Kelly & Kyle
We hired Toast & Jam for our wedding out near St. Charles in November and everything was terrific! Norah and Bonnie were great at the reception making sure all the songs for the particular parts (cake cutting, father-daughter dance, etc...) went smoothly. The playlists for the cocktail hour and dancing were great. Norah worked with us to make sure we had any particular songs we needed to hear but also filled in the gaps so it was easy for us.
Ryan and Paul
The Joinery, Chicago
We learned about Toast and Jam through friends who had booked them for their wedding, and though their big day hadn't come, were very enthusiastic about the preparation and attention to the couples music interests. It's been 2 months since our big day and I can say, unequivocally, this is the BEST DJ COMPANY in Chicago. We were fortunate enough to have DJ Norah! She met with us well before our wedding day, provided us with T&J's comprehensive playlist packet (intended to guide music selection/style for each individual wedding), and really got a sense of what we wanted for our wedding and the social environment we wanted to create. More than that, she really bonded with us--we definitely consider her a friend and someone with whom we would gladly get beers on a Friday night! The entire evening came together just as we intended and DJ Norah exceeded all of our expectations. Our guests continue to gush over how much fun the wedding was and what an amazing dance playlist DJ Norah put together. She was spot on with the songs we absolutely wanted to hear and left out the riffraff! She MC'd the night with professionalism and energy, never missing a cue or mispronouncing a name. She delivered exactly what we were hoping to hear, see and feel with our loved ones. What sets T&J apart is their attention to detail--playing songs that get all of your guests moving, baby boomers included, and avoiding the cheesy songs that are far too overplayed and make you slowly saunter to the bathroom for an extended break. Their equipment/speakers are top of the line and they take care of all of your audio/mic needs. Lastly, they are comprehensive, taking care of all of your MC needs without the famous, annoying DJ cliches. We recently went to our friend's wedding who had recommended T&J to us and, not surprisingly, the night was just as great a hit! If you're thinking of going with any other DJ companies, think again! I can't imagine another company that can provide the quality and level of service that Toast and Jam provides. And to that end, pick DJ Norah! She's truly the best!
Meghann & Naveen
Emily was amazing! About 10 minutes in to my first meeting with her I knew we were in good hands. She understood our music taste and read our guests as well. Everyone was on the dance floor! It was the most I’ve ever danced at a wedding, and it was my own! Emily was organized, prepared, responsive and such a pleasure to work with. She truly made our wedding evening a blast! I cannot recommend Emily and Toast & Jam enough!
Alicia & Jim Smigiel
Chevy Chase Country Club
Jennifer Jackson Photography
Jim & I knew we wanted to use Toast & Jam before we even got engaged. We loved what they were about (no nonsense music) and that they would listen to what WE wanted and not so much our guests (no offense, guys). I didn't want them requesting songs and I didn't want specific songs played. Karin did an amazing job mixing it up and reading the crowd - everybody continues to talk about how good the music was, & honestly, if a wedding has a good DJ then it'll be a good wedding. Music has to be on point or the wedding will be a dud. Loved working with you, Karin!
Lindsay and Nicholas Camarella
Ruth Lake Country Club
Norah Utley was our DJ for our wedding day on June 24th, 2017. I can not begin to express the fantastic job that Norah did. She is extremely professional, personal and had many fantastic ideas for songs to incorporate into our wedding reception. What separates Norah from other DJs, was her ability to truly listen to what we were looking for with song choices. My husband and I took a moment during our reception to see everyone celebrating on the dance floor and it brought tears to our eyes. Our dance floor was packed all night long and even my husband's eighty year old Grandma was shaking her grove thang! Thank you so much Norah for making our wedding day so special and a party of a lifetime!
Matt and Beth
East Bank Club
Soda Fountain Photography
Katy Albert was the perfect DJ for us! She totally got our style but also did a great job of reading the crowd and playing songs that got them on the dance floor. Our officiant (a friend who hadn't officiated a wedding before) said that Katy was a great support to her for the ceremony and made her feel at ease. Katy delivered on all of the little details we discussed. We couldn't be happier. Thank you so much, Katy!
Taylor and Josh
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
I cannot say enough about working with Jess! She was so helpful in coordinating our ceremony, reception timeline and dance sets for our wedding! I received compliments from both older and younger guests stating how great our music was! Jess incorporated our quirky music requests and even found the South Florida "booty dancing" music that encouraged people to dance all night long! I HIGHLY recommend Jess and Toast and Jam for any event!
Carolyn and Kevin
We loved working with DJ Emily! From the first time we met with her, everything about her style just clicked with ours. She was very organized and excited about our wedding and on the night of she kept us to our schedule (or as close as possible). The dance floor was packed all night thanks to Emily, we can't say enough good things about her and Toast & Jam!!
Michael and Kelli
The Secret Garden
Brad Hart Photography
We loved having Toast & Jam DJ our wedding. Even more specifically, we loved have Norah as our DJ. Norah is everything you want in a DJ. She's informed, responsive, helpful, and most importantly kept everybody on the dance floor. We've gotten so many compliments on how great our music was and not just at night. She played fun music during social hour and her timing of the music during the ceremony was spot on! Ahh! I still get excited thinking about how wonderful it all was! Thanks Norah and T & J.
Blake & Stephanie Lerdall
Hannah Drews Photography
Choosing Toast & Jam was one of the easiest decisions we made for our wedding - Emily was the only DJ we met! Music is a big thing for us, and Emily added the perfect details and touches at every moment. From the ceremony music, to old favorites and even working in some college-era rap, it was everything we wanted and so reflective of us. Even though we only briefly mentioned it, Emily took note of things that were important to our family - from father of the bride favorites to the groom's sister's own first dance song. Plus, Emily was really responsive to our questions. We didn't have a planner, and she also kept us on track and made sure all the speeches and dances went off without a hitch. It could not have been a better night, and we could have danced well into the wee hours!