Planning a family reunion is not an easy task. Many
families today just aren’t as close as they were decades
ago and people work more than one job quite often.
Trying to have everyone get time off of work can be
impossible sometimes. You might even have to plan a year or
two in advance to make sure everyone can attend.
The first thing you need to take is contacting everyone and
having them help contact other family members. Maybe you
don’t talk to your great uncle Bob but surely someone else
in the family does.
By delegating a little responsibility you can save yourself
quite a bit of time and effort. Make sure to have reliable
family members help or everything will get screwed up
The next thing is to figure out where to have the family
reunion. Usually this is influenced by money. If your
family is on a pretty tight budget, odds are you won’t be
flying to Hawaii just to spend some time with cousins and
other extended family members when you could use that money
to fix up your home or vehicles. E
veryone should try as hard as they can to agree and also
accommodate older or disabled family members. It’s not a
good idea to plan a wilderness themed family reunion full
of hikes when Grandma is in a wheelchair.
After you have planned the when and where, all you really
need to do is follow up with everyone often. Monthly calls
and reminders will work for a while until the date starts
You will have to make sure anyone who isn’t coming notifies
the family so they can be taken off the list if you have