$$ – Affordable
Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Wedding
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Planning, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment
Kelly and Susan were amazing! They definitely made the reception fun for ALL our guests. When we met with them, Kelly told us that if people aren’t on the dance floor, then he isn’t doing his job. That made us feel confident with having them as our DJ. They definitely delivered! All my guests said they loved our DJ and was one of the most fun weddings they had been to. You can have a monogram light added, up-lighting (in whatever color you want – they use LED lighting), and extra speakers for additional sound. They were reasonably priced and have a guest request system that you can provide the info for your guests in your invitations, but they also do requests at the reception as well. They make sure the reception flows smoothly and they provide you with a schedule of the reception. They make sure that everything gets done and that they stay on schedule. Kelly and Susan are married and they tag team at the reception. Susan is in charge of the people at the reception, making sure that people are where they need to be at the right time. They also help you come up with fun ideas to help you personalize your wedding reception. They are a sweet couple and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a top notch DJ. Very professional couple as well.
Review from the Bride: I was very pleased with Howe Weddings! It's a company run by Kelly and his wife Susan, and they were extremely kind and accommodating to our wishes. We met with them a couple months prior to the wedding, corresponded by email and used their planning tools on their website to create a playlist and set song list for the special events at the wedding (father/daughter, mother/son dance, etc). Their website was very straightforward and easy to use, and Kelly was very personable throughout the whole process. We had a meeting the week before the wedding to nail down the final details, and I felt completely assured at the meeting that the wedding was in capable hands! The wedding went very smoothly, and Kelly and Susan did a great job of keeping the mood right and going smoothly. They were both fun and personable and easy to work with. My only complaint is that some songs were played during the reception that were not on our playlist, and we didn't enjoy a few of them. I would have preferred they completely stuck to our predetermined list. Overall, I was extremely satisfied and happy with Howe Weddings, and I would recommend them for an event or wedding! Review from the MOB: Kelly and his wife, Susan, were recommended by the photographer for our daughter's wedding. From start to finish, they were fabulous to work with. Very accommodating in meeting us near our house (which was an hour across town) and very competitive from a price standpoint. He's a one-man operation so, unlike other companies, we knew who would show up at the wedding and there were no surprises. Thank you both~you listened to our wishes, helped the wedding run smoothly and made it fun!
My husband and I chose to work with Kelly and Susan after receiving a recommendation from one of our other vendors and we are so happy that we did! They make the greatest team and did everything they could to make sure our day went flawlessly. Sitting down with them a few weeks before the wedding put our minds completely at ease the day of and allowed us to relax and enjoy every moment of our day. We told them that we wanted our reception to be fun and to feel like a party and I can honestly say our dance floor was packed the entire night! We could not have asked for a better wedding and reception and so much of that is owed to Kelly and Susan. We will continue to recommend them any chance we can!
Kelly has done 2 weddings for us in 9 months, August 2015 & May 2016! What a fantastic DJ! He was able to make each experience unique and tailored to each couples likes. I would recommend him for any wedding or occasion.
Kelly and Susan are an awesome team and worked very hard to make our night perfect. They understood our vision for the reception and that we didn't want a "cheesy DJ." Susan did a great job helping me deal with a few minor issues that came up during the reception. Kelly did a wonderful job with music and announcing. Everyone had an awesome time! I would recommend them in a heartbeat!
Amazing!Reviewed on 9/08/2014 Krista M
My husband and I chose them of our wedding! They were the nicest people and were willing to go out of their way to make our day perfect! They ran the whole day/planning down to the minute. They made sure that the small details were taken care of and made sure we got everything we needed throughout the day. We had such a blast thanks to them! They kept the dance party going, there was not a single song that stopped people from dancing, our dance floor was full the whole night! I highly suggest them!
Wonderful!Reviewed on 7/28/2014 Samantha D
Kelly was wonderful! From our initial meeting with him, he was incredibly knowledgable and professional. He really took time to understand the "vibe" of our wedding and guide us when we needed guidance. He played our perfect mix of alternative, oldies, jazz and pop music! On the wedding day, Kelly guided the evening acting not only as DJ, but helping organize our grand entrance and buffet. He really kept the wedding on track and moving smoothly. He kept the wedding about us, but was lively and entertaining in his commentary. I cannot say enough wonderful things about DJ Kelly!
Amazing DJReviewed on 1/26/2014 Shelby l
Amazing dj Kelly and his wife were very attentive in listening to the things that I wanted to happen at the wedding and the whole night was great and they did an outstanding job.
