Plan Family Reunion

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Most likely you are one of those family reunion aficionados if you are reading this. You probably have some great memories of reunions that you have attended. However, what would you do if you were asked to plan family reunion functions?

Where would you begin? When would you start to get things rolling? Would you want to hire someone to help you plan it?

Here are some great suggestions to help you plan family reunion fun:

1. Make sure to ask for help early in the planning stages. It is a good idea to create a committee. Depending on how many people you are planning on attending, there should be one committee member per 25 people that plan on attending.

2. Delegate, delegate, delegate. If you are the one called to do all the planning, then you should make sure that everyone in your committee has a job. You should end up only being the one to delegate. You job is to stay organized and follow up with your committee members to make sure they are getting their job done right. And, if they need any help.

3. Proper communication. To ensure that your reunion is well-attended you will want to make sure that it is properly advertised. Invitations are a good thing to send out. Or with the advent of email, you can send out your invitations cost-free. It is also a good idea to send out notifications early enough so that your family can make travel arrangements if needed.

4. Plenty of Time. Not only do you want plenty of time to plan family reunion get-togethers, you will also want sufficient time for making everyone aware of a date. You don’t necessarily need to send out all of the details at that point in time, they can come later. As a rule of thumb, it is good to give your family members at least a year to work around the date of the reunion.

To make sure that you are able to complete tasks, or those who were delegated tasks to complete them, you should have a schedule to work around. It is a good idea to use an action list and planning tools.

For example, if you plan on having your reunion at a specific location, you will need to know who will be making the calls and who will follow up. As long as you are organized, to plan family reunion gatherings doesn’t have to be all that difficult.

Make sure to visit my blog Family Reunion Ideas for helpful tips and advice on Planning a Family Reunion, Family Reunion Games and much more!

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