Yes, this is a time for catching up and being nostalgic, but try to introduce your significant other to everyone and engage him or her in discussion. Give your significant other the choice of accompanying you. Reunions may be unpleasant enough on their own, but they become much more so when you don't know anyone there. Include your partner in this experience by asking him or her what they'd like to do and providing options.
The most important thing is that you have fun!
Don't run away from your significant partner. If he or she chooses not to come, that's fine too.
Spouses are usually treated like family at these events, so it's only natural for them to want to reconnect with others in their life. However, if your spouse doesn't feel comfortable attending alone, consider hiring a guest or going as a couple.
You should both make an effort to meet and greet people. This is a chance for you to see what your spouse has been up to since high school and for him or her to do the same for you.
If you haven't seen your spouse in a while then definitely take this opportunity to catch up with each other. High school relationships were some of the most important things in our lives back then, so don't miss out on getting to know your spouse better now!
Reunions should make you joyful, not make you feel emotionally starved. Yes, they are unquestionably worth some quality time. When you see your old friends, you will undoubtedly feel lot happier, as well as the same old school mood, which will make you grin, chuckle, and feel more energetic. However, if you go through major issues with any of them, then you shouldn't attend the reunion.
The purpose of a reunion is to have fun out of context, talk about the past, and give and take advice. If you find that most of the people there bring up topics that hurt your feelings or remind you of things you'd rather forget, then stop attending. Otherwise, have a good time and offer support to your friends when they need it.
High school reunions are usually held between July 15th and August 1st. This is due to the fact that students tend to leave their schools once summer break starts and doesn't end until the beginning of the next school year.
If you want to have a great time at your high school reunion, be sure to include questions on how each of your friends' lives have turned out in the years since graduation. It's also important to note any changes that may have happened during this time period in your friend's lives so you can provide support where it is needed most.
Finally, don't expect too much from your high school reunion.
You should begin arranging your reunion at least a year ahead of time. This will give you enough time to mail invites, book a location, and plan the logistics. Of course, if something unexpected happens during that time, don't worry about it. Just pick up right where you left off last time.
It's best to start planning your reunion around six months to a year in advance. The earlier you start thinking about it, the more you'll be able to do. If you wait until just before the event, then it might not be as fun because you won't have time to plan anything.
Some things to consider when deciding how long to plan ahead of time include: finances, relationships, and emotions. You want to make sure you have enough time to send out invitations, pay for expenses (such as food) and organize any activities. If you have a small budget, then you shouldn't plan on spending more than three months planning your reunion. If you have a larger budget, then you can plan on spending a year or more planning your reunion.
Also take into account how many people are going to be attending your reunion. If it's going to be a large group, then you should probably plan on planning ahead.
Make preparations to attend a reunion with a friend whether it's your first time, whether you graduated ten years ago or thirty. It helps to have someone close to you who can act as your "home base" while you try to overcome your fears (nearly everyone does at a reunion) and reach out to your old classmates.
Start planning your trip several months in advance. Send emails to all of the people you remember from back then. Tell them what you're up to now and ask if they're still alive and well. Some will probably give you more trouble than others; but even those who were jerks back then will probably be glad to see you after so many years.
If you have family members who went to school with you, ask them how they got along with their friends and if they have any ideas about where and when the reunion was held. The more information you have before you arrive, the easier it will be to find other people who knew your parents or siblings well enough to invite them too.
Plan to go early in the day. Old classmates tend to congregate in one area of the campus because it's so easy to run into others that way. If you go late in the day, you may have a lot of waiting around until people show up.
Bring some small gifts for everyone you meet, including teachers. They'll appreciate it and so will their classes!
Some alumni will not go if they are not accompanied by their spouse; many people do not want to travel or attend occasions alone. We leave everything up to the individual, and the more the merrier. Whether a reunion gathering is "Classmates Only" or not is usually indicated on the invitation. If you go to a class reunion without your spouse or partner, it's OK - just be sure to say hello to all the old friends!
Spouses of deceased graduates may choose to attend memorial services but not graduate ceremonies. If this is the case for you, we will notify you if necessary.
Graduates often ask whether wives/partners go to graduation. The answer is yes, but it depends on the person. Some husbands/wives/partners don't like big events and prefer to stay home instead. Others may only be able to go partway through because they have work obligations that day. You should discuss these issues with your spouse/partner before deciding what role they will play at your ceremony. Also remember that although your spouse/partner can't walk with you, they are still important members of the graduating class and deserve to be recognized for their achievements too!
In conclusion, spouses/partners of graduates do go to class reunions and sometimes even graduate ceremonies. It all depends on the person and why they cannot be there in person.