When you have an interest in a family reunion, are you expecting the event will come off without much hassle?
Planning such an event does not have to leave you feeling worn out and anxious.
Given the proper planning, a reunion can be one of the more enjoyable things you end up doing anytime soon.
So, what will go into your plans to get the extended family together?
Begins with Tracking Down Family Members
When a family reunion is in the plans for you, here are three tips to help you along the way:
- Tracking down family – Getting as much of the extended family together can be a bit of a challenge. That said let the Internet and other resources ease the burden on you. When you want to locate someone to invite for the reunion, how best to go about it? Along with the family connections you have, the Internet can prove rather useful. There may be some family members who’ve dropped out of the picture when it comes to regular contact. As a result, finding them could prove to be a tougher task. If someone is missing in your life and they are key to your plans, get online and enter their full name in a search. There is always a good chance you will be able to find them through such a search and reach out to them. There are websites you can use that allow you to enter a full name and search for people all over the world. You may end up finding their home address, phone number and more. Once you have the relevant info, reach out to them to see if they’d like to attend the event.
- Finding ideal date and place – As important as tracking down family is, you have to give out info once located. With that in mind, you want to try your best to come up with an ideal date and place for the event. Getting a bunch of people together in one location and all on a date that works can be tricky. So, have a backup plan in place that you may have to go ahead with. While you are not going to be able to please everyone involved, put out several dates and places for the reunion. That way you can get more of a consensus on what works best for the majority of attendees.
- Put emphasis on fun – The last thing you want at a reunion would be disagreements and an atmosphere void of fun. So, in the nicest way possible, let it known that the reunion is to be a fun event. That means it is not to rehash any family disagreements, quarrel over politics and more. At the end of the day, you want everyone coming away from the event with fun memories.
If you have a family reunion you are tasked with planning, do your best to pull it off and enjoy the time with loved ones.