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Toast & Jam, Inc

Chicago , IL
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2043 W Wabansia
Chicago, IL US 60647 (map)

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773-687-8833

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Toast and Jam rejects stale line dances, props and gimmicks in favor of sweet, perfectly planned and well-timed musical flow that appeals to every partygoer, from elderly grandparents to... Read more
Toast and Jam rejects stale line dances, props and gimmicks in favor of sweet, perfectly planned and well-timed musical flow that appeals to every partygoer, from elderly grandparents to the snootiest music junkie. Read less
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Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristin marks of toast and made my wedding. As soon as the light dinner music started my wedding party said they wanted to steal her playlist. She had everyone of the dance floor, from my college friends to my parents friends and even grandparents. She was def. The best vendor I chose. My other friend used them for a wedding so whoever you get you will be happy with. I would recommend asking for Kristin marks. She was awesome! She danced at her booth the whole time!
Kristin marks of toast and made my wedding. As soon as the light dinner music started my wedding party said they wanted to Read more...
Kristin marks of toast and made my wedding. As soon as the light dinner music started my wedding party said they wanted to steal her playlist. She had everyone of the dance floor, from my college friends to my parents friends and even grandparents. She was def. The best vendor I chose. My other friend used them for a wedding so whoever you get you will be happy with. I would recommend asking for Kristin marks. She was awesome! She danced at her booth the whole time! Read less
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Amie
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Angie. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her, every step of the way. She was flexible and made sure her service was tailored to our wishes. She did a great job of asking the right questions to really get a feel of our music tastes. Our reception went late, until 1:00am, and some of our guests got a little tired after midnight. When the dance floor began to cool down, she knew just what to play to get everyone back out there again. The only issue for the whole night was a blown speaker at the beginning of the ceremony. It was in no way Angie's fault. The only reason it is worth noting is to show her professionalism in dealing with this issue. The problem was fixed in a flash and the rest of the ceremony went off without a hitch. After, she made sure to personally apologize to both of us. We were very impressed with Angie, from beginning to end.
Our DJ was Angie. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her, every step of the way. She was flexible and made sure her Read more...
Our DJ was Angie. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her, every step of the way. She was flexible and made sure her service was tailored to our wishes. She did a great job of asking the right questions to really get a feel of our music tastes. Our reception went late, until 1:00am, and some of our guests got a little tired after midnight. When the dance floor began to cool down, she knew just what to play to get everyone back out there again. The only issue for the whole night was a blown speaker at the beginning of the ceremony. It was in no way Angie's fault. The only reason it is worth noting is to show her professionalism in dealing with this issue. The problem was fixed in a flash and the rest of the ceremony went off without a hitch. After, she made sure to personally apologize to both of us. We were very impressed with Angie, from beginning to end. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Rachel was by far the best DJ I have ever met and she was amazing at our wedding. Rachel was not only a DJ she helped coordinate the whole night by staying on top of time and when each dance, toast, and dinner needed to be completed. Toast and Jam was flexible and worked with me as I was planning a wedding out of state. Rachel played every song we wanted and the dance floor was packed all night! I continue to have friends and family telling me that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and that it had to be a record of how many people on the dance floor at one time! We are so happy that toast and jam were able to DJ our wedding and we will refer them to everyone!
Rachel was by far the best DJ I have ever met and she was amazing at our wedding. Rachel was not only a DJ she helped Read more...
Rachel was by far the best DJ I have ever met and she was amazing at our wedding. Rachel was not only a DJ she helped coordinate the whole night by staying on top of time and when each dance, toast, and dinner needed to be completed. Toast and Jam was flexible and worked with me as I was planning a wedding out of state. Rachel played every song we wanted and the dance floor was packed all night! I continue to have friends and family telling me that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and that it had to be a record of how many people on the dance floor at one time! We are so happy that toast and jam were able to DJ our wedding and we will refer them to everyone! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Carrie G from Toast and Jam. She did an awesome job!!!!! I have gotten so many compliments on the music and how much fun everyone had dancing and that they didn't want the party to end. The dance floor was packed the entire night and not a single favorite song went unplayed.

I'm so glad that I went with T&J as one of the first vendors I booked; they turned out to be one of the best parts of the day! If you want to have the best wedding reception EVER go with Toast and Jam!
Our DJ was Carrie G from Toast and Jam. She did an awesome job!!!!! I have gotten so many compliments on the music and how Read more...
Our DJ was Carrie G from Toast and Jam. She did an awesome job!!!!! I have gotten so many compliments on the music and how much fun everyone had dancing and that they didn't want the party to end. The dance floor was packed the entire night and not a single favorite song went unplayed.

I'm so glad that I went with T&J as one of the first vendors I booked; they turned out to be one of the best parts of the day! If you want to have the best wedding reception EVER go with Toast and Jam! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Caitlin is the woman! My husband and I originally were not going to get a DJ and just play our phones which would have been a terrible mistake. Not only did Caitlin use a mix of beat matching and pitch alterations to make sure there was a steady flow, she did an amazing job of sensing when the crowd wasn't feeling a song out and moving out.

In addition to being ridiculously refreshing as both a female and normal person (no offense to the male cheeseballs that are usually DJ's) she made us think about things we never would have considered, like who would make the blessing, when we'd cut the cake and make speeches, and when to put the sunset pictures and late night buffet so as to not disturb the dance party.

I would absolutely recommend these ladies (and gentleman) as a refreshing and awesome source of entertainment.

A little on the pricy side, but worth every penny and we know now why!
Caitlin is the woman! My husband and I originally were not going to get a DJ and just play our phones which would have Read more...
Caitlin is the woman! My husband and I originally were not going to get a DJ and just play our phones which would have been a terrible mistake. Not only did Caitlin use a mix of beat matching and pitch alterations to make sure there was a steady flow, she did an amazing job of sensing when the crowd wasn't feeling a song out and moving out.

In addition to being ridiculously refreshing as both a female and normal person (no offense to the male cheeseballs that are usually DJ's) she made us think about things we never would have considered, like who would make the blessing, when we'd cut the cake and make speeches, and when to put the sunset pictures and late night buffet so as to not disturb the dance party.

I would absolutely recommend these ladies (and gentleman) as a refreshing and awesome source of entertainment.

A little on the pricy side, but worth every penny and we know now why! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We were really worried about finding a DJ. A friend recommend Toast & Jam. Starting with our first appointment with Kate, our DJ, we felt at ease and knew they were the right choice. They have a great system to help you tailor your music choices. Plus they have a do not play list to remove all the cheesy things. We had two meeting with Kate to work out all the details for the wedding. Day of Kate was there on time and ready to go. She had the speaker set up outside for the cocktail hour and organize us to walk in to the reception. She had a great plan to break up the toasts, cake cutting, first dances that made it very smooth. She kept people dancing on the floor all night. They are well worth the price for the professionalism, talent, and experience.
We were really worried about finding a DJ. A friend recommend Toast & Jam. Starting with our first appointment with Kate, Read more...
We were really worried about finding a DJ. A friend recommend Toast & Jam. Starting with our first appointment with Kate, our DJ, we felt at ease and knew they were the right choice. They have a great system to help you tailor your music choices. Plus they have a do not play list to remove all the cheesy things. We had two meeting with Kate to work out all the details for the wedding. Day of Kate was there on time and ready to go. She had the speaker set up outside for the cocktail hour and organize us to walk in to the reception. She had a great plan to break up the toasts, cake cutting, first dances that made it very smooth. She kept people dancing on the floor all night. They are well worth the price for the professionalism, talent, and experience. Read less
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kate
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Phenomenal. Our DJ Kristin Marks did an amazing job and was so easy to work with, the company even provided me with her cell for some last minute edits and questions, she was very high energy and knew how to read the crowd well, we couldn't have asked for anything better she made the night so fun!
Phenomenal. Our DJ Kristin Marks did an amazing job and was so easy to work with, the company even provided me with her Read more...
Phenomenal. Our DJ Kristin Marks did an amazing job and was so easy to work with, the company even provided me with her cell for some last minute edits and questions, she was very high energy and knew how to read the crowd well, we couldn't have asked for anything better she made the night so fun! Read less
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leah
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
OMG Dj Carrie was amazing! Everyone told me it was the most fun and most they have every danced at a wedding! Every single song was exactly what we wanted! Toast and Jam you guys are the best!!
OMG Dj Carrie was amazing! Everyone told me it was the most fun and most they have every danced at a wedding! Every single Read more...
OMG Dj Carrie was amazing! Everyone told me it was the most fun and most they have every danced at a wedding! Every single song was exactly what we wanted! Toast and Jam you guys are the best!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam made my wedding the most fun place to be in Chicago that night! I was so happy with the songs they played and the fluidity between each song. This company is so awesome.
Toast & Jam made my wedding the most fun place to be in Chicago that night! I was so happy with the songs they played and Read more...
Toast & Jam made my wedding the most fun place to be in Chicago that night! I was so happy with the songs they played and the fluidity between each song. This company is so awesome. Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam have great reviews for a reason. They are absolutely amazing. Kate Porter was our DJ and she was brilliant. We booked Toast and Jam about a year and a half before the wedding date, and they were in touch with us right away, and then again closer to the actual wedding date. They can accommodate pretty much any style, and we loved their policy of no cheese unless otherwise specified (i.e. no chicken dance, no electric slide, etc.). For instance, we had a lot of variety in the music, ranging from "Shoop" to "Galway Girl" and Kate easily transitioned between styles. We even had some traditional Greek dancing included for my rather large Greek family.
Toast and Jam have great reviews for a reason. They are absolutely amazing. Kate Porter was our DJ and she was brilliant. Read more...
Toast and Jam have great reviews for a reason. They are absolutely amazing. Kate Porter was our DJ and she was brilliant. We booked Toast and Jam about a year and a half before the wedding date, and they were in touch with us right away, and then again closer to the actual wedding date. They can accommodate pretty much any style, and we loved their policy of no cheese unless otherwise specified (i.e. no chicken dance, no electric slide, etc.). For instance, we had a lot of variety in the music, ranging from "Shoop" to "Galway Girl" and Kate easily transitioned between styles. We even had some traditional Greek dancing included for my rather large Greek family. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with Ruby and the job she did at our wedding! It was important to us that everyone had a great time dancing without any of those cheesy wedding songs...the dance floor was full and we had such a great time! I would not hesitate for a second to recommend T&J to a friend!
We couldn't be happier with Ruby and the job she did at our wedding! It was important to us that everyone had a great time Read more...
We couldn't be happier with Ruby and the job she did at our wedding! It was important to us that everyone had a great time dancing without any of those cheesy wedding songs...the dance floor was full and we had such a great time! I would not hesitate for a second to recommend T&J to a friend! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our DJ, Angie, was amazing. She listened to the tone we wanted for cocktails, dinner, dancing, etc and ran with it. She really worked off the crowd and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. LOVE LOVE LOVE her and Toast and Jam. They were great to work with from day one.
Our DJ, Angie, was amazing. She listened to the tone we wanted for cocktails, dinner, dancing, etc and ran with it. She Read more...
Our DJ, Angie, was amazing. She listened to the tone we wanted for cocktails, dinner, dancing, etc and ran with it. She really worked off the crowd and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. LOVE LOVE LOVE her and Toast and Jam. They were great to work with from day one. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
After the realization we could not afford a band for our wedding I went on the DJ hunt. From the moment we checked out Toast and Jam's website I knew we had found a winner. They were exactly the quirky, fun, affordable, and "not your average wedding DJ" I was looking for. We were paired with Katie LaBombard and have never looked back since. Katie is amazing, fabulous, wonderful, and any other positive adjective you can think of. Through the entire process she help lead us toward decisions to be made, gave great song suggestions, listened to what our vision for our reception was, and is just plain fun! Katie helped keep the reception on time (speeches, special dances, etc.) and the dance floor was rockin' all night long. The night was EPIC :) Stong work Katie!
After the realization we could not afford a band for our wedding I went on the DJ hunt. From the moment we checked out Read more...
After the realization we could not afford a band for our wedding I went on the DJ hunt. From the moment we checked out Toast and Jam's website I knew we had found a winner. They were exactly the quirky, fun, affordable, and "not your average wedding DJ" I was looking for. We were paired with Katie LaBombard and have never looked back since. Katie is amazing, fabulous, wonderful, and any other positive adjective you can think of. Through the entire process she help lead us toward decisions to be made, gave great song suggestions, listened to what our vision for our reception was, and is just plain fun! Katie helped keep the reception on time (speeches, special dances, etc.) and the dance floor was rockin' all night long. The night was EPIC :) Stong work Katie! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Carrie Grucz was amazing! The dance floor was packed the whole night. The pre-ceremony and cocktail hour music was perfect. She did an amazing job and helped make our wedding a night to remember.
Carrie Grucz was amazing! The dance floor was packed the whole night. The pre-ceremony and cocktail hour music was Read more...
Carrie Grucz was amazing! The dance floor was packed the whole night. The pre-ceremony and cocktail hour music was perfect. She did an amazing job and helped make our wedding a night to remember. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Kate Porter, and she was fantastic!! We just told her the entrance songs and first dance songs and left it up to her to do the rest and our dance floor was packed the entire night! She even did some dancing herself while DJ'ing. I highly recommend her or any Toast & Jam DJ!
Our DJ was Kate Porter, and she was fantastic!! We just told her the entrance songs and first dance songs and left it up Read more...
Our DJ was Kate Porter, and she was fantastic!! We just told her the entrance songs and first dance songs and left it up to her to do the rest and our dance floor was packed the entire night! She even did some dancing herself while DJ'ing. I highly recommend her or any Toast & Jam DJ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
3 things you want from a DJ:

1) Play to the crowd
2) Seamless music
3) Packed dancefloor.

I cannot come up with one more thing to say about T&J other than they mastered what they do. We were lucky enough to get Kristin and she is amazing! She is the sweetest person on top of being an amazing DJ. She found a way to get Britney and N*Sync into my wedding and never have one person leave the dance floor.

Amazing!
3 things you want from a DJ:

1) Play to the crowd
2) Seamless music
3) Packed dancefloor.

I Read more...
3 things you want from a DJ:

1) Play to the crowd
2) Seamless music
3) Packed dancefloor.

I cannot come up with one more thing to say about T&J other than they mastered what they do. We were lucky enough to get Kristin and she is amazing! She is the sweetest person on top of being an amazing DJ. She found a way to get Britney and N*Sync into my wedding and never have one person leave the dance floor.

Amazing! Read less
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JG-F
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Rebecca was amazing. Rebecca took the time to get to know us and our taste in music, and even met with us via Skype, as I go to school in Champaign-Urbana. She translated what we talked about into an amazing night. Also, she made sure everything was running on time during our DIY wedding, all while spinning some amazing music--everyone was on the dance floor. Two weeks later, we are still getting compliments on the music. We cannot thank Rebecca enough!
DJ Rebecca was amazing. Rebecca took the time to get to know us and our taste in music, and even met with us via Skype, as Read more...
DJ Rebecca was amazing. Rebecca took the time to get to know us and our taste in music, and even met with us via Skype, as I go to school in Champaign-Urbana. She translated what we talked about into an amazing night. Also, she made sure everything was running on time during our DIY wedding, all while spinning some amazing music--everyone was on the dance floor. Two weeks later, we are still getting compliments on the music. We cannot thank Rebecca enough! Read less
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Chelle
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I literally don't have a single negative thing to say about Toast and Jam. Kate and Rachel were amazing and super responsive during our wedding planning process. They were so enthusiastic and seemed like they really cared about our wedding and totally listened to us when we discussed our musical likes and hates. We basically let them run wild with their own musical choices and it was nothing short of amazing.

We used Toast and Jam for our ceremony music as well and they were awesome, even threw in a few extra minutes "on the house" for us so that we could have a little bit of pre-ceremony music as our guests grabbed their seats.

Our wedding went off without a hitch, Kate & Rachel rocked our dance floor, and they were extremely reasonably priced for what amazing and professional DJs they are!
I literally don't have a single negative thing to say about Toast and Jam. Kate and Rachel were amazing and super Read more...
I literally don't have a single negative thing to say about Toast and Jam. Kate and Rachel were amazing and super responsive during our wedding planning process. They were so enthusiastic and seemed like they really cared about our wedding and totally listened to us when we discussed our musical likes and hates. We basically let them run wild with their own musical choices and it was nothing short of amazing.

We used Toast and Jam for our ceremony music as well and they were awesome, even threw in a few extra minutes "on the house" for us so that we could have a little bit of pre-ceremony music as our guests grabbed their seats.

Our wedding went off without a hitch, Kate & Rachel rocked our dance floor, and they were extremely reasonably priced for what amazing and professional DJs they are! Read less
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elysion
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED T&J!! We had the fabulous DJ Kristin Marks working with us and she couldn't have done a better job. We loved that T&J had the perfect "stale" aka Do Not Play list to match our tastes (basically none of your typical cheesy wedding staples). We didn't have too many must plays, so Kristin worked all of them in at some point during the evening, including a few songs I was able to email her since she didn't have them, and it made me sooo happy!! I swear the only time there wasn't anyone on the dance floor was when she played one of our must play songs (and then it was me and my husband rocking out solo). Our weird musical choices aside, she kept everyone on the dance floor!

