Plan a Surprise for Wedding and Party Music

by Robbie Schlosser · 2 comments

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Plan a Surprise

Today is my wife’s birthday.  As usual, I’ll plan a surprise for her special day.  Now, after a few years, I find that trying to plan a surprise, and making it different from previous years’, presents a challenge.

So I’ve developed a few tips to help me plan a surprise.  I’ll describe several in the next few weeks, and here is one of my favorites:

Instead of asking myself, “What did we do last year?”, I ask “What HAVEN’T we done yet?”  Rather than focus on what won’t work, this fresh perspective always expands our options.

A similar challenge comes up when I help people plan music for their celebrations.  We often find ourselves focusing tightly on just one or two themes.  That’s when I like to recommend asking, “What HAVEN’T we considered yet?”  The answer often reveals excellent possibilities that we’ve overlooked.

For example, suppose we want to plan a surprise for someone at the wedding.  Something unexpected for, say, the bride, the groom, their parents, or a significant guest.  The surprise could be a medley of favorite songs, or a song with someone’s name in the title, or a song about a time or place that has special meaning.

Finding good answers is easy when we ask good questions.

YOUR turn.  What’s your favorite tip to help plan a surprise?

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Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

The ability to surprise is a function of how well one knows the person(s) to be surprised. And, the best surprise is one that is personalized.

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Robbie Schlosser

Thanks, Roy. NICE insight. I suspect you’ve managed a few surprises in your day, which doesn’t surprise me. 🙂

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