Organization in family reunion planning is key to a successful event. It begins with a “blueprint”; an organization chart and timetable to keep you and all who assist you on track.
Remember, you will in all probability be the family reunion "Party Planner", so if your event is going to be sizeable, your first step in your planning is the organization of Committees - then delegate!
You may be the best party planner around and have all the skills and talents to perform all the tasks necessary in your family reunion planning, but why would you want to do that? In a short period of time you will be so overwhelmed that you would be “pulling out your hair”.
Your first steps to planning a family reunion is to start contacting individuals in your family who you feel have very useful talents that they can contribute – you know who they are. For starters you would need:
These are just four suggestions to starting a Planning Committee. You may want to add other individuals to head up other various committees such as:
Remember, the larger your family reunion
the more help you will need.
By all means, don’t forget to get members of different generations involved. With their involvement, you can be sure to get ideas and suggestions for all age groups that can only add to the success of your reunion.
Here's a great idea - if you can't find people to fill out your committees try using MyEvent.com. MyEvent.com offers a family reunion website, which may have a dramatic effect on the attendance at the reunion. The website includes special family reunion features to help you collect family member information, family photos, ticket payments as well as share event details, stories and more.
It is the best way to share all the event details, hotel information and create a buzz that builds momentum right up to the event itself. One of the most popular family reunion website features is the Family Tree. You can include up to two family trees and include photos and family history. Start My Family Reunion Website Now.