Pointers to help your wedding day run smoothly and stress-free, based on over a decade of observations from the DJ booth.


Peter's Pointers: Weddings in New York During COVID-19

Recently-updated guidelines are making it easier to host weddings in New York during COVID-19. But there are still lots of limitations and restrictions to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Here's a summary of the latest policies and some pointers so you can start preparing to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly.

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Peter's Pointers: Choosing a Wedding Officiant - Friend or Pro?

More and more often, couples are skipping church and getting married right at their reception venue.  Among the advantages, you can choose your own officiant.  Are professional officiants really worth the money, or are you just as well having a friend or relative get ordained online?  Your decision can have a major impact on your […]

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Peter's Pointers: 7 Reasons to Consider Wedding Insurance

We all think, "it won't happen to me," until it does. And I've got several examples of it happening right here in Central New York -- popular venues suddenly closing down, a venue hit by a tornado, a limo company going kaput -- and more. This post isn't a sales pitch, I'm not selling wedding insurance... but offering some reasons why wedding insurance is important, and how it can save you much more than it costs.

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Peter's Pointers: 5 Wedding Reception Enhancements

As the DJ, there's plenty of things I can do to help encourage your wedding guests to fill the dance floor. But there are some "extras" you can bring to the table as well, to help boost the energy level. In this edition of Peter's Pointers, get inspired by ideas from some of my previous couples.

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Peter's Pointers: Never Hire an Uninsured Wedding DJ

An uninsured DJ might be cheaper up-front, but can cost you much more in the long run. I'm proud to say I'm insured -- find out why that's so important in this edition of Peter's Pointers.

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Peter's Pointers: 6 Must-Haves for Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor weddings can offer a nice alternative to an indoor celebration. But that perfect summer evening under the stars may require more preparation. Here are 6 important things to consider when planning an outdoor wedding.

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Peter's Pointers: 5 Wedding Day Delays to Avoid

Delays on your wedding day often result in less dance floor time at your reception. But delays can also cost you money -- and lots of it. Here are 5 common "wedding day schedule killers" and pointers to prevent them.

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Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Various Central New York news outlets have published reports this week about a string of wedding reception thefts in the Utica area.  At least three local venues were hit by a pair of wedding crashers who walked right in, grabbed the newlywed couple's gift cards (and the cash inside those cards) and walked right out.   […]

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Weatherproofing Your Outdoor Wedding

Most wedding-related vendors need to be booked 6-12 months in advance.  It's impossible to know exactly what kind of weather your wedding day will bring.  With so many people involved, you can't just cancel or postpone due to rain.  But with some planning, you can prevent bad weather from ruining your big day.

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Syracuse Wedding DJ Peter Naughton provides services as a wedding DJ in Syracuse, NY and all surrounding areas including Utica, Rome, Oswego, Ithaca, Cortland and elsewhere throughout Central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Mohawk Valley. You can thank search engines like Google for making me write ridiculously-written sentences like that so I can show up in search results.
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