How To Impress The In - Laws!

You might actually be blessed with lovely in laws, but even the loveliest will initially question whether you are good enough for their precious baby. Most will subject you to a trail by fire to prove your worth. 

- On a first meeting never attempt to cook - unless you are a celebrity chef. 

Dress To Impress - But Do Not Terrify 

First impressions count. Even if bondage and corsets are the height of fashion, save them for another occasion. The hooker look might get the dad on side, a 'high fashion' label win over the trend - conscious sister; a string of pearls for the mother. But don't dress for them. You have to be yourself (albeit toned down). Instead of vampy nails go clean, and give the push up bra a day off. 

Do Your Homework

Know some current affairs, be up to date on soap operas, and scan national newspapers for a week before so you have general knowledge of world events. Also be aware of family feuds, fall outs, etc. 

On The Day
Keep your mobile off. 

Do Not Drink To Excess

You will be nervous so it could go to your head dangerously fast. Be responsible but not a kill-joy. 

Be Prepared
As with a job interview; know answers for the following frequently asked questions;
How did you meet?
Do you like children, do you want children? have any?
Are you planning on getting married?
Are you a gold digger?
Have you got a criminal record?
Do you moonlight as a pole dancer?

It is generally wise to stay clear of subjects such as:
Bikini-waxing horror stories
Exes and lurid one-night stands
Debauchery and favourite swear words

Stick With
Keep on the positive side and stay with topics like:
How much you like the restaurant 
How much you like the area/place you live
How much you love being with whoever.
Touch on where you grew up, studied, your family. Paint an idyllic picture of family bliss and wholesome education, aka brady bunch.
Emphasise you own career, that you are your own person, with your own aspirations, and how they compliment his. This shows you are independent, intelligent and an asset to the relationship and their family.

Do you have any tips?


  1. Wow beautiful photos!! I always love these posts of yours :)

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  2. Such great tips!! Good think I met my boyfriends parents soon after we got together :)

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  3. Wow, interesting post! ^-^
    Love your blog, it's so cute!

  4. Oh god in laws, are they never not a nightmare? It's been 3 years for me and I've won over his dad but his mum seems to want to peel off my nails haha xxx

    1. oh god how could anyone not adore you?!

  5. pictures with animals pretty funny!


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