Kristin was really professional and on top of everything; she worked our ceremony as well and worked with the videographers to share mics, she made sure all the other vendors knew when special things would be announced during the reception so that they could be in position to get pictures/video, and she lined everyone up for our entrance as well. The best part of the night was the fact that she looked like she was having just a good a time as the other guests; it looked like we had a real club dj who really loved the music that was playing!

Hiring T&J was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!
LOVED T&J!! We had the fabulous DJ Kristin Marks working with us and she couldn't have done a better job. We loved that Read more...
LOVED T&J!! We had the fabulous DJ Kristin Marks working with us and she couldn't have done a better job. We loved that T&J had the perfect "stale" aka Do Not Play list to match our tastes (basically none of your typical cheesy wedding staples). We didn't have too many must plays, so Kristin worked all of them in at some point during the evening, including a few songs I was able to email her since she didn't have them, and it made me sooo happy!! I swear the only time there wasn't anyone on the dance floor was when she played one of our must play songs (and then it was me and my husband rocking out solo). Our weird musical choices aside, she kept everyone on the dance floor!

Kristin was really professional and on top of everything; she worked our ceremony as well and worked with the videographers to share mics, she made sure all the other vendors knew when special things would be announced during the reception so that they could be in position to get pictures/video, and she lined everyone up for our entrance as well. The best part of the night was the fact that she looked like she was having just a good a time as the other guests; it looked like we had a real club dj who really loved the music that was playing!

Hiring T&J was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel MADE our reception! She knew exactly how keep people moving the entire night - the dance floor was packed from start to finish. After the last song guests were chanting for more! Thanks so much for being such a fun part of our special night!
Rachel MADE our reception! She knew exactly how keep people moving the entire night - the dance floor was packed from Read more...
Rachel MADE our reception! She knew exactly how keep people moving the entire night - the dance floor was packed from start to finish. After the last song guests were chanting for more! Thanks so much for being such a fun part of our special night! Read less
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april
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Katie was awesome to work with! She is a great DJ and we highly recommend Toast and Jam for your wedding! The song lists that are provided along with the "Do Not Play" list of stale music really attracted us to Toast and Jam. We were paired up with Katie and we met via IChat since we are out of state. The entire process was a breeze. Katie was easy to get in touch with and responded to our questions promptly. We worked with her to create a very unique musical backdrop to our wedding including a cocktail hour, dinner, and of course, dancing! Katie was so much fun and very professional. All of our wedding guests loved the music and said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Great DJ!
Katie was awesome to work with! She is a great DJ and we highly recommend Toast and Jam for your wedding! The song lists Read more...
Katie was awesome to work with! She is a great DJ and we highly recommend Toast and Jam for your wedding! The song lists that are provided along with the "Do Not Play" list of stale music really attracted us to Toast and Jam. We were paired up with Katie and we met via IChat since we are out of state. The entire process was a breeze. Katie was easy to get in touch with and responded to our questions promptly. We worked with her to create a very unique musical backdrop to our wedding including a cocktail hour, dinner, and of course, dancing! Katie was so much fun and very professional. All of our wedding guests loved the music and said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Great DJ! Read less
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Faith
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We’ve all been to weddings with bad DJs. DJs who play terrible music like the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance. DJs who make bad jokes. We didn’t want that kind of DJ for our wedding. We wanted someone with a chill vibe that would play a good variety of music and wouldn’t be on the microphone all night.

We talked to DJs from two different companies and it was a no brainer when we decided to go with Natalie Clark from Toast & Jam. We loved everything about Toast & Jam, from their cute office space in Wicker Park to their stance on “stale” wedding music like the Electric Slide. Plus, Natalie was so knowledgeable, had a bunch of great suggestions, and, on top of it all, she’s just a super chill, fun gal.

We got some many compliments on our music, from my 19 year old niece to my 60 year old uncle. Natalie was able to incorporate so many different kinds of music, ranging from the Carpenters for my dad, Rat Pack era favorites (I love Sinatra) and top 40s hits for the younger folks.

I would definitely recommend Natalie Clark from Toast & Jam to any brides who want to keep their dance floor packed all night.
We’ve all been to weddings with bad DJs. DJs who play terrible music like the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance. DJs who Read more...
We’ve all been to weddings with bad DJs. DJs who play terrible music like the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance. DJs who make bad jokes. We didn’t want that kind of DJ for our wedding. We wanted someone with a chill vibe that would play a good variety of music and wouldn’t be on the microphone all night.

We talked to DJs from two different companies and it was a no brainer when we decided to go with Natalie Clark from Toast & Jam. We loved everything about Toast & Jam, from their cute office space in Wicker Park to their stance on “stale” wedding music like the Electric Slide. Plus, Natalie was so knowledgeable, had a bunch of great suggestions, and, on top of it all, she’s just a super chill, fun gal.

We got some many compliments on our music, from my 19 year old niece to my 60 year old uncle. Natalie was able to incorporate so many different kinds of music, ranging from the Carpenters for my dad, Rat Pack era favorites (I love Sinatra) and top 40s hits for the younger folks.

I would definitely recommend Natalie Clark from Toast & Jam to any brides who want to keep their dance floor packed all night. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Why can't I give DJ Karin 6 or 7 stars? This is an instance where 5 isn't enough. Toast & Jam is the DJ business that you wish everyone used for their weddings. You've gone to those weddings where you are having fun with your table and you're just itching for the DJ's set to start so you can grab your cute date or your cute table-mate and hit the dance floor. But the music starts off with some horrible song that no one knows and it slowly gets worse from there. T&J is NOT that group. Karin is NOT that DJ. We are convinced that Karin is a music genie.

First off we got lucky. We were able to reach out to T&J and got set up with Karin right away. I have heard of other couples who were on a waiting list for a week or two before their wedding date became available. But they knew of the T&J magic and were willing to wait. Once we got hooked up with Karin life got easier. Ahead of time she provided us with an amazingly comprehensive list of music to help us give her a clue as to what our guests would like on the day of. Using just that and her DJ intuition she worked her music magic. Subsequently, our dance floor was sardine packed from the first song till the last. People only stopped to rehydrate from the bar or kick off shoes and grab flip flops. People danced who don't dance and even my sweet Mom had to stop someone mid-sentence to say "hold that thought; this is my JAM!"

Karin even helped us with our processional and recessional songs. This is really what set her well above the bar in our book. My husband and I liked a specific classical song for our entrance. The song builds up to a crescendo and at that peek moment we wanted the doors to open and I would walk in. Well the build up of the song wasn't long enough for all 6 couples to walk in before me. So what did Karin do? She looped the first few stanzas of music enough times to give us an additional 2 minutes on the song to allow all 6 couples to walk down the aisle. Who does that? Karin
Why can't I give DJ Karin 6 or 7 stars? This is an instance where 5 isn't enough. Toast & Jam is the DJ business that you Read more...
Why can't I give DJ Karin 6 or 7 stars? This is an instance where 5 isn't enough. Toast & Jam is the DJ business that you wish everyone used for their weddings. You've gone to those weddings where you are having fun with your table and you're just itching for the DJ's set to start so you can grab your cute date or your cute table-mate and hit the dance floor. But the music starts off with some horrible song that no one knows and it slowly gets worse from there. T&J is NOT that group. Karin is NOT that DJ. We are convinced that Karin is a music genie.

First off we got lucky. We were able to reach out to T&J and got set up with Karin right away. I have heard of other couples who were on a waiting list for a week or two before their wedding date became available. But they knew of the T&J magic and were willing to wait. Once we got hooked up with Karin life got easier. Ahead of time she provided us with an amazingly comprehensive list of music to help us give her a clue as to what our guests would like on the day of. Using just that and her DJ intuition she worked her music magic. Subsequently, our dance floor was sardine packed from the first song till the last. People only stopped to rehydrate from the bar or kick off shoes and grab flip flops. People danced who don't dance and even my sweet Mom had to stop someone mid-sentence to say "hold that thought; this is my JAM!"

Karin even helped us with our processional and recessional songs. This is really what set her well above the bar in our book. My husband and I liked a specific classical song for our entrance. The song builds up to a crescendo and at that peek moment we wanted the doors to open and I would walk in. Well the build up of the song wasn't long enough for all 6 couples to walk in before me. So what did Karin do? She looped the first few stanzas of music enough times to give us an additional 2 minutes on the song to allow all 6 couples to walk down the aisle. Who does that? Karin Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rebecca was perfect. She did the ceremony, cocktail, and reception music for our wedding, and it was seamless from start to finish. Our guests of all ages had a great time dancing, and she worked with our coordinator to get the timing perfect for the cake cutting, first dance, etc. Upshot: we didn't worry about a thing. Thanks, Rebecca!!
Rebecca was perfect. She did the ceremony, cocktail, and reception music for our wedding, and it was seamless from start Read more...
Rebecca was perfect. She did the ceremony, cocktail, and reception music for our wedding, and it was seamless from start to finish. Our guests of all ages had a great time dancing, and she worked with our coordinator to get the timing perfect for the cake cutting, first dance, etc. Upshot: we didn't worry about a thing. Thanks, Rebecca!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dance floor was packed all night long. No terrible tunes were played. They helped the evening stay on schedule & were so professional and easy to work with. I've referred countless soon-to-be-married friends to them and had great reviews from guests even months later. Thanks for making our day that much more fun! It's a no-brainer to book T&J (unless you like terrible wedding music and enjoy not having fun).
Dance floor was packed all night long. No terrible tunes were played. They helped the evening stay on schedule & were so Read more...
Dance floor was packed all night long. No terrible tunes were played. They helped the evening stay on schedule & were so professional and easy to work with. I've referred countless soon-to-be-married friends to them and had great reviews from guests even months later. Thanks for making our day that much more fun! It's a no-brainer to book T&J (unless you like terrible wedding music and enjoy not having fun). Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Emily was our DJ for the evening and she did a fantastic job. She was great to work with and willing to accomodate any special requests that we had. She was very organized and help coordinate with other vendors on the day of the event. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of this type of service.
Emily was our DJ for the evening and she did a fantastic job. She was great to work with and willing to accomodate any Read more...
Emily was our DJ for the evening and she did a fantastic job. She was great to work with and willing to accomodate any special requests that we had. She was very organized and help coordinate with other vendors on the day of the event. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of this type of service. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
A big thank you to Karin and Toast & Jam for making our wedding reception so much fun and for making the planning process so easy! Karin did a phenomenal job with our specific/vague requests--like, "Play x song, but whenever you think it would be best." Beyond that, we didn't give her much direction, but she managed to capture our wide-range of taste in music from the cocktail hour to dinner and through the last dance. We didn't want to leave the dance floor the entire night, and we didn't have to because ALL of our guests joined us out there. Thank you, Karin...it was a joy to have you as part of our big day!
A big thank you to Karin and Toast & Jam for making our wedding reception so much fun and for making the planning process Read more...
A big thank you to Karin and Toast & Jam for making our wedding reception so much fun and for making the planning process so easy! Karin did a phenomenal job with our specific/vague requests--like, "Play x song, but whenever you think it would be best." Beyond that, we didn't give her much direction, but she managed to capture our wide-range of taste in music from the cocktail hour to dinner and through the last dance. We didn't want to leave the dance floor the entire night, and we didn't have to because ALL of our guests joined us out there. Thank you, Karin...it was a joy to have you as part of our big day! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Toast and Jam! Our DJ, Natalie, totally understood us and how goofy we are :) We switched into a surprise choreographed dance for our first dance and she was totally on board and kept it a secret from everyone! My sister planned a flash mob, and again, Natalie kept it from us - lots of surprises! We loved working with Natalie and Toast and Jam! I would HIGHLY recommend them!!
We absolutely loved working with Toast and Jam! Our DJ, Natalie, totally understood us and how goofy we are :) We switched Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Toast and Jam! Our DJ, Natalie, totally understood us and how goofy we are :) We switched into a surprise choreographed dance for our first dance and she was totally on board and kept it a secret from everyone! My sister planned a flash mob, and again, Natalie kept it from us - lots of surprises! We loved working with Natalie and Toast and Jam! I would HIGHLY recommend them!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Carrie Weston at Toast & Jam did a fantastic, unbelievable, amazing job at our wedding. THANK YOU. I can't count how many compliments we got on the music. The night truly exceeded our expectations. I saw so, so many people on the dance floor who never, ever dance. One of my cousins even said "I think we just set a world record for number of family on the dance floor" (my family is not known for their dancing)! Carrie really understood what we wanted and delivered 1000%
Carrie Weston at Toast & Jam did a fantastic, unbelievable, amazing job at our wedding. THANK YOU. I can't count how many Read more...
Carrie Weston at Toast & Jam did a fantastic, unbelievable, amazing job at our wedding. THANK YOU. I can't count how many compliments we got on the music. The night truly exceeded our expectations. I saw so, so many people on the dance floor who never, ever dance. One of my cousins even said "I think we just set a world record for number of family on the dance floor" (my family is not known for their dancing)! Carrie really understood what we wanted and delivered 1000% Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam did an amazing job of not only executing the music for the ceremony and reception, but were amazing at reading the dance floor and guest needs to keep the party going! They offered a wonderful selection, made sure that all of our special requests (some quite obscure) were taken care of, and provided great guidance on getting a play list going. It was great to not have to rely on corny/cliché "games" or activities to keep the party going...just great music!
Toast and Jam did an amazing job of not only executing the music for the ceremony and reception, but were amazing at Read more...
Toast and Jam did an amazing job of not only executing the music for the ceremony and reception, but were amazing at reading the dance floor and guest needs to keep the party going! They offered a wonderful selection, made sure that all of our special requests (some quite obscure) were taken care of, and provided great guidance on getting a play list going. It was great to not have to rely on corny/cliché "games" or activities to keep the party going...just great music! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam was easily one of our very best vendors.

Emily A. was our DJ and she did a fantastic job! To start, my husband's work schedule made week day meetings a bit hard to schedule. This was never a problem for Emily. She was able to accommodate our schedule easily each time we met. On top of that, I don't think I ever had to wait more than a few hours for an email response from her if I ever had questions.

Next, our wedding day went completely smoothly thanks to Emily. She made announcements when they needed to be made, easily worked through last minute changes and was even excited when a Groomsman paid extra to have her stay till 12:30am!

We keep receiving compliments on our DJ and how fun the dance floor was. I would definitely recommend Emily A. and Toast & Jam. I can honestly say they were one of our very best vendors!
Toast and Jam was easily one of our very best vendors.

Emily A. was our DJ and she did a fantastic job! To start, Read more...
Toast and Jam was easily one of our very best vendors.

Emily A. was our DJ and she did a fantastic job! To start, my husband's work schedule made week day meetings a bit hard to schedule. This was never a problem for Emily. She was able to accommodate our schedule easily each time we met. On top of that, I don't think I ever had to wait more than a few hours for an email response from her if I ever had questions.

Next, our wedding day went completely smoothly thanks to Emily. She made announcements when they needed to be made, easily worked through last minute changes and was even excited when a Groomsman paid extra to have her stay till 12:30am!

We keep receiving compliments on our DJ and how fun the dance floor was. I would definitely recommend Emily A. and Toast & Jam. I can honestly say they were one of our very best vendors! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about our DJ experience for our wedding. Toast & Jam was the only DJ we met with and it's because they are that amazing. My sister recommended them to me because her friend used them at her own wedding, and it is made up of a group of female DJs who ONLY play awesome music and NO stale music. I loathe weddings that play the "chicken dance", "electric slide", "Mambo No. 5" and all of the other horrible music that is lame, even at a wedding. We wanted a non-stop dance party blending oldies with new jams. And we got just that. We worked with Erica S. (we were her last wedding with the company) and she was absolutely a joy to work with. She completely got us and the music we were looking for. I NEVER had to worry about the song choices and she played the exact song choices we were hoping for. Everyone kept raving about the music and the dance floor was packed all night long. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ and I loved that she made the wedding what it was.
I cannot say enough good things about our DJ experience for our wedding. Toast & Jam was the only DJ we met with and it's Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about our DJ experience for our wedding. Toast & Jam was the only DJ we met with and it's because they are that amazing. My sister recommended them to me because her friend used them at her own wedding, and it is made up of a group of female DJs who ONLY play awesome music and NO stale music. I loathe weddings that play the "chicken dance", "electric slide", "Mambo No. 5" and all of the other horrible music that is lame, even at a wedding. We wanted a non-stop dance party blending oldies with new jams. And we got just that. We worked with Erica S. (we were her last wedding with the company) and she was absolutely a joy to work with. She completely got us and the music we were looking for. I NEVER had to worry about the song choices and she played the exact song choices we were hoping for. Everyone kept raving about the music and the dance floor was packed all night long. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ and I loved that she made the wedding what it was. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Extremely professional and fun, DJ Dustin created the perfect dance party for everyone int he room. When my Dad requested a few more "oldies before the werid stuff starts" Dustin immediately played 3 songs on the list I had noted as "Dad's Fav". The best part was, he looked like he was a having a good time too!

The entire experience with Toast & Jam was easy and they are an incredible value!

Highly, highly recommend for any event!
Extremely professional and fun, DJ Dustin created the perfect dance party for everyone int he room. When my Dad requested Read more...
Extremely professional and fun, DJ Dustin created the perfect dance party for everyone int he room. When my Dad requested a few more "oldies before the werid stuff starts" Dustin immediately played 3 songs on the list I had noted as "Dad's Fav". The best part was, he looked like he was a having a good time too!

