Have you ever been the nominated person to put together a family event? It can be really hard! There are so many things to think about, and you know that if you miss one little detail it could mean ruining the entire event. And, of course, you do not want to be known as the one that messed up the big family reunion or the wedding shower or whatever other event!
One of the first things you need to do is put together a phone list. Make sure you have a list of all the people that you want to invite first. Then, put together all their phone numbers and addresses. Sometimes it can be hard to find the information you need. Start with the people you know first, but do not spend too much time on this or you might find yourself being a week away from the event with missing numbers. If you can’t find a contact number while you’re up against the deadline, go to Canada 411 and you will likely be able to find their information as long as you know where they live.
Once you have your phone list together, you can start planning other items like caterers, entertainment, having invitations printed, and sending out those invitations. Your phone list will come in handy if you do not have the most recent mailing address. You can contact them directly to let them know what you are doing and then get their mailing address so you can send them an official invitation.
Just make sure to give yourself enough time to adequately plan everything. It’s a good idea to give yourself a little extra time for mistakes or slow downs on other people’s parts. Remember to enjoy! These events are supposed to be fun!