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Have Your Parents Met Your Fiance's Parents Yet?

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Because mine just did. After more than two and a half years of dating, we finally got our parents together for a dinner at Arezzo in Scott's hometown of Westport, Connecticut. Our families live just one and a half hours away from each other, but there never seemed to be a good time to do it.

While the men (my dad, Scott, and Scott's dad) hung out at the house, my mother, Scott's mother, and I met up seperately at The Plumed Serpent to try on dresses for the first time and to figure out the best silhouette for my body. Talk about a way to break the ice! They chatted away and sipped complimentary Champagne while I wiggled and got clipped into gown after gown. Alison Fischer's beautiful bridal salon wowed me with its selection of classic, elegant dresses. Not gonna lie: I was totally nervous about trying on gowns, like excited-nervous. But Lisa, my personal consultant, went through ever dress in the store with me and really warmed me up to the process. And we all came to the same conclusion: slim trumpet is for me! Goal accomplished.

Dinner, great conversation, delicious food, and wine followed. All in all, it was a great first meeting—and there will be many more to come!

Have you and your fiance's parents met yet? Were you or are you nervous about it? I know I was!

The Plumed Serpent

Comments (3)

  • It was beyond wonderful working with you! You will make the most beautiful bride and we cannot wait to help you - and get you excited - about every aspect of this fun journey!

  • My fiancee and I have been dating for nearly 8 years -- and our parents (and siblings) will be meeting for the first time in two weeks. We were thinking of just doing a dinner, but should we have something more planned?

  • Author Comment:

    Hi Sarah,
    I think sharing a meal together is a fantastic idea. Don't think of it as "just dinner". It's a time for everyone to relax, unwind over some vino and great food, and linger for as long as they want! It's also a low-pressure environment. Having an activity planned like group bowling or something, might be too chummy for the first go. But maybe that's just me. :)

    Hope it went well!


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