The entire experience with Toast & Jam was easy and they are an incredible value!

Highly, highly recommend for any event! Read less
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C
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Ruby from Toast & Jam, and she made our wedding amazing! The dance floor was packed all night long. She accurately read the crowd (when there were older people there, when people were getting tired, etc.) and kept the party going! She was also good at dealing with our parameters of music- we didn't want anything with foul language and my husband hates R&B, so she played a whole night without a problem. The cocktail and dinner music was also great- people came up to me commenting on that! She also coordinated all of the speeches, etc. I would definitely book with Toast & Jam again, and would highly reccomend them- they are such an incredible value for their price!
We had Ruby from Toast & Jam, and she made our wedding amazing! The dance floor was packed all night long. She accurately Read more...
We had Ruby from Toast & Jam, and she made our wedding amazing! The dance floor was packed all night long. She accurately read the crowd (when there were older people there, when people were getting tired, etc.) and kept the party going! She was also good at dealing with our parameters of music- we didn't want anything with foul language and my husband hates R&B, so she played a whole night without a problem. The cocktail and dinner music was also great- people came up to me commenting on that! She also coordinated all of the speeches, etc. I would definitely book with Toast & Jam again, and would highly reccomend them- they are such an incredible value for their price! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Dena from Toast and Jam DJs was AMAZING!! She was amazing to work with all year - super friendly, responsive, professional and trustworthy. Like most couples, we were really concerned with the playlist for our wedding - we wanted all our must-play songs to be heard, while still making sure an eclectic guest list could enjoy all their favorites. Dena made sure to take our favorites in mind, while ensuring that we would be flexible enough to give her control during the event. We did... and virtually, all 200 people were dancing the entire night! That was our goal and we are still receiving comments about how great the music was and how everyone had such a great time. Highly recommend Toast and Jam.
Dena from Toast and Jam DJs was AMAZING!! She was amazing to work with all year - super friendly, responsive, professional Read more...
Dena from Toast and Jam DJs was AMAZING!! She was amazing to work with all year - super friendly, responsive, professional and trustworthy. Like most couples, we were really concerned with the playlist for our wedding - we wanted all our must-play songs to be heard, while still making sure an eclectic guest list could enjoy all their favorites. Dena made sure to take our favorites in mind, while ensuring that we would be flexible enough to give her control during the event. We did... and virtually, all 200 people were dancing the entire night! That was our goal and we are still receiving comments about how great the music was and how everyone had such a great time. Highly recommend Toast and Jam. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
These guys (or gals, I should say) are awesome! All of the music was perfect and we received many compliments that it was the best music ever played at a wedding!
These guys (or gals, I should say) are awesome! All of the music was perfect and we received many compliments that it was Read more...
These guys (or gals, I should say) are awesome! All of the music was perfect and we received many compliments that it was the best music ever played at a wedding! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam is awesome! Professional yet friendly. Very easygoing and open, with the goal of making your event exactly what you want. They can also help you with planning the timeline for the day. Karin was great, and I would highly recommend T&J for anyone who wants to have a super-fun event! :)
Toast & Jam is awesome! Professional yet friendly. Very easygoing and open, with the goal of making your event exactly Read more...
Toast & Jam is awesome! Professional yet friendly. Very easygoing and open, with the goal of making your event exactly what you want. They can also help you with planning the timeline for the day. Karin was great, and I would highly recommend T&J for anyone who wants to have a super-fun event! :) Read less
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Patrick
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam is hands down the best you can get for a DJ in the city. Mary rocked at our wedding last year. I've never seen an event in which the dance floor was always going - no boring songs. Also, they're very reasonably priced and, honestly, I'd pay well more for their services and it'd still be worth every penny.
Toast & Jam is hands down the best you can get for a DJ in the city. Mary rocked at our wedding last year. I've never seen Read more...
Toast & Jam is hands down the best you can get for a DJ in the city. Mary rocked at our wedding last year. I've never seen an event in which the dance floor was always going - no boring songs. Also, they're very reasonably priced and, honestly, I'd pay well more for their services and it'd still be worth every penny. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I found a toast and jam add in a popular Chicago newspaper and thought the name was cool, so without reading any reviews or even googling the business, i made an appointment. We met with Rachel, she was nothing less then amazing. so organized, so professional, great personality and great attitude with every interaction (email, meetings, phone calls) - always got back to me same day if i had a question, never made me feel like i was asking stupid questions. i could tell her heart was 101% in this wedding, just as mine was. The price was higher then i wanted to spend on a DJ, but once i met her, i couldn't imagine anything else on my big day. DJs kind of set the tone for the wedding, she made me an outline of the day and set my mind at such ease. I love this company and will tell everyone how amazing it was for years to come!
I found a toast and jam add in a popular Chicago newspaper and thought the name was cool, so without reading any reviews Read more...
I found a toast and jam add in a popular Chicago newspaper and thought the name was cool, so without reading any reviews or even googling the business, i made an appointment. We met with Rachel, she was nothing less then amazing. so organized, so professional, great personality and great attitude with every interaction (email, meetings, phone calls) - always got back to me same day if i had a question, never made me feel like i was asking stupid questions. i could tell her heart was 101% in this wedding, just as mine was. The price was higher then i wanted to spend on a DJ, but once i met her, i couldn't imagine anything else on my big day. DJs kind of set the tone for the wedding, she made me an outline of the day and set my mind at such ease. I love this company and will tell everyone how amazing it was for years to come! Read less
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Mai
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Emily from Toast & Jam did a spectacular job communicating with us as we planned our ceremony & reception at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Sept. 22, 2012 and the day-of went without a hiccup. We exchanged emails, had several phone calls and a Skype chat before the wedding (we live in NYC), and she answered all of our questions plus followed up with detail meetings notes via email. She created solutions for our ceremony microphone setup and showed patience & professional throughout the process.

Our guests zoomed to the dance floor as soon as they could and it stayed packed all night. She respected our song requests and added in her own special sauce to keep the party going. We had epic dance-offs to "Gangnam Style" and "Hot Cheetos & Takis" and so many guests told us how much fun they had at the wedding. DJ Emily helped us stay on track during the reception with dances, speeches and toasts and did it all while being super helpful and fun.
DJ Emily from Toast & Jam did a spectacular job communicating with us as we planned our ceremony & reception at the Peggy Read more...
DJ Emily from Toast & Jam did a spectacular job communicating with us as we planned our ceremony & reception at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Sept. 22, 2012 and the day-of went without a hiccup. We exchanged emails, had several phone calls and a Skype chat before the wedding (we live in NYC), and she answered all of our questions plus followed up with detail meetings notes via email. She created solutions for our ceremony microphone setup and showed patience & professional throughout the process.

Our guests zoomed to the dance floor as soon as they could and it stayed packed all night. She respected our song requests and added in her own special sauce to keep the party going. We had epic dance-offs to "Gangnam Style" and "Hot Cheetos & Takis" and so many guests told us how much fun they had at the wedding. DJ Emily helped us stay on track during the reception with dances, speeches and toasts and did it all while being super helpful and fun. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam turned our wedding into an all-out dance party! They were fantastic to work with, affordable and FUN FUN FUN. Everyone had a great time. Can't thank Toast & Jam enough. Do yourself a favor, hire them for your wedding.
Toast & Jam turned our wedding into an all-out dance party! They were fantastic to work with, affordable and FUN FUN FUN. Read more...
Toast & Jam turned our wedding into an all-out dance party! They were fantastic to work with, affordable and FUN FUN FUN. Everyone had a great time. Can't thank Toast & Jam enough. Do yourself a favor, hire them for your wedding. Read less
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Clara
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
MY HUSBAND AND I LOVED TOAST & JAM! We'd definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone! Kristen Marks was our DJ and she not only rocked our wedding but also the entire prepping process. When you are planning your wedding, you know how frustrating it is to work with unprofessional vendors who just never get back to you. But Kristin and Toast & Jam were nothing but professional AND fun!

We ended up asking Kristin to stay for an extra 1.5 hrs because our guests absolutely loved her and people literally couldn't stop dancing. We also have friends who were guests at our wedding that ended up hiring Toast & Jam for their own wedding. Thank you again for making our wedding reception so awesome & memorable.
MY HUSBAND AND I LOVED TOAST & JAM! We'd definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone! Kristen Marks was our DJ and Read more...
MY HUSBAND AND I LOVED TOAST & JAM! We'd definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone! Kristen Marks was our DJ and she not only rocked our wedding but also the entire prepping process. When you are planning your wedding, you know how frustrating it is to work with unprofessional vendors who just never get back to you. But Kristin and Toast & Jam were nothing but professional AND fun!

We ended up asking Kristin to stay for an extra 1.5 hrs because our guests absolutely loved her and people literally couldn't stop dancing. We also have friends who were guests at our wedding that ended up hiring Toast & Jam for their own wedding. Thank you again for making our wedding reception so awesome & memorable. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Our DJ for the wedding was Jennefa from Toast & Jam. From our very first meeting (via Skype! We loved that she was willing to do that for us as we were out of country), we knew we would have a great time with her. She was very responsive to our musical choices and everyone at the reception had a blast - including Jennefa!
Our DJ for the wedding was Jennefa from Toast & Jam. From our very first meeting (via Skype! We loved that she was willing Read more...
Our DJ for the wedding was Jennefa from Toast & Jam. From our very first meeting (via Skype! We loved that she was willing to do that for us as we were out of country), we knew we would have a great time with her. She was very responsive to our musical choices and everyone at the reception had a blast - including Jennefa! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam was awesome. No cheesy wedding music, no cheesy wedding DJ's, these gals were awesome and they were able to calibrate the music according to my tastes and the guests' energy. Our guests commented all night on how great the music was. Toast and Jam were also able to accommodate the mikes and sound-check for the musician and singers for our first dance. Everything worked out perfectly.
Toast and Jam was awesome. No cheesy wedding music, no cheesy wedding DJ's, these gals were awesome and they were able to Read more...
Toast and Jam was awesome. No cheesy wedding music, no cheesy wedding DJ's, these gals were awesome and they were able to calibrate the music according to my tastes and the guests' energy. Our guests commented all night on how great the music was. Toast and Jam were also able to accommodate the mikes and sound-check for the musician and singers for our first dance. Everything worked out perfectly. Read less
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Shara
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I was married on August 5, 2012 at Salvage One in Chicago and one of the highlights was having Kate from Toast and Jam DJ our reception. She really went above and beyond to not only ensure people stayed on the dance floor but she also was our MC ensuring the schedule stayed on track and that people were where they needed to be without us having to worry on our special day. I hadn't planned for how important it would be to also have a DJ who helped everyone know when they had to give a toast or what order they needed to enter the reception. Kate worked with us for months before the wedding making sure she understood our music tastes and really made sure that we just had to sit back and enjoy the party. We had a full dance floor from when the music started and everyone told us how much fun they had. She also was just so darn cool and nice and she genuinely made us feel like a friend. I highly recommend choosing Toast and Jam as your DJ Company, it was such a special part of the day to have everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor!
I was married on August 5, 2012 at Salvage One in Chicago and one of the highlights was having Kate from Toast and Jam DJ Read more...
I was married on August 5, 2012 at Salvage One in Chicago and one of the highlights was having Kate from Toast and Jam DJ our reception. She really went above and beyond to not only ensure people stayed on the dance floor but she also was our MC ensuring the schedule stayed on track and that people were where they needed to be without us having to worry on our special day. I hadn't planned for how important it would be to also have a DJ who helped everyone know when they had to give a toast or what order they needed to enter the reception. Kate worked with us for months before the wedding making sure she understood our music tastes and really made sure that we just had to sit back and enjoy the party. We had a full dance floor from when the music started and everyone told us how much fun they had. She also was just so darn cool and nice and she genuinely made us feel like a friend. I highly recommend choosing Toast and Jam as your DJ Company, it was such a special part of the day to have everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura from Toast & Jam did an amazing job at my July wedding at the Ivy Room! My fiancé and I knew when booking our DJ that Toast & Jam was the way to go from their glowing reviews on Yelp and many wedding sites. Laura put us at ease from our very first meeting. We let her choose all of the music and put no restrictions on her as far as must-play or never-play lists. She was even patient with me and my indecision regarding first dance songs, providing recommendations and suggestions to help us narrow it down. At the wedding, everyone was on the dance floor the whole night, from my 80 year old aunt to my 15 year old cousin. Everyone talked the next day about how much they danced and how great the music was. I highly recommend Laura and Toast & Jam to any future brides!
Laura from Toast & Jam did an amazing job at my July wedding at the Ivy Room! My fiancé and I knew when booking our DJ Read more...
Laura from Toast & Jam did an amazing job at my July wedding at the Ivy Room! My fiancé and I knew when booking our DJ that Toast & Jam was the way to go from their glowing reviews on Yelp and many wedding sites. Laura put us at ease from our very first meeting. We let her choose all of the music and put no restrictions on her as far as must-play or never-play lists. She was even patient with me and my indecision regarding first dance songs, providing recommendations and suggestions to help us narrow it down. At the wedding, everyone was on the dance floor the whole night, from my 80 year old aunt to my 15 year old cousin. Everyone talked the next day about how much they danced and how great the music was. I highly recommend Laura and Toast & Jam to any future brides! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Carrie Weston from Toast & Jam did a fantastic job at our civil union ceremony! She kept the dance floor crowded for 3 hours! She is great at being an emcee and making everything run smoothly. She was fun to work with, arrived early, and asked all the right questions to get on the same page as us. Picking Toast & Jam was one of the best choices we made, we couldn't recommend them more.
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DJ Carrie Weston from Toast & Jam did a fantastic job at our civil union ceremony! She kept the dance floor crowded for 3 hours! She is great at being an emcee and making everything run smoothly. She was fun to work with, arrived early, and asked all the right questions to get on the same page as us. Picking Toast & Jam was one of the best choices we made, we couldn't recommend them more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam DJs did an absolutely phenomenal job at our wedding!

Logistics: TnJ DJ Rachel Hinsdale provided the music for our ceremony and reception with the same table and speakers since they were both in Cathedral Hall at the University Club of Chicago. She also provided the music for our cocktail reception in a separate room via a portable ipod player and speakers.

Planning: A breeze! We don't live in Chicago, but she was happy to meet with us via Skype whenever we had questions or concerns.

Execution: I think my wife and I only said two words to our DJ all night because she made sure everything was perfect. From the sequence of ceremony songs to the dance music at midnight. It was exactly what we asked for and even what we wanted but didn't know to ask for.

Bottom line: As advertised. They provide high quality music and equipment with care and expertise. Great music and no electric slide
Toast & Jam DJs did an absolutely phenomenal job at our wedding!

Logistics: TnJ DJ Rachel Hinsdale provided the Read more...
Toast & Jam DJs did an absolutely phenomenal job at our wedding!

Logistics: TnJ DJ Rachel Hinsdale provided the music for our ceremony and reception with the same table and speakers since they were both in Cathedral Hall at the University Club of Chicago. She also provided the music for our cocktail reception in a separate room via a portable ipod player and speakers.

Planning: A breeze! We don't live in Chicago, but she was happy to meet with us via Skype whenever we had questions or concerns.

Execution: I think my wife and I only said two words to our DJ all night because she made sure everything was perfect. From the sequence of ceremony songs to the dance music at midnight. It was exactly what we asked for and even what we wanted but didn't know to ask for.

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Rachel
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam is amazing, and our DJ, Jennefa, rocked the house all night long at our wedding. As a company, they are a pleasure to work with. At first, we were on the waiting list for a couple weeks. Then at the wedding show, I ran into the owner Mary and asked her what my chances were for getting a spot. Within a few days, she had contacted me saying she had checked thought the list again and now they had an opening for us. Their office, located in Bucktown, is also welcoming and organized.

There, we met our DJ Jennefa, who guided us though the whole process. She is extremely friendly and professional. She had answers we didn't even know we had questions about! She was also really open to us putting in some musical suggestions not included on their extensive list.

The day of our wedding was flawless. Jennefa is truly an awesome DJ. The ceremony music and sound was perfect, and everything she played was spot-on from start to finish. She also did an excellent job making announcements and introductions. For the dancing portion, Jennefa had most of our guests up shaking their groove thangs the whole time. I was also impressed by her dance moves...every time I looked over, Jennefa was jamming out with us from the DJ table.

Jennefa, and Toast & Jam, was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them for any special occasion or wedding!
Toast and Jam is amazing, and our DJ, Jennefa, rocked the house all night long at our wedding. As a company, they are a Read more...
Toast and Jam is amazing, and our DJ, Jennefa, rocked the house all night long at our wedding. As a company, they are a pleasure to work with. At first, we were on the waiting list for a couple weeks. Then at the wedding show, I ran into the owner Mary and asked her what my chances were for getting a spot. Within a few days, she had contacted me saying she had checked thought the list again and now they had an opening for us. Their office, located in Bucktown, is also welcoming and organized.

There, we met our DJ Jennefa, who guided us though the whole process. She is extremely friendly and professional. She had answers we didn't even know we had questions about! She was also really open to us putting in some musical suggestions not included on their extensive list.

