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Maybe you are already engaged and are in the home stretch of your Charleston wedding preparation. Then it's certainly time for you and your girls to get together for the all-important bridal shower. Usually, it's the maid of honor and bridesmaids that are hard at work in planning your bridal shower so that the bride can kick back and enjoy it to it's fullest. While the bridal shower is definitely a more close and intimate time to get together with friends and family before your big and busy wedding day, there is one thing that tends to get forgotten amid all the decorations, food, gifts, and games that come with a wonderful bridal shower. The one thing that tends ot be forgotten for your bridal shower is music. While you don't necessarily need to budget in a DJ for your bridal shower (not unless you want to), you and your friends and fmaily need and excellent playlist.  From a lazy, chill "girls night" with wine or a champagne brunch, take a listen to these songs an jot down the ones you love and smile and enjoy the moment. You are getting oh so close to getting married.

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You know with all the Kay Jewelers commercials I have seen in the past week, you'd think we were already past Thanksgiving and deep into another engagement season here in Charleston. We are actually just 9 days away from Halloween right now! Perhaps the jewelry industry is trying to make the engagement season longer now? This blog post is a shout out to all the professional wedding coordinators and planners I work with in Charleston, and for those I will work with in the future. If you did recently get engaged ahead of the "engagement season rush", congratulations! Saying "yes" causes a bride to have a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions, one of which is that perfect and magical vision for what your dream wedding day is going to be like. You are probably thinking about "when" its going to be and "where" it's going be. Have you considered "how" its going to all come together? How is the biggest day of your life (up to this point) going to be perfect? The logistics and details involved in planning a wedding are immense and daunting. The complexity of planning a wedding greatly increases with the amount of guests that are invited. As a bride who is recently engaged and thinking about her "perfect" day, how can you ensure "perfection"? How can you ensure that you will wake up on your wedding day and all the hundreds of logistical details will be taken care of without lifting a finger and without any stress? What do you do?

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Back during the late spring and early summer of this year, I began to feature Charleston wedding playlists here on the blog that represented certain major cities of the country. Those blog posts featured many artists and bands that came from each one of those cities. Many brides and grooms come down to Charleston from large cities like Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia to get married. So, extensive research was done to determine which major musicians and bands resided or originated from these cities. It was a fun series of blogs that were designed to give those brides and grooms who have been flocking to Charleston some ideas on how to bring some of their music down here to provide some of their hometown flavor to make their wedding reception even more all about them. When the music is TOTALLY about the bride and groom some amazing things happen. Well, after three consecutive blog posts in the late spring, things got busy for me with wedding season, and I lost a bit of the momentum I had with that series and realized recently that the series still had some legs. The series still had legs because I had neglected to complete a post about the biggest city in America, New York City. New York City was the birthplace to many genres of music. To say the music the music of New York City is "diverse" would be an understatement. College courses could easily be developed to discuss the music of New York City.

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Katie & Paul were married back on September 23rd and had their wedding reception at the Francis Marion Hotel inside the Gold Ballroom. They are one of the many, many destination wedding couples who choose Charleston's history and beauty for the backdrop of their most special and important day. Katie grew up in North Carolina and says she used to come here for family trips, so she knows the beauty and charm of Charleston. Paul grew up in the Chicago area. Currently, they reside out in Arizona as Katie proudly serves our country in the United States Air Force. After you doing so many weddings, you thought I had seen it all. After the first dances on Saturday, Katie's father did a quick welcome speech and at the end of it thanked all the men and women who were present as guests serving in the military, which was about 1/3 of the guests. After the mention of the service men and women, there was a standing ovation and tremendous applause. Mike Bills Entertainment has always been a professional wedding DJ company in the Charleston, SC area who is proud to support our active duty military. The Gold Ballroom at the Francis Marion Hotel created an atmosphere of elegance for the entire evening. Also, a tremendous thank you to the staff at the Francis Marion Hotel for making the entire evening run very smoothly.

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It's no secret that Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular performers and singers of the entire 20th century.  He was born in the great city of Hoboken, New Jersey back in 1915. Be sure to read the rest of this blog for a link to 25 of the Great Musicians From New Jersey also showing up on wedding playlists.  His decision to become one of the greatest singers and voices of all time when he saw Bing Crosby back in the mid 1930s. Frank Sinatra's career would span 50 years and he'd produce so many wonderful hits. As one of the top Charleston Wedding DJs, it's always been my desire to keep the content on this blog some of the freshest there is in Charleston as well as the world wide web., I offer you yet another  wedding cocktail and dinner music playlist idea. Sinatra. People still love Frank Sinatra at their wedding.

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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. 

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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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