REUNIONS DO'S AND DO NOT'S
With reunions upon us, it's time to get prepared for a fun
time with old friends and classmates. Here are some do's and do not's you must
think about before you attend your next class reunion.
- Do realize that upon entering the reunion, everyone may have the same
thought you are: "How did everyone get so old?" "What do I say?"
- Do copy your reunion information from this web site and email
everyone you know reunion information to get more attending.
- Do resume old friendships without blaming each other for not calling or
writing. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll feel comfortable with old
- Find out which hotel everyone is staying at and join them. If you
live in your class hometown, still get a hotel room where everyone is staying.
This is a great way to have a blast after the reunion.
- Do talk to people you didn't know very well in high school. You may find
they're having an interesting life and end up with a new friend.
- Do remember that you brought your spouse. Chances are they don't know
anyone at the reunion so be polite and make sure to include them in activities
- Do take your camera and take pictures. Not everyone is able to attend the
reunion. Those who missed out would love to see pictures from the reunion.
- Do realize that organizing a reunion is a big financial burden. Try and
pay early and/or R.S.V.P. as early as possible to help out the class
organizers. Most places need to be reserved and without payment from those
attending, it can be really hard for a reunion to get organized.
THE DO NOT'S
- Don't assume the Reunion Committee contacted everyone in the class. If
you've kept in touch with classmates, take a few minutes to send their names
and addresses to the Reunion Committee and thank them for taking care of the details.
- Don't pretend to remember someone. It is completely okay to not remember
people. And remember many will not remember you.
- Don't be embarrassed by divorce. With the rate of divorce being an
astounding 50%, many people won't even think twice about it.
- Don't worry too much - Once you get there and start seeing old friends,
catching up, sharing pictures and swapping email addresses, you'll find that
your preoccupation with looks will start to disappear.
- Don't spend all your time catching up with those you've already know,
reach out to those you haven't seen in years.
- Don't take your entire library of family albums and vacation pictures
spanning the past 20 years. But, DO take along a few pictures of your kids
(and, of course, grand and great-grandkids, where appropriate). Old friends
are really happy to see them. And, you'd like to see (a few) of their
Finally, DO GO to your class reunion and have a great time!
Do's and Don'ts from Victoria Flores and AlumniClass.com.