The day of our wedding was flawless. Jennefa is truly an awesome DJ. The ceremony music and sound was perfect, and everything she played was spot-on from start to finish. She also did an excellent job making announcements and introductions. For the dancing portion, Jennefa had most of our guests up shaking their groove thangs the whole time. I was also impressed by her dance moves...every time I looked over, Jennefa was jamming out with us from the DJ table.

Jennefa, and Toast & Jam, was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them for any special occasion or wedding! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The music for our reception was one the most important details to my husband and I, and since my husband is crazy about researching and reading tons of reviews, I let him make this decision all on his own. We couldn’t have been happier with our DJ! We contracted with Toast and Jam because we knew we were going to have a wide range of age groups at the wedding, and that because we lived out of state we weren’t going to have a ton of ‘young fun people’, so we wanted a DJ who could get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there. We knew T&J was perfect for us when we saw their list of “stale” music that they wouldn’t play unless the bride and groom specifically requested it! After our video chat with Kate since we were out of state, we loved her personality and how she listened to what we wanted for our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, she made sure she had my timeline, was able to get any of the songs we wanted that she didn’t already have, and set all our nerves at ease. The day of, she rolled with the punches, kept everyone on schedule and kept EVERYONE on the dance floor, and looked like she really loved her job all night. I have never seen so many empty seats at a reception, or had such a great mix of songs that there was never a good time to step off the dance floor to freshen up!

In case you’re like me and have a very conservative family and are a little nervous about how some of the reviews consider Toast and Jam edgy, don’t be worried! All of our experiences with them were professional and even my grandparents were on the floor raving about how it was the most fun reception they’ve ever been to!
The music for our reception was one the most important details to my husband and I, and since my husband is crazy about Read more...
The music for our reception was one the most important details to my husband and I, and since my husband is crazy about researching and reading tons of reviews, I let him make this decision all on his own. We couldn’t have been happier with our DJ! We contracted with Toast and Jam because we knew we were going to have a wide range of age groups at the wedding, and that because we lived out of state we weren’t going to have a ton of ‘young fun people’, so we wanted a DJ who could get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there. We knew T&J was perfect for us when we saw their list of “stale” music that they wouldn’t play unless the bride and groom specifically requested it! After our video chat with Kate since we were out of state, we loved her personality and how she listened to what we wanted for our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, she made sure she had my timeline, was able to get any of the songs we wanted that she didn’t already have, and set all our nerves at ease. The day of, she rolled with the punches, kept everyone on schedule and kept EVERYONE on the dance floor, and looked like she really loved her job all night. I have never seen so many empty seats at a reception, or had such a great mix of songs that there was never a good time to step off the dance floor to freshen up!

In case you’re like me and have a very conservative family and are a little nervous about how some of the reviews consider Toast and Jam edgy, don’t be worried! All of our experiences with them were professional and even my grandparents were on the floor raving about how it was the most fun reception they’ve ever been to! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Your DJ is not something you want to mess around with for your wedding. They bring the "fun". This is why we scoured Yelp and other sources for recommendations and kept hearing good things about Toast and Jam. They're not cheap, but at the end of the night, you'll know why. Well worth the premium, and again, you don't want to mess around with the "fun".

DJ Karin Fjellman was our wedding DJ and honestly the best wedding DJ we've ever experienced. Sure, it's fair to think that we're biased because we met with her twice before the event to discuss music preferences, so she ended up playing a lot of our favorites, but we only really gave her 1 or 2 "must plays". We figure she's the professional, so we wanted her to feel comfortable doing her thing. She picked up on our taste in music right away and effortlessly touched on all of our favorites, seamlessly worked in some of our goofier/quirkier requests, all while still pleasing the older folks in the crowd. Again, yes, we're admittedly biased, but when the large majority of our guests stayed through the last song and began chanting "One more song! One more song!" we easily feel comfortable saying that Karin is as good as it gets.

Outside of Karin keeping the dance floor packed, she was totally sweet. She deftly handled both good and bad requests, although because she was already nailing it, we don't think she got too many requests. Outside of the actual event, Karin was super responsive to email and made herself available to any thoughts/questions we had.

Do yourself a favor and go with T&J DJs and cross your fingers that Karin is available for your wedding.
Your DJ is not something you want to mess around with for your wedding. They bring the "fun". This is why we scoured Yelp Read more...
Your DJ is not something you want to mess around with for your wedding. They bring the "fun". This is why we scoured Yelp and other sources for recommendations and kept hearing good things about Toast and Jam. They're not cheap, but at the end of the night, you'll know why. Well worth the premium, and again, you don't want to mess around with the "fun".

DJ Karin Fjellman was our wedding DJ and honestly the best wedding DJ we've ever experienced. Sure, it's fair to think that we're biased because we met with her twice before the event to discuss music preferences, so she ended up playing a lot of our favorites, but we only really gave her 1 or 2 "must plays". We figure she's the professional, so we wanted her to feel comfortable doing her thing. She picked up on our taste in music right away and effortlessly touched on all of our favorites, seamlessly worked in some of our goofier/quirkier requests, all while still pleasing the older folks in the crowd. Again, yes, we're admittedly biased, but when the large majority of our guests stayed through the last song and began chanting "One more song! One more song!" we easily feel comfortable saying that Karin is as good as it gets.

Outside of Karin keeping the dance floor packed, she was totally sweet. She deftly handled both good and bad requests, although because she was already nailing it, we don't think she got too many requests. Outside of the actual event, Karin was super responsive to email and made herself available to any thoughts/questions we had.

Do yourself a favor and go with T&J DJs and cross your fingers that Karin is available for your wedding. Read less
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chris
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I want to get married again just to hire Kristin from Toast & Jam – she is AMAZEBALLS~!! She kept a +200 party of all different ages & backgrounds glued to the dance floor with the best mix-up of songs and crazy amounts of good energy. One of my favorite memories from the night was looking up at the DJ booth and seeing her smile and dancing around with the rest of our guests – she really carried the party on all night. We didn’t have an extensive list of “must haves” or “do not play” songs but nonetheless, Kristin really took the time to understand the feel we were going for and the planning process could not have been easier – she is professional, organized and completely easy going. In addition, we were married the weekend of the NATO summit and I really appreciated Kristin’s flexibility – she was early to arrive/set-up and really gave us the greatest of confidence that we could trust her to keep the flow of night smooth. We strongly strongly recommend the amazing talents of Kristin!!
My husband and I want to get married again just to hire Kristin from Toast & Jam – she is AMAZEBALLS~!! She kept a +200 Read more...
My husband and I want to get married again just to hire Kristin from Toast & Jam – she is AMAZEBALLS~!! She kept a +200 party of all different ages & backgrounds glued to the dance floor with the best mix-up of songs and crazy amounts of good energy. One of my favorite memories from the night was looking up at the DJ booth and seeing her smile and dancing around with the rest of our guests – she really carried the party on all night. We didn’t have an extensive list of “must haves” or “do not play” songs but nonetheless, Kristin really took the time to understand the feel we were going for and the planning process could not have been easier – she is professional, organized and completely easy going. In addition, we were married the weekend of the NATO summit and I really appreciated Kristin’s flexibility – she was early to arrive/set-up and really gave us the greatest of confidence that we could trust her to keep the flow of night smooth. We strongly strongly recommend the amazing talents of Kristin!! Read less
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Kyle & Dave
Wedding:
3/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Dena, who was an awesome DJ that kept the party crescendoing until the end. She was extremely friendly and professional and went out of her way to make sure she answered all of our questions and that we were comfortable. She guided us through the planning process from start to finish with patience and experience. You can tell that Dena took personal pride in making sure that everyone was having a blast and we wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future.
We worked with Dena, who was an awesome DJ that kept the party crescendoing until the end. She was extremely friendly and Read more...
We worked with Dena, who was an awesome DJ that kept the party crescendoing until the end. She was extremely friendly and professional and went out of her way to make sure she answered all of our questions and that we were comfortable. She guided us through the planning process from start to finish with patience and experience. You can tell that Dena took personal pride in making sure that everyone was having a blast and we wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future. Read less
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potterdunne
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable. I didn't even have time to go to the bathroom - they played one great song after another. Everyone at the wedding said they had never danced that much at any wedding EVER! They completely understood the feel of the wedding - they did the ceremony as well - PERFECT. They were professional, fun, easy - I simply can't say enough great things! Thank you SO much for making our night so magical and special. Can't wait to have another party and hire you again!! LOVED every minute!
Unbelievable. I didn't even have time to go to the bathroom - they played one great song after another. Everyone at the Read more...
Unbelievable. I didn't even have time to go to the bathroom - they played one great song after another. Everyone at the wedding said they had never danced that much at any wedding EVER! They completely understood the feel of the wedding - they did the ceremony as well - PERFECT. They were professional, fun, easy - I simply can't say enough great things! Thank you SO much for making our night so magical and special. Can't wait to have another party and hire you again!! LOVED every minute! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Dena at Toast and Jam as a DJ for our wedding reception. She communicated with us very well and gave us good advice. She was open to our song choices and edited them as requested. She learned all the pronounciations of our names and announced them perfectly! She had all ages up and dancing, then appropriately turned to younger music later in the night. She was dancing and jamming to the music herself, awesome!
We had Dena at Toast and Jam as a DJ for our wedding reception. She communicated with us very well and gave us good Read more...
We had Dena at Toast and Jam as a DJ for our wedding reception. She communicated with us very well and gave us good advice. She was open to our song choices and edited them as requested. She learned all the pronounciations of our names and announced them perfectly! She had all ages up and dancing, then appropriately turned to younger music later in the night. She was dancing and jamming to the music herself, awesome! Read less
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sweetpetite
Wedding:
1/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We truly cannot say enough good things about our experience with Toast and Jams. They were an absolute blast to work with. My husband and I are music snobs, and they were open to us designing our own playlist for the dinner and selecting specific songs we wanted to hear during the reception. By the end of the night most of our guests had kicked off their shoes and were dancing ...to the point where when the music stopped (our venue gave us a hard stop time of 11:30), our guests were shouting for an encore...seriously. They also did a great job helping us stay organized throughout the night (i.e. organizing the line for introducing the wedding party, keeping us on schedule, etc). I would HIGHLY recommend Toast and Jams to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding.
We truly cannot say enough good things about our experience with Toast and Jams. They were an absolute blast to work with. Read more...
We truly cannot say enough good things about our experience with Toast and Jams. They were an absolute blast to work with. My husband and I are music snobs, and they were open to us designing our own playlist for the dinner and selecting specific songs we wanted to hear during the reception. By the end of the night most of our guests had kicked off their shoes and were dancing ...to the point where when the music stopped (our venue gave us a hard stop time of 11:30), our guests were shouting for an encore...seriously. They also did a great job helping us stay organized throughout the night (i.e. organizing the line for introducing the wedding party, keeping us on schedule, etc). I would HIGHLY recommend Toast and Jams to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had DJs Rachel and Kate, and they were incredible!! Toast & Jam was the first vendor we booked because we knew after one look at their website that we wanted to work with these ladies. They don't play any obnoxious, overdone wedding music, and are willing to work with you on your personal style and how you want the night to feel. Rachel and Kate did an amazing job of reading the crowd - just when you thought the dance floor was emptying out, they would play something to bring everyone back. Our guests were dancing for four or five hours straight - they said it was one of the longest dance sets they've ever played. Toast & Jam will keep your dance floor packed all night long with fantastic, non-cliche music - it was a non-stop party!!
I had DJs Rachel and Kate, and they were incredible!! Toast & Jam was the first vendor we booked because we knew after one Read more...
I had DJs Rachel and Kate, and they were incredible!! Toast & Jam was the first vendor we booked because we knew after one look at their website that we wanted to work with these ladies. They don't play any obnoxious, overdone wedding music, and are willing to work with you on your personal style and how you want the night to feel. Rachel and Kate did an amazing job of reading the crowd - just when you thought the dance floor was emptying out, they would play something to bring everyone back. Our guests were dancing for four or five hours straight - they said it was one of the longest dance sets they've ever played. Toast & Jam will keep your dance floor packed all night long with fantastic, non-cliche music - it was a non-stop party!! Read less
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Leslie9684
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam Rocks. We had DJ Emily and she was a total pleasure to work with. I could not believe how many of our friends and family stayed until the very end of the reception and the dance floor was packed. Emily met with us and had phone conversations with us multiple times to make sure that she understood the style of music we wanted for cocktail hour, dinner and reception. And she hit the nail right on the head. She did not play one song that I didn't like, and I can't think of any songs that I would rather have had played. Toast and Jam is a phenomenal group to work with. Bravo, ladies!
Toast and Jam Rocks. We had DJ Emily and she was a total pleasure to work with. I could not believe how many of our Read more...
Toast and Jam Rocks. We had DJ Emily and she was a total pleasure to work with. I could not believe how many of our friends and family stayed until the very end of the reception and the dance floor was packed. Emily met with us and had phone conversations with us multiple times to make sure that she understood the style of music we wanted for cocktail hour, dinner and reception. And she hit the nail right on the head. She did not play one song that I didn't like, and I can't think of any songs that I would rather have had played. Toast and Jam is a phenomenal group to work with. Bravo, ladies! Read less
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KGA
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Dena was our DJ for our wedding on 10/29 - and she was awesome! We had people dancing the whole time and received feedback from several of our guests (of varying ages) that Dena did a great job and they had a great time. Everyone loved the music and loved that Dena was having a great time dancing in her DJ area along with us!

Dena was really easy to work with before the wedding - we met beforehand and gave some background information about ourselves and the type of music that we like and what we were looking for in our DJ. We met a few weeks before the wedding to finalize everything and to go over what songs were "must plays" and a few additoinal "please don't play" songs on top of the Stale list :). However, we left most of the choices up to Dena and she really picked songs that were perfect for our crowd! When she asked what kind of music we like, we said Stevie Wonder (me) and Rancid (my husband) so it's kinda hard to work with that....but she did!

I would definitely recommend Toast and Jam and Dena specifically for future events.

Working with Dena was the least stressful of all the people we worked with and I was confident that everything was being handled and I didn't have to worry about anything.
Dena was our DJ for our wedding on 10/29 - and she was awesome! We had people dancing the whole time and received feedback Read more...
Dena was our DJ for our wedding on 10/29 - and she was awesome! We had people dancing the whole time and received feedback from several of our guests (of varying ages) that Dena did a great job and they had a great time. Everyone loved the music and loved that Dena was having a great time dancing in her DJ area along with us!

Dena was really easy to work with before the wedding - we met beforehand and gave some background information about ourselves and the type of music that we like and what we were looking for in our DJ. We met a few weeks before the wedding to finalize everything and to go over what songs were "must plays" and a few additoinal "please don't play" songs on top of the Stale list :). However, we left most of the choices up to Dena and she really picked songs that were perfect for our crowd! When she asked what kind of music we like, we said Stevie Wonder (me) and Rancid (my husband) so it's kinda hard to work with that....but she did!

I would definitely recommend Toast and Jam and Dena specifically for future events.

Working with Dena was the least stressful of all the people we worked with and I was confident that everything was being handled and I didn't have to worry about anything. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Sarah was amazing!! Not only did she play exactly what we wanted, but she kept everyone dancing the entire time. I felt so bad that she had to deal with a few unruly guests who kept requesting songs on my “do not play” list. She listened to me and did not let my crazy aunts take over the wedding music. I loved her and highly recommend her.
Sarah was amazing!! Not only did she play exactly what we wanted, but she kept everyone dancing the entire time. I felt so Read more...
Sarah was amazing!! Not only did she play exactly what we wanted, but she kept everyone dancing the entire time. I felt so bad that she had to deal with a few unruly guests who kept requesting songs on my “do not play” list. She listened to me and did not let my crazy aunts take over the wedding music. I loved her and highly recommend her. Read less
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Kailin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't stress how much I loved working with Toast & Jam. Not only was my DJ responsive, approachable, and professional, but she rocked the house! Two years later, people are still talking about the dance party at our wedding, and I don't think it would have been the same if we had not had such a savvy person behind the speakers. For the quality of work you get, the cost was amazingly reasonable and I still recommend them every time I'm asked.
I can't stress how much I loved working with Toast & Jam. Not only was my DJ responsive, approachable, and professional, Read more...
I can't stress how much I loved working with Toast & Jam. Not only was my DJ responsive, approachable, and professional, but she rocked the house! Two years later, people are still talking about the dance party at our wedding, and I don't think it would have been the same if we had not had such a savvy person behind the speakers. For the quality of work you get, the cost was amazingly reasonable and I still recommend them every time I'm asked. Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Dustin from Toast and Jam kept us partying all night long! He had great music choices and kept the crowd rocking all the way until the end. We really enjoyed working with him and his company. Thanks!
Dustin from Toast and Jam kept us partying all night long! He had great music choices and kept the crowd rocking all the Read more...
Dustin from Toast and Jam kept us partying all night long! He had great music choices and kept the crowd rocking all the way until the end. We really enjoyed working with him and his company. Thanks! Read less
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Roxanne
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Why does Toast and Jam have a gazillion 5 star reviews? Because they’re excellent!
Kristin was the DJ at our wedding and she is extremely fun to work with. During both of our pre wedding meetings she showed up with so much energy and was extremely fun and nice to work with.
At our wedding she was so nice to our guests, lined everyone up and was great making announcements and coordinating. I’m Filipino so just imagine what kinds of names she had to pronounce but she confirmed with everyone beforehand and pronounced everyone’s named perfectly. From the cocktail hour up until open dance she coordinated everything and made sure it all ran smoothly. During the dance session she kept all of our requests coming and the dance floor was never empty. When I would look over at Kristin she was also dancing up a store. We absolutely loved her energy.
We would recommend Toast and Jam to anyone. They’re super fun to work with, play great music, and provide an overall excellent service.
Why does Toast and Jam have a gazillion 5 star reviews? Because they’re excellent!
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Why does Toast and Jam have a gazillion 5 star reviews? Because they’re excellent!
Kristin was the DJ at our wedding and she is extremely fun to work with. During both of our pre wedding meetings she showed up with so much energy and was extremely fun and nice to work with.
At our wedding she was so nice to our guests, lined everyone up and was great making announcements and coordinating. I’m Filipino so just imagine what kinds of names she had to pronounce but she confirmed with everyone beforehand and pronounced everyone’s named perfectly. From the cocktail hour up until open dance she coordinated everything and made sure it all ran smoothly. During the dance session she kept all of our requests coming and the dance floor was never empty. When I would look over at Kristin she was also dancing up a store. We absolutely loved her energy.
We would recommend Toast and Jam to anyone. They’re super fun to work with, play great music, and provide an overall excellent service. Read less
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Jenschubert1234
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Erica was the best DJ. She was helpful and kept us dancing until almost midnight!
Erica was the best DJ. She was helpful and kept us dancing until almost midnight!
Erica was the best DJ. She was helpful and kept us dancing until almost midnight! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Dustin is awesome! He kept all of our guests on the dance floor until the reception was over. The music selection was great -- nothing stale, nothing cheesy. Dustin is very professional, was able to improvise and move parts of the evening around when the schedule was thrown off without guests noticing. We can tell that he loves what he does.

