When you’re the lead family reunion planner, it can feel like you’re all alone on Organizer Island. But there are many ways to get other family members involved in the process. You just have to ask!
An easy way to get help is to give small tasks away. Do you have mailings that you send, like invitations or newsletters? Ask a family member to take over stuffing the envelopes and sticking the mailing labels on. Do you get RSVPs? Ask for help in collating the responses, or sending out reminders to those who haven’t responded.
Ask for help with things that aren’t your strength. Do you need help with technology-based things like creating a website? Do you have family members who are musicians who can help plan music? Get the expertise from your relatives!
You can also give trusted family members specific activities to plan. Let someone else plan an activity or even a whole afternoon. Of course, you have to be able to really let go and let them take full ownership of it. They may not plan the scavenger hunt the exact same way you would, but that’s ok. In fact, that’s what you want! As people get invested in the planning of the reunion, they will encourage others to attend and get involved, too!