Made my day perfect!Reviewed on 12/17/2013 Hillary B
Kelly and Susan are AMAZING! You won't find better in kc!
awesome husband-the dj & wife-coordinator teamReviewed on 8/12/2013 Mary M
This vendor is a husband and wife team. He is the dj and she is the coordinator. From the day we met them we knew that we wanted them to do our wedding ceremony and reception. The moment we signed the contract until when the big day was completely done we had top service from both of them. When issues arose they helped us without hesitation. When there was an obstinate guest that didn't want to take her seat before the ceremony she took care it without hesitation. What can you say this team rocks and they are 100% the best dj and coordinator. He played the music off our list and did the extra requests we asked and they took requests and played them shortly after that what more could we ask for. They made our big day even more special. My groom and I would recommend this couple to be there dj and coordinator to anyone planning on getting married. The coordinator helped us through all the planning and made it less stressful on me and my groom. All I can say is you guys rock and we are glad you both were there to make our day even more special and unforgettable.!!!
Wonderful!!Reviewed on 7/09/2013 Lindsey R
I met Kelly and Susan at a wedding show at Unity Village. Right away I found them to be a great team and easy to talk to. I set up an appointment with them and knew instantly I wanted to book them. I am so happy with the decision I made. Kelly and Susan were so wonderful to work with. They had a lot of ideas for songs when I was stuck on what I wanted. We did our formalities a little out of order and Kelly and Susan did a great job of doing everything just how we wanted. They also did a great job of making sure our family was present for everything so they didn't miss anything and were good about announcing things such as the cake cutting, the photo booth, last dance, etc. I don't remember looking at our dance floor and ever seeing it empty. In fact, in our pictures, I see it jammed packed. They played fun music that kept everyone involved and everyone dancing. I had so much fun and was so sad when the night ended. Thank you Kelly and Susan for making our night wonderful! We were told our reception was so much fun and we have to owe some of that to you for keeping the party going and keeping it fun! Great job of mixing the music! I highly recommend this dynamic duo!
Fantastic quality and service!Reviewed on 12/03/2012 Hayley R
Kelly and Susan Howe from Howe Weddings and Events did an amazing job at our November wedding. They clearly have experience and provide a full set of DJ, MC and lighting services. They have great personalities, which allow meetings as well as the wedding say itself to be enjoyable. They are well prepared and execute everything very well. Their style and approach make using their services so effortless and smooth.
Fun Music, Great to Work With!Reviewed on 11/14/2012 Shelli O
I loved working with this vendor. The initial meeting was fun and they had great input on ideas for different special moments (cutting cake, garter toss, exit song, etc). I highly recommend using these guys!
AWESOME!Reviewed on 10/28/2012 Victoria
I am so so so happy that we went with Howe Weddings & Events for our wedding DJ!! Kelly and Susan are SO GREAT!!! I love their planning website, it is extremely helpful! And Susan is really awesome. She was with us throughout the wedding, on a headset with Kelly. That way she could let him know when we were about to enter the room, come down the aisle, etc. so Kelly always knew when to start the music at exactly the right time. And if we were running off schedule, the music still started exactly when we needed it. AND they provide uplights! Everything was great, and the dance music was PERFECT!!! I very much suggest that any bride in the KC area look into using them!!
GREAT TIMEReviewed on 12/28/2011 Rebecca W
Kelly and Susan were the best! Kelly did a fabulous job of playing the music we wanted and then some. He kept it upbeat and fun all night! Susan was very helpful to get everyone where they needed to be at the right time. She was sweet to our guests and helped with song ideas to Kelly. Overall, we were thrilled with how our reception ran and that's because of them!
Don't wait-book this DJ! Kelly+Susan=PERFECTION!Reviewed on 11/14/2011 beth h
Our experience with Kelly and Susan exceeded our expectations. They were awesome! A couple of weeks before the wedding, they met with us (for over 2 hours) to find out exactly what we wanted the night to look and sound like. They delivered! They did an incredible job of keeping things on schedule as that was important to us. We wanted to get the required things out of the way so the party could get started and they did just that. The venue told us that our group was the best dancing group that they had in years-the floor was actually shaking! We give Kelly most of the credit as he played the right songs to get the guests out of their chairs and on the floor. Many of the guests have made remarks that was the most fun they had had in a long time-and that was our ultimate goal: that our guests would have an fun and amazing night. The lighting was beautiful, as a matter of fact, the venue owners told us that they were going to talk to Kelly to see if he would consult with them on how to incorporate lighting into their venue. Thanks Kelly and Susan for a PERFECT night with awesome memories. I wish I had another wedding to plan-I would rebook them in a heartbeat!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!Reviewed on 10/19/2011 Shana B
Kelly and Susan Howe of Party Sounds are the perfect DJs. Not only was lighting included with providing DJ services, they were professional, had great ideas for helping me set up tables at my venue and providing other ideas for the reception. Every song they played always had someone up dancing. We had a very fun time. LOVED IT!
