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2016 has been one of the most tumultuous years in the world of entertainment as we've lost so many incredible musicians who have written so many songs that continue to stand the test of time and that will entertain wedding after wedding in Charleston for years to come. While there have been well over 100 musicians who have lost their lives in 2016, the ones listed here in this blog post are musicians that have passed whose music is commonly heard at Charleston weddings.

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 And so it continues brides and grooms, you are listening to the Top 200 Requested Songs commonly heard at weddings around Charleston. The results tabulated by only the Top DJs based on requests. 

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I hope you are enjoying this series of blogs about certain types of wedding music. I sure have enjoyed listening and writing these blog posts. Much more music to come as we round out 2016. As I stated in my previous blog, recent years have seen a bit of a decline in the bouquet and garter toss at Charleston weddings. While some couples have "fun" performing this tradition at their wedding receptions, there are some who have approached me and let me it's cheesy or tacky.

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1. Pre-Party For Your Wedding. Extend the wedding weekend celebration by having a member of your family or bridal party host a party for the bride and groom. It’s an excellent way for all your guests to meet and greet and get to know one another before the big day.

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Happy First Day Of Engagement Season! Today marks the beginning of yet another engagement season here in Charleston. From now up until Valentine’s Day, there will be lots of engagements beginning. Between 40 – 50% of engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.

Are you thinking this season could be the time you are proposed to?  Well, if you are thinking this could be your time, congratulations in advance. That one word “yes” will set in motion such a flood of intense emotion.  You may have begun to dream about how you envision your wedding day to be like. The food, the venue, the entertainment.  

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So, here we are on the scariest day of the year and things get even more frightful as we explore Part 3 of “The Right DJ For Your Wedding” blog series, which has been even further inspired by a local DJ booking weddings and not providing services. If you caught my 2nd installment on Saturday, you saw the media attention given to a local DJ service who booked many weddings without providing services. This blog series continues to delve more into hiring the right DJ for your wedding here in Charleston and sheds light on more of the shady practices that you need to look out for from DJ services and why your DJ might be late to your wedding.

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Today marks Part 2 of the blog series that began earlier this week in regards to hiring the right DJ for your wedding.  I’ve blogged about it and even produced podcasts about it earlier this year. They were the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a multi-system DJ service. There never could have been a more perfect time to blog and educate my future brides and grooms about this than right now as news broke about a local DJ service booking weddings and taking the money and running.

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It's approaching late October here in Charleston and we're in the midst of another busy Fall season with Mike Bills Entertainment. Lingering not too far away is the kick off of yet another engagement season.  At the beginning of your engagement, you are thinking about so much. Who to invite? Where to have your wedding ceremony and reception? Who to hire for the catering? The flowers? Who are you going to hire as your DJ or band? If you are thinking about a band, then you are free to leave this blog post and there is actually a company on my preferred vendors page on my main site who will point you in the right direction of the perfect band for your wedding night. If you are hiring a DJ, then stay right here because this blog post will kick off a series of posts educating all brides and grooms just how important it is to hire the right DJ for your wedding ceremony and reception in Charleston.

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What was thought of as a way to put more emphasis on weddings in Charleston is coming January 23 - 28. Charleston Wedding Week sponsored by Diamonds Direct. It should be an amazing way for brides to ready themselves and begin to explore vendors and options during the height of engagement season. Think of Charleston Wedding Week as 6 days of bridal shows and events for the recently engaged bride!

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Christina & Trey came to me earlier this year after meeting me at the Charleston Bridal Show, which was held downtown at the Gaillard Center in January. After the bridal show, my company sent out literature to prospective brides who were seeking a DJ for their Charleston wedding. By mid February, we met and they had decided to book with me.

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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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