Why do we take risks in life? Do we enjoy the thrill? Do we have the confidence to try new ideas? Do we want to make moments that much more memorable? I have always been a risk taker my whole life. I enjoy trying new things, activities, ideas and suggestions on a daily basis. What about at your events you may ask? The answer is YES!!! I enjoy taking risks at my events/weddings to create that “WOW” factor. Last Saturday, the father of the bride approached me about an hour before the start of the wedding. He wanted to surprise his daughter with a “special song” that he knew she would like. Our original plan was to play it during the reception. During the father/daughter dance, I said to myself, “ Why not fade out the original father daughter song midway and slowly bring in this “special song”? The excitement began to build as well as an adrenaline rush for me as I was about to take this “risk”. The song slowly comes on, and her father quietly said, “listen”. She holds her father and then he gradually releases her and motions to the groom to come dance with her again. The bride and groom hold each other so tight as this beautiful song fills the room. Tears fill her eyes and dad was smiling from ear to ear. I went over to him shortly to congratulate him again and he grabbed my hand and said, “ THANK YOU for doing that”. It meant the world to me. I took a risk and it worked out well. Why? The reason I was able to take this risk was because I knew how much the father loved his daughter as she mentioned this at our final planning meeting. I wanted to make that moment so much more for the father and his daughter. Get to know your couples, really listen to every word at the meetings and don’t be afraid to take risks.
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