Doing a Google search in recent months for "Charleston Wedding DJs" has become one of the most terrifying things, especially for someone who is very active in the market at keeping their website updated with some of the freshest content. Of course, my web consultants who I have hired to maintain my website always preach to me and say "Stop searching for yourself on Google". It's a hard habit to break, especially when engagement season is getting ramped up and you are looking for some great brides and grooms to fill in the dates on your 2020 wedding calendar.  The biggest downer when you search for wedding DJs in Charleston is the vast amount of these listing sites that pop up in practically every single industry you can think of. They tend to occupy spaces on Google that websites like mine could be. When you look for a plumber, Home Advisor pops up.  Looking for a real estate agent? Zillow pops up. And if you are looking for a Wedding DJ, you've got The Knot, Weddingwire, and Gigmasters popping up.  The entertainment you decide to hire for your wedding has got to be top notch and have a personality that completely meshes with you and your fiance. You are not going to find that "personality" on any listing website. How do you truly know what you are getting?  They say that the cream always rise to the top.  Well, in terms of wedding DJs, the best do rise to the top. You need to do your research. Your guests have travelled to Charleston from all the country, you need to hire the wedding DJ who truly cares about the success of your big day in the Holy City.

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More often than not, I've noticed that the modern bride and groom of today are opting to keep the sound of their wedding "independent" of any other wedding that they have been to previously. What exactly does this mean? Well, for one, lots of today's brides and grooms are really into their music and are very interested in creating a soundtrack for their special day that's about "them".  They simply do not want the normal, boring wedding songs that have been overplayed and whose burnout factor are at maximum levels in 2019. The inspiration for today's episode of The Mike Bills Podcast came from the reminder of an anniversary of one of past clients. John & Megan were married at The Pavillion At Pepper Plantation back on November 30, 2013.  They were a very fun couple to work with and we actually still keep up with each other on Twitter 6 years later. It was their Do Not Play List that provided the content for today's episode of The Mike Bills Podcast. As one of the top Charleston Wedding DJs. allowing my brides and grooms the latitude and freedom to create a Do Not Play List is one of the integral parts of the music planning process to ensure the sound is perfect for your most special day here in Charleston.  The most professional wedding DJs will always recommend a list of Do Not Play Songs. You'll want to read on, but I cannot be responsible should your ears begin when you listen to this week's episode.

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In case you missed the last episode of The Mike Bills Podcast (Episode 5), I mentioned that the Thanksgiving weekend was sort of the unofficial beginning of the engagement season. Between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, upwards of 45% of all annual engagements occur. If you think you might become one of these lucky brides and grooms who expect to propose and say "Yes" this holiday season, then I would like to be one of the first wedding vendors to congratulate you. After you do say "Yes", don't panic. Please just take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. The man of your dreams probably just orchestrated the single most romantic moment in your lives and asked you to spend the rest of your lives together. You need to enjoy this moment to it's fullest before lifting any finger on your wedding planning. I've seen a lot of weddings over the years as a professional wedding DJ. I can assure you that there are lots of moving parts that make them the best days of your life. If you've spent just a few minutes on my website, my blog, or are intrigued by style from my podcast, then you have already begun to find out just how important it is to have the best mix of music is, as well as having the right wedding DJ for that matter. Should you decide to get married in Charleston in 2020 or beyond, I would love to be your wedding DJ.

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Wedding DJ prices in Charleston are all over the place.  On this Black Friday, I decided to talk "money" as it pertains to hiring your wedding DJ.  When you do a search for a DJ in the Holy City, how do you really know what you are getting?  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I've been teasing this 5th episode of The Mike Bills Podcast all week on social media. If you've begun to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you've probably seen some of the professionally-produced commercials inside my stories that have been trying to give you some clues as to what I will be discussing this week.  Let's just cut to the chase.  Engagement season has just kicked off and will be lasting all the way through Valentine's Day.  I would love to be your wedding DJ here for you in Charleston. The competition is fierce and getting more intense as the years pass by.  We've got  seasoned wedding DJs that I would certainly hire for my wedding, but then there are some that you should probably avoid.    The number one takeaway the modern bride and groom should take away from this podcast is a development in the understanding that hiring a wedding DJ is not like buying a big screen TV or a riding lawnmower. You are actually investing in a service that provides an "experience" on your wedding day. In some instances, you simply cannot put a price on this "experience". 

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This last Friday before Thanksgiving week marks the last real week of normalcy of the year before we get into holiday mode. And as we all know, holiday mode will start next week and continue for the rest of the year.  Holiday parties will begin to pop on a weekly basis as we get closer to Christmas. Not only does the holiday season kick off with the Thanksigving holiday, but it also begins a rather lengthy engagement / proposal season. The engagement / proposal season will extend into 2020 wrapping up around Valentine's Day. Did you know that 40-45% of all engagements occur during this time of the year?  What does this mean for Mike? It means that traffic to Mike's website will begin to spike and Mike will be beginning to schedule sit down meetings with brides and grooms getting married in 2021 or 2021.  Its always an exciting time of the year to begin discussing music with clients. Now that The Mike Bills Podcast has been launched and is being well-received, I will be discussing a lot of the topics that are going to be helpful to couples who just got engaged and have begun the process of the finding the best wedding DJ for their Charleston wedding.

