My goal with this blog has always been to be the preeminent source for all Charleston weddings when it comes to the creation of wedding playlists, ceremony music production and planning, the search for your professional wedding DJ, information on the best and beautiful wedding venues in Charleston and preferred vendor spotlights. Perhaps you need a bit of a jolt when it comes to the creation of your wedding playlist. Well, it's a "feel-good" Friday and we are heading into another busy Charleston wedidng weekend, so let's have some fun. Be prepared to turn up your speakers.
Despite some recent cold weather, spring had sprung in Charleston. The flowers are in full bloom, the weekend activities are full throttle. We just had another successful Charleston Fashion Week last week, an event that keeps growing and growing year after year. Up next, the Cooper River Bridge Run is coming up on April 1. In between all of that, another wedding season is in full swing mixed in with all the hustle and bustle of just simply "living" in Charleston. Between the client meetings, blogging, and other wedding preparation and marketing, I've been refreshing my music catlaog and database and getting caught up on what's hot on the contemporary hit radio charts, as well as the Urban / Rap charts that are sure to thump a lot of spring and summer weddings in Charleston.
When you hire Mike Bills Entertainment, you are getting a professional wedding DJ who is very experienced in helping brides and grooms craft the perfect playlist that gives them the best chance for the most memorable wedding day. An integral part of your wedding playlist is the dinner music portion of the reception. Whether or not you are planning on heavy hor d'oeuvres, buffet stations, or a more upscale plated dinner for your reception, the dinner music you select should be light, but not too lseepy. The nergy level and volume level of the music during this time should lower and slowly increase in tempo as dinner transitions into dancing.
What exactly does it mean to hire a single operator DJ service for your Charleston wedding? This question was asked to me the other day by a website inquiry. Hiring a single operator DJ service greatly increases the chances that your wedding will be more stress-free and less worrisome because from the time you sign a contract til the time your limo leaves your venue, yoou work with ONE person in regards to the planning and creation of your playlist.
Well, hello! 2017 is getting away from me already. Whether it's blogging or meeting with prospective clients and designing playlists for weddings, things are pretty busy right now so I had to scale back my weekly posts of the Top contemporary hit radio and urban rap songs because of time constrinats. Now that the calendar has turned to March, the wedding season has begun and we are already underway with spring weather. Maybe you are out and about on the final day of the Wine & Food festival here in Charleston, or maybe you are visiting venues and getting ready for own wedding. Lots of my wedding vendor colleagues were out and about this weekend at weddings. It was a spectacular weekend with great weather. And also as the calendar turned to March, the charts look quite a bit different than a month ago. The very talented Edsheeran who gave you a new mainstay on the first dance song list with "Thinking Out Loud" has hit the top spot of the CHR charts with "Shape Of You"
As a professional wedding DJ who is very well rounded in many genres of music, I find it interesting even today how DJ services tout and attempt to push the fact they have a large music database or library. They tend to do this in their marketing and all over their website. When I sit down with brides and grooms, I drive home the point that at the end of their day, their music selection is about them and the songs they choose should create lasting memories for many years to comes. As long as the DJ brings with them the songs that you chose and want to hear, it matters not if they have 8,000 or 800,000 songs in their music catalog. Here's a few reasons why.