paths haha. His mom, dad and step mom are completely different from my mom and dad. My parents are very loving and welcoming whereas his family (aside from stepmom) is not.

    His mother is crazy and I don’t forsee my mom taking her shit.

    I can see his dad acting out his jealousy towards my father.

    All in all, it should make for an interesting show.

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee

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    sunnierdaysahead2:  

    They met after our wedding, at our renewal ceremony. I couldn’t vote because “after” wasn’t a poll choice.

     

     

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee

    My parents met my hub’s parents at our wedding (rehearsal dinner, actually). I am pretty sure my parents met my sibling’s in-laws at their weddings, too.  We all live in different states and got married in our 30’s so there was no “Oh dear, we must meet the parents first” type of thing.  

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  SLOBee.
    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee

    Our parents met after we got engaged, six years in. Our friends thought we were crazy for waiting that long, but there really was no reason for them to meet before that. Luckily, they like each other, but even so, it’s not like they hang out. We’re not having kids, though, so there will be fewer joint family events.

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

    When we got engaged…a year and a half after dating. Both of our parents and us went out to dinner and discussed the wedding budget and how much each side was contributing. Everyone got along great!

    Post # 28
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My husband and I dated for 5 years before we got engaged, and even though our parents live in the same town, there was never really a need to meet. It felt awkward organizing something simply for that purpose while we were dating. Our families are pretty different and dont have much in common, so there was never really common grounds on which to meet. We didn’t purposely keep them apart though. Once we got engaged we all went out to dinner. Other than that and various wedding festivities a year ago, they haven’t been around each other since. 

    Post # 29
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    3898 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    sunnierdaysahead2: FI met my mom and siblings a week after we met, I met his parents and siblings and a huge part if his family like a month after we met and then Fiance met my dad a week or 2 later. And our parents and siblings met his parents and siblings a whole 3 years later…. like a week after we got engaged. 🙂 

    Post # 30
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    sarbear21:  oh lucky you. Both our families (paretns and siblings) got together at Christmas (we hosted everyone) and no one discussed anything. *sigh* so I guess we’re paying for everything. And we cant invite like half his family cause we cant afford shit. 

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