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Unseasonably cold temperatures for the middle of November combined with rainy weather has turned Charleston's typical "Chamber Of Commerce" fall weather into some dark and dank (and downright depressing) weather we don't normally see until January.  But, you know what? I cannot think of more ideal conditions for you to throw an extra log in the fireplace and curl up with your "fiance-to-be" and listen to the 3rd episode of The Mike Bills Podcast. Thank you so very much again for the very positive feedback on this podcast. It will continue to be my goal for this podcast to grow into the preeminent source of valuable information for the modern bride and groom looking to complete their search for the top Charleston Wedding DJs. Between now and the end of the year and moving into January, each podcast will be jam packed with expert viewpoints and commentary on how you can make sure you book the best DJ for your wedding in Charleston. Episode 3 will attempt to drive home the point of the "true value" you need to see in your wedding DJ.  The biggest takeway from Episode 3 will be this "value" will have nothing to do with the price you pay for your DJ, but instead the "complete package" of experience and superior service your DJ brings to the table.

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Time is flying so fast. It's hard to believe we've already the release of the second episode of The Mike Bills Podcast. Available at Apple Podcasts and Google Play, as well as TuneIn and Spotify, this podcast is the perfect companion for the modern bride and groom searching for higher end wedding entertainment for their Charleston wedding in the coming years.  I really appreciate all the compliments thus far.  I have thoroughly enjoyed putting this project together for you and I hope it will steer you in the right direction of choosing your wedding DJ.   Putting together a professionally-produced podcast is not for the faint of heart. It can be a bit grueling and time consuming, but when I see the end product, it is so very worth it.  With only about 3 weeks to go until the beginning of the holidays, proposal season will be in full swing and it's my expectation that this podcast will continue to grow and become the perfect companion for modern bride and groom needing serious advice as to how to hire their Charleston wedding DJ.

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The launch of the Mike Bills Podcast occurred on 11.1.19 and has been received with high praises and tremendous buzz.  This podcast is the perfect listen for a couple that just got engaged and is looking to get in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Rated #1 Best Small City by Conde Nast Traveler for the past 9 years, Charleston has become one of the top wedding destinations in the country.  It was my goal to get this first episode of the Mike Bills Podcast up and online before the beginning of another engagement season.   As one of the top Charleston Wedding DJs, you'll get inside my mind and learn about my style as a DJ. You'll learn about how to hire a wedding DJ and all that it takes to the put together the music for the biggest day of your life so that you and your guests will be talking for years and years.  You can get this podcast anywhere you find your podcasts like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, Spotify, and Stitcher.  Episode 1 goes into several reasons "why" Mike decided to produce this podcast.  The episode also goes back in time to the radio career of Mike, as well as his style as wedding DJ in Charleston.

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Over the past weeks, I've literally felt like a kid waiting for Santa claus to deliver all my presents on Christmas morning. I've been teasing it on Instagram, as well as other social media platforms and have actually received direct messages from a few followers about what exactly is going on? The day has finally arrived and I am happy to announce that today on November 1, 2019, I officially launch The Mike Bills Podcast: Classy & Elegant Charleston Wedding DJ. It is online now and live for you. At the time of this blog post, the podcast has officially been picked up by Apple Podcasts, as well as Google Play.  You can also listen to this podcast on your Tune-In app, as well as Stitcher. Just search for The Mike Bills Podcast. I look forward to the podcast also being added into the massive IHeart Radio directory of podcasts in the coming days.  For as long as my website has been online, it's been my goal to provide the best possible content for Charleston brides and grooms looking for the best wedding entertainment here in the Holy City for their big day.  This professionally-produced wedding DJ podcast will take my content for you to an entire new level.

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Mike Bills Entertainment has forged an impeccable reputation in Charleston over the years and has become one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs. It's been my belief from Day 1 that it is the "music" that truly matters when it comes to creating the overall vibe and feel of what will become one of the most special days of your life. While other DJs seems to be more interested in booking their next "gig" and playing with their twinkle lights or uplights, my focus will continue to remain solely on the music. You ever wonder what the best DJs do when they are not talking on the mic and spinning music? They are researching, researching, and researching even more. Their ear is on the radio, other blogs, and their eyes are on the Billboard Hot 100 charts seeing what is exactly trending. 

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Highly Recommend

DJ Mike delivered well organized and orchestrated results that made for a great wedding and reception! Couldn't have picked a better DJ to cover our event and truly appreciated his availability to pick up the job and execute in such a short time period. I highly recommend his services, overall great quality.

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Made Our Wedding Perfect

Before choosing Mike Bills as our wedding DJ, we looked at several companies and DJs and looked over the reviews for all of them. We chose Mike Bills because of the overwhelmingly great reviews he got and I am so glad we did! They were all spot on! Mike was great to work with, quick to respond, came to our rehearsal to do a run through with us.

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Professional and Creative

Mike was kind, courteous, professional, and creative! We thoroughly enjoyed working with him for our destination wedding at Folly Beach. We gave Mike minimal guidance and he caught on to our "style" quickly and efficiently. Our guests are still raving about the music selections, and how they were a great balance of new tracks and standards for everyone to enjoy.

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