Kip & Angie
I can't say enough great things about Alli! We hired her for our wedding in Oct 2018 and she was so much fun to work with. She really listened to what we wanted and offered appropriate suggestions when we needed them. She's so upbeat and knows her jams. She put together a playlist that our friends and family STILL talk about and our dance floor was going til the very end of the night!
Jackie & Aled
The Rookery Building
From planning day one to the big day, DJ Alli made music the most fun and least stressful part of the whole wedding process. She has tons of experience and as soon as we met with her for the first time we knew we could trust her to do a wonderful job. She conquered the difficult challenge of merging me and my husbands two distinct and eclectic musical tastes into the perfect mix for the setting. Working with her was a nice mix of us choosing a few songs we really did or didn't want to hear, but knowing she would choose additional songs that we'd like and everyone would want to dance to. From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the post-dinner dancing, the perfect songs for the moment kept playing, thanks to Alli. People kept coming up to us all night saying how good all the songs were. Reading the room masterfully, Alli picked the perfect time to put on our final song of the night: Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On. This lead to one of the most magical moments of the whole wedding as the whole guest party joined arms and sang together. Going beyond just the music, Alli was enthusiastic from the beginning about being an integral part of directing all elements of the wedding so they proceeded seamlessly. She helped everyone giving speeches learn how to use the microphone ahead of time and gave us 5 minute warnings before all the big dances and the bouquet toss. Highly recommend DJ Alli and Toast & Jam for anyone’s big day!
Gretchen & Scott
The Peckish Pig, Evanston, IL
Jeremy Lawson Photography
So, let me tell you about DJ Norah. From the day that we first met with Nora, we knew that she was our DJ. She instantly got our tastes and made us feel like she would guide us through. And she did! She really helped us organize the how things would go during the day, and made it happen. And, she kept the dance floor moving! She really read the floor, and gave everyone what they wanted. We are so happy, and lucky, that she was part of our day.
Katie & Alex
If you want to get the party started right, get started quickly, and keep it going through the night, you unquestionably need DJ Norah (Utley). She understands how to get all the people on the dance floor and keep them there until folks need to take breaks from the beats. We had an amazing wedding day and evening and without question, DJ Norah helped elevate the evening to another level with a truly killer and excellent playlist starting at the cocktail hour and dinner service and going into the wee hours of the night. The best compliment I can give came from our guests who asked if we'd picked all the songs (answer, no we didn't) because it felt like the playlist we would have made for a dance party. (Admission: we are both music nerds/obsessives/aficionados and may or may not own over 1500 records ranging from 50s Soul to French Pop to early 90s Hip-Hop to 80s/90s/00s Pop to Downtempo Electronic. IOTW a wide range.) And, Norah found the perfect dance party expression of our taste matched to rhythm of dance floor. We would give highest and greatest recommendation for DJ Norah (and T&J) to help provide the soundtrack to your amazing day. - K&A
Ian and Jennifer Sorenson
Eric was the best! Toast and Jam has to be the best wedding or event DJ company in the greater Chicago area. We had family members, who haven’t danced in decades, out on the floor boogieing down like they were regulars at the local nightclub. We had a couple af meeting with Eric, so he could get a feel for what kind of people we were and he delivered in a way we never could have expected. He pulled songs I haven’t listened to since I was in high school. All night long, family members were telling me how great my “friend” Eric was doing. He was so comfortable, and friendly, both with my wife and I, and our guests, that everyone thought he had known us for years. We would definitely recommend toast and jam, and Eric in particular, to anyone who’s looking to have an event dj. We will surely be keeping his contact info, for our next major event.
Jess & Mike
Ravenswood Event Center
Christian Wilson Photography
We can't praise Karin from Toast and Jam enough. Music and dancing was a huge priority to use and we were looking for something pretty specific. Karin took our requests ( tons of 80s, a Halloween mash-up etc..) and ran with it. Mike and I did not leave the dance floor the entire night, and we got constant praise from guests saying that we had he best music/ DJ of any other wedding they've been to. We are still getting positive feedback! Thank you for making the night so special for us. You really can't go wrong with Toast and Jam.
Melissa and Ryan
Herrington Inn & Spa
DJ Alli was phenomenal! From our first meeting to our big day, she was very fun and attentive. The play lists she put together for the cocktail hour and the reception were a true reflection of our personalities and our requests. Everyone we spoke to raved about the song choices and said how they didn't want to stop dancing. We really loved the unique style of Toast and Jam. Its refreshing to have a DJ company that stays away from flashing lights and over played songs. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to have a unique and memorable wedding.
Rachel and Andrew
Bonphotage - Lynzie Hazan
We can’t thank Eric enough for taking the time to meet with us multiple times and go over every little detail to make sure the day was perfect! The entire process was very collaborative and our ultimate vision was executed perfectly on the wedding night. Eric is great to talk too and very knowledgeable about all kinds of music. The dance floor was full from the start. Hire Eric for your wedding!
Deanna & Justin
Danielle Heinson Photography
Toast & Jam made our wedding the party it was! Everything about the process with them was easy and fun. These DJs were open to our more strange requests, such as playing the first line of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” when we took a ceremonial shot during the ceremony, playing non-traditional wedding music like The White Stripes, Weezer, and The King Khan & BBQ Show, and introducing our wedding party to the SNL opening theme music. We had a ton of fun at our wedding thanks to Shannon and Toast & Jam and wish we could do it all over again!!!
Amber and Kevin Karrasch
Cafe La Cave
Peter Gubernat Photography
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect DJ for our wedding. Emily was super helpful with everything for our reception - the timeline, our first dance song, and most importantly getting the crowd going!! The dance floor was full the entire night, and she masterfully played favorites that pleased the entire crowd. We danced our hearts out and even had a full circle going when she perfectly timed "Wagon Wheel" towards the end of our reception. I would highly recommend Toast & Jam and Emily for any wedding as Emily made our night unforgettable!!