Music was a really big deal to us, so we were glad we booked Toast & Jam a year in advance. When we went to Indie Wed in January, we found out that already had a waiting list for all weekends in August!
Dustin is awesome! He kept all of our guests on the dance floor until the reception was over. The music selection was Read more...
Dustin is awesome! He kept all of our guests on the dance floor until the reception was over. The music selection was great -- nothing stale, nothing cheesy. Dustin is very professional, was able to improvise and move parts of the evening around when the schedule was thrown off without guests noticing. We can tell that he loves what he does.

Music was a really big deal to us, so we were glad we booked Toast & Jam a year in advance. When we went to Indie Wed in January, we found out that already had a waiting list for all weekends in August! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
OMG Kristin was just so awesome - rockin' out and just made our party such a fantastic celebration! We East Coast style danced through our courses and it was the best decision ever - we just couldn't stop dancing, in fact, hardly anyone used the photo booth because they were jamming the whole night. She is seriously the best, most fun DJ ever!
OMG Kristin was just so awesome - rockin' out and just made our party such a fantastic celebration! We East Coast style Read more...
OMG Kristin was just so awesome - rockin' out and just made our party such a fantastic celebration! We East Coast style danced through our courses and it was the best decision ever - we just couldn't stop dancing, in fact, hardly anyone used the photo booth because they were jamming the whole night. She is seriously the best, most fun DJ ever! Read less
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Firefly
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Sarah from Toast & Jam was great! She helped us pick out our ceremony music (all Vitamin String Quartet pieces!) and made us feel confident that our dance floor would be full without the use of 'cheesy' songs that we're not fans of. She did not disappoint. The floor was packed, our guests were happy and my husband and I had a great time.
Sarah from Toast & Jam was great! She helped us pick out our ceremony music (all Vitamin String Quartet pieces!) and made Read more...
Sarah from Toast & Jam was great! She helped us pick out our ceremony music (all Vitamin String Quartet pieces!) and made us feel confident that our dance floor would be full without the use of 'cheesy' songs that we're not fans of. She did not disappoint. The floor was packed, our guests were happy and my husband and I had a great time. Read less
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STBMrsP
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Kate and Rachel were our DJs and they kept the dance floor packed all night! I had people coming up to me afterwards asking for the soundtrack to our wedding, thinking I had picked most of the music which I did not! I let Kate and Rachel do their thing with some perimeters.
My only thing is several people requested a country song and the girls said country was on our Do Not Play List which it wasn't because I love country! It didn't ruin the night by any means but I'm not sure where the miscommunication came from.
Kate and Rachel were our DJs and they kept the dance floor packed all night! I had people coming up to me afterwards Read more...
Kate and Rachel were our DJs and they kept the dance floor packed all night! I had people coming up to me afterwards asking for the soundtrack to our wedding, thinking I had picked most of the music which I did not! I let Kate and Rachel do their thing with some perimeters.
My only thing is several people requested a country song and the girls said country was on our Do Not Play List which it wasn't because I love country! It didn't ruin the night by any means but I'm not sure where the miscommunication came from. Read less
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Teachlaw
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
HIGHLY recommend Toast & Jam to ANY Bride, Groom, or other party-planner, and a special shout-out to Kate & Rachel, our amazing DJs.

Jason and I were specifically looking for DJs that strayed from overdone, boring wedding songs (ie: Chicken Dance, YMCA, etc). Toast & Jam came up a ton during internet searches and word of mouth, so we booked a consultation. It was "love at first sight" from our first meeting.

We got married July 3, 2011. They rocked the cocktail hour with deep cut soundtracks, indie rock, and classic standards. Then, the dance party...

The dance floor was PACKED! For 3.5 hours. We danced and danced. The staff at my venue danced. They play a wide array of music. 80s, classic rock, rockabilly, old skool hip hop. We had a truly epic ending ..."Bohemian Rhapsody."

Several of my guests said that they had never had so much fun at a wedding before. The words "best wedding ever" came up a lot.

To brides who want a great dj and want to dance the night away...hire them. To my friends whom are planning weddings...selfishly, I want you to hire them. I want more Toast & Jam dance parties! I am even considering a 30th birthday party with them.

Thanks T & J! Special thanks to Kate & Rachel, you are amazing women!
HIGHLY recommend Toast & Jam to ANY Bride, Groom, or other party-planner, and a special shout-out to Kate & Rachel, our Read more...
HIGHLY recommend Toast & Jam to ANY Bride, Groom, or other party-planner, and a special shout-out to Kate & Rachel, our amazing DJs.

Jason and I were specifically looking for DJs that strayed from overdone, boring wedding songs (ie: Chicken Dance, YMCA, etc). Toast & Jam came up a ton during internet searches and word of mouth, so we booked a consultation. It was "love at first sight" from our first meeting.

We got married July 3, 2011. They rocked the cocktail hour with deep cut soundtracks, indie rock, and classic standards. Then, the dance party...

The dance floor was PACKED! For 3.5 hours. We danced and danced. The staff at my venue danced. They play a wide array of music. 80s, classic rock, rockabilly, old skool hip hop. We had a truly epic ending ..."Bohemian Rhapsody."

Several of my guests said that they had never had so much fun at a wedding before. The words "best wedding ever" came up a lot.

To brides who want a great dj and want to dance the night away...hire them. To my friends whom are planning weddings...selfishly, I want you to hire them. I want more Toast & Jam dance parties! I am even considering a 30th birthday party with them.

Thanks T & J! Special thanks to Kate & Rachel, you are amazing women! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We were soo happy we extened to 1am before the wedding...we could have ended up going to 1:30am!! Toast and Jam knows how to keep that dance floor packed...everyone had so much fun and so far everyones photos i have seen everyone had been on the dance floor. we loved working with Laura and I hope I get to attend another party she will be dj'ing..so much fun and professional
We were soo happy we extened to 1am before the wedding...we could have ended up going to 1:30am!! Toast and Jam knows how Read more...
We were soo happy we extened to 1am before the wedding...we could have ended up going to 1:30am!! Toast and Jam knows how to keep that dance floor packed...everyone had so much fun and so far everyones photos i have seen everyone had been on the dance floor. we loved working with Laura and I hope I get to attend another party she will be dj'ing..so much fun and professional Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rachel rocks. We had a daytime wedding with natural light streaming in, which presents a challenge as to whether the dance floor will be packed. Our guests danced their booties off for 3 hours. Our photographer shot maybe 1,000 dance floor photos and they are priceless. Man, woman, child, elder, wacky, straight-laced, ALL got fully on board.

We got two meetings with Rachel, went over our songs & tastes, and she made helpful timeline suggestions too. We wanted to avoid a bunch of the cheesy dances and she ran interference (until we OK'ed an Electric Slide request under pressure).

Funny story -- some of our friends mentioned wanting to hear Run DMC, but they knew she was a good DJ and didn't want to make too many requests. But I went over and asked, and it turns out she already had them cued up for the very next song. Now that is what I call reading the crowd.

One little tip: If you put a song on the no-play list, make sure you're clear it's that one song and not the artist's whole catalog. We crossed "Dancing Queen" off the list and one guest was told I said no ABBA at all. Just a misunderstanding -- make sure you're clear when you mark up their sheet, because she definitely paid very close to attention to it.

Also, can I just say how we take perfect timing for granted? She kicked in every song just at the right time, just like we'd discussed. Hearing our recessional song begin as we kissed . . . that moment the hora gave way to Michael Jackson . . . moments to treasure! :)
Rachel rocks. We had a daytime wedding with natural light streaming in, which presents a challenge as to whether the dance Read more...
Rachel rocks. We had a daytime wedding with natural light streaming in, which presents a challenge as to whether the dance floor will be packed. Our guests danced their booties off for 3 hours. Our photographer shot maybe 1,000 dance floor photos and they are priceless. Man, woman, child, elder, wacky, straight-laced, ALL got fully on board.

We got two meetings with Rachel, went over our songs & tastes, and she made helpful timeline suggestions too. We wanted to avoid a bunch of the cheesy dances and she ran interference (until we OK'ed an Electric Slide request under pressure).

Funny story -- some of our friends mentioned wanting to hear Run DMC, but they knew she was a good DJ and didn't want to make too many requests. But I went over and asked, and it turns out she already had them cued up for the very next song. Now that is what I call reading the crowd.

One little tip: If you put a song on the no-play list, make sure you're clear it's that one song and not the artist's whole catalog. We crossed "Dancing Queen" off the list and one guest was told I said no ABBA at all. Just a misunderstanding -- make sure you're clear when you mark up their sheet, because she definitely paid very close to attention to it.