Above and BeyondReviewed on 8/29/2011 Bree K
Kelly and Susan went above and beyond what a "normal" DJ would do. Susan acted as a coordinator during the ceremony and was wonderful and so very very helpful. Once the reception started they were so great about making announcements on cake cutting, first dance etc. The dance floor was packed all night and they played exactly what we wanted. And even some stuff that was even better than what we thought we wanted :) I would recommend them for any occasion that you need a DJ. I didnt have to worry about anything all night. Susan made sure our families were there and able to witness the cake cutting and dances, and made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be. They have awesome lighting as well that is included in the price. You MUST book them for your wedding if you want a stress free and fun day!
Through, but ripped me offReviewed on 8/16/2011 Erin C
They were amazing through the whole process, I loved them right up unttil about 2 hours into the reception. If your reception goes off without a hitch they are a great DJ that I really recommend. They handled everything and put my mind at ease. They also worked with me to create a few very nice events and worked very well with my religious restrictions (like no garter toss etc) BUT- I had an outdoor reception and it started to sprinkle, like barely, and they just closed up and left without much warning. I suppose leaving when it rains is understandable, but I was charged for 6 hours of play time, and they only did about 2 and a half, and they refused to prorate for the 4ish hours they weren't there. Overall, I liked them, and I were suggest them, but maybe not for an outdoor reception.
Fantastic SoundsReviewed on 6/14/2011 Clay S
Party Sounds provided a fantastic selection of music. I have been to a number of weddings and don't remember seeing the number of people dancing and as involved as with my daughter's wedding. The DJ was able to keep everyone involved, provided clues to those who had special dances, speeches, etc. The entire wedding was a success, but we received many compliments on the DJ. I would highly recommend Party Sounds for a wedding.
Party Sounds made reception fantastic!Reviewed on 6/06/2011 Christine L
We had a really hard time trying to find a DJ for our wedding reception. I am so glad that we found Party Sounds!! My fiance and I met with Kelly and Susan initially and instantly felt a rapport with them. They really put us at ease that they knew what they were doing and that we could trust them with this most important event in our lives. They told us that Bobby and Connie would handle the actual event, but that they would do the intial coordinating with us. It worked out perfectly. They offered an online event sheet, where we could update timelines, request songs and even have our guests request songs. One of my bridesmaids even commented on her Facebook page that it was the "best idea ever!" Goodness - I think she requested 40 songs. When we arrived to our reception, we were immediately greeted by Connie outside (we had met Bobby and Connie at our final meeting). She helped us step through the rest of the night and neither Bobby or Connie were intrusive at all - they let us enjoy our event and I felt confident that they had everything under control. They continually set the tone and made announcements when needed, and took requests from guests. The uplights were lovely and added the right romantic touch to the event. We were concerned about whether or not anyone would dance at our reception. A few songs into it, the dance floor was packed. Turns out our group LOVED to line dance, which Bobby and Connie picked up on. They also found other themes that worked too. My new husband and I had SO MUCH fun at our reception. I have also heard that many of our wedding guests said the same thing. I know that people are suggesting that brides use iPODS and forego a DJ. DON'T DO IT!!!! You just have to find the RIGHT DJ. I would highly recommend Party Sounds. You will love working with them.
So pleased!Reviewed on 12/14/2010 Betsy C
Kelly from Party Sounds did a phenomenal job at my reception! He kept the evening on track and kept the reception flowing from one thing to the next. He was so tasteful and did a great job behind the microphone. He was great to work with and he had a system set up online where you could search from thousands of his songs to make your own requests and song list all online. So impressed!
Outstanding!Reviewed on 12/02/2010 Tiffany G
Kelly and Susan of Party sounds did my wedding, and as cliche as it sounds im at a loss for words! From the first meeting we had with kelly and susan, they made all the overwhelming wedding "stuff" seem so easy. Susan gave me so many ideas and resources to use that went beyond just lighting & music. Kelly would check in with us periodically to see if we needed anything before our big day, and always made himself available to us for as many meetings as we felt we needed to be comfortable with how our day would go. When we walked into our reception it literally took our breath away! The music was just the right level, never to loud and obnoxious, but soft enough you could hear but didnt have to yell at the person you were talking to. The lights they had going in the room were amazing! Soft, subtle, and romantic for the dinner, then loud and vibrant (because that is what we wanted) for the party and dancing. Kelly always kept the party moving along at a steady pace, and we would see susan moving around the room to make sure everything was in order for what came next i.e cake cutting, fthr/dghtr dance. Needless to say our wedding is a day we will always remember, but thanks to kelly and susan our wedding day was magical, because they took everything we wanted and made it more than we could of ever imagined it would of been!!
Love everything.Reviewed on 11/14/2010 Rina H
They are very professional, easy to work with and doing excellent job. Love the lighting. The room looks fabulous. Our guests love the music as well. Thank you for everything. Great job!
great lightingReviewed on 9/28/2010 Lauren W
We used Party Sounds for our uplighting at our reception. They were already booked to DJ a wedding on the same night and made it possible for us to use their uplighting for our party. The room looked AWESOME!!!