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.
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.
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.
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.
Your choice in what your first dance song at your wedding reception should be one of the most important choices you make in your music selections. Ever since I've been blogging, I've published playlist ideas offering my clients some ideas about first dance songs, I decided to put a little focus on the Indie music genre for this post. While I still sit down with clients who are choosing traditional choices for their first dance, there are some modern brides and grooms who are seeking to have their special wedding dances not sound like all the other weddings they have been to. As one of the top wedding DJs in Charleston, it's my goal to stay on the cutting edge of these trends. For those couples whose musical tastes tend to be a little more diverse, you'll want to read on and check out these beautiful Indie first dance song ideas.
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.
Happy Birthday America! Thank you very much for finding my website and blog. With July 4th being right smack dab in the middle of the week this year, most everyone I know has been in "holiday" or "vacation" mode all week long. One of the premier wedding websites, Weddingwire.com reported in one of their blog posts that July 4th is one of the Top 10 most popular days during the year to get engaged. On their list, July 4th was actually the only day outside the time period between November and February to make the list. You know what? It makes perfect sense. Let's set the stage. You and your signficant other have made it a point to be together among family and friends. You are all having an amazing time grilling burgers and hot dogs and going for a swim at the beach, the lake, or in your closest swimming pool. As the sun begins to set, you both are enjoying some nice, cold watermelon before the fireworks begin. As a primer for the fireworks, you begin to hear some wonderful patriotic music begin to play in the background. All of a sudden, it's a little after 9pm, and the both of you are eagerly anticipating the beginning of the fireworks. Despite it being a bit hot, you hold hands and give each other hugs just as the fireworks begin. Then, he looks over at you and sees your enjoyment and the reflection of the fireworks in your eyes. Your eyes begin to look a little misty. Then, it happens. He asks you to marry him. You say "yes", and let out a scream, and all of a sudden all the spectators around you begin to cheer. Congratulations are in order as the fireworks display hits it climax and you share a kiss with your new fiance. Please read on, it gets even better. :)
Hello! Mike Bills here, owner and operator of Mike Bills Entertainment, one of Charleston's top wedding DJs. I'm smiling ear to ear now because we've turned a corner on the seasons and it's now SPRING in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Even though it's still a little cool, it won't be too long before we have those awesome spring days in Charleston with incredible sunsets and breezes all around the area. Choosing the wedding entertainment for your Charleston wedding is one of the many decisions you'll make as you plan your wedding, but one of the most important. Whether you choose a band or a professional wedding DJ like myself, the music has got to be perfect and a soundtrack must be created that will have you, your family, and guests talking for 500 years or more. For brides and grooms planning their wedding in Charleston: I have a few questions for you:
A. Do You Want To Have "Just" Music? OR
B. Do You Want To Have A "Extraordinary Musical Experience"?
Merry Christmas! I've been talking about it for many weeks now. We've been easing into another engagement season here in Charleston, and on this chilly Christmas night, I bet there are quite a few happy bride-to-be's around the greater Charleston area. There also might be quite a few "bride-to-be's in New York City, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Chicago, or Philadelphia reading a brochure about one of the top wedding destinations in the country (Charleston) starting to plan their Charleston wedding from a distance. Congratulations! Take a deep breath. Everything is going to be just fine. Enjoy your engagement for a little bit before you begin to booking wedding venues and vendors. The first thing you need is your DATE. Be sure to click this link for my 2018 Complete Guide To Selecting Your Charleston Wedding DJ that I posted back on the blog on December 16. You might consider this post as a bit of a continuation to that all-inclusive guide.
One of the biggest fallacies that I encounter as a professional wedding DJ is when people sometimes approach me and say to me "I bet you've got an easy job" or "I bet you've got a fun job". I can tell you with great confidence that it's one of the things in my life that bring me true joy. The joy of seeing all the preparation and all those consultations with brides and grooms about their music and coordination come to fruition. That being said, there is NOTHING easy about being a wedding DJ. The only way it could possibly be easy is if you cut corners and not do it the right way. Weddings are extremely stressful. The stress for me is really self-induced though. I tend to obsess about all the little details of your day so that I can be sure I am focused and can deliver the perfect performance that you have hired me for. The right songs needs to be played at the right time. There are NO breaks to be taken and you have to be on your toes and your feet (literally) for th entire duration of the wedding reception.