Introduction Planning a reunion can be a challenging and daunting task, however armed with this book, we guarantee to help make your job a lot easier.
The suggestions in this book apply to a reunion with as little as 50 classmates or more than 500, and they are valid if you are planning a 5-year reunion or a 50-year reunion.
Most reunions occur around milestone anniversaries such as the 10-year, 20-year or 30-year mark, although odd-numbered years work as well.
In the following chapters, we provide you with critical information needed to keep you on track and on budget so that you can have the best reunion possible.
Some of the things we will cover in this book include: Tips, tricks and ideas to get the most out of your reunion website High school reunion planning in the 21st century has been greatly facilitated thanks to the internet.
The World Wide Web has made it much easier to search for classmates, vendors, favors, and do all kinds of research to help plan the event.
The Web has also made communicating with classmates and collecting information so much easier than it was prior to the internet age.
The best way to correspond with classmates is through a reunion website that acts as a communications center where you can disseminate important reunion details, collect information, sell tickets, create a buzz, and so much more.
In the past, creating a website required someone with the technical knowledge and skills of an experienced computer programmer.
Thanks to do it yourself reunion website builders like the one at My Event.com, the task of creating a reunion website has been made extremely easy.
One of the chapters in this book will be devoted to getting the most out of your website, and throughout the book we will throw in tips on how your website can help with your reunion planning. With the increasing popularity of social networks such as Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter, there’s a whole new way of getting the word out.
We will explore social media in Part III Getting the Word Out.