Sierra & Danny
Loft on Lake
We received so many compliments about the music at our wedding! Emily absolutely nailed the sweet spot between music that matters to us personally, hitting the right mood for each part of the evening and keeping everyone engaged and excited to dance. She was familiar with our venue, ready for multiple scenarios and helped us think through the order of events. We didn't have a coordinator for the day of, and Emily was wonderful at helping move things along with much needed announcements and musical queues. If we had it to do over, we wouldn't think twice about hiring Toast & Jam, it was worth every penny.
Mary and Chris
The Quadrangle Club
Candid Clicker Photography
Emily did a stellar job DJ’ing our wedding and we could not be more impressed with our Toast and Jam experience. From our first meeting with Emily, where she attentively listened to us share our music tastes and asked plenty of questions to better understand our wedding vision, we knew the T & J was the right choice. She was full of ideas, suggestions and help that helped guide not just the music but also the whole event. She started off before the ceremony with soft instrumental songs then set the tone through cocktail hour and dinner with some fun yet unobtrusive favorites before kicking off the dance party with a medley of high energy jams from all decades and genres. Emily worked with the mood of the room and each song went perfectly with the feel of the moment. For days after our wedding, guests shared with us how much they enjoyed the music throughout the evening. Emily is professional and fun with a wide range of music knowledge and a great sense of timing. We recommend her and T & J 1000x over!
Elaine and Pat
DJ Alli did an amazing job throughout the process of planning our wedding. She helped make planning easy, and when the day of the wedding came around we felt really comfortable knowing that she would be taking charge of our reception. She went the extra mile to include (at times) obscure versions of songs that we wanted for the reception so that everyone involved got to hear their special songs. Every single one of our 300+ guests was on the dance floor and we couldn't have asked for a better dance party!
Stephanie and Jared
Megan Saul Photography
We felt so lucky to have Karin as our DJ on our special day. During our meetings with her prior to the wedding, it was clear she understood and even shared our music tastes, putting us completely at ease for whatever music selection she put together. She really made our reception an awesome party, and SO MANY of our guests complimented not only the music but also Karin and how it seemed she was truly enjoying her time with us, always with a smile on her face. It was really a pleasure working with her!
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.