Charleston, SC remains a top wedding destination in the country for many reasons. Lots of couples choose the Holy City for it's rich history on the peninsula, or for it's taste of the old South with its beautiful plantations for their wedding ceremony and reception. In addition to all it has to offer with it's history, Charleston also has some of the most beautiful beaches. Today's stop on the Charleston Wedding Venue tour takes us to one of the most beautiful private beaches in the greater Charleston area, Seabrook Island. Seabrook Island is a private resort town located about 24 miles south of Charleston. Even though the resort is private, the Seabrook Island Club is also available open to non-members of the community for weddings and private events. For those Charleston brides and grooms who have been dreaming about a luxury wedding at the beach, look no further than the Seabrook Island Club.
Back around Christmas, he proposed to you. And you said. "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS". You had dreamed about him proposing to you for quite some time, and now that he did you are finding yourself falling even deeper in love with him thinking about all the possibilities of your new life together. Some of the things you've begun to think about. "I can't wait to see him in his tux." or "I cannot wait to board a plane to our dream honeymoon to Bali", or another important question. "What's our first dance going to be?". All this and so much more enter a modern bride and groom mind right after the engagement begins. You certainly don't anticipate getting married more than one time in your lifetime, so this most important day of your life must be perfect. As one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs, I've seen it all and I want to make sure your wedding day here in Charleston is a day that you and your guests will NEVER forget.
Happy New Year! I know I'm a little late on that, but the first few weeks of 2019 have been rather busy. You know I've got great feelings and vibes about 2019 turning into an amazing year for Mike Bills Entertainment. 2018 was a year of exceptional growth for my company online with a bit of a website refresh back in the fall, as well as tons of new content and blogs published for the modern Charleston bride. As we get 2019 underway, it's always a beautiful feeling to open up your email and realize that you've once again been awarded the Couple's Choice Award from Weddingwire. Weddingwire has been an excellent marketing tool for my company for many years and has put me in contact with so many modern brides and grooms looking for some of the best wedding vendors that Charleston has to offer. As one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, it is humbling to win this award for the 6th straight year. Having this award bestowed upon me for the 6th consecutive year is a reminder of my undying determination and focus to providing stellar customer service. Read on to learn about how I'll go 7 for 7.
The wedding DJ / entertainment you decide to hire for your Charleston wedding will single-handedly have the most impact on you and your guests and whether or not you have the time of your lives. Hiring your Charleston Wedding DJ is so much more than finding the lowest price and best bargain. If it were just that, I wouldn't have opened my business and carved out my niche as being only one of a few "owner-operated DJs" here in Charleston. As a matter of fact, I've seen polls on some of the leading wedding websites that show nearly 3/4 of all brides were not happy with the entertainment they chose for their wedding. They wish they had spent more time researching who their wedding DJ should be. You need to be totally comfortable with who is going to be executing the flow of your evening. As I put together the second edition of my Complete Guide For Selecting Your Wedding DJ for 2019, the inspiration for this post came to me and I felt it was important to give some of the recently engaged brides and grooms some questions to ask when they start the search for the best Charleston wedding DJ for them.
Some exciting things have been happening over the past several months with my DJ company, Mike Bills Entertainment. Back during the summer months, I began a massive campaign to refresh a lot of the content on my website. This content refresh resulted in an increase in my ongoing music posts and playlist ideas, as well as a project that is still underway that found me heading out to some of the most beautiful Charleston wedding venues to create featured posts on my blog so that prospective brides who had not quite signed a contract with their venue yet could see some of the best venues that Charleston has to offer. As one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, I'm always looking for ways to make securing your wedding DJ even easier. In this post, I'm very excited to share with you some new features and benefits and other awesome new things that you'll see when you hire me to DJ your Charleston wedding.
Part of creating the best and most memorable soundtrack for your Charleston wedding and all the guests you are inviting is making sure that all the parts of your big day are well-thought out and organized. From your wedding ceremony (if you should hire a DJ for this) to your wedding reception, I always tell my couples that since it's "their" day, and that they should make the music about "them". Your cocktail hour is an integral part of your wedding day and the right music for that time is a huge part of setting the vibe for the rest of your wedding day. While I let my clients know that this portion of their day has numerous options in terms of musical genre and feels, the vibe for a cocktail hour should be "feel-good" and relaxed, pleasant and smooth. After getting the big business done (your wedding ceremony) to make you a Mr & Mrs), your cocktail hour music should promote a chill vibe that allows you and your guests to relax and socialize with one another at some of the most beautiful wedding venues in Charleston.
Today's blog post begins with an excerpt of a recent review I had received from one of my clients. "From the moment we met with Mike, we knew he was the DJ for us. After hitting his website and reading through all of his reviews, it was a no-brainer to hire Mike, and he turned out to be the big reason for the huge success of our wedding day in Charleston. From start to finish, Mike was there for us and just an email or text away with answers to any of our questions about the major parts of our wedding ceremony and reception. We weren't worried about a thing when we finally got to our wedding day........." You know it never gets old to receive reviews like this. I love taking care of my clients. The review would also go on to explain that in the days and months after this couple booked me that I would become a friend to them and since they were planning their Charleston wedding from a distance that I set them at ease". If you are a bride or groom and are planning a wedding in the near future and are in the hunt for one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, you really need to read on to see what it is you'll be getting if you contract me for your wedding and why booking directly through a small service instead of an agency is one of the best decisions you'll make.
Recently in between weddings and private events, I've been finding myself heading out to the beach to enjoy what has become a rather HOT Fall wedding season here in Charleston. While temperatures in the lower 90s are not totally out of the ordinary during the first week of October, they might be a bit of a downer for those brides coming down to the Holy City expecting some cooler Fall breezes. Despite being in the thick of the Fall rush with weddings and other private parties, some of my focus has begun to flip calendars over to 2019. It's hard to believe we're only about 6 weeks away from the start of yet another engagement season here in Charleston.
For the fourth year in a row, being a professional wedding vendor here in Charleston has become quite the stressful career, especially when the months of September and October come along. Back during the latter part of September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin was lingering off the East coast and actually did wreak havoc on the Bahamas. Fortunately, the storm did not make a direct hit on the South Carolina coast near Charleston, but instead interacted with another weather system close to Charleston to create torrential rains across the area. This weather event would become known as the 1000 Year Flood in SC. It occurred around the first weekend of October 2015, which is a prime wedding weekend here in one of the top wedding destinations in the country. That Saturday (October 3, 2015), I had a wedding in the Summerville area, but I talked to numerous vendors who had downtown weddings that were either cancelled or took place at different locations and dates.
Since the inception of Mike Bills Entertainment, it's been my goal as one of the top wedding DJs in Charleston to help construct an amazing soundtrack and mix of music that is tailored to each wedding, private party or event with their likes and dislikes. When you give each couple the 100% latitude and "say-so" about what they would like to hear at their Charleston wedding, something truly amazing begins to happen. People have fun, and that "fun" creates indelible, lasting images that you and your guests will remember for a very long time. While it's certainly my goal to make each and every wedding or event completely about the guests and the bride and groom, there are actually quite a few songs that continue to be some of the hottest and most popular requests at Charleston weddings. You'll want to read on to see some of the 40 most popular Charleston wedding music standards still on the request lists today, and what will probably be for many years to come.