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Charleston Wedding DJ: No Two DJs Are Alike In The Holy City

19 March 2018

Hello! Mike Bills here, owner and operator of Mike Bills Entertainment, one of Charleston's top wedding DJs. I'm smiling ear to ear now because we've turned a corner on the seasons and it's now SPRING in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Even though it's still a little cool, it won't be too long before we have those awesome spring days in Charleston with incredible sunsets and breezes all around the area.  Choosing the wedding entertainment for your Charleston wedding is one of the many decisions you'll make as you plan your wedding, but one of the most important. Whether you choose a band or a professional wedding DJ like myself, the music has got to be perfect and a soundtrack must be created that will have you, your family, and guests talking for 500 years or more.  For brides and grooms planning their wedding in Charleston: I have a few questions for you:
A. Do You Want To Have "Just" Music? OR
B. Do You Want To Have A "Extraordinary Musical Experience"?

Simply put, Mike Bills Entertainment is NOT your typical or "ordinary" DJ service. Truth be told, if you look at my reviews, they say my company is rather "extraordinary" when it comes to providing professional wedding DJ services. But seriously, brides and grooms, those are two questions that you need to be pondering and you need to ponder them lots.  You need to ponder those two questions more than what you'd like the color of the flowers of your bouquet should be, or the flavor of your wedding cake. The way you answer those questions is going to mean the difference between a very average Charleston wedding reception, and an extraordinary Charleston wedding reception.

My company has forged an impeccable reputation over the years for doing ONE thing and doing it excellent. That being, making sure the musical soundtrack for all my brides and grooms is all about them without the cheesy gimmicks and silly games. It's really not rocket science, it's just the only way I've seen to operate my company over the years.

  • Professional Wedding DJs are going to always employ "professional" grade equipment.
  • Professional Wedding DJs are VERY willing to meet all brides and grooms well in advance of their wedding day to discuss the music for their very important day.
  • Professional Wedding DJs are "mature" and won't take over your event. The spotlight should always be on the bride and groom. ALWAYS!
  • Professional Wedding DJs play the music that the bride and groom want to hear, not their own personal collection.
  • Professional Wedding DJs are set up on time with backup equipment in the event of any technical issue.
  • Professional Wedding DJs do not double or triple book your wedding date, and then send another wedding DJ to your wedding. When we meet, I'll tell you a story of how I was brought into one of those situations by a competitor. Long story short, the bride and groom ended up losing in the long run.
  • Professional Wedding DJs will have liability insurance in the event of any accidents. 
  • Professional Wedding DJs will not invite prospective clients or friends to your wedding to watch their performance. Your wedding day is not a sales pitch for future clients

Those are just a FEW of the reminders about how true professional wedding DJs conduct themselves in Charleston.  When you click over to my website. , you'll see on the homepage, about midway down, a link to one of my blog posts about why you should hire me to DJ your Charleston wedding. You'll read in that post that I don't offer any upgrades. There are numerous reasons why this is the case, but the Number 1 reason is I am a DJ first. It all goes back to doing one thing and wanting to do it perfectly. The true professional wedding DJs are going to put in many hours of preparation before your wedding; gathering music, making playlists, testing equipment, planning site visits, responding to emails, talking to planners, and so much more.

Offering upgrades would take away from my focus of what my true passion really is, and that is playing music, and gathering all of your favorite music together into one massive playlist and creating the perfect soundtrack . While I don't offer any upgrades, I have formed relationships with some of the best wedding planners in Charleston, and are always very interested in forging more relationships, as well as with other select wedding vendors.

For instance, if you are looking for some of the best elegant uplighting and string lighting options for your Charleston wedding, I invite you to check out Charleston Uplighting. Their web address is They are a company who do wedding and event lighting very well; remember what I said up above, to do one thing and do it well. And if you are looking to add an extremely fun, yet classy photo booth into your wedding or event, please check out Lowcountry Photo Booth for the very best in luxury photo booth options all around Charleston. Their web address is

If you have not already, please review this blog and check out all the countless blog posts that I have created and produced about making the best soundtrack for your wedding. On my blog, you'll see music ideas, real Charleston weddings, and tons of DJ tips to steer you in the right direction on selecting your Charleston wedding DJ. It's one of the most expansive DJ blogs in the Charleston region and is only going to continue to grow more and more this year and beyond.

Before I go, I'd like to leave you with these parting thoughts. You are about to get married in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You have dreamed about this day for years and picked out an amazing venue that will be remembered forever. You have invited all your closest friends and relatives to maybe hop aboard a plane and enjoy your wedding down here in beautiful Charleston. You and your fiancee deserve nothing less than perfection when it comes to all the details for your Charleston wedding. Your wedding is too important and you have too much invested to take a chance on it with the wrong entertainment. There are lots of DJ in Charleston, some of them are great, and some of them are not so great. If you hire me to DJ your wedding, you'll receive a very personalized approach (one of the best in Charleston) by ME being there for you from the time of booking til the sparklers are lit at your sendoff. 

I know you might be overwhelmed by all the details and prearation, especially if you are doing it from a distnace. I'll leave you with this one question: Do you want to hire a professional wedding DJ who has a proven track record and offers the best chance for the music on your wedding day to be the best ever? If the answer is YES, let us schedule a time to talk soon. We can do that by Skype, Facetime, phone or in person. Click HERE to tell me a little more about your big day. I look forward to talking to you about the music for your upcoming Charleston wedding. Down below is an audio version of this blog post.