Making you dance until your feet bleed since 2005

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Brie & Kaleigh

Vanessa Buholzer Photography

Artifact Events

Toast and Jam was the BEST! DJ Shannon helped us throw such an amazing and unforgettable party at our wedding; we had guests dance from the moment music began until it ended. In fact, our dance floor was packed the entire night! Shannon was incredible to work with - very professional, fun, and easy to get along with. In our meetings, we talked about our perfect vibe which was, of course, "gay disco!" Shannon met our needs and exceeded. She created such a fun and exciting atmosphere for our celebration. Kaleigh and I love to dance, and all we wanted was for our friends and family to party all night - and they did! We cannot recommend DJ Shannon enough and highly recommend you go with her for the BEST NIGHT EVER!!

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Meaghan & Joe Mein

Meghan Walker Photography

Columbus Park Refectory

We’re a music-loving couple, so choosing Toast & Jam to help us create a memorable wedding soundtrack was one of our easiest planning decisions. Their “no cheese” promise caught our attention and proved that the Toast & Jam DJs take their work seriously, but not too seriously. The pros provided sample song lists and even allowed us to send a few self-made playlists to home in on cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing vibes. Our friendly, professional, and super cool DJ Shannon was receptive to our music suggestions and preferences while also offering her own ideas and expertise. The result was a collaborative effort of epic proportions. She read the room, kept the evening flowing seamlessly, and was open to last minute updates — like spinning the father-daughter dance into a sweet and spunky mix (Nat King Cole into Prince) that brought everyone to the dancefloor. We felt stress-free the entire evening with her at the booth and couldn’t have been more pleased with Toast & Jam!

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Samantha Reed & Kyle Volis

guest

The Herbarium @ Bad Hunter

Chris from Toast and Jam was the absolute best! We went back and forth about whether to have a band or DJ, and having Chris as our DJ ended up being the best decision we could have made. We had a small wedding of 65 guests, but we still wanted to make sure it was a raging party. Working with Chris was super easy and fun--he brought a great energy to the process and made us feel at ease. My husband and I have pretty wide-ranging musical interests, and Chris made sure to incorporate them while also tailoring the music to the energy of the room. Chris not only created a great party, he also did a fantastic job providing sound for the ceremony (he even brought his own DI for a family member to perform a song during the ceremony). From the second dinner ended, the dance floor was full and stayed that way all night--we didn't want it to ever be over! People continue to talk about how great the music was, and we couldn't be happier.

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Brian & Jillian Mallen

Lindsey Kay Photography

Venue West

We had Alli from Toast & Jam for our wedding this past weekend. She exceeded all expectations and gave us the most PERFECT wedding dance floor. To quote our planner, it was the best/most packed dance floor that she had seen in the last 7 years. We provided Alli with a general foundation of what kind of music that we liked and she was able to use her creativity to come up with a cocktail hour, dinner hour and dance floor playlist that blew our minds. We are so incredibly happy with our decision to use Toast & Jam and Alli at our wedding! We would recommend her for any couple looking to have the best dance party, ever.

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Tami Whatcott & Allen Yanong

Allie Idrac

Chicago Cultural Center

My husband and I have very different tastes, so planning this wedding was not the easiest thing. We were lucky enough to find Chris and have him as our DJ. He blended our styles perfectly together with out much direction from us. We told him the mood we would like the event to have and he came up with a brilliant mix. My 7 year old nephew (and ring bearer) wants to be a DJ when he grows up. Chris was kind enough to let him watch him work and even push play on a couple of the songs. My nephew is still talking about it! Thank you Toast & Jam for being so friendly and flexible. You helped make our special day perfect!

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Kristin & Danny

Kelly Braman

Theater on the Lake

We heard about Toast & Jam while at our friends wedding and had to check them out. The moment we met Jess, we got the vibe this was going to be soooo goooood! She is extremely personable. Her love and knowledge of music is apparent as soon as you start talking with her. Getting it right for you is her main concern. She is full of ideas and always there to help along the way. She wove the music perfectly throughout our reception exactly to our tastes. Frankly it was like she was in our head! Her transitions were practiced and eloquent as our emcee. Our dance floor was crammed the entire evening. We can't say enough about Jess. Even our coordinator said Jess was really on top of it. Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Now hurry up and go book Jess for your event!

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Jenny & Bob

Rachael Kazmier

Loft Lucia

Tabitha from Toast & Jam made our wedding ceremony and reception perfect! I was concerned about that edits of songs for the ceremony. The aisle was short, and I knew there wouldn't be lot of time for each song to play during the processional. Tabitha was very receptive to my ideas and created the perfect excerpts! It took my breath away to hear the exact words and music play as I made my way to my groom :)Tabitha was able to bridge our music tastes with great tunes that everyone loves. My husband and I have talked about how so many of our favorites played pre-ceremony and during dinner. The dance floor was rocking all night; she took queues from the crowd and kept playing jams that the group was feeling. It was such a magical and amazing night!!

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Bill & Addie

Redwall Photo

Union League Club

We had the most wonderful experience working with Emily!! It's as if she's a "Wedding Whisperer." From the moment we first met with her, I felt like she understood our desired flow and feel for the reception, and we knew we could trust her to play whatever would fit the mood and keep our guests happy. Day-of, she did a phenomenal job coordinating and emceeing the prayers, speeches, and dances, and by the time the last song played, the dance floor was still packed. We really were in the best hands! Now, I recommend Toast & Jam and Emily to everyone I know... I really want to go to one of these receptions as a guest!!

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Chris & Natalie Vondra

Cattura Weddings

DANK Haus German Cultural CEnter

We knew DJ Chris was our jam right from the start. During our first meeting with Chis, he really listened to what we were looking for and we were joking and laughing all the way through the consultation. Leading up to the wedding Chris was very professional and helpful but day of he was incredible. He read the audience and had everyone dancing from the first dance all the way until the final dance. Not only that - he was into it, jumping and dancing along with the mix - having a great time which we loved! When our wedding guests surprised us with an Elvis impersonator(!!), Chris (with no warning) quickly jumped into get Elvis set up with a mic. Could not have been happier with DJ Chris.

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Anne & Tim

Gina Garbero Photo (lily & lime)

Fairlie Chicago

I can't say enough good things about DJ Kristin. We wanted people having fun on the dance floor the entire night and that is exactly what we got. DJ Kristin was proactive and thoughtful throughout the entire process. She spun jams and kept it accessible when I say the dance floor was packed with people ages 21-75 all night (and we extended the set by a couple hours) our guests could not stay away from the dance floor. Especially meaningful to me, Kristin found a string arrangement of "our song" and I was able to surprise my Fiancé* (*HUSBAND) by walking down the aisle to Depeche Mode's just can't get enough. Our wedding was a blast start to finish, ceremony through last call, largely because of Kristin. Pictured here the last song Robyn's 'Call Your Girlfriend'. If I had to do the whole thing all over again I would not change a thing! Thank you Kristin from the bottom of our still racing hearts.

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