Paul and Molly Bockwoldt
Nick Edmundson Imaging
Emily is the best DJ ever!! She was the first and only DJ we met with because after meeting her we knew our wedding would be the party of a lifetime. She understood exactly the type of wedding we wanted and she gave great advice when we didn't know what to do. After the wedding the most common comment we got was "I couldn't stop dancing!" We were so thrilled that everyone had a good time and enjoyed Emily's talents. I would recommend Emily and Toast & Jam to anyone and everyone. Thanks Emily for making our day the best it could be!
Chad Seddon & Nikki Reinholdt
Salvage One - Chicago
George Street Photography
Katy Albert was great to work with! She is super friendly, fun and really easy to work with. She is also very flexible. She helped mix our first dance songs and we ended up changing one of the songs on her a few weeks before. She got it back to us within a few days so we could practice our dance. Also, the day of the wedding, we decided that we wanted our family to be announced at the beginning of the reception. She was very open and flexible to that as well and did a great job. Also, we had a hiccup with our bar closing during dinner (we weren't aware that this was going to happen). She let us know it was closed as soon as she found out so that we could reorganize the flow of speeches with toasts to be sure people had drinks as things were happening. We had so much fun! Thanks, Katy and Toast & Jam!
Mary & Zach Alesandrini
Venuti's Banquets and Ristorante
Lorenzo de Gregorio
Toast & Jam was hands down one of the best vendors at our wedding! Tabitha Boorsma was our DJ, and boy, was it a match made in heaven! I like to think that I have pretty great taste in music after growing up with a dad who exposed me to the oldies station from a young age, three much older brothers who made me love every song from the 70's and 80's, and my own love for all modern music from hard rock to hip hop to country and everything in between. I was apprehensive that I'd ever find a DJ who really understood the breadth of music that we were looking for, and wanted to be sure that we had the best dance floor that we've ever seen (because who doesn't love a wedding where you can't stop dancing?). Well Tabitha was my girl! From the first meeting, she was on the exact same page as us on the type of music we wanted, and came up with fantastic suggestions right off the cuff that were not tired and overplayed. She totally rocked the house on our wedding day. Each song was executed flawlessly, and our friends and family of all ages never left the dance floor. We cannot say enough great things about our experience with Toast & Jam. Our best advice, book them immediately! This is one vendor that every great wedding day must have.
Kate D’Ambrose & Brian Slaboch
Morris Park Country Club
Toast & Jam's Tabitha Boorsma is the Michael Jordan of the DJ industry! Yes, she really is that talented. The dance floor at our wedding was rocking all night! She was professional, hardworking, and fun to work with. If you are looking for a great DJ then your search is finished. We highly recommend Tabitha!
Lindsay and Brian
Midlane Golf Resort
Katherine Salvatori Photography
We loved Toast & Jam and Daniel Musisi. The music was a great mix, our dance floor was going pretty strong the entire night, and they made just made things easier for us. Not only did Daniel do a great job, his awesome personality helps bring out the best in everyone.
Megan & Rob
City View Loft
Bethany Fritz, Maypole Studios
We'd already experienced Toast & Jam DJ's at our friends' weddings so when we got engaged there was no question who to call. DJ Alli is incredible. She was serious about understanding our musical tastes created a set list that incorporated all of our favorites. She even tracked down a hard to find version of "You are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash and June Carter for my dance with my Dad. Friends and family from 2 weeks old to 95 years old were dancing the whole night! Alli was incredibly patient and helpful as we agonized over choosing our last song of the night. We ended up going with Styx's "Come Sail Away" and the night ended with our family and friends from all areas of our life singing with their arms around each other before lifting us up and carrying us around the room. Alli truly created the best dance party of our lives and we can't thank her enough.
Erin & Rick
Loft on Lake
Modern Image Studio
Shannon was AMAZING! Leary of the same DJ playing the same 15 songs you hear at every wedding, we had a very clear vision for what we wanted our reception to be. Toast and Jam came highly recommended from our caterer, and they did not disappoint. From our very first meeting through the last dance of our reception, Toast and Jam was professional, responsive, and understood the vision we had for our wedding. We provided our key songs for dances and our “do not plays” and let Shannon do the rest. Our dance floor was packed the entire night! Shannon and the Toast and Jam team could not have done a better job, making for an incredible night; we could not have been more pleased!
Jessica & Luke Hemenetz
Ottawa Boat Club, Ottawa IL
Two Birds Photography
When we got engaged, we only really wanted one thing... an amazing dance party at our wedding. The way to an amazing dance party: an open bar and a kick-a$$ DJ. After setting our date and booking our venue, the first vendor we booked was T&J and we couldn't have made a better choice. We heard awesome things about Toast and Jam, and after meeting with Emily we were sold. I was slightly worried our musical tastes wouldn't live up the the expectations of a seasoned DJ, and that she'd laugh that we really just listen to a smattering of radio stations, 90s alternative, and chill "bro" music, but Emily made us feel completely comfortable, understood our style, and for once we didn't feel like we had to apologize for our taste in music. Come the wedding, Emily did not disappoint. The playlists were spot on, and we repeatedly received compliments on how awesome the music was. In particular, our friends flipped when deep cuts from Third Eye Blind started playing during dinner, but we really couldn't take any of the credit. After dinner, the dance floor opened up and it seemed no one was in their seats for the rest of the night. Emily took our tastes and turned it into the best dance party we've ever had! Thanks!
Lindsey and Roy
Tom Root Photography
Caitlin from T+J did an OUTSTANDING job at our wedding! DJ's can make or break a wedding and it was hard for us to give up control because we've seen it go downhill a number of times. Guests would rather be at the bar or out on the patio or really anywhere but on the dance floor dancing to that awful song your college roommate requested. From the very first meeting though, we knew Caitlin was perfect for the job and relaxed big time with her in charge. She got to know us and our plans for the event and then crafted an amazing playlist that brought the atmosphere we envisioned to life. She nailed it on the flow and timing and gracefully handled last minute changes as well as our "no requests" policy. Our guests danced all night long and we ended with the most amazing group sing-along to one of our favorite songs. On a scale of 1 to 10, Caitlin is a 15. We can't recommend Caitlin and T+J enough!
Michelle & Lee
Ravenswood Event Center
From the first planning session, to the day of the wedding, Daniel was cool, calm, and professional. We finalized details well in advance, so we knew exactly what to expect day-of. Daniel worked with us to come up with a set that was both customized and fresh, keeping us and our guests happy and dancing for the entire night. We loved that we got to hear all our favorite songs without sacrificing the dance party! The whole night was flawless, and our crowd had so much fun- we could not thank Daniel enough!!!