Cassie and John
Uncommon Ground Edgewater
Norah Utley was the best! She worked closely with us to develop the exact right playlists for our wedding. During dinner I remember telling Norah that she was playing the exact music that I would play if we were having guests over. She was helpful and accommodating in incorporating just the right music to make the night special. She was friendly and professional, and meshed well with the restaurant management. She met with us twice prior to the night as well as several emails throughout the process. We always felt well taken care of and informed as to everything DJ and music related. I was skeptical of hiring a wedding DJ, but from our first meeting Norah laid all my fears to rest.
Jim and Emily Fazio
Pinstripes - Oak Brook
Jessica Grever Photography
When it came time to hire a DJ for our wedding, there was only one choice: Toast & Jam. All of my friends who’d had especially fun and memorable weddings had used them, so we knew we would, too. We went into the night with high expectations, and Tabitha did not disappoint. We Skyped with her a couple of times before the wedding to talk about what kind of music we liked and didn’t like, and we were able to send her a list of songs we’d like to hear, as well as songs we wouldn’t. We didn’t have to worry about goofy songs like The Chicken Dance or “Red Solo Cup” because these are already on Toast & Jam’s company do-not-play list. Tabitha put together an amazing playlist, politely declined to take requests, and made sure everyone had a great time! At one point about an hour into dancing, nearly everyone was still on the dance floor, including my 90-year old grandmother. Tabitha was also super accommodating of my husband’s surprise boy band dance and made sure that she didn’t spoil the surprise for me. Seriously, look no further. Hire Tabitha, and you and your guests will have the most fabulous time dancing the night away!
Kelly and Brandon Boyle
Shane Cleminson Photographer
Brandon and I found Toast and Jam on The Knot, but we were also recommended from a friend who was married a few years ago. Tabitha was our DJ and she was absolutely AMAZING! From day 1 it was great working with Tabitha and planning the various songs and reception layout. Tabitha helped with a few song selections as well as some announcements through the night. Outside of a few "must plays" Tabitha played the most amazing selections of songs and genres. She had our guests dancing the night away and the dance floor was packed until the very last minute of the reception. For the last song Tabitha played All My Life by K-CI & JoJo and this had the guests in a circle swaying around the dance floor while Brandon and I were dancing in the middle. This was such a special moment at the end of the night that I will never forget. The guests have been raving about the music since our wedding night and I will be sure to recommend both Tabitha and Toast and Jam to anyone looking for a wedding DJ.
Annie and Phil Richardson
Rachel was our DJ for our March, 2017 Wedding and was AH-MAZING!!!!! Our Dance Floor was packed the entire time and she worked so well with us in making sure our music vibe was integrated throughout the night. Going through the wedding process, I was thinking of maybe getting a couple of musicians to play during our ceremony and I am so glad I did not. The way Rachel timed the music and faded everything out was so perfect. She really made our wedding what it was and kept the dance floor packed the entire night, it was really amazing!!
Breanne and John
Congress Plaza Hotel
We had a blast with DJ Karin. We knew we were in good hands the moment we met her. She helped us put together our timeline and in turn created the best wedding playlist we have ever heard! (Of course we are biased). But the proof is in the pudding: the dance floor was packed the entire night! Karin kept us on our timeline all evening with grace and class. 10 Stars! Thank you Toast & Jam for matching us with an awesome DJ.
Ina & Jacob
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
I was in charge of finding a DJ for my best friend's wedding a couple years back- and settled on Toast & Jam based on a friend's recommendation. We were not let down. I had never been at a wedding where the guests moaned when the DJ called for the last dance. So when it came time for me to get married, I didn't look for anyone else. It had to be Toast & Jam. We were so lucky to have been able to get a Toast & Jam DJ for our wedding date and Daniel was nothing but superb. His meetings with us were extremely helpful- not only in helping us find the right music for our wedding, but also helping us plan out the day. He asked us questions we hadn't asked ourselves. He patiently helped us through our planning process. Daniel was also extremely flexible and helpful- we not only had a DJ, but also booked a live band. Daniel helped us coordinate the ins and outs of the different events on our wedding day, working seamlessly with the live band. Daniel also took a casual mention of having family members from Honduras at the wedding and he, on his own volition, did the research to find traditional songs for wedding celebrations to augment our dance-party. He inserted them smoothly into the night's set. Our family members were touched and thrilled. And, we were also lucky enough to have Toast & Jam DJ Jess at our wedding, just in case Daniel was taken out. (Just kidding, she was a guest.) Thank you Daniel and Toast & Jam. We're STILL getting compliments on our wedding.
Justin and Christine
The W - City Center
Victoria Sprung Photography
DJ Alli did a great job listening to us and working with us. She took into account our specific requests as well a cropped a first dance song for us to fit our dance routine...great work!
Taylor & Ashley
J Brown Photography
From the day we first met with DJ Emily, we had a great feeling about her! When we had our final meeting with her, she took the time to really understand our vibe and walk through our timeline and put me totally at ease during one of the most stressful weeks of my 30 years. We were excited about her approach to the whole event and her knowledge of our venue and how to best utilize sound in the space. And she was totally willing to roll with our...diverse/eclectic/sometimes off the wall music choices. On the day of the wedding, everything was seamless. She and her assistant performed frequent checks to make sure everything was a good level and when it was time to get the party started, she really knew exactly how to read the room and get them on their feet to stay. Her energy just fed the amazing party vibe and at one point, she even let me cut the feet out of her extra set of tights so that I could change into my comfy dancing shoes. Our experience at Toast & Jam was incredible; DJ Emily went above and beyond to bring our wedding dreams to life and she cultivated the party of our lives!!!
Grace & Greg
Jeremy Lawson Photography
Alli was just the best- it's as simple as that. We chatted with her a couple times before the wedding and she took the time to really understand our taste and the vibe we were going for. And from there, she totally killed it. EVERYONE was on the dance floor all night. She kept the energy moving and totally honored and helped us realize the vibe we were after. Her set list has come up several times as one of people's favorite parts of our wedding. You should hire her, my friends. She's the real deal.
Caroline and Jim Murray
Tabitha Boorsma was fantastic! She was so easy to work with and really listened to what we wanted - even though we came in completely clueless! She read the room correctly the whole night and played music that matched the mood. Almost everyone danced! It was perfect!