Getting all of your family together for a reunion should be fun, and it definitely should be memorable. When it comes to celebrating a family reunion, there are lots of things you need to consider, such as, where you will be holding the event and how many guests will attend. The sooner you can begin to iron out details, then the easier you will find it to bring together all your plans. Now, with this in mind, what should you be focusing on first?
Think About Who Will Attend
Talking numbers might not be the first thing you want to do, but it is one of the most important things to do, so it needs to be done urgently. When you can nail down the number of guests or family members attending, you can then start to focus on more preparation, such as food, accommodation, and venues. When you are thinking about who you will ask along to the family reunion, always think about the dynamics of individuals and groups. Getting a balance can be tricky, so take your time to establish just who should be there (and perhaps who shouldn’t).
Where Will You Have the Reunion
After narrowing down your guest list, you are then ready to think about where you will hold the reunion. If you are inviting lots of guests and family members, then you may want to look at a hotel or conference venue. However, if you are only looking at a smaller family reunion, you could look at holding it in your home, or perhaps in your garden/yard area. You may even wish to have a marquee to allow a comfortable and specific zone for the party to take place. If you go down the route of hiring a marquee, you will want to look at other things, such as flooring and toilet facilities. You must think about the flooring because you will need a solid base for the marquee to stand upon, and you will want guests to be safe and steady on their feet. This will mean that you will have to look at putting down temporary flooring. When choosing the floor, think about the temporary event flooring benefits you will get from putting down a base. It may not be something you have accounted for in your budget, but it may just prove to be essential.
Have a Budget in Place
When you start inviting family members from all over the country, it is important to have a budget in place. When you have a budget to work towards, you then know what you can spend. When you are creating a budget, always think about value for money. Don’t necessarily just look at going for the cheapest options. Instead, look at what is going to be beneficial to you, and to the reunion you are organizing. For example, in your budget, you may wish to have a budget for transport, and this may cover the hire of a minibus. Or, your budget may cover what entertainment you will provide, and what type of food and drink you will serve up.