Also, can I just say how we take perfect timing for granted? She kicked in every song just at the right time, just like we'd discussed. Hearing our recessional song begin as we kissed . . . that moment the hora gave way to Michael Jackson . . . moments to treasure! :) Read less
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Scarlett
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired Toast and Jam to DJ my 5/29/11 wedding. I absolutely loved our DJ Laura Jellum, not only is she cool, she plays great music. Laura is very down to earth and was very easy to work with. She mainly dealt with my husband who is a music snob. The dance floor at our wedding was packed all night and all of our guests were dancing (kids aged 6 to adults over 60). Everyone kept complimenting us throughout the night and after the wedding on all of the music selections from cocktail hour to dinner to dancing. I have been to many weddings in the past 2 years and most of the DJ's have been terrible. My goal in selecting a DJ was to have a rocking dance party at my wedding and that is what I got. I would recommend Toast & Jam and Laura to anyone. They made our wedding not only memorable, but fun!
I hired Toast and Jam to DJ my 5/29/11 wedding. I absolutely loved our DJ Laura Jellum, not only is she cool, she plays Read more...
I hired Toast and Jam to DJ my 5/29/11 wedding. I absolutely loved our DJ Laura Jellum, not only is she cool, she plays great music. Laura is very down to earth and was very easy to work with. She mainly dealt with my husband who is a music snob. The dance floor at our wedding was packed all night and all of our guests were dancing (kids aged 6 to adults over 60). Everyone kept complimenting us throughout the night and after the wedding on all of the music selections from cocktail hour to dinner to dancing. I have been to many weddings in the past 2 years and most of the DJ's have been terrible. My goal in selecting a DJ was to have a rocking dance party at my wedding and that is what I got. I would recommend Toast & Jam and Laura to anyone. They made our wedding not only memorable, but fun! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Rachel Hinsdale from Toast & Jam was awesome. We had a full dance floor at the end of our wedding - at 1:30 am. She played music that suited our style and had young and old out there shaking it. She was exactly what we expected from Toast & Jam - it was all about us, not about her. Highly Recommend!
Rachel Hinsdale from Toast & Jam was awesome. We had a full dance floor at the end of our wedding - at 1:30 am. She played Read more...
Rachel Hinsdale from Toast & Jam was awesome. We had a full dance floor at the end of our wedding - at 1:30 am. She played music that suited our style and had young and old out there shaking it. She was exactly what we expected from Toast & Jam - it was all about us, not about her. Highly Recommend! Read less
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Jada
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We love Toast and Jam!! Laura DJed our wedding and she was spot on!! The dance floor was packed all night long -- I seriously have never seen a wedding where everyone danced as much as ours! She was super great to work with in the planning process also. She also worked with our coordinator to keep the flow of the reception going and make all the necessary announcements at the right times. If you want fantastic DJs who won't give in to guest requests for YMCA and the Chicken Dance, hire Toast and Jam!
We love Toast and Jam!! Laura DJed our wedding and she was spot on!! The dance floor was packed all night long -- I Read more...
We love Toast and Jam!! Laura DJed our wedding and she was spot on!! The dance floor was packed all night long -- I seriously have never seen a wedding where everyone danced as much as ours! She was super great to work with in the planning process also. She also worked with our coordinator to keep the flow of the reception going and make all the necessary announcements at the right times. If you want fantastic DJs who won't give in to guest requests for YMCA and the Chicken Dance, hire Toast and Jam! Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
If you want a all night dance party.. pick them!
TO be short and sweet.. Toast and Jam is the best!! My guests didn't leave the dance floor. It was a full blown dance party ALL night! Kate and Rachel also acted as mini wedding planners which was wonderful since I didnt pay to have a wedding planner and did it all myself. They kept the night running smoothly and on time. THEY ARE THE BEST!
If you want a all night dance party.. pick them!
TO be short and sweet.. Toast and Jam is the best!! My guests didn't Read more...
If you want a all night dance party.. pick them!
TO be short and sweet.. Toast and Jam is the best!! My guests didn't leave the dance floor. It was a full blown dance party ALL night! Kate and Rachel also acted as mini wedding planners which was wonderful since I didnt pay to have a wedding planner and did it all myself. They kept the night running smoothly and on time. THEY ARE THE BEST! Read less
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2011bk
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kristin is the BEST DJ EVER! We LOVED her! She had our wedding guests up and dancing all night long- the dance floor was packed! Great songs all night long!
Kristin is the BEST DJ EVER! We LOVED her! She had our wedding guests up and dancing all night long- the dance floor was Read more...
Kristin is the BEST DJ EVER! We LOVED her! She had our wedding guests up and dancing all night long- the dance floor was packed! Great songs all night long! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam does not disappoint! We chose them based on the rave reviews we read on the Internet. DJ Leslie Stiles is fantastic! We gave her very few requests and she just did her thing. She read the room perfectly. People that typically don't dance were on the dance floor all night long. We are still receiving rave reviews from our guests!
Toast & Jam does not disappoint! We chose them based on the rave reviews we read on the Internet. DJ Leslie Stiles is Read more...
Toast & Jam does not disappoint! We chose them based on the rave reviews we read on the Internet. DJ Leslie Stiles is fantastic! We gave her very few requests and she just did her thing. She read the room perfectly. People that typically don't dance were on the dance floor all night long. We are still receiving rave reviews from our guests! Read less
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paulacolletti
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Laura was amazing! We were so happy with our DJ choice from start to finish. Not only is Toast & Jam reasonably priced, but our DJ was professional and easy to work with. After our initial meeting, we looked through a song/artist list and let her know what we wanted. She used that as a starting point and then tailored our music to our guests and what was getting them on the dance floor. We were so worried that nobody would dance at our wedding, but DJ Laura made sure that didn't happen! The dance floor was packed all night and we actually had to kick people out at the end! I would highly recommend anyone to Toast & Jam!
DJ Laura was amazing! We were so happy with our DJ choice from start to finish. Not only is Toast & Jam reasonably priced, Read more...
DJ Laura was amazing! We were so happy with our DJ choice from start to finish. Not only is Toast & Jam reasonably priced, but our DJ was professional and easy to work with. After our initial meeting, we looked through a song/artist list and let her know what we wanted. She used that as a starting point and then tailored our music to our guests and what was getting them on the dance floor. We were so worried that nobody would dance at our wedding, but DJ Laura made sure that didn't happen! The dance floor was packed all night and we actually had to kick people out at the end! I would highly recommend anyone to Toast & Jam! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the first DJ company we met with and we were hooked! From the moment we met with DJ Leslie we knew we were in good hands. She knew exactly what we were looking for when it came to music. She was so helpful and was very responsive via email when we had questions or when we wanted to submit more songs. They are the most reasonable when it comes to money. We had a blast at the wedding, EVERYONE was dancing thanks to Toast and Jam. If you are ready to have a blast and dance the night away, no one will compare to Toast and Jam.
This was the first DJ company we met with and we were hooked! From the moment we met with DJ Leslie we knew we were in Read more...
This was the first DJ company we met with and we were hooked! From the moment we met with DJ Leslie we knew we were in good hands. She knew exactly what we were looking for when it came to music. She was so helpful and was very responsive via email when we had questions or when we wanted to submit more songs. They are the most reasonable when it comes to money. We had a blast at the wedding, EVERYONE was dancing thanks to Toast and Jam. If you are ready to have a blast and dance the night away, no one will compare to Toast and Jam. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a difficult time deciding between a band or DJ, but in the end, we were so happy with our decision. Kate & Rachel got to know us, our likes/dislikes and on our wedding day we got to hear the music we love, by the artists we love and they kept the dance floor going all night! Everyone had a great time!!!
We had a difficult time deciding between a band or DJ, but in the end, we were so happy with our decision. Kate & Rachel Read more...
We had a difficult time deciding between a band or DJ, but in the end, we were so happy with our decision. Kate & Rachel got to know us, our likes/dislikes and on our wedding day we got to hear the music we love, by the artists we love and they kept the dance floor going all night! Everyone had a great time!!! Read less
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emilybrown73
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We had DJ KRISTIN MARKS and she did a great job. I would recommend her to all of my friends getting married!
We had DJ KRISTIN MARKS and she did a great job. I would recommend her to all of my friends getting married!
We had DJ KRISTIN MARKS and she did a great job. I would recommend her to all of my friends getting married! Read less
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kathrynrodrigues
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
When we were planning our wedding, we quickly knew that music was going to be a very important part of our wedding. We knew immediately that we wanted to hire a DJ from Toast & Jam, we have both been to tons of events that they had DJ'd and knew they were totally awesome! We worked with Dena for our wedding and she was assisted by Erica. We were in such great hands with these two! The entire process of working with them to decide what music we wanted to play was so fun. Dena did the music for our ceremony and reception and she nailed all of it! The dance floor was jumping all night, some of our favorite memories of the night are of us dancing with family and friends of all ages, including my 86 year old great aunt and my 84 year old grandmother. The best part was seeing Dena and Erica dancing and singing and looking like they were having a great time- so cute! Highly Recommended.
When we were planning our wedding, we quickly knew that music was going to be a very important part of our wedding. We Read more...
When we were planning our wedding, we quickly knew that music was going to be a very important part of our wedding. We knew immediately that we wanted to hire a DJ from Toast & Jam, we have both been to tons of events that they had DJ'd and knew they were totally awesome! We worked with Dena for our wedding and she was assisted by Erica. We were in such great hands with these two! The entire process of working with them to decide what music we wanted to play was so fun. Dena did the music for our ceremony and reception and she nailed all of it! The dance floor was jumping all night, some of our favorite memories of the night are of us dancing with family and friends of all ages, including my 86 year old great aunt and my 84 year old grandmother. The best part was seeing Dena and Erica dancing and singing and looking like they were having a great time- so cute! Highly Recommended. Read less
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Iridescentraine
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I originally heard them at IndieWed and looooved their sound. And when a couple friends recommended them, I had to give them a shot. My DJ, Laura, was GREAT! She really understood our style even when we had a hard time explaining it. I got so many compliments on the music, that I've got friends using Toast & Jam for their weddings now.
I originally heard them at IndieWed and looooved their sound. And when a couple friends recommended them, I had to give Read more...
I originally heard them at IndieWed and looooved their sound. And when a couple friends recommended them, I had to give them a shot. My DJ, Laura, was GREAT! She really understood our style even when we had a hard time explaining it. I got so many compliments on the music, that I've got friends using Toast & Jam for their weddings now. Read less
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AKearn1997
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot put into words the value in hiring a kickass DJ for your wedding. If your goal is to get people up and dancing and having a blast, hire these ladies. I heard from everyone at our wedding "I LOVE YOUR DJ!!" Its worth every penny, do it.
I cannot put into words the value in hiring a kickass DJ for your wedding. If your goal is to get people up and dancing Read more...
I cannot put into words the value in hiring a kickass DJ for your wedding. If your goal is to get people up and dancing and having a blast, hire these ladies. I heard from everyone at our wedding "I LOVE YOUR DJ!!" Its worth every penny, do it. Read less
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carolynandbrian
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Leslie was AWESOME for our wedding. When we left our first meeting with her my husband said he didn't care who else we hired for anything as long as we could have Leslie there keeping the dancefloor packed. What a good decision that was! She was fun, easy-going, and just generally a joy to work with. She played the perfect mix of music to keep the party going until the bitter end. We had planned to leave before the party ended, but she was making everyone have such a good time that we ended up being the last people out the door. Definitely give Toast & Jam a call, and if Leslie is available be sure to snatch her up-you won't be disappointed!
Leslie was AWESOME for our wedding. When we left our first meeting with her my husband said he didn't care who else we Read more...
Leslie was AWESOME for our wedding. When we left our first meeting with her my husband said he didn't care who else we hired for anything as long as we could have Leslie there keeping the dancefloor packed. What a good decision that was! She was fun, easy-going, and just generally a joy to work with. She played the perfect mix of music to keep the party going until the bitter end. We had planned to leave before the party ended, but she was making everyone have such a good time that we ended up being the last people out the door. Definitely give Toast & Jam a call, and if Leslie is available be sure to snatch her up-you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Kristin, our DJ, not only put together excellent music for both the cocktail/dinner and the dancing portions of our reception, she was invaluable in making sure things went on schedule throughout. She was professional and our meetings with her were valuable, not just for setting up the music, but thinking through all aspects of how our wedding and reception would go. As a bonus, we had a fair amount of kids at our reception, and Kristin dealt with them splendidly. We still get people telling us our wedding was the most fun they have ever been to, and most of the credit for that goes to our excellent DJ.
Kristin, our DJ, not only put together excellent music for both the cocktail/dinner and the dancing portions of our Read more...
Kristin, our DJ, not only put together excellent music for both the cocktail/dinner and the dancing portions of our reception, she was invaluable in making sure things went on schedule throughout. She was professional and our meetings with her were valuable, not just for setting up the music, but thinking through all aspects of how our wedding and reception would go. As a bonus, we had a fair amount of kids at our reception, and Kristin dealt with them splendidly. We still get people telling us our wedding was the most fun they have ever been to, and most of the credit for that goes to our excellent DJ. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
LOVED TOAST AND JAM. They are very professional and really easy to work with. What I loved most was that they try to stay away from corny music (unless you want it) and DJ stunt and just stick to what classic and in right now.
Our DJ was Dustin, I would highly recommend him! My husband’s sister and brother used him as well - he’s like part of the family now!
LOVED TOAST AND JAM. They are very professional and really easy to work with. What I loved most was that they try to stay Read more...
LOVED TOAST AND JAM. They are very professional and really easy to work with. What I loved most was that they try to stay away from corny music (unless you want it) and DJ stunt and just stick to what classic and in right now.
Our DJ was Dustin, I would highly recommend him! My husband’s sister and brother used him as well - he’s like part of the family now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing, amazing, amazing! Rachel was our DJ and she was the most amazing person to work with. I love the "untraditional" approach to how Toast and Jam choose to DJ and was so happy I didn't have to hear any crappy, cheesy wedding songs. To this day (3 years later) all of our family and friends still talk about how great the music was and how much fun they had. The dance floor was never empty!
Amazing, amazing, amazing! Rachel was our DJ and she was the most amazing person to work with. I love the "untraditional" Read more...
Amazing, amazing, amazing! Rachel was our DJ and she was the most amazing person to work with. I love the "untraditional" approach to how Toast and Jam choose to DJ and was so happy I didn't have to hear any crappy, cheesy wedding songs. To this day (3 years later) all of our family and friends still talk about how great the music was and how much fun they had. The dance floor was never empty! Read less
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kmm758
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Great to work with and provides exactly the music to keep everyone on the dance floor all night.
Great to work with and provides exactly the music to keep everyone on the dance floor all night.
Great to work with and provides exactly the music to keep everyone on the dance floor all night. Read less
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polishbadger
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Music. A very important aspect to any social event. Especially at a wedding. We came across Toast and Jam via a recommendation from our wedding venue. We were on the fence about hiring a DJ, just because we have both been to several weddings that the wedding DJ was nothing short of awful. But as soon as we walked into the Toast and Jam office and met Carrie, we knew we were in very good hands.

The ambiance that we wanted was 1920's,30's and 40's music for the cocktail portion of our wedding ( which we had first), then 2 songs to play during the ceremony (one to walk down the aisle and one to walk back up the aisle), and the rest of the evening was tunes from the 1950's 60's 70, a little bit of the 80's and nothing from the 1990's and 2000's.

Carrie executed our wishes perfectly. There was not a single song that we cringed when she started playing it. It was the exact opposite in fact. Our guests were SO excited when they heard an oldie (but goodie).

If you are looking for a legit wedding DJ, that listens to what you want, that does not make awkward announcements and just knows how to have a rocking good time, Toast and Jam is the way to go.
Music. A very important aspect to any social event. Especially at a wedding. We came across Toast and Jam via a Read more...
Music. A very important aspect to any social event. Especially at a wedding. We came across Toast and Jam via a recommendation from our wedding venue. We were on the fence about hiring a DJ, just because we have both been to several weddings that the wedding DJ was nothing short of awful. But as soon as we walked into the Toast and Jam office and met Carrie, we knew we were in very good hands.

The ambiance that we wanted was 1920's,30's and 40's music for the cocktail portion of our wedding ( which we had first), then 2 songs to play during the ceremony (one to walk down the aisle and one to walk back up the aisle), and the rest of the evening was tunes from the 1950's 60's 70, a little bit of the 80's and nothing from the 1990's and 2000's.

Carrie executed our wishes perfectly. There was not a single song that we cringed when she started playing it. It was the exact opposite in fact. Our guests were SO excited when they heard an oldie (but goodie).

If you are looking for a legit wedding DJ, that listens to what you want, that does not make awkward announcements and just knows how to have a rocking good time, Toast and Jam is the way to go. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We had many compliments on the DJ and the dance floor was packed. Dustin did a good job of “reading” the dance floor and playing what people wanted to hear. He also did a good job of notifying everyone who was giving a speech that it was coming up… I’ve been to weddings where you don’t know when you have to speak until the DJ introduces you. I liked that Dustin took the time to give people a head’s up so they could get ready. At the end of the night people were begging him to keep playing songs. He knows his stuff and I would definitely recommend him.
We had many compliments on the DJ and the dance floor was packed. Dustin did a good job of “reading” the dance floor and Read more...
We had many compliments on the DJ and the dance floor was packed. Dustin did a good job of “reading” the dance floor and playing what people wanted to hear. He also did a good job of notifying everyone who was giving a speech that it was coming up… I’ve been to weddings where you don’t know when you have to speak until the DJ introduces you. I liked that Dustin took the time to give people a head’s up so they could get ready. At the end of the night people were begging him to keep playing songs. He knows his stuff and I would definitely recommend him. Read less
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jmjk
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura Jellum is the best DJ hands down! Every time I went in to talk to her about music I felt like I was talking to a friend. She was professional and worked with the random song requests my guests came up with. Both my husband and I enjoy less mainstream music and she was able to play music that pleased both us and our guests. It's kind of hard to find that middle ground, but she found it and knocked it out of the park! I have not stopped raving about how great Laura was!
Laura Jellum is the best DJ hands down! Every time I went in to talk to her about music I felt like I was talking to a Read more...
Laura Jellum is the best DJ hands down! Every time I went in to talk to her about music I felt like I was talking to a friend. She was professional and worked with the random song requests my guests came up with. Both my husband and I enjoy less mainstream music and she was able to play music that pleased both us and our guests. It's kind of hard to find that middle ground, but she found it and knocked it out of the park! I have not stopped raving about how great Laura was! Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Dustin at our reception and he did a fabulous job and was easy to work with. He kept the dance floor busy all night long. Our guests have told us they haven't dance that much in years and that they loved the DJ and the music he played. We got his name after attending a friend’s wedding when he was the DJ and the dance floor was packed that night too.
We had DJ Dustin at our reception and he did a fabulous job and was easy to work with. He kept the dance floor busy all Read more...
We had DJ Dustin at our reception and he did a fabulous job and was easy to work with. He kept the dance floor busy all night long. Our guests have told us they haven't dance that much in years and that they loved the DJ and the music he played. We got his name after attending a friend’s wedding when he was the DJ and the dance floor was packed that night too. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We had Kate and Rachel for our wedding. The dance floor was packed all night. Everyone kept mentioning how they wish they had the exact playlist of the night because it was amazing. They were not cheesy and were able to read the dance floor. We highly recommend Toast and Jam as a DJ.
We had Kate and Rachel for our wedding. The dance floor was packed all night. Everyone kept mentioning how they wish they Read more...
We had Kate and Rachel for our wedding. The dance floor was packed all night. Everyone kept mentioning how they wish they had the exact playlist of the night because it was amazing. They were not cheesy and were able to read the dance floor. We highly recommend Toast and Jam as a DJ. Read less
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lvdesign
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Toast & Jam was fabulous! Music was an important aspect of the wedding for me (I spent hours finding the right songs) so it was important to work with someone who also had that passion.

Our DJ Kristin was fun and friendly. She took the time to get to know us (and our musical tastes) and the results were music that was fun, festive, upbeat, and a reflection of us—without any boring and cheesy typical wedding music.

Several friends commented on how great the music was. One friend said that during dinner, every song made her say “I love this song!” She also commented that the music was totally “me.” That’s a sign of a great DJ!
Working with Toast & Jam was fabulous! Music was an important aspect of the wedding for me (I spent hours finding the Read more...
Working with Toast & Jam was fabulous! Music was an important aspect of the wedding for me (I spent hours finding the right songs) so it was important to work with someone who also had that passion.

Our DJ Kristin was fun and friendly. She took the time to get to know us (and our musical tastes) and the results were music that was fun, festive, upbeat, and a reflection of us—without any boring and cheesy typical wedding music.

Several friends commented on how great the music was. One friend said that during dinner, every song made her say “I love this song!” She also commented that the music was totally “me.” That’s a sign of a great DJ! Read less
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snowwhite
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
You will not go wrong if you choose Toast and Jam for your wedding. Laura was our DJ and was definitely timely, professional and friendly, but also was just a great dj. She read the crowd well and played music that kept people dancing all night. She was awesome and the company in general was timely with all correspondance.
You will not go wrong if you choose Toast and Jam for your wedding. Laura was our DJ and was definitely timely, Read more...
You will not go wrong if you choose Toast and Jam for your wedding. Laura was our DJ and was definitely timely, professional and friendly, but also was just a great dj. She read the crowd well and played music that kept people dancing all night. She was awesome and the company in general was timely with all correspondance. Read less
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diana
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
i found this dj at a friend wedding and loved how he did the wedding and wanted them for my wedding! great job!
i found this dj at a friend wedding and loved how he did the wedding and wanted them for my wedding! great job!
i found this dj at a friend wedding and loved how he did the wedding and wanted them for my wedding! great job! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Kate and Rachel were amazingly awesome at our recent wedding! Our dance floor was packed all night long. We received compliments from everyone (literally, from my 9 year old cousin, to friends who consider themselves music snobs, to my mom and aunt). They are magic! Seriously. Hire these people...if you can manage to pull yourself from the dance floor during your event you will realize that by hiring Toast & Jam you are throwing a bada$$ party in celebration of your marriage.
Kate and Rachel were amazingly awesome at our recent wedding! Our dance floor was packed all night long. We received Read more...
Kate and Rachel were amazingly awesome at our recent wedding! Our dance floor was packed all night long. We received compliments from everyone (literally, from my 9 year old cousin, to friends who consider themselves music snobs, to my mom and aunt). They are magic! Seriously. Hire these people...if you can manage to pull yourself from the dance floor during your event you will realize that by hiring Toast & Jam you are throwing a bada$$ party in celebration of your marriage. Read less
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sging
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
One month before our wedding, my fiance decided he was feeling overwhelmed with the pressure of making an iPod playlist for our reception dance music (all these wedding websites tell you its a great way to save money... hmmm). We were at a friend's when he made this decision. So, he walked up to the DJ and hired them on the spot-- luckily our friends had hired Toast & Jam.

It was a complete fluke that Dena was available one month before our wedding (plan on booking a year ahead of time) but that was not the only aspect of the dj-ing that ended up being serendipitous. The price was very reasonable, we were able to meet with Dena within a few days of hiring her to go over the details of the event. She was incredibly easy to work with and very detail oriented.

Most importantly, Dena rocked our reception! She played all the music we wanted, plus fantastic music of her choice that fit with our taste and the mood of the party. She did a great job of reading the crowd and playing what fit. Dena also took care of the cocktail hour and dinner music and helped organize the toasts, cake cutting and first dance. As the planner provided by our reception site was worthless, Dena was invaluable!
One month before our wedding, my fiance decided he was feeling overwhelmed with the pressure of making an iPod playlist Read more...
One month before our wedding, my fiance decided he was feeling overwhelmed with the pressure of making an iPod playlist for our reception dance music (all these wedding websites tell you its a great way to save money... hmmm). We were at a friend's when he made this decision. So, he walked up to the DJ and hired them on the spot-- luckily our friends had hired Toast & Jam.

