This blOgle was going to be on song selection for an event, mainly a wedding, UNTIL I saw my Bride’s smile Friday night (Day after Valentine’s Day). A smile is a simple thing and I’m sure if she reads this, she would wonder why I am being so weird about it. A smile on a bride is way more important than her dress. It is contagious, and spreads throughout the group! Don’t stop reading, this isn’t going to continue in to “cliche-ville”.
I am constantly asking my staff to constantly smile, while working on this myself, even if it’s fake. When I see anyone not smiling at an Event, especially a wedding, it makes me wonder what’s going on. In our busy lives it seems weird that so many people grumble around with a frown as a the default way of wearing their face. I’m sure there is some psychology behind this, but people who smile get way more out of the people around them!
It chose to rain slightly on ‘our’ outdoor ceremony Friday night, the guests seemed a bit awkward standing around under umbrellas, almost uneasy in their own skin. The videographer and I tried to get them to loosen up to no avail. Then that gorgeous bride confidently stepped out with a huge smile on her face, and it was if we were all standing there on a dry day in July. From that point on the night was set and we celebrated the union of an amazing couple! For all I know, she hated my guts and every song I played, but that smile put everyone at ease and kept friends and family mixing and mingling.
Weddings and Events generally build energy in a ‘Snow Ball’ effect, in a Positive direction or Negative. When involved with said events, in whatever role, remember to build that direction positively and a smile a ton. I mean this lovingly, if you can’t smile at someone’s wedding… stay home!