Music Budget Advice

For most couples, this is their first time planning a wedding. It can be a challenge putting together a budget when you're not sure what services will bring the most value to your celebration. If you are on a budget but don't want to sacrifice the quality of your music experience, then here are some … [Read more...]

The Importance of Uplighting

I bring uplights to every Finger Lakes wedding that I perform at. It can transform just about any space--from ballrooms to marquee tents and I consider them a must-have. And don't just take my word for it, ask your photographer. Wedding photographers always thank me for bringing my uplights because … [Read more...]

Best Man Toasts

Although you can have any of your guests give a toast at your Finger Lakes wedding, the tradition is to include the Best Man and Maid or Matron of Honor. With all the weddings I've DJ'd and played the piano for, I've heard quite a few toasts and I thought I'd share some pointers for the Best … [Read more...]

Wedding Song Requests

Many of my clients ask how many song requests they should make for their wedding reception. On average, you can estimate about 10-15 songs being played per half hour (with a 3 minute song average). So, should you request 6+ hours of songs for your event or select some of your favorites and let your … [Read more...]

How to Throw a Great Dance Party

At every wedding I DJ in the Finger Lakes, clients always want a great dance party. And although each wedding is different, there are a number of factors that can contribute to a great dance party including: The guests: how ready are they to party? Do you have a group of friends and family who … [Read more...]

Wedding DJ Styles

When you are searching for a DJ for your Finger Lakes Wedding, you'll find a range of options. Here are some thoughts that might help you find a good fit for your special day. Before you start your search, think about the kind of music you would like to have at your event. And, perhaps more … [Read more...]