It was a complete fluke that Dena was available one month before our wedding (plan on booking a year ahead of time) but that was not the only aspect of the dj-ing that ended up being serendipitous. The price was very reasonable, we were able to meet with Dena within a few days of hiring her to go over the details of the event. She was incredibly easy to work with and very detail oriented.

Most importantly, Dena rocked our reception! She played all the music we wanted, plus fantastic music of her choice that fit with our taste and the mood of the party. She did a great job of reading the crowd and playing what fit. Dena also took care of the cocktail hour and dinner music and helped organize the toasts, cake cutting and first dance. As the planner provided by our reception site was worthless, Dena was invaluable! Read less
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Bob Loro
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough good things about Mary and the music she provided. The dance floor was full from start to finish. Great mix and timing. Don't look anywhere else this is the right DJ to use!!!!! :)
Cannot say enough good things about Mary and the music she provided. The dance floor was full from start to finish. Great Read more...
Cannot say enough good things about Mary and the music she provided. The dance floor was full from start to finish. Great mix and timing. Don't look anywhere else this is the right DJ to use!!!!! :) Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Leslie from Toast and Jam was absolutely incredible to work with. When looking for a DJ, we wanted to stay away from music that T&J refers to as "stale". Luckily we came across Toast & Jam and where they say they will get everyone up on the dance floor, they are not kidding. I had toyed with the idea of using an iPod or playlist to DJ my own wedding, but we decided that a good DJ would be worth it and Toast & Jam was worth every penny. We gave them 10-12 must plays plus our set dance songs and the rest was totally controlled by Leslie. She had a lot of people up on the dance floor just by the music selection alone and kept the party going all night, adjusting where needed. Both she, and Mary (T&J President) were extremely professional and we got so many compliments on the music for many weeks after the reception.
Leslie from Toast and Jam was absolutely incredible to work with. When looking for a DJ, we wanted to stay away from music Read more...
Leslie from Toast and Jam was absolutely incredible to work with. When looking for a DJ, we wanted to stay away from music that T&J refers to as "stale". Luckily we came across Toast & Jam and where they say they will get everyone up on the dance floor, they are not kidding. I had toyed with the idea of using an iPod or playlist to DJ my own wedding, but we decided that a good DJ would be worth it and Toast & Jam was worth every penny. We gave them 10-12 must plays plus our set dance songs and the rest was totally controlled by Leslie. She had a lot of people up on the dance floor just by the music selection alone and kept the party going all night, adjusting where needed. Both she, and Mary (T&J President) were extremely professional and we got so many compliments on the music for many weeks after the reception. Read less
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mleander
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Sarah and Mary were such a pleasure to work with. They provided our ceremony and after dinner dancing music and executed it all perfectly. They kept our guests on the dance floor and played a mix of songs that everyone could enjoy. I really appreciated that they stuck to our do-not-play list. (even if guests requested those songs)!
Sarah and Mary were such a pleasure to work with. They provided our ceremony and after dinner dancing music and executed Read more...
Sarah and Mary were such a pleasure to work with. They provided our ceremony and after dinner dancing music and executed it all perfectly. They kept our guests on the dance floor and played a mix of songs that everyone could enjoy. I really appreciated that they stuck to our do-not-play list. (even if guests requested those songs)! Read less
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eholland2
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
I recommend Gwen to anyone who wants cool music -- she's a fantastic DJ! We felt like she asked the right questions at our meetings to know exactly what our taste in music is and what we wanted to hear at the reception. We received so many compliments on the music and everyone was out on the dance floor. What a great value for the money - one of my favorite vendors of this whole wedding experience!
I recommend Gwen to anyone who wants cool music -- she's a fantastic DJ! We felt like she asked the right questions at our Read more...
I recommend Gwen to anyone who wants cool music -- she's a fantastic DJ! We felt like she asked the right questions at our meetings to know exactly what our taste in music is and what we wanted to hear at the reception. We received so many compliments on the music and everyone was out on the dance floor. What a great value for the money - one of my favorite vendors of this whole wedding experience! Read less
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cspenrod
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam are awesome! We worked with Kristin and she really kept our party going! I don't think there was a single moment where no one was dancing (unless you count dinner!) You can't go wrong hiring Toast & Jam to do the music for your wedding, they are competitively priced, and worth every penny!!!
Toast & Jam are awesome! We worked with Kristin and she really kept our party going! I don't think there was a single Read more...
Toast & Jam are awesome! We worked with Kristin and she really kept our party going! I don't think there was a single moment where no one was dancing (unless you count dinner!) You can't go wrong hiring Toast & Jam to do the music for your wedding, they are competitively priced, and worth every penny!!! Read less
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SummerLinds
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam is the BEST! Definitely one of our best wedding decisions was booking Laura. She is, to be completely honest, just a very cool person who knows music and DEFINITELY knows how to work a party. We received countless compliments on the music, and she had just about everyone - from grandparents to kids - on the dance floor the WHOLE night! She even played some of the songs during dinner that we had mentioned were special to us when we were chosing our first dance song. Very thoughtful, professional, and fun! Our wedding TRULY would not have been the same without them.
Toast & Jam is the BEST! Definitely one of our best wedding decisions was booking Laura. She is, to be completely honest, Read more...
Toast & Jam is the BEST! Definitely one of our best wedding decisions was booking Laura. She is, to be completely honest, just a very cool person who knows music and DEFINITELY knows how to work a party. We received countless compliments on the music, and she had just about everyone - from grandparents to kids - on the dance floor the WHOLE night! She even played some of the songs during dinner that we had mentioned were special to us when we were chosing our first dance song. Very thoughtful, professional, and fun! Our wedding TRULY would not have been the same without them. Read less
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MPB
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I had Laura J. DJ my wedding and WOW! She was great! I could not have asked for a better DJ. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone was dancing, even my old aunts! She managed to play songs that cross age, ethnicity, and dance skill boundaries! Love love love her. I would definitely recommend her. There was no cheese factor at all at our wedding. Laura and Toast & Jam totally surpassed my expectations. Highly recommended!
I had Laura J. DJ my wedding and WOW! She was great! I could not have asked for a better DJ. Our dance floor was packed Read more...
I had Laura J. DJ my wedding and WOW! She was great! I could not have asked for a better DJ. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone was dancing, even my old aunts! She managed to play songs that cross age, ethnicity, and dance skill boundaries! Love love love her. I would definitely recommend her. There was no cheese factor at all at our wedding. Laura and Toast & Jam totally surpassed my expectations. Highly recommended! Read less
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SF826
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I got more compliments on the music at my wedding than the food, drinks or decor. And everyone was out on the dance floor the whole time! Kate & Rachel made my wedding so fun. I have recommended working with Toast and Jam to all my engaged friends.
I got more compliments on the music at my wedding than the food, drinks or decor. And everyone was out on the dance floor Read more...
I got more compliments on the music at my wedding than the food, drinks or decor. And everyone was out on the dance floor the whole time! Kate & Rachel made my wedding so fun. I have recommended working with Toast and Jam to all my engaged friends. Read less
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MrsBaitz
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
This is by far the best DJ service in Chicago. Everyone loved them and even my guests were recommending them to their friends who are getting married next year!
This is by far the best DJ service in Chicago. Everyone loved them and even my guests were recommending them to their Read more...
This is by far the best DJ service in Chicago. Everyone loved them and even my guests were recommending them to their friends who are getting married next year! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We choose Toast and Jam to provide music at our wedding reception and would recommend them to anyone who wants a fresh take on DJ music for events. They listened to what we wanted and held to our desired playlist. No cheesy DJ tricks or lame songs that your relatives request. We were completely satisfied with our event music! The Ladies at toast and Jam were great to work with!
We choose Toast and Jam to provide music at our wedding reception and would recommend them to anyone who wants a fresh Read more...
We choose Toast and Jam to provide music at our wedding reception and would recommend them to anyone who wants a fresh take on DJ music for events. They listened to what we wanted and held to our desired playlist. No cheesy DJ tricks or lame songs that your relatives request. We were completely satisfied with our event music! The Ladies at toast and Jam were great to work with! Read less
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vidaesbuena76
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Kristin from Toast and Jam was awesome! During our planning meetings, we loved how laid back and relaxed she was, as we were not looking for a DJ that liked to hear themselves talk all night. Their song list was a very nice selection of modern day stuff that we like to some great classics that many older generations appreciate. She also allowed us to throw some stuff in there that wasn't on the list. Much of the music selection was very loungy and urban--perfect for a city wedding during cocktails and dinner. Almost most importantly, it was obvious that Kristin was having just as much fun as all of us were, as I caught her dancing behind the DJ table!

If you hate the typical wedding music (think Mony Mony, Locomotion, etc.!) and can't stand the cheesy DJ persona, you definitely will love Toast and Jam!
Kristin from Toast and Jam was awesome! During our planning meetings, we loved how laid back and relaxed she was, as we Read more...
Kristin from Toast and Jam was awesome! During our planning meetings, we loved how laid back and relaxed she was, as we were not looking for a DJ that liked to hear themselves talk all night. Their song list was a very nice selection of modern day stuff that we like to some great classics that many older generations appreciate. She also allowed us to throw some stuff in there that wasn't on the list. Much of the music selection was very loungy and urban--perfect for a city wedding during cocktails and dinner. Almost most importantly, it was obvious that Kristin was having just as much fun as all of us were, as I caught her dancing behind the DJ table!

If you hate the typical wedding music (think Mony Mony, Locomotion, etc.!) and can't stand the cheesy DJ persona, you definitely will love Toast and Jam! Read less
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rslinn
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough good things about Mary from Toast and Jam. Every guest talked about how great the music was. Totally reflected our style without alienating our other guests. She and her assistant created such a fun vibe!
Cannot say enough good things about Mary from Toast and Jam. Every guest talked about how great the music was. Totally Read more...
Cannot say enough good things about Mary from Toast and Jam. Every guest talked about how great the music was. Totally reflected our style without alienating our other guests. She and her assistant created such a fun vibe! Read less
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saraiian
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about T&J. We had Rachel as our DJ and she never once disapointed, not one song was bad. We are huge music fans (i.e. snobs) and the music was very important to us, second only to the photographers. They came through with flying colors and I would recommend them for ANYTHING.
I can't say enough good things about T&J. We had Rachel as our DJ and she never once disapointed, not one song was bad. We Read more...
I can't say enough good things about T&J. We had Rachel as our DJ and she never once disapointed, not one song was bad. We are huge music fans (i.e. snobs) and the music was very important to us, second only to the photographers. They came through with flying colors and I would recommend them for ANYTHING. Read less
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KellyB
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
We were THRILLED with Toast & Jam. Our DJ for our wedding was Gwen and she was fantastic! I was nervous about hiring a DJ because at some of the wedding expos we had seen really only super cheesy ones. We didn't want a light show and we didn't want all the extra talking on the mic., etc. I was hopeful when I got to the Toast & Jam web site, and after our first meeting with Gwen we knew we were making the right choice.

We had people dancing ALL NIGHT. I even had guests tell me the next day that they were on the dance floor in anticipation of the next song - they said, "I couldn't wait to hear what she would play next". Gwen really listened to what we liked, the feeling we wanted to have at our party as well as what we didn't really want to hear. She also did a great job of watching the crowd to see to which songs they were reacting. She got in all of our little "inside" songs that were special to our friends and us and did a wonderful job of playing a variety of music to appeal to every one in the crowd. Our friends were dancing with my aunts, uncles and cousins and parents! It was so fun!

Gwen was professional with the few announcements we did need and helped make sure everything ran smoothly.

In addition, she was able to set up music in a separate room for cocktails and transfer it upstairs seamlessly. Gwen was also really fun and flexible. Completely above and beyond . . . for example, I emailed her while we were out after the rehearsal dinner to see if she had a song that was special to my friends and I; she didn't have it, but found it and made sure she played it the next night. She also was so sweet - checking in with us and even bringing me champagne.

We HIGHLY recommend Toast & Jam and Gwen!
We were THRILLED with Toast & Jam. Our DJ for our wedding was Gwen and she was fantastic! I was nervous about hiring a DJ Read more...
We were THRILLED with Toast & Jam. Our DJ for our wedding was Gwen and she was fantastic! I was nervous about hiring a DJ because at some of the wedding expos we had seen really only super cheesy ones. We didn't want a light show and we didn't want all the extra talking on the mic., etc. I was hopeful when I got to the Toast & Jam web site, and after our first meeting with Gwen we knew we were making the right choice.

We had people dancing ALL NIGHT. I even had guests tell me the next day that they were on the dance floor in anticipation of the next song - they said, "I couldn't wait to hear what she would play next". Gwen really listened to what we liked, the feeling we wanted to have at our party as well as what we didn't really want to hear. She also did a great job of watching the crowd to see to which songs they were reacting. She got in all of our little "inside" songs that were special to our friends and us and did a wonderful job of playing a variety of music to appeal to every one in the crowd. Our friends were dancing with my aunts, uncles and cousins and parents! It was so fun!

Gwen was professional with the few announcements we did need and helped make sure everything ran smoothly.

In addition, she was able to set up music in a separate room for cocktails and transfer it upstairs seamlessly. Gwen was also really fun and flexible. Completely above and beyond . . . for example, I emailed her while we were out after the rehearsal dinner to see if she had a song that was special to my friends and I; she didn't have it, but found it and made sure she played it the next night. She also was so sweet - checking in with us and even bringing me champagne.

We HIGHLY recommend Toast & Jam and Gwen! Read less
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foolishfire
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Toast & Jam, and especially our DJ, Leslie. She was a genuine pleasure to meet with and talk to as we were in the planning process, and she executed the music for our ceremony PERFECTLY. Our cocktail hour and reception music was just wonderful - she had the dance floor packed all night, and everyone had a wonderful time. She was also just so sweet and helpful, very professional and good at touching base with me without once being pushy. She seemed to actually be enjoying herself - I hope she did! She seemed to be into the party atmosphere, and seemed almost like a friend/guest than someone working the party...although she did her work with finesse and talent! I really couldn't have been happier with her, or my choice to go with Toast & Jam. Thanks, Leslie!!!
I cannot say enough good things about Toast & Jam, and especially our DJ, Leslie. She was a genuine pleasure to meet with Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Toast & Jam, and especially our DJ, Leslie. She was a genuine pleasure to meet with and talk to as we were in the planning process, and she executed the music for our ceremony PERFECTLY. Our cocktail hour and reception music was just wonderful - she had the dance floor packed all night, and everyone had a wonderful time. She was also just so sweet and helpful, very professional and good at touching base with me without once being pushy. She seemed to actually be enjoying herself - I hope she did! She seemed to be into the party atmosphere, and seemed almost like a friend/guest than someone working the party...although she did her work with finesse and talent! I really couldn't have been happier with her, or my choice to go with Toast & Jam. Thanks, Leslie!!! Read less
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tovell3
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
We had the BEST experience with Toast & Jams! Sarah was our DJ and she was fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend their services if you are looking for a non-cheesy, tasteful host for your wedding. Elegance.
We had the BEST experience with Toast & Jams! Sarah was our DJ and she was fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend their Read more...
We had the BEST experience with Toast & Jams! Sarah was our DJ and she was fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend their services if you are looking for a non-cheesy, tasteful host for your wedding. Elegance. Read less
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rhoda701
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We got exactly what we had in mind when we hired Toast & Jam. We planned our wedding from baltimore, and hired them after having a great convo with DJ Laura Jellum just over the phone! She was awesome, played the perfect mix, and put up with some obnoxious guests and their ridiculous requests. We got what we wanted for sure - a most rockin'-ist wedding reception!
We got exactly what we had in mind when we hired Toast & Jam. We planned our wedding from baltimore, and hired them after Read more...
We got exactly what we had in mind when we hired Toast & Jam. We planned our wedding from baltimore, and hired them after having a great convo with DJ Laura Jellum just over the phone! She was awesome, played the perfect mix, and put up with some obnoxious guests and their ridiculous requests. We got what we wanted for sure - a most rockin'-ist wedding reception! Read less
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julieregina
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! The best bet for your money! Toast & Jam is the furthest from the traditional "DJ" service. Every single one of my guests from the youngest to the oldest was on the dance floor at some point. I am so glad I found Toast & Jam. I knew from the moment I spoke with them that I was going to have them at my wedding. Kristin Marks was amazing and everyone loved her!
Absolutely amazing! The best bet for your money! Toast & Jam is the furthest from the traditional "DJ" service. Every Read more...
Absolutely amazing! The best bet for your money! Toast & Jam is the furthest from the traditional "DJ" service. Every single one of my guests from the youngest to the oldest was on the dance floor at some point. I am so glad I found Toast & Jam. I knew from the moment I spoke with them that I was going to have them at my wedding. Kristin Marks was amazing and everyone loved her! Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Dustin from TOAST n' JAM Rocked and kept everyone dancing all night long!
Everyone loved the music and the energy

It was perfect :)
Dustin from TOAST n' JAM Rocked and kept everyone dancing all night long!
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Dustin from TOAST n' JAM Rocked and kept everyone dancing all night long!
Everyone loved the music and the energy

