Jay and Michele
Rebecca did an AWESOME job at our wedding! We just gave her a few songs we definitely wanted to hear and she had them ready to go, other than that she read the crowd and kept the party going. Everything sounded great and the whole set up was very professional. I don't think the dance floor was empty all night! Thanks again for making our night so memorable...
Amanda and Nick
Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn
Photo by Cousin of the Bride
My husband and I weren't going to get a DJ because we hate the cheesy "hey hey hey" man who has the strobe lighting and glow stick feel. I'm SO incredibly thankful that a friend referred me to Toast and Jam as a "refreshing compliment to the already beautiful day" and those words fit Caitlin and her traits perfectly! You'll read the reviews that they are so good at what they do (beat matching, pitch fixing, reading the crowds, etc) but what my husband and I were very surprised about was how knowledgeable Caitlin was about the entire day, order of events, etc. She made us think about things we would have totally forgotten and truly took every ounce of stress away from me by thoroughly covering all bases in our 2 meetings together. (i.e. who's going to do the blessing, when are you going to cut the cake, do you want the father of the bride to make a thank you speech or would you 2 like to) - those are things that never even crossed our minds and she helped us get our ducks in a row. It's super refreshing to have a wedding vendor who isn't in it for the money. They don't treat you like a business transaction but more of an awesome compliment to making the day perfect. I highly, highly recommend Caitlin and the entire staff of Toast and Jam!
Kathleen Przywara & Mike Stevenson
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Ben Elsass Photography
Emily Agustin worked the turntables for our wedding on 5/24/14, and she was INCREDIBLE. From the moment we reached out to Toast and Jam to the last song of the night, Emily was there to walk us through the process and make sure we had a party to remember. She provided us a detailed list of songs for approval and then developed a playlist that was absolutely reflective of our tastes. Most importantly, she taught us the concept of "dance floor glue!" Thanks to her, the party was rocking all night. We had an amazing evening, and we can't recommend Emily - and the entire T&J crew - enough. Thanks, Emily!
Julianne and John
Rife Ponce Photography
DJ Emily Agustin was absolutely the best! She was super awesome to work with, listened to what we wanted and incorporated songs we wanted played into her playlist, and just rocked it on the big day. Our guests were dancing the entire night; we don’t think there was ever a point where the dance floor was empty! Thank you to Emily, and Toast and Jam, for making our wedding one our guests will definitely remember!!
Mary & MJ
Rick Aguilar Photography
Thank you for making Saturday an absolutely PERFECT day - I had the best day of my life! I wouldn't have changed a thing about our wedding, and I absolutely LOVED every second of the reception! Flawless, seamless and just perfect. Thank you for contributing to making our dream wedding come true!
Lindsay & Dru
Evan Hunt Photo
Toast and Jam's Karin was literally the BEST DJ EVER at our wedding! We had a gorgeous wedding at Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park with wonderful food, floral, a stunning church, etc etc ... but all our guests could talk about was the music! The dancing was non stop all night - people literally did not want to leave the dance floor. Kids, elderly, aunts/uncles... there was not one person not out there. Dru and I are like broken records repeating to one another over and over again how great the music was and how much it helped kick off and keep going that insane dance party! Karin is incredible at her job. She was able to mix in some sweet songs without ANYONE leaving the dance floor. We almost had to step in and shut the crowd down when they were practically harassing her for "one more song" over and over again at the end of the night! If you are getting married in Chicago, you need Toast and Jam. End of story.
Brian & Stacey Crowley
Stephen Crowley Photography
Our wedding DJ Katie LaBombard was nothing short of incredible. She listened to us and got a great gauge of the mood we were going for our wedding. By the end of the night people were raving about what a wonderful time was had and how the dance floor stayed packed the entire night. Katie also went the extra mile of Emceeing the wedding and transitioning us perfectly. Everything went perfect and that was in no small part due to Katie. Thanks for her Toast and Jam!
Greer & Charlie
A New Leaf
Shannon was our wedding DJ on 1/18/2014, and we were absolutely thrilled with the service she provided. The intensity of the music ebbed and flowed perfectly with the vibe of the guests, and made all our guests, both young and old, feel comfortable getting on the dance floor. We noticed that Shannon and her assistant DJ were dancing along with us from behind their table; that might be why her music matched the vibe of the crowd so well, because she was having fun too! We really appreciated that. Many, many of guests raved about the music, and everyone had a blast on the dance floor. Shannon was also very professional and responsive both before and during the wedding, and made planning of the tricky bits (ceremony music & timing, introductions of toasts, etc.) as simple as could be. We wouldn't change a thing about Shannon's DJ-ing; it was perfect.
Jenny and Tony Sarnecki
Katherine Murray Photography
From the moment we checked out Toast and Jam's website we knew we had found a winner. They were exactly the quirky, fun, affordable, and "not your average wedding DJ" we were looking for. We were paired with Katie LaBombard, and never looked back. Katie was amazing, fabulous, wonderful, and any other positive adjective you can think of. Through the entire process she help lead us toward decisions that needed to be made, gave great song suggestions, listened to what our vision for our reception was, and was just plain fun! Katie helped keep the reception on time (speeches, special dances, etc.) and the dance floor was rockin' all night long. The night was EPIC Strong work Katie and Toast and Jam!
Kristin & Wade
Crystal Tree Country Club
Autumn & Melinda Photography
From our very first meeting to the day of our wedding, Toast & Jam made the process so easy. We instantly connected with our DJ, Karin and she was absolutely amazing! We didn't give Karin much of a list since we heard how good she was at reading the crowd and wow did she NAIL IT. Not only did our guests love her music but they loved her as well! There was only a handful of people NOT on the dance floor & we couldn't have asked for anything more for our big day. We are so thankful for Karin-- We truly would recommend Toast and Jam, specifically Karin to anyone looking for a great DJ.