How To Plan An Affordable Family Reunion In Maine

Maine lobsters cooked to perfection, perfect powder skiing, and Woelf’s Neck Woods State Park at sunset. With all this going for it, it’s no wonder that you’ve picked Maine as your family reunion destination of choice. And aside from being a lovely place, it also has plenty to offer on the budget front. If you’re trying to plan an affordable reunion in Maine, here are some ideas to get started.

Start Early
Start making plans at least a year in advance. The planner should work up a budget based on where they want to go in Maine and the available amenities in that area. Planners should also have a backup destination and plan in case the weather turns sour. This allows you to price destinations and activities that everyone can afford. It also gives you time to choose a reunion planner, a correspondence person, and a finances person. This team can work together to create a fun, budget-friendly Maine reunion.

Hold It In the Off Season
Tourist season in Maine kicks off at Memorial Day weekend. If you plan your family reunion for sometime before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, you may be able to save a significant amount of money. You’ll also find it easier to secure accommodations for a large number of people. This counts as one of the most effective ways to save money on your vacation plans.

Look for Package Deals
Ideally, everyone in your reunion party can stay in the same place. Fortunately, Maine has plenty of resorts that offer package deals. This includes Newagen Seaside Inn who will also help you plan the reunion. Maine also has plenty of state parks (Popham Beach, Two Lights, Camden Hills) if your family is into camping.

Once you get the final RSVP from your family members, see if you can book these sites in advance. This plan also allows you to choose destinations that are more centrally located for everyone. Not having to travel as far will help people save on gas and other expenses.

Use Social Media and Email
While it’s likely that you’ll be doing a lot of correspondence by phone and snail mail, you can keep your family apprised of your plans on social media and via email. This does a couple of things. First, if you need to make some quick decisions – say about where you’ll stay in Maine – you can create a Facebook event to get input quickly. Second, social media will help you communicate with each other in real time. Finally, while you will probably send some information via snail mail, working through social media and email will cut down reunion costs.

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