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!
Kyle Volenik and Claire Jolly
Mike Hari - fadeout foto
Our DJ for our wedding was Alli Klein. To keep a long story short, Alli was amazing. She read the room, played all the songs we asked for (and more!) and she nailed all the introductions and announcements. From the first meeting to wrapping up, Alli was professional but personal. We felt like she actually gave a damn and knew that the music would be a crucial part to our wedding being a success. She even played a song specifically for the groom and his brothers, which they definitely rocked out to. After this, we will always think of Toast & Jam and highly recommend Alli for anyone looking to have one hell of a party, wedding or event. Cheers. Kyle & Claire
Colleen and Kevin
Wow where to begin? It wasn't a tough choice selecting Toast & Jam as our DJ for our wedding, all you need to do is read the amazing reviews, and trust me they are true! Karin was the perfect match for us. She was so helpful walking us through everything start to finish- processional song, recessional song, background music during the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, you name it she thought of it. She had some great suggestions for instrumental songs I could walk down the aisle to which I loved. Fast forward to the wedding day, and I still have guests tell me how amazing the music was. There was not one moment the dance floor wasn't packed, and the best feeling was having guests tell us they'd never been to a wedding that fun before! Karin knew the perfect balance of songs to play; guests would start to leave the dance floor to grab a drink only to never even leave because the next song was better than the last. I am pretty sure everyone was chanting "encore" when the wedding was over. I hope some of our friends use Toast & Jam so I can experience another amazing fun night like we had at ours! Karin- thank you so much for creating such a memorable night for Kevin and I and all of our guests!
Gregg and Lauren Corso
Rebecca Murray (guest)
Hiring Toast and Jam for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! Working with Toast and Jam we were able to put our customize the music played; a combination of wedding classics (not the cheesy ones) and our personal music favorites! We received so many compliments from our guests on the music, and the party was going until the very last song! We had a very unique set-up for our wedding! We we fortunate to have fantastic weather and at the last minute we decided to move our dancing outside on the patio! Nothing like dancing under the stars on your wedding day! Toast and Jam was able to provide music inside for dinner and then music for dancing outside! It was phenomenal!
Tom and Heather Truffer
Cat Pants Media
We made a great decision to hire Emily for our wedding this past spring. We found Toast & Jam because we were simply looking for a DJ that would not play the Chicken Dance and Electric Slide. As we learned more about Toast & Jam, we realized they were exactly what we were looking for. Music is a very important part of our lives and we wanted to make sure our musical tastes came through at our reception. Emily took the time to get to know us and our musical preferences, and used that information to select music that would express our personalities as well as keep the dance floor packed all night. In addition to a great DJ, Emily was a great MC and kept the reception organized and on schedule. Based on all the testimonials and positive reviews, we had very high expectations for Toast & Jam. Emily totally exceeded those expectations!
Leah and Amanda
Seth Morris Photography
We are so happy that we chose Toast and Jam to DJ our wedding and are even happier that we were able to work with Katy Albert. Each time we met with Katy she was prepared, organized, and enthused. She helped us find the right mix of music to satisfy our oldies-loving parents and rage into the night with our friends. She took our favorite songs and genres and was able to create a wonderful playlist that kept the party going right up until the end!
Allison & Paul
Osteria Via Stato
Krista Scarlavai Photography
Music sets the tone for a reception, which is why I am so happy that we went with Toast & Jam! Emily was amazing to work with, she got to know Paul and I to truly represent our music tastes throughout the whole reception. Paul is from Ireland so it was important for us to incorporate some Irish music into the night. Emily was very open to everything we wanted and then used her expertise to make sure that the playlist was appreciated by all guests. She did a great job incorporating our favorite music as well as Oldies and Motown to keep the dance floor packed all night!
Dan and Katie Spivak
LaMirage, Rolling Meadows
Hiring Toast & Jam was a fantastic decision for our wedding! We had DJ Jess and all of our guests commented on how epic she made our dance floor. We were a little random as my husband's family is Russian and you eat multiple courses throughout the evening. Jess helped us create mini dance sets and the dance floor was packed for every single one of them! It was important to us that all of our guests felt like they owned the dance floor. She had our parents rocking out and we had friends who didn't get off of the dance floor until 1:30 in the morning. Jess also really knew how to read the crowd and she just made the evening about us. I'm a dork who likes oldies and my husband likes more EDM, etc. She somehow pulled it off and it was amazing! Also, she helped us create the timeline for the evening that we used for our food and photographer. We would recommend Toast & Jam 100%!
Prashant Srivastava and Meredith Cohn
Greenhouse Lofts Photography
Karin Fjellman was our DJ from Toast and Jam and Karin is absolutely the best. Our ceremony with her background music was surreal. Then she rocked the party all afternoon and we had to be kicked out after 4 hours of continuous dancing! She is the consummate professional at the top of her profession!!
Carolyn & Sean O’Reilly
Katy Albert exceeded our expectations! From our first meeting she was very organized and easy to work with. Neither of us are super into music so it was very helpful to have her expertise in picking many of our songs.All of our formal dances were perfectly timed, and she kept the dance floor packed all night long! We had many guests tell us that our wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been to and a large part of that was our awesome DJ! Thank you Katy!!!