Amy & Tim
Donovan Reading Room
Gold Grid Studios
DJ Alli was awesome - very easy to work with, highly responsive and professional. Her advice and musical expertise were much appreciated. She kept the night on track and the dance floor hot. The music flowed perfectly and we received multiple compliments on the music. Thank you Alli!
Jenna & Craig
Jaclyn Simpson Photography
When we asked our wedding photographer for a DJ recommendation she had only one - Toast & Jam. We had a great experience with T&J, specifically our DJ Alli Klein. Alli was so easy to work in person and over email from the first meeting to the event. She provided great recommendations for the ceremony, kept us on track leading up to and the day of the wedding, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night.
Summer & Patrick Weber
Our medium sized wedding reception (~105 people) was beautifully MC'd and DJ'd by Alicia Walter. She was communicative and awesome from first meeting to last dance. Everything from the introductions, to cake cutting, to the first dances was executed spectacularly. The venue coordinator even commented at the end of the night how much our group danced compared to others she's seen. We had so much fun at our wedding reception and so did our guests. Toast & Jam nailed it. Thank you so so so much!
Michael and Shannon
Emily did a fantastic job at our wedding with everything (DJ, MC, handling the rain)! We met with Emily in advance to go over things and for certain parts we had no clue what to play. She had great suggestions and it helped take some of the stress off of us. At the reception, she kept everyone happy and dancing the night away! Many of the guests told us they didn't leave the dance floor the entire night. We would highly recommend working with Emily and Toast & Jam!
Caitlin and Adam Bosch
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cristina G Photography
Choosing Toast & Jam was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Katy Albert was our DJ and we cannot say enough about the incredible job she did. Katy exudes an air of likability and friendliness that made working with her all the better. Leading up to the event, she was well organized and exceptionally efficient in getting to know our musical tastes. Aside from a handful of “must play” songs, we really felt comfortable just letting Katy do her thing. And she crushed it! She made the night flow perfectly, knowing what to play and when to play it, and our dance floor was packed the entire night. Several guests approached us throughout the night just to say how awesome the DJ was. From the beginning, Katy proved to be nothing but the best. We wanted it to be a night no one would forget, and she definitely made that happen!
Vicki and Chris
Ed and Aileen Photography
Our experience with Toast and Jam was amazing. From our first interview to the day of, everything was super professional and also grounded in excitement from all sides. Alli Klein was our DJ and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. We had told her we wanted movie themes for the processional, and when we said we wanted to have my wife walk down the aisle to the theme of Jurassic Park, Alli was supportive and enthusiastic to oblige. We gave Alli a theme for our cocktail and dinner of British rock and she knocked it out of the park. We didnt give specific songs, but we gave bands like The Who, Bowie, The Kinks, and Queen. She even went a little more modern even going into The Darkness. Song wise, Alli did so great that our friend from England was overwhelmed with joy and excitement of what he might hear next. Going all the way into, "Can I have your playlist? What's your DJ's name? She is amazing!" We were given a list of songs to choose from that we absolutely would want to play and also songs that we absolutely wanted to stay away from. My advice, other than songs that may already be over played DON'T cage your DJ! We allowed Alli full reign and it was the amazing. Alli had such a great sense of the room that she knew how to get EVERYONE on the dance floor. Even my 98 year old grandmother was on the dance floor multiple times due to Alli playing a wide variety of music from all ages. Alli was genuinely excited and having fun, dancing and have a good time herself from behind the booth. Alli had a great sense of time and kept everything smooth, from music during ceremony to cocktail hour to bringing everyone back together for the dinner and clearly articulating, "shows over everyone, hope you had a great time!" We would get Alli from Toast and Jam everytime and can't rave about our experience enough!
Steve and Katie
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
Tuan B & Co.
It was a pleasure working with Jess for our wedding. She was very patient with us through a couple of Facetime calls as we worked through the music list to get the right vibe we were looking for. At the ceremony, every guest had a blast from the cocktail hour to the dance floor. Thanks for helping us kick off our new lives together!
Brittny & Kiel Wolf
The Omni Downtown Chicago
Endlessly Photography - Amber
I would give Toast & Jam an A+ - everything was great from start to finish! When I was calling around to different DJ companies, I had a wonderful conversation with Dena - she answered all of my questions promptly. Once I decided to commit to Toast & Jam, Alli Klein was assigned to us. Alli was AMAZING!!! Since we live in AZ, Alli skyped us whenever we needed to have meetings and was very accommodating to our schedules. Also, like most brides do (hopefully ), I probably sent Alli 10 emails making changes and edits to our song list up until just days before and she was such a great sport! She also customized my 'walk down the isle' song which was EXACTLY what I wanted! At the reception, Alli played everything on point - she could really read the crowd and had all my guests on the floor all night! Could not say enough great things about this company and especially Alli - 100% recommending to all my Chicago friends & family <3
Will and Beth Crowden
DJ Katy A. was the perfect fit for our wedding. She set a smooth vibe for our cocktail hour and dinner, then ramped up the music for dancing after our meal. Our guests had the best time and so did we. Our biggest day would not have been so great without Katy A. and Toast and Jam! Thanks y'all!
Claire and Karl
Garfield Park Conservatory
We worked with Jess LeMaster from Toast and Jam and it was an awesome decision. We were a little intimidated by how cool T&J seemed from the internet but Jess could not have been more kind and welcoming. We had pretty diverse musical tastes in the crowd and she pleased everyone. The phrase "best wedding DJ I've ever heard" was uttered more than once throughout the night. What's more, they actually managed to subtract stress from the wedding planning process (no small feat). It was so fun meeting Jess, and hearing all the songs we loved (and she knew we would love) on the day of our wedding!