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The growth of the Charleston wedding industry over the past decade has brought with it the introduction of more and more beautiful wedding venues. If you just decided that you'd like to get married in Charleston, but are undecided on your wedding venue, this post could very well help to sway your decision. First and foremost, if you haven't been to Charleston before, you need to be prepared to be blindsided by it's very high level of charm, history, beauty, and romance.  The peninsula of Charleston (also known as downtown) is where you could spend hours and hours on a rickshaw or carriage learning about the city's 300+ year history.  The charm of Charleston can be seen all over the peninsula with historic homes and mansions that have been well maintained over the years.  The owners of some of this real estate have seen fit to offer their properties to the Charleston wedding industry. I mean, what better way to experience the beauty and charm of Charleston than to feel what it was like 200 years ago and get married in an historic, colonial house or mansion? As one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs, it's been my aim to provide helpful content to all my clients coming to the Holy City to get married.  The next stop on my Charleston Wedding Venue tour takes me to Cannon Green.  You'll want to read on to learn more about this popular, new downtown Charleston wedding venue. 

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.

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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.

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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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December is here and that means things are really starting to cool off here in the Holy City.  The past few December's have seen some unusually warm weather here in Charleston, but unfortunately this year we seem to be chilly and a bit on the wet side. If you are like me and need to wait until after Thanksgiving to put your Christmas tree up and hear those popular Christmas songs for the first very time, this is the perfect post for you.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Holy City these past few weeks. The Christmas Tree Lighting was held down at Colonial Lake about a week ago and it was quite the sight.  The holiday decor is lining the streets of Charleston.  The Christmas season has arrived in Charleston.  Even in the Number 2 wedding destination in America, the Fall wedding season transitions into a season of wonderful parties and social events around the city.  Corporate parties, as well as office parties are held at some of the most popular wedding venues like the South Carolina Aquarium and the Francis Marion Hotel. Back in August,  I published a post that offered 5 Tips On Finding The Best DJ For Your Christmas Party. Feel free to click back over if you need a refresher.  For now, one of the best Charleston wedding DJs is going into Christmas mode to spread some yuletide cheer for your Christmas parties. 

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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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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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