You know one of the biggest parts in creating my brand as one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs was making sure that I provide all my clients a classy and fun experience. Being a "classy" wedding DJ for me has always meant conducting myself "professionally" at all times. The DJ should dress professionally, as well as talk professionally. Another part of being a "classy" DJ is keeping the playlist "clean". While some brides and grooms might be tempted to throw on some club-like music with explicit lyrics,  I am here to say to try to keep those songs off of your playlist. Be considerate of your wedding guests, your parents, and your grandparents. Your Charleston wedding is going to be one of the most memorable days of your entire life.  It's a wonderful time that needs to have with it an equally awesome soundtrack. You can have the time of your life WITHOUT the explicit lyrics. The last thing that brides and grooms want are F bombs coming out of their DJs' speakers and onto the dance floor at their carefully selected classy Charleston wedding venue. You'll want to read on for some of the reasons to keep the offensive lyrics off your playlist, plus I'll list a few of the  "non-club" songs that will need a radio edit if you'd like added to your playlist.

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During this time of the year, I'm constantly getting inquiries from prospective brides and grooms who want to hire me to be their Charleston Wedding DJ. Oftentimes the "elephant in the room" is price. While I've certainly published many posts relating to price, it's still always a topic that comes up in conversation. The inpsiration for this blog actually came to me as I was dropping off some items at my neighborhood dry cleaning store. I had been making some small talk with the clerk and told her I had seen another store in a different geographical area offering prices that were significantly lower than what I was being charged. What do you think her response was? "Well, you do get what you pay for." Perhaps that particular store offering the lower prices specialized in "quantity", rather than "quality". After I walked out of the shop, I got in to my truck and immediately began to think about the age old debate of "quality" versus "quantity". As one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs, I started to think how that debate relates to many types of businesses, but especially my DJ company here in Charleston.

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Another fantastic year is coming to a close for my company, Mike Bills Entertainment. As I sit back and reflect on this year, I'm so blessed to be working on a passion of mine that continues to build stronger in one of the top wedding destinations of the country. For the 6th consecutive year, Charleston was named Top U.S City by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and we cannot forget Conde Naste crowning Charleston a Top City in the United States for the 8th `straight year. Brides and grooms continue to hit my website from all over the country as they seek to find the best wedding DJ for their destination wedding here in Charleston. While I did not quite eclipse the 100 post mark on the blog like I did back in 2017, it was still another pretty busy and productive year with approximately 85 posts.  If you are just now hitting my website for the very first time, thank you so much! Finding the best wedding DJ for your Charleston wedding is something you need to take very seriously.  You'll want to click over to my blog and get lost in my musical and DJ world. This second edition to the Complete Guide To Finding Your Charleston Wedding DJ is a spotlight on some of the most popular and informative posts of 2018.

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Can you imagine what the world would be like without music?  It sure would be boring, wouldn't it? It would definitely be a world where I don't think I would last more than a few days.   If you are like most modern brides and grooms, you probably have an Iphone or Android full of your favorite music. The music is probably arranged into numerous playlists. Perhaps you have a "girls night out" playlist, or a playlist you use for your yoga class on Saturday mornings, or even a playlist you use for those heavy duty cardio days.  Well, if you are going to go to that great an effort to organize and compartmentalize your music into various activities of your life, then why wouldn't you do the same for one of the most important days of your life.  Your Wedding day here in Charleston. You've dreamed about this day coming up here in Charleston. Your guests are coming here from all over the country.  The wedding DJ / entertainment you choose for your Charleston wedding must be looked upon as one of the vital pieces of the puzzle to ensure you and your guests have the best time ever. But, still, even as we get ready to turn over into 2019, brides and grooms are still making the same mistakes when selecting their Charleston Wedding DJ. If you've just gotten engaged or will very soon, you'll want to read on.

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If you do it the right way when you hire the best wedding DJ for your biggest day in Charleston, you should also be getting a top notch MC. There are some misconceptions about DJs and MCs. Some people I've spoke with believe they are actually two separate people, and that they need to hire both. This is not true. If you hire a true professional wedding DJ, you will not only be getting the person who will properly mix your music throughout your day, but also the one who makes your announcements at the right time to make sure the flow goes smoothly. Mixing your music is important, but hiring someone who can adequately handle all your announcements with the utmost professionalism is equally as important. I cannot emphasize it enough that if your DJ / MC does not sound pleasing on the microphone, you and your guests will be in for a potentially agonizing wedding reception.

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Here it is another engagement season in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.  If you don't live in Charleston and have done a few Google searches on "destination weddings", you and your fiance probably have fallen in love with a lot of the beautiful imagery you've seen in some of the blog posts on some of the leading wedding websites.  Charleston, SC is definitely no longer a secret to engaged couples. It's actually become the Number 2 wedding destination in the country. If you anticipate saying "yes" this season, let me give you an advance congratulations! I know you and your fiance are probably to the moon and back in love with each other.  Even if you haven't quite popped the question yet, you probably have envisioned what you'd like the best day of your life to be like. Well, you have come to one of the most expansive and informative blogs that you'll find when it comes to finding the best Charleston wedding DJ for you and your fiance.  Get ready to take some notes or save this post in your favorites. You'll want to come back to it as you weed through your selections as to who you hire to be your wedding DJ.

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We're inside another engagement season here in Charleston.  There will be lots of happy couples making that ultimate decision to spend the rest of their lives together.  And after she says "yes", those couples will have make a decision to possibly get married in Charleston, which is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. But even as we near the beginning of 2019, the entertainment and / or wedding DJ still are being marginalized and tend to be placed on the backburner. There are lots of people out there that think being a wedding DJ in Charleston is ONLY about setting up some expensive equipment and pushing a button or two to play music.  As one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, I feel that I am obligated to continue to educate the masses that a true professional wedding DJ's job begins long before your wedding day. The DJs job begins as soon as you book their services, and consists of many hours of preparation before the first song is cued up.

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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. 

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The weather outside is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. I don't know about you, but this "whole getting dark thing" shortly after 5:00pm is not really my cup of tea. Thankfully we just have another month before the days start getting longer again.  I am more into those late evening sunsets of summer here in Charleston with a nice adult beverage next to me near one of our most gorgeous waterfront venues and parks with friends and family. Thanksgiving is almost here and that's sort of the start of another engagement season, which lasts usually up until mid - late February. If you are just recently engaged or expect that the all important question is coming this season to you you'll want to read on. Late last year, I published a few articles that have received a lot of traffic over the past year. As one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, it's been my aim since building this site professionally nearly 2 1/2 years ago to keep the content fresh and relevant. If you are just visiting me for the first time, Welcome! And if you just got engaged and are looking for an amazing wedding DJ, I hope you are ready to dance. Please, read on and get lost in my musical world.

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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.

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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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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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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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