Bethany and Brian's wedding at Skyline Lodge, Highland Forest, Fabius, NY. November 2018. Photo by DJ Peter Naughton peterthedj.com
Peter is extremely organized. His website covered things we would have never thought about. We highly recommend him!
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Blog series offering wedding planning pointers for a smooth and stress-free celebration, based on over a decade of observations from the Wedding DJ booth.


Peter's Pointers: Why Your Wedding Needs a Seating Chart

Collecting RSVPs and creating a seating chart can be one of the most stressful, time-consuming parts of planning your wedding. Some couples wonder, "should we even bother? Why not let guests pick their own seats?" Read on -- there are actually several reasons why a seating chart is well worth the time and effort.
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Peter's Pointers: Wedding Trends for 2022

For quite awhile, I've been meaning to share some of the trends that I've noticed have been changing over the past 11 years I've been a wedding DJ. Some of these trends have changed quickly, others have been more gradual. If you're planning a wedding, here are some things to consider!
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Peter's Pointers: Weddings in New York During COVID-19 [Updated 3/21/22]

Updated 4/28/21: It's getting easier to host weddings in New York during COVID-19. But some restrictions remain. Here's a summary of the regulations and how they could impact your wedding plans.
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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 get ordained online? Find out how your decision could have a major impact on […]
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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 Awesome 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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Peter's Pointers: 9 Steps to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wedding Reception

Hosting your wedding reception outdoors? An outdoor reception can be lots of fun, but it's impossible to know exactly what kind of weather your wedding day will bring -- especially when you start planning everything a year (or more) in advance.  You can't just cancel or postpone everything due to rain.  But with some planning, […]
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Since 2011, Syracuse Wedding DJ Peter Naughton has been serving Central New York along with the occasional road trip to the Southern Tier or the Thousand Islands.  One price covers everything you need for an unforgettable celebration with Peter's stress-free wedding package!
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