Sail Away With These Family Reunion Planning Tips
In today’s day and age, everyone leads such a busy lifestyle that it can be difficult to stay in touch and spend quality time with one another. Staging a family reunion is an excellent way for families to keep in touch and stay connected, and what better place to host your family reunion than on a luxury yacht. Reconnecting in person is much more intimate than what technology can provide, so it’s understandable that you would want to make it a memorable experience. Unlike other holiday events, family reunions can be scheduled at your leisure, allowing you to take advantage of low-rate dates and times that may not be available to you otherwise.
Here at Aqua Azul yacht, we have years of experience with nautical events and can help you plan your next family reunion. We know that planning a family reunion can be challenging, so if you want to plan a stress-free and fun family get-together, check out our list of helpful family reunion planning tips.
1. Plan the Date and Time
The first step is to secure your date and time. We recommend that you start your planning at least 12 months ahead of time, so this way you are more likely to get the day and time frame you are looking for. Just make sure you consult with your family before choosing a date. You don’t want to plan your reunion during a time that doesn’t work for most people.
2. Delegate Tasks
Planning a family reunion should never fall on the shoulders of one person. Pick family members that are responsible for helping you effectively plan your get-together, and give each one a task. Make one person responsible for food, one person in charge of the budget, and so forth. It’s better to work as a team during the planning process if you want things to go smoothly, and if you want to keep your sanity.
3. Stay Organized
Planning a family reunion means that there will be a paper trail. Paperwork will be generated during the planning process, so you will want to keep all of your receipts and paperwork organized. You can keep everything in one folder, or you can organize everything into separate folders, it’s up to you. Just make sure you keep everything organized because you will refer to this paperwork often.
4. Invite Early
Send out your invitations for the family reunion early. Sending out the invitations as early as possible will get the word out and will give everyone ample time to plan for this event. However, you decide to spread the word is up to you. You can create a postcard, flyer, or create a standard invite. Also, if everyone is connected digitally, you can always go paper-free and use email to help keep costs down.
5. Make It Personal
Despite everyone’s differences, its family heritage that everyone has in common with one another, so don’t leave this out! Document your family’s history, interview family members and put them together to make your own videos and photos to display at the reunion. Sharing your family’s story with one another is an excellent way to bond and reminisce about your family heritage.