Hold on…telling your parents about your wedding is a good thing, so why is this such a big deal? It could be some parents want to immediately step in and take over the planning. It could be that your parents are not sure you are ready, either.
Telling both sets of parents can be a lot of fun, if you present it in the right way. Keep yourself positive and motivated. In some families and religions, it is still proper for the man to approach the father of the soon to be bride and ask for her hand in marriage. If this is something that would be the expectation, go for it.
- Keep it private and quiet. Most people want time to celebrate, not sit quietly in a restaurant.
- Be sure to give yourself and your parents enough time to soak in what you are saying. Do not expect an immediate reaction.
- Do keep them in the loop. Even if you will be doing the work of planning the wedding yourself, you want to be sure they know what is happening.
Telling Mom and Dad may be one of the easiest assignments for you thus far. On the other hand, it may be a challenge. Do not wait, though. If you wait to tell them for several weeks, chances are good they will be more frustrated later.