Nope. My now husband and I decided to get married together and then told our parents. They all blessed the marriage after the engagement, but we decided to do so during a serious conversation about our future. We had been together for about 5 years at that point though. When we told my parents, my dad's response was "took you long enough" lol.
He didn’t ask my mom for her blessing but he also knew that wasn’t the custom where my mom was born. She’s always told me there’s no point to asking for a blessing before a proposal since no one has accepted lol, just jokingly. We’ve agreed once this pandemic is over we’ll go out to dinner with her and my godparents (they’re my aunt and uncle and my uncle will be giving me away), to ask for their blessings.
He did. He lives in Texas and my parents live in Florida. When we began talking about getting engaged, I reminded him that he needed to talk to my dad (in person). When the time came to speak to my dad, my sisters intercepted and told my fiancé not to make a trip from Texas for a conversation that would only be 2 minutes (if that — since my brother in law said his talk with my dad wasn’t more than 5 minutes). However, my fiance had trouble reaching my dad since my fiancé’s work schedule did not jive my dad’s schedule (it was hunting season), so my sisters helped to coordinate and schedule the call. Lol!
Yes. He didn’t want to (he has ego issues 🤦🏽♀️) but I made it clear how important it was that he did so....
My FH absolutely asked my dad, the day/night before he proposed. Rumor has it he knew he was going to pop the question that week and was super nervous calling my parents and talking to my dad, but they absolutely love him!
Nope. I am not property, so the only person who he needed to ask was me. My parents are very traditional and religious, but I've shared with them in the past that I don't like that tradition and if anyone asked them before asking me, I would be very offended.
My FH and I have been together 6 years and have vacationed with each other's families, so our engagement was expected. Everyone was super excited when we told them.