The tough economy has had a negative impact on a lot of things such as employment and income, businesses, the housing market, the credit and financial institution, the auto industry, and the prices of food. There is one more thing you may have forgotten about that is also being negatively affected by the tough economy, and that is class reunions. My friend’s class reunion, for example, was canceled because not enough people could afford to attend the reunion. It used to be that you could get together with your classmates at fancy places such as out of town resorts, cruises, and tourist attractions, but now expensive reunions are becoming a thing of the past, since they may cost too much for your budget. If your class cannot get enough people to attend and fund the costs of the reunion, the reunion might just be canceled altogether. Fortunately, the poor economy does not have to put a damper on your class reunion. You can still reunite with your classmates without breaking the bank. There are money saving options for class reunions, and they are listed below.
Make reservations locally at a nice restaurant. Holding your class reunion at a local diner, rather than an out of town destination saves a lot of money. It is less expensive, since you do not have to worry about the extra expenses that come with traveling, buying souvenirs, and making hotel arrangements.
Hold your reunion at the school; let it coincide with a school event. Recently, my class reunion was held the same time as the school’s homecoming ceremony. It was a good idea to have the class reunion at the school, because everyone had the chance to reunite not only with fellow classmates, but also with former professors who attended the homecoming game. Having the reunion at the school was very inexpensive and easy to organize. Your old school holds so many fond memories, and when you have the reunion there, it is easier to reminisce with your classmates about your old school days.
Schedule the reunion around an event in the same town where the school is located. Suppose your town had an annual event that takes place. You could plan your class reunion around that event. For example, the town in which I live has an annual fall festival that takes place in the downtown area. During this event, which is called Fall for Greenville, different restaurants set up food stands along Main Street and let people taste their foods. This kind of event would be perfect to plan your class reunion around, because admission is free, except for the cost of food tickets.