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!
Luke and Katherine
La Grange Country Club
We are so happy we chose Toast & Jam to DJ our wedding. Katy was so easy to work with and accommodated a last minute song change and surprise groomsmen dance without a problem! The dance floor was packed the whole night with guests of all ages. Thank you Toast & Jam!
Rachel Majerczak & Matt Stockman
Royal Fox Country Club
Sandy Bressner, George Street Photo & Video
From the comprehensive introductory phone call to the prompt and professional arrival all the way through to the perfect evening's execution we knew we were dealing with both a superior level of service and an exemplary musical IQ. Thank you to Emily Agustin for making our special night the perfect blend of classic, classy, modern, and unique.
Michael and Lauren Schwartz
The Herrington Inn and Spa
From the moment I came across the website for Toast and Jam I knew I wanted to work with them- I mean with a creative name like that how could you not! Then I read there ALL 5 star reviews, and knew I was on the right track. I emailed the company to request a quote and they were so quick to respond and let us know that Emily Agustin was available to DJ our wedding and we could come in to meet her, man am I glad we did. She accommodated us from the first time we spoke, agreeing to do a later evening meeting to work with our schedules, she was friendly and funny, and didn't make fun of me when I suggested music anywhere from Michael Buble to Rolling stones to 2Chainz. Not only was she amazing at the meeting, every time I needed a suggestion or wanted to run something past Emily she would respond so quickly and I trusted whatever she said, because well she is the coolest chick around . When Emily came to the wedding she was SO helpful. Her and her assistant did an amazing job lining up bridal parties, and helping make announcements to help keep the evening on our time schedule. But most importantly... the reason we hired her- the music. Wow! I have never had so much fun on a dance floor and I truly don't think I am just saying that because it was my own wedding. Emily takes her time to get to know you and what you and your loved ones want to hear, and she delivers. The foundation for any good party is solid music and Emily we cannot thank you enough for making the night an absolute best. I think the best compliment I got from the wedding was all my guests were SO SORE from getting down on the dance floor. I want to throw another party just so Emily can come DJ it for us again. She made our wedding even better by being so authentic, fun and being really really amazing at her job. I would recommend Toast and Jam and specially Emily to absolutely anyone! THANK YOU AGAIN EMILY! -Michael and Lauren
Georgia & Alex
photo by wedding guest
We cannot say enough about the truly fantastic job Shannon of Toast & Jam did at our wedding this year. She was calm and thorough in her communication throughout the whole planning process, and at the reception, the dance floor was packed the entire evening. She knew how to read the crowd and change the music to match the energy and mood. The guests raved about her as well. We are so grateful!
Becky Levine & Benji Derman
Cafe Brauer @ Lincoln Park Zoo
We had DJ Ruby perform at our wedding at Cafe Brauer, and wow was she fantastic! She really took to heart our suggestions and the music made the celebration feel distinctly us! She nailed the special songs we carefully had chosen, and then got the party bumping with awesome music for young and old. I could see DJ ruby boppin' around herself which made me so happy - if someone truly enjoys their job as much as she does then they're definitely going to do a great job. Moreover, she went up to each of our toasters and reviewed how to use the mic effectively - we came to find out that this is very unique! From the planning stages (not just picking songs, but DJ Ruby getting a sense for our style) to the execution, she nailed every bit of it. The sound at Cafe Brauer can be a bit challenging at times, but we really had no issues thanks to her expertise. If you want a capable, dedicated, nice, and talented DJ, T&J has got you covered!