Whether you loved high school or you hated it, if you’ve been put in charge of planning your reunion, you might be wondering how to get started. While planning a reunion can be a time-consuming task, there are several things you can do to ensure that your time is well spent.
Whenever possible, seek other people’s input. If you have a class social media page, ask people things such as what days work for them, what they’d like to, and if they are interested in helping plan it. People in your graduating class may have great ideas that you’d never considered. Whenever possible, delegate tasks. The more people you have helping, the more people who are likely to attend. Plus, their close friends are also likely to come.
For some potential guests, location is going to be the deciding factor if they are on the fence about attending. You’ll want a place large enough to accommodate your whole group. Ideally, you’ll want a space big enough that people can break off into groups and converse, but you won’t want an area so large that one group feels completely disconnected from other groups. Having beautiful indoor and outdoor space may make the experience appealing enough that some people who weren’t planning on attending may decide to come.
Whether through social media, as physical invites, or a combination of the two, it is important to let people know early when the reunion is going to happen. High school reunions generally happen in the summer, which can be a busy time. The sooner you let people know when it’s happening, the more likely you’ll get a good turnout, especially if you have a lot of attendees who will be coming from out-of-state.
If you’re still looking for a great place to have your high school reunion, contact us. Chandler’s Gardens is a beautiful place to catch up with old friends and reconnect with others.