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By Derek Hoffman 16 Jan, 2018
KC Mobile DJ started as a single, hobbyist DJ in 2006 and we have since earned our spot among the top 5% of wedding DJs by winning WeddingWire's COUPLE'S CHOICE  award twice in a row, The Knot's   BEST OF WEDDINGS  award twice in a row. Been named one of the top 12 DJ companies in Kansas City by  Expertise  and we've grown to offer 5 professionally trained DJs/MCs, 2 touch-screen photo booths, 2 photographers, videography, coordinating and wedding officiating.

Our clients bring us to Alaska, Florida and many places in between to make sure their day is done right. We want to continue to expand into other markets, so while our heart will always be in KC, we felt it was time to drop the "KC" part of our name. We offer more than just DJ services, so the "DJ" part of our name didn't feel quite right to keep either.
By Derek Hoffman 28 Sep, 2017
For most couples we work with, this is their first (and hopefully only) wedding. So creating a timeline for their reception isn't something they're particularly experienced with. If you've hired a coordinator, or a kick-ass photographer - they may have helped build a timeline with a huge focus on the beginning of the day and the ceremony.

Now, if you'd ask us for help with a timeline or order of events before the reception, we tend to quote the great Rhett Butler (aka Clark Gable):
By Derek Hoffman 15 Sep, 2017

Katherine Heigl. Who misses her?

By Derek Hoffman 08 Sep, 2017

It's close to miiiiiidnight and something evil's lurking in the dark.

By Derek Hoffman 24 Aug, 2017

First things first, we’re the realists. We know that a lot of couples try to save a buck by DJing their own wedding with an MP3 player. While we respectfully(ish) disagree with brides and grooms playing the role of DJ on their special day, we’re willing to go along with it for a moment. We visited with our friend Taylor Wallace from  Audio Rent KC  and surveyed guests who attended MP3 player weddings. According to these accounts, it’s likely that,

By Heather Kincaid 21 Jul, 2017

Dear brides, grooms and undecided,


As your friendly wedding DJ’s, we feel it's our duty to thank each and every one of you who have hired a wedding planner or recruited your bossiest co-worker to run your wedding.

By Derek Hoffman 07 Jul, 2017

Last week, Becca and Kaye fired shots at DJs and we let them tear us apart, then build us back up in “6 things your photographer notices about your DJ.”  This week, DJs fire back and delve into the 7 (positive and negative) things they notice most about photographers.

Now, just as they were fair by not naming names for the bad DJs, (to protect the guilty) we won't name bad photographers either.  We sat down with Roy McCaulley of Crystal Entertainment  (A KC Wedding DJ who is almost as good as us) and Mike King of Mic King Music & Events to ask what he noticed most about wedding photographers.  We had to agree when they said,

By Derek Hoffman 30 Jun, 2017

Wedding photographers are skilled in seeing all the things.  Their eyes are trained for catching those pivotal moments that occur at weddings.  When the father twirls the bride.  When the groom kisses the bride’s neck.  When drunk groomsmen try to do the worm and end up busting their chin open on the dance floor.

That's just part of the reason 90% of couples hire a professional photographer and not just your Mom’s coworker snapping shots on her “explosively” awesome Samsung Galaxy Phone.   But professionally trained and skilled photographers notice more than those little moments.  They also notice how professional your DJ is...

By Derek Hoffman 24 Jun, 2017

Last week we graced you with How You May be Sabotaging Your Wedding: Part 1 , and even though we'll probably have a gazillion more blog posts on this, we continue this week with How You May be Sabotaging Your Own Wedding: Part 2.

 We left you with the shocking fact that you may be doing TOO MUCH wedding planning. So, naturally, to begin this week's list of sabotage:

By Derek Hoffman 16 Jun, 2017
Your wedding should be the second most special day of your life.  Backseat only to the day the Starbucks Barista finally spells your name right.  
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