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These are just a few items you might need to budget for.  You probably won't need to budget for all of these items, since you may already own some of them, and others may not be needed for your reunion.
  • Communications
    envelopes
    long distance phone charges (don't forget faxes)!
    postage

  • Equipment Rental or Purchase
    tables
    chairs
    shelters
    grills
    pa system
    music equipment
    photo or video equipment
    game equipment (volleyball net, balls, cards, etc)
  • Fees
    park or camping reservation fees
  • Food
    groceries (food and drink)
    paper plates and cups
    plastic silverware
    disposable table cloths
    charcoal briquets
    restaurants
    caterers
    banquet room rental
    taxes
    tips and gratuities

  • Printing
    invitations
    reminder mailers
    surveys
    evaluation forms
    name tags
    printing software
    t-shirts
    newsletters
    family directory
    certificates
    family tree wall chart
    family cookbook

  • Services
    professional photograpy or videography
    reunion planners (if you chicken out doing it yourself)
    entertainers (magicians, band, clowns, square dance caller, etc)
  • Supplies
    film
    blank video tapes
    decorations
    prizes or awards