My last wedding for 2017 is tomorrow at the luxurious 5 Star Dewberry Hotel in downtown Charleston on Meeting Street. It'll be a beautiful wedding day with only EIGHT days out from Christmas Day. I'll be blogging about this day coming up later this week and I'll provide a complete recap later next week. Truth be told, I am actually your classic late bloomer when it comes to getting into the Christmas spirit. When I worked in the radio industry, I became a tad bit burned out of Christmas music. There were a lot of radio stations that I worked at that flipped (changed formats) to "All Christmas", sometimes right after Halloween when we are still wearing shorts here in Charleston. When you begin to hear Christmas music over and over for nearly two months, it has a tendency to burn you out really fast.
Over the past few years I have written numerous informative blogs about varying topics in regards to making the right hiring decision when securing a great DJ for your Charleston wedding. If you just arrived here, welcome and congratulations on your recent engagement. If you have spent anytime recently reading over my blog, you know exactly how impassioned I am about music and how exactly I treat my clients, and just how serious I am about providing them an exceptional wedding DJ experience. We're easing into another engagement season and when she does say "yes", there will be lots of searching on the internet for wedding venues and other important vendors, like your wedding DJ. I thought I would take this time to review my blog and create one master post with links to some of my most informative posts and make a one-stop guide in helping brides and grooms book one of their most important wedding vendors and begin creating the perfect soundtrack for their Charleston wedding over at Lowndes Grove, The William Aiken House, The Daniel Island Club, The Governor Thomas Bennett House, and the beautiful and serene and historic Middleton Place.
Brrrrrrr. We've been truly spoiled these past few Decembers in Charleston. As I write this blog, it's 39 degrees and raining. Perfect for your fiancee (if you just got engaged) to light a fire and begin thinking about your music for your upcoming wedding in 2018. The jewelry commercials are playing all over the radio and TV. The Christmas music is just inescapable too. We've reached that time of the year. ENGAGEMENT SEASON. Ah yes! As the temperatures continue to get colder and the nights continue to get longer, we will soon be celebrating amongst friends, relatives, and colleagues. Upwards of 45% of all engagements occur between November and February. In the days and weeks after those engagements, you'll begin to have those thoughts about how'd you'd like your wedding ceremony and reception to play out. If you are thinking that an engagement is imminent, welcome to my website and blog. If you are a guy getting ready to pop the question and are already what your first dance will be and want a head start on picking your song, welcome to my website and blog. With a new set of newly engaged brides and grooms ready to scour the internet for the top wedding DJs possible for their Charleston wedding, I feel it's time for another informative blog post outlining 5 of the biggest reasons you need to hire a true professional wedding DJ versus your uncle or even a friend for that matter.
Happy Holidays to all my prospective brides and grooms! Where on Earth did 2017 go? It seems like just yesterday it was January 1 and we were just days away in getting ready and prepared for the inaugural Charleston Wedding Week. Tomorrow is December 1 and you cannot seem to go anywhere without hearing any Christmas music. We'll do a "best-of" Christmas blog post as we get a little closer to the big day so I can spotlight some of my Christmas favorites here at Mike Bills Entertainment. Are you already a little burned out on hearing those Christmas tunes? It seems like the moment we take off our Halloween costumes, we immediately reach for the mistletoe and skip over Thanksgiving all together. All this while temperatures are between 75 and 80 degrees in November. For me personally, I like a nice mixture of the traditional and contemporary Christmas songs, but let's wait a few more weeks before I go all out.
Happy Thanksgiving from Mike Bills Entertainment! While I am currently looking outside and it's 47 degrees, raining and overcast, it's sunny and bright inside my house with a cup or two or three of delicious hot coffee. It's been a great year for Mike Bills Entertainment in so many ways, and I would like to thank all my clients; past, present, and future, as well as all the vendors I have worked with and will work with in the future. Music is the driving force behind my company. After all, I am a professional DJ and it's what a DJ should do and do very well at. Music is also one of the most powerful forces in our lives. Imagine, if you will a world without music. Can you imagine how boring life would be? Without music, we would literally lose part of our lives.
After a bit of a hiatus, Mike Bills Entertainment is happy to once again be an advertiser in Charleston's premier magazine for all things weddings in Charleston, Charleston Weddings Magazine. For over 12 years now, this magazine has showcased real weddings, the latest wedding trends, and a whole host of wedding vendors to help the recently engaged bride begin to visualize how one of the biggest days of their lives will play out. Whether it's ideas for your dress, your cake, your venue, or wedding budget, Charleston Weddings Magazine has it all and then some and continues to be the choice for Lowcountry brides. You may pick up a copy of the magazine at Charleston and Mt Pleasant area Harris Teeter grocery stores, Whole Foods, Pitt Street Pharmacy, Boone Hall Farms, Earthfare, and many more places. In recent years, the availability of the magazine has grown throughout the Southeast, with areas in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia also having the magazine on hand for brides looking to get married in Charleston. For brides who are out of the Southeast region of the United States and would like to still get a copy of the magazine, it is avialable on their website. This Fall / Winter 2017 - 2018 issue of the magazine hit stores around November 1 and will cover all brides up through Valentine's Day. We'll cover seven of the main reasons you need to get a copy of this magazine today in this post, but once you begin to flip through it, you'll realize there are so many more reasons.