Mike & Angela Allegretti
Loft 28 West
DJ Eric is the newest member to Toast & Jam and we were his first wedding. I have to say that Eric killed it. Not only did he play great music and read the crowd well, he also was there with us from the start. Even when we couldn't meet face to face, we did face time. We gave him a list of music we were in to and he took it from there. He also did our ceremony and nailed it. I can't speak for all the other DJ's but I can say that with Eric it really felt like we not only got our moneys worth, but also made a friend. He is a great guy, great DJ, and I would HIGHLY recommend him for any wedding. Thanks Eric for everything. I hope to be on the dance floor with you behind the music again someday.
Sevgi & Sinan
Olivia Leigh Photographie
We wanted to incorporate Turkish traditions & songs into our downtown Chicago wedding, and Karin was so great at making it all happen! About half our guests were Turkish, the other half American, and Karin did an awesome job of mixing the Turkish & English songs...everyone was dancing! Many of my guests were impressed at her skills...especially her transitions between songs. Karin was so great and easy to work with! She was so helpful in choosing entrance & cake cutting songs and was great at coordinating timing for speeches. And the late night 90s mix was the best! She made everything easy, and was a true pleasure to work with. Thanks for such a fun night!
Kelly and Stefani
DJ Jess was INCREDIBLE! From our first planning meeting she was so easy and fun to work with. She played the best music at our wedding -- people didn't leave the dance floor. We could not imagine our wedding without Toast and Jam. Thank you for helping make our wedding the best day ever!
Lisa & Justin
Chevy Chase Country Club
Brittany Bekas Photography
Our dance floor was packed because Emily kept the party going! She helped us think of songs to use and made the whole process fun and easy!
Dana & Alicia
Adam Biba of Tuan B. & Co.
We hired Jess to DJ our wedding and it was one of the best, most complete decisions we made. Jess was the ultimate - she helped us with everything, from helping us coordinate the music to the entrance of our bridal party to working with our photographer to plan out a photo to secure maximum dance time! She was hilarious as hell, super genuine, and just a ball to be around. To this day, our friends & family talk about Jess and the amazing work she did musically celebrating our wedding. Thank you, Jess!
Jeremy & Steven
Jeremy Lawson Photography
Tabitha!!! We could not have asked for a better person to bring our special even to life!!! We cannot recommend Tabitha enough. Our wedding was at the MCA in Chicago - on two different levels in three different spaces. Tabitha was super accommodating in making suggestions on how to manage the entertainment for the multiple spaces in a way that ensure our guests would be happy and in a way that offered us value. During the planning process we had specific requests which were always honored, but she also made great suggestions for playlists and genres of music based on our preferences. In the end - the wedding was a fantastic event - the dance floor was always crowded and everyone had a GREAT time; Tabitha definitely left the guests wanting more!. Two weeks later we are still getting complements specifically about Tabitha and her DJ abilities. We can confidently recommend her to you for your event.
Stacy Raker and Mike Howlett
The Palmer House Hilton Chicago
Doug McGoldrick Photography
Norah kept the dance floor full ALL NIGHT LONG and I had to give her some kudos! She did a fabulous job of mixing our very eclectic music choices to keep our families and friends jamming late into the night. She made this night so special and fun for my husband and I as well as our guests. She had a fantastic knack for knowing just which song to play when, for going with the flow when we changed our plans and even deftly handled tough family situations with ease and a comforting touch. She carefully curated the list of songs to reflect what we had requested and was able to accommodate a guest singer during the ceremony and timed our processional perfectly with multiple music selections to be played at various times. Our guests loved her fun and playful nature and enjoyed bantering with her to get their wacky requests played. Norah literally made our day - it would not have been the same without her. We didn't have to worry about a thing and people are still raving about the party. Thanks to Norah and Toast and Jam!
Kierstn & Josh
Sullivan & Sullivan Photography
I can not gush enough about Toast and Jam, and Shannon in particular! The company made booking our wedding DJ super easy and convenient. We were assigned Shannon to work with, and I could not have been happier! She was so fun to work with, and extremely accommodating. She was so great with facilitating all of the different parts of the wedding like the bridal party introductions, bouquet toss, etc. She was absolutely perfect in sensing when a good time for a slow song was, and when it was time to dance! We got a ton of compliments on the music, and everyone at the reception had a great time. Thank you to Shannon and everyone at Toast and Jam!
Lindsey + Lisa
Adam Novak Photography
When we were looking for a DJ, my spouse and I were worried that our request only to play music made by women at our wedding would be met with skepticism. During our first meeting with Emily, we found out that she studied women in music for her graduate degree and she seemed genuinely stoked to be working within our parameters. If there is such a thing as wedding DJ kismet, this was it. Every part of working with Emily felt special, even though we were planning our Chicago wedding from Washington, D.C. Emily was communicative, intuitive, well-organized, huh-larious, and so knowledgeable about music from every genre imaginable. She deftly managed the flow of the ceremony and reception and we felt comfortable knowing that she was running the show. Toast & Jam made it easy to pay for everything, and the sweaty guests on the dance floor at the end of the night were a testament to how worthwhile the service was. Emily is an incredible talent and Toast & Jam has a good thing going. You will not regret booking them!
Catherine and Daniel
Mid America Club
Kat Eye Studios
From our initial meeting, Norah made us feel comfortable and excited about our wedding. She had a wonderful blend of professionalism and fun that was exactly what we were looking for. Norah made me feel comfortable, too, when the answer to what kind of music do you like was “exclusively 90’s pop.” We really struggled with the songs to choose for our first dance, processional, recessional, and parent dances. Norah was patient and helpful as we tried to make these very important decisions. The father-daughter song that I chose was fairly obscure, and Norah worked hard to find it. She set realistic expectations of whether or not she would be able to make it happen, and in the end, she did! During the wedding, the dance floor was always packed. She even came up to us toward the end of the night to let us know about how many songs we had left to go and to make sure that we got to hear everything we wanted (which we already had because she had done such an amazing job with our request list). Something that really stood out to us as we worked with Nora was how helpful she was in all aspects of the planning. She was a great resource for any questions that we had and we felt like we could bounce ideas off of her. We were partners planning together and that made a huge difference. Everyone, including my very particular father, spoke very highly of her after the wedding and have commented about how great the DJ was at our wedding in the months since. We would highly recommend Nora! She’s fantastic!