How To Put On A Fantastic Family Reunion.
Whenever there is a publicly renowned holiday or special occasion, the chances that the family will gather for a reunion is high. Studies suggest that family reunions have been increasing in popularity over the last few decades and have no signs of slowing. Reports have even shown that 63% of individuals have attended a family reunion at some point with 29% attending one 2 years prior. There are many things that go into having a perfect family gathering which I have outlined through a number of points below.
Share the Work
Firstly, involve the entire family to make it undeniably clear that you will not be the planning the entire event independently. An effective way of financing the family gathering is to ask for donations to help cover every expense. Furthermore, if any of your family members have specific skills or specialities, use them. For example, if one of your relatives is a chef, requesting their assistance in the kitchen would be wise. Even using one of your more tech-savvy children to create a Facebook event to create awareness – this is a great way of spreading the word! When it comes to the day of the event, utilising everyone by getting them to cook, clean and setup is a great way of getting things done and spreading the workload.
Give Yourself Enough Time
A survey reported that most family reunions are planned 6-12 months in advance, and for good reason. For one, it is important to give yourself enough time to plan everything. Secondly, it is imperative to give your relatives as much notice as possible. This is because things like saving money to get there and time off work need to be arranged if they live a long way away. Furthermore, many details need attention and the earlier you get these details uncovered, the better. There are also many advantages to reserving the venue, although, hosting this gathering at home will save you from this additional complication. The more time you give yourself, the more time you can spend planning a fantastic family gathering.
Location Location Location
Like many things, the location you decide on will heavily influence the outcome of your family gathering. How far it is from each and every member? Is it easily accessible? Is the venue situated in an urban or rural setting? The weather will also influence the location you choose and whether you decide to host the event indoors or outdoors. This makes hiring a marquee an excellent option, if you decide to host outdoors but want to be safe in case the weather takes a turn for the worst.
This shows how many factors you need to consider when planning a family gathering. As you can see, ensuring you decide on a setting that is relatively accessible, nearby, and in accordance with the weather is absolutely vital. Moreover, it is imperative that the location you do decide on is a sufficient size for everyone attending. A location too small can negatively affect your family gathering, as there may not be enough room to sit or stand.
There you have it, following these guidelines will ensure you have a fantastic family gathering to remember. Get in touch with Marquee Monkeys today for Melbourne’s finest marquees at a fair price.