Jon and Katie Cordell
We can't say enough good things about Emily! My wife and I are from out of town and did most of our planning via e-mail/facetime. Emily was great and accommodated every request. She read the floor, the room and vibe and kept everything going all night. Even those who normally wouldn't find their way to a dance floor were having a blast! Great company to work with, e-mail responses were prompt and she worked around our (ridiculous) schedule. Also the comfort of knowing there's a whole team of DJs in the background just in case something happened was reassuring. Loved our experience, had a blast and can't thank Emily enough.
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!
Katherine & Trevor
Mission Hills Country Club, Northbrook IL
Friends First Photography
We used Toast and Jam for our wedding in August of this year, and were paired up with our DJ Norah, who was fantastic from our first meeting all the way through to the end of our wedding night. On our first consult with her, she was super professional, and approachable, had a great collection of music styles to choose from. She was instantly able to get a really good idea of the music styles we were looking for, (and even a no-play list for songs we didn't want) We had a fairly atypical wedding, both in the music selection and the timeline of the event. Norah was fantastic at incorporating all of our music style requests including some traditional Polish pop songs, and traditional Assyrian middle eastern songs for our families. In addition, she worked with us on a custom timeline for our evening that included small dance breaks between each meal course, and a variety of slow and fast dance music throughout the night. Her sense of timing, and picking just the right songs to match the mood of the room and dance floor was perfect. Getting specific song requests to her in advance was a breeze, and she got to every request we asked for over the course of the evening. We could not have asked for a friendlier, more helpful, or more talented DJ than Norah, and we we heard from many guests after the fact how much fun they had at our wedding and how much they enjoyed the music selection. We can't thank her enough for helping to make our wedding fantastic. If Norah and the Toast and Jam team are available for your wedding, book her!! You won't regret it!
Rachel and Jack
We booked Toast and Jam for our January wedding at Belly Q. After meeting with our AMAZING DJ Karin, the decision was easy. We had multiple friends use the company for their weddings and had had a blast dancing the night away. Our wedding was no exception! I spent the entire night on the dance floor! Karin was great to work with. She made the process easy, asked the right questions and made sure the night went off without a hitch! I can not recommend Karin enough!
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.
Laura & Bryan
Chicago History Museum
Lindsey Kay Photography
My husband and I decided we needed to have Shannon from Toast & Jam as our DJ over two years before our wedding (even before we were engaged!) when we attended our friends’ wedding that she was working and had the best time dancing all night. We had the same experience at our own wedding and were so happy we chose to work with Shannon. We met with her two times prior to the wedding so she could get to know us and we felt really comfortable with her from the beginning. We didn’t give her too much direction with specific requests, but she still managed to play music that we loved and keep our guests on the dance floor. There were so many moments when I was off doing something else when I had to run back to the dance floor because she was playing the perfect song. Even when we had a last minute request to change the last song of the night, she stayed calm and was quick to suggest an alternate. Overall, working with her was awesome and we would definitely choose her to DJ another event for us or recommend her to others.
JAM (Justin & Maggie)
Butterfield Country Club
DJ Jess was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was responsive to our requests and laid out a great way to run a reception, not just the dancing component. I would highly recommend her, let alone Toast & Jam, for any wedding or event.
Jake and Elsa
Ignite Glass Studio
When planning our wedding we started making lists of DJs we were going to meet with. The first scheduled was with Norah and it was about five minutes in I knew we would cancel our other meetings. Whether it was discussing the, ‘feel’ of cocktail hour or discussing our, ‘must plays’ Norah was on the same page as us from Jump Street. From the moment the first song started to the end of the night I lost count of the amount of people who came up to us to compliment the job she was doing. We can not recommend Norah and Toast and Jam enough – she made one of the biggest days of our lives even more memorable.
Molly & Jack
Palos Country Club
Elle Rose Photo
We rang in the New Year with Emily from Toast & Jam and could not have had a better experience! Our wedding excitement didn't hit us until after our first meeting with Emily. Talking through our favorite songs, our first dances, and all the crowd pleasers, we knew we would be throwing a great NYE wedding for all of our guests! The dance floor was full the entire night and our guests are still saying what a great party it was and how great the music was! It was an unforgettable night, and we owe so much of that to Emily at Toast & Jam!
BROCK AND BETH
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago
Karin CRUSHED the DJ game at our wedding!! The dance floor was packed the entire night, not a dull moment, and everybody raved about how much fun they had dancing! It would not have been possible without Karin. When we started planning our wedding, we had no idea where to start when it came to picking a DJ, but we are so glad that we picked Toast & Jam. Karin was amazing to work with, and we loved every second of the music during our reception! We can't thank you guys enough!