1. Print name tags large enough that older people can read them. Do not put women's maiden names in quotes, as if they were nicknames. The proper format is First Name - Maiden name -- Married name.
2. Do not hire a band, no matter how good they are, for the first night of the reunion. People cannot talk and get reacquainted over loud music. This is especially true when the reception is held in a cavernous room with very high ceilings, where the acoustics are horrendous.
WHAT REUNION ATTENDEES SHOULD KNOW:
2. Wear comfortable shoes, unless, of course, you are trying to impress your classmates. There is no call to wear strapless dresses and strappy high-heel slides, especially if you are 60+ years old and have skin that is wrinkled like parchment with age spots and varicose veins everywhere. Have some compassion and cover up. If your arms resemble the Pillsbury Dough Boy, wear long sleeves. If you haven't treated your feet to a recent pedicure - don't show them to us, please!
3. How many times does it have to be said? Men should not wear hats indoors! If you are bald......deal with it. You are not fooling anyone. Granted, there were only three hats in a room of a thousand people, but they stood out like a sore thumb! Two of them were baseball caps and one was a suede gaucho's hat, complete with leather chin strap. What the heck? Did this 1943 grad just ride in from the pampas in Argentina? I rather doubt it.
Despite how it sounds, I had a nice time. I did enjoy seeing the few people I knew and watching the ones I didn't.