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Segall2B
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
These girls know how to party. The music selection was fantastic. We made a couple of special requests, but tried to let them just do their thing. Our guests complimented their kick a** playlist. It felt more like being at your favorite bar than a wedding. They are the anti-electric slide. C'mon people. When was the last time YOU heard a 50-cent/Beegees mashup?! This one's a no-brainer. If you're anywhere near Chicago, hire Toast & Jam.
These girls know how to party. The music selection was fantastic. We made a couple of special requests, but tried to let Read more...
These girls know how to party. The music selection was fantastic. We made a couple of special requests, but tried to let them just do their thing. Our guests complimented their kick a** playlist. It felt more like being at your favorite bar than a wedding. They are the anti-electric slide. C'mon people. When was the last time YOU heard a 50-cent/Beegees mashup?! This one's a no-brainer. If you're anywhere near Chicago, hire Toast & Jam. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ Kate and DJ Rachel from Toast & Jam were wonderful to work with and didn't skip a beat working with an indecisive bride! They kept the crowd dancing ALL NIGHT - to the point the wedding was over and people were still hanging out - definitely doesn't happen at every wedding. They knew just how to keep the party going which is key to any wedding.
DJ Kate and DJ Rachel from Toast & Jam were wonderful to work with and didn't skip a beat working with an indecisive Read more...
DJ Kate and DJ Rachel from Toast & Jam were wonderful to work with and didn't skip a beat working with an indecisive bride! They kept the crowd dancing ALL NIGHT - to the point the wedding was over and people were still hanging out - definitely doesn't happen at every wedding. They knew just how to keep the party going which is key to any wedding. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Awesome, kick butt DJs! Kate and Rachel spun at our wedding, and everyone had an absolute blast! I have even gotten emails from brides who have come across our wedding photos asking who the DJs were because you can tell that it was a dance party from the start! My husband was hesitant about turning over control of the music to someone else- he wanted to give them a list of songs to play- and even he let them take control and rock the party. They are super easy to work with, ridiculously accomodating, and competetively priced. We would work with them again in a heartbeat!
Awesome, kick butt DJs! Kate and Rachel spun at our wedding, and everyone had an absolute blast! I have even gotten emails Read more...
Awesome, kick butt DJs! Kate and Rachel spun at our wedding, and everyone had an absolute blast! I have even gotten emails from brides who have come across our wedding photos asking who the DJs were because you can tell that it was a dance party from the start! My husband was hesitant about turning over control of the music to someone else- he wanted to give them a list of songs to play- and even he let them take control and rock the party. They are super easy to work with, ridiculously accomodating, and competetively priced. We would work with them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Lincoln Park Liz
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Toast and Jam was incredible! They turned my wedding into the most insane dance party ever! They are total professionals; of all my vendors, they were the easiest to work with. All I did was tell my DJs a couple songs that I wanted to hear, and they took care of the rest. They even got my grandma dancing! I want to throw another party so I can have them again!
Toast and Jam was incredible! They turned my wedding into the most insane dance party ever! They are total professionals; Read more...
Toast and Jam was incredible! They turned my wedding into the most insane dance party ever! They are total professionals; of all my vendors, they were the easiest to work with. All I did was tell my DJs a couple songs that I wanted to hear, and they took care of the rest. They even got my grandma dancing! I want to throw another party so I can have them again! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Mary Nisi may be the greatest DJ of all time. Our reception was a fantastic party, due in large part to her. One of my bridesmaids told me that she kept waiting for a mediocre song so that she could run to the ladies room, but one never came. Everyone was dancing (young & old) and we even extended the party an extra hour because people were having so much fun. I think they would have danced all night given the chance.

Mary was the only DJ we actually interviewed. We narrowed our search down to a couple of companies based on their websites, most of which were tacky and horrible. We loved that Toast & Jam had a stale list and we completely agreed with it! We met with Mary & signed the contract the next day. She was fantastic through the whole process. When we met again shortly before the wedding, she completely guided us through the reception process, from helping us figure out the order of the bridal party's entrances to cake cutting music to when special songs would be. At the reception was great, corralling the unruly bridal party and leading the evening. She totally understood us and what we like and the evening was perfect!
Mary Nisi may be the greatest DJ of all time. Our reception was a fantastic party, due in large part to her. One of my Read more...
Mary Nisi may be the greatest DJ of all time. Our reception was a fantastic party, due in large part to her. One of my bridesmaids told me that she kept waiting for a mediocre song so that she could run to the ladies room, but one never came. Everyone was dancing (young & old) and we even extended the party an extra hour because people were having so much fun. I think they would have danced all night given the chance.

Mary was the only DJ we actually interviewed. We narrowed our search down to a couple of companies based on their websites, most of which were tacky and horrible. We loved that Toast & Jam had a stale list and we completely agreed with it! We met with Mary & signed the contract the next day. She was fantastic through the whole process. When we met again shortly before the wedding, she completely guided us through the reception process, from helping us figure out the order of the bridal party's entrances to cake cutting music to when special songs would be. At the reception was great, corralling the unruly bridal party and leading the evening. She totally understood us and what we like and the evening was perfect! Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
These guys really helped make our reception/wedding dance something to remember. If you like good music and not the traditional wedding dance standards, you'll love these guys. One look at their website and you'll know if they are the dj for you or not.

Having been to many terrible wedding dances full of country music and the chicken dance I vowed if I ever got married I'd have a wedding dance that I could enjoy. Luckily my husband had the same idea. After meeting with our DJ, we knew we picked the right people to work with. Not only did she appreciate our musical tastes, she was flexible enough to let my husband pretty much pick the entire song list. So if you're a total music snob, they've got you covered!

Pick these guys if you're looking for a fun, not cheesy, dj for your wedding dance. We were literally on the dance floor the entire night. And it wasn't just young people dancing. Even my grandmother was out there which was awesome to see.

Thanks Toast and Jam (and Kristin) for making our reception something everyone will remember!
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These guys really helped make our reception/wedding dance something to remember. If you like good music and not the Read more...
These guys really helped make our reception/wedding dance something to remember. If you like good music and not the traditional wedding dance standards, you'll love these guys. One look at their website and you'll know if they are the dj for you or not.

Having been to many terrible wedding dances full of country music and the chicken dance I vowed if I ever got married I'd have a wedding dance that I could enjoy. Luckily my husband had the same idea. After meeting with our DJ, we knew we picked the right people to work with. Not only did she appreciate our musical tastes, she was flexible enough to let my husband pretty much pick the entire song list. So if you're a total music snob, they've got you covered!

Pick these guys if you're looking for a fun, not cheesy, dj for your wedding dance. We were literally on the dance floor the entire night. And it wasn't just young people dancing. Even my grandmother was out there which was awesome to see.

Thanks Toast and Jam (and Kristin) for making our reception something everyone will remember!
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jtagatz
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Mary Nisi was our DJ and she kept the dance floor packed all night!
Mary Nisi was our DJ and she kept the dance floor packed all night!
Mary Nisi was our DJ and she kept the dance floor packed all night! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Mary from Toast and Jam is just that – a total Jam! She is so much fun to be around and kept our floor packed all night. She doesn’t have an ounce of ‘corniness’ to her and stays focused on playing great music that suits the crowd. She interacts minimally (which we preferred) but still connected with all of our guests – she was GREAT!
Mary from Toast and Jam is just that a total Jam! She is so much fun to be around and kept our floor packed all night. Read more...
Mary from Toast and Jam is just that – a total Jam! She is so much fun to be around and kept our floor packed all night. She doesn’t have an ounce of ‘corniness’ to her and stays focused on playing great music that suits the crowd. She interacts minimally (which we preferred) but still connected with all of our guests – she was GREAT! Read less
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KNC
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
What a great DJ! We used Dustin Drase at my daughter's wedding. The dance floor was packed all night! Would highly recommend!
What a great DJ! We used Dustin Drase at my daughter's wedding. The dance floor was packed all night! Would highly Read more...
What a great DJ! We used Dustin Drase at my daughter's wedding. The dance floor was packed all night! Would highly recommend! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, it was important to us to use LGBT friendly vendors that didn’t just tolerate us for the money, but were enthusiastic about participating in our “big day.” Toast & Jam was the absolute best choice. Our pre-reception meetings were efficient and detailed. Our diverse likes were honored, and as promised, we didn’t hear a single “stale” song. People danced….and danced…and danced. From ages 3 – 83, our family and our friends danced, and so did we. Pictures from the end of the night say it all – jackets off, shoes off, sweaty faces, everyone on the dance floor.

Five years later and our friends and family members still rave about how much FUN they had and we know Kate and Rachel played a huge part in its success.
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When planning our wedding, it was important to us to use LGBT friendly vendors that didn’t just tolerate us for the money, but were enthusiastic about participating in our “big day.” Toast & Jam was the absolute best choice. Our pre-reception meetings were efficient and detailed. Our diverse likes were honored, and as promised, we didn’t hear a single “stale” song. People danced….and danced…and danced. From ages 3 – 83, our family and our friends danced, and so did we. Pictures from the end of the night say it all – jackets off, shoes off, sweaty faces, everyone on the dance floor.

Five years later and our friends and family members still rave about how much FUN they had and we know Kate and Rachel played a huge part in its success. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
These folks are AMAZING! Such a fun bunch.
These folks are AMAZING! Such a fun bunch.
These folks are AMAZING! Such a fun bunch. Read less
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alekscake
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam are awesome! We worked with Dustin, he was super-nice, fun and so easy to work with. He got in all our favorite songs but managed to take some requests. He also saved the day by fixing our misbehavin' aisle runner. He was totally cool with sharing dance floor time with the Serbian folklore dance band my parents hired -- yes, you read that right. We recieved so many compliments on our choice of hipster DJ. You will not be disappointed!
Toast & Jam are awesome! We worked with Dustin, he was super-nice, fun and so easy to work with. He got in all our Read more...
Toast & Jam are awesome! We worked with Dustin, he was super-nice, fun and so easy to work with. He got in all our favorite songs but managed to take some requests. He also saved the day by fixing our misbehavin' aisle runner. He was totally cool with sharing dance floor time with the Serbian folklore dance band my parents hired -- yes, you read that right. We recieved so many compliments on our choice of hipster DJ. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Toast & Jam Dj's were reccommended to us by our photographer, and we could not have been more pleased. They provided a wide variety of music, but would not play anything cheesy, which is why we went with them in the first place. They were a lot of fun and not annoying like most dj's I have encountered in the past. We will recommend them to future brides and grooms with assurance.
Toast & Jam Dj's were reccommended to us by our photographer, and we could not have been more pleased. They provided a Read more...
Toast & Jam Dj's were reccommended to us by our photographer, and we could not have been more pleased. They provided a wide variety of music, but would not play anything cheesy, which is why we went with them in the first place. They were a lot of fun and not annoying like most dj's I have encountered in the past. We will recommend them to future brides and grooms with assurance. Read less
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Tiffany & Leighton
Wedding:
12/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Laura was our DJ. She was great to work with and very easy going and flexible. We warned her that not a lot of people would be on the dance floor but she worked with us and or guests and managed to get some out there. She was very organized and played everything we had asked...we were never surprised with any of the music the entire night. She was just a great choice for our taste and was amazing with the short timeframe we gave her. Again, one of the vendors we hired just weeks before the big day...but it all turned out great!
Laura was our DJ. She was great to work with and very easy going and flexible. We warned her that not a lot of people Read more...
Laura was our DJ. She was great to work with and very easy going and flexible. We warned her that not a lot of people would be on the dance floor but she worked with us and or guests and managed to get some out there. She was very organized and played everything we had asked...we were never surprised with any of the music the entire night. She was just a great choice for our taste and was amazing with the short timeframe we gave her. Again, one of the vendors we hired just weeks before the big day...but it all turned out great! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
1/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Toast and Jam is not the cheapest DJ service you can get, but they are worth all of the extra money! They are amazing. They go to great lengths to play the music YOU want, while keeping a good flow on the dance floor. I got many, many compliments on how much fun people had at the reception, and I think it was 75% because of the fantastic DJ. Everybody at the company was professional and easy to do business with. I would recommend them to anybody in the Chicago area for an event.
Toast and Jam is not the cheapest DJ service you can get, but they are worth all of the extra money! They are amazing. Read more...
Toast and Jam is not the cheapest DJ service you can get, but they are worth all of the extra money! They are amazing. They go to great lengths to play the music YOU want, while keeping a good flow on the dance floor. I got many, many compliments on how much fun people had at the reception, and I think it was 75% because of the fantastic DJ. Everybody at the company was professional and easy to do business with. I would recommend them to anybody in the Chicago area for an event. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
If you ever have to make the choice of hiring your cousin for cheap, or Toast & Jam for not too expensive: hire Toast & Jam. I was hooked the first time I visited their website and watched the hilarious video on the home page. Rachel Hinsdale was assigned to our event and she rocked! From the announcements/toasts/speeches to the dance floor, everything ran super smooth and everyone danced their butts off and had a great time. I never spent a minute worrying about what was going to be played next, or whether or not a moment would go on too long and get awkward...she was always on top of the mood and kept things light and fun. It was a little more than we were initially looking to spend, but definitely comparable to other DJ companies in the area and a whole lot of fun.
If you ever have to make the choice of hiring your cousin for cheap, or Toast & Jam for not too expensive: hire Toast & Read more...
If you ever have to make the choice of hiring your cousin for cheap, or Toast & Jam for not too expensive: hire Toast & Jam. I was hooked the first time I visited their website and watched the hilarious video on the home page. Rachel Hinsdale was assigned to our event and she rocked! From the announcements/toasts/speeches to the dance floor, everything ran super smooth and everyone danced their butts off and had a great time. I never spent a minute worrying about what was going to be played next, or whether or not a moment would go on too long and get awkward...she was always on top of the mood and kept things light and fun. It was a little more than we were initially looking to spend, but definitely comparable to other DJ companies in the area and a whole lot of fun. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.9/5.0
Kate & Rachel did such a fantastic job at our wedding! They really brought in what we liked during the reception and the dance floor was pretty much packed the entire night.

We let them do their own thing during cocktail hour and even though I didn't know a lot of the music they were playing, it was still absolutely perfect. It really set the tone for the evening.

When we told them we were planning on doing a private last dance, they were taken aback a bit but they were game. At the end of the night, they announced this was their last song and that we were going to have a private dance. It took people a lot longer than we thought to leave the room but they stuck around and we got our last dance. It was amazing of them to do that for us.

Book them! You won't regret it.
Kate & Rachel did such a fantastic job at our wedding! They really brought in what we liked during the reception and the Read more...
Kate & Rachel did such a fantastic job at our wedding! They really brought in what we liked during the reception and the dance floor was pretty much packed the entire night.

We let them do their own thing during cocktail hour and even though I didn't know a lot of the music they were playing, it was still absolutely perfect. It really set the tone for the evening.

When we told them we were planning on doing a private last dance, they were taken aback a bit but they were game. At the end of the night, they announced this was their last song and that we were going to have a private dance. It took people a lot longer than we thought to leave the room but they stuck around and we got our last dance. It was amazing of them to do that for us.

Book them! You won't regret it. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.9/5.0
My wedding coordinator recommended Toast and Jam for our wedding and it was such a blast! Sarah, our DJ was the most attentive person and she was willing to make our wedding the best moment.
People were in the dancing floor dancing like there was no tomorrow and even people who never dance, she got them there!
Toast and Jam has a lot of music and if you want to have your own music, they are very flexible to get that music from you and put it in their program.
My wedding coordinator recommended Toast and Jam for our wedding and it was such a blast! Sarah, our DJ was the most Read more...
My wedding coordinator recommended Toast and Jam for our wedding and it was such a blast! Sarah, our DJ was the most attentive person and she was willing to make our wedding the best moment.
People were in the dancing floor dancing like there was no tomorrow and even people who never dance, she got them there!
Toast and Jam has a lot of music and if you want to have your own music, they are very flexible to get that music from you and put it in their program. Read less
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KConn1987
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough good things about our DJ's Kate and Rachel of Toast and Jam! We are still getting compliments! When they were done doing their thing, everyone was chanting "One more song!" They seriously are the best of the best if you want quality music. No lights, no smoke machines, just an amazing time! Very personable and easy to talk to as well! My only quip is with the owner, Mary, who confused us as to when we were supposed to make the final payment. I was informed that Friday before the wedding I could call and do a credit card payment over the phone, which was perfect as I was getting paid on Friday. However, Mary called me on Thursday, saying payment had to be made then as she was leaving for DC at 1pm. She called me at 10am. I had to rush home and beg my mom to lend me the money until I got paid. No problems with the actual DJ's, like I said, they were amazing! I just wish it was better laid out as to when payment would be due, instead of being told two different things.
I can't say enough good things about our DJ's Kate and Rachel of Toast and Jam! We are still getting compliments! When Read more...
I can't say enough good things about our DJ's Kate and Rachel of Toast and Jam! We are still getting compliments! When they were done doing their thing, everyone was chanting "One more song!" They seriously are the best of the best if you want quality music. No lights, no smoke machines, just an amazing time! Very personable and easy to talk to as well! My only quip is with the owner, Mary, who confused us as to when we were supposed to make the final payment. I was informed that Friday before the wedding I could call and do a credit card payment over the phone, which was perfect as I was getting paid on Friday. However, Mary called me on Thursday, saying payment had to be made then as she was leaving for DC at 1pm. She called me at 10am. I had to rush home and beg my mom to lend me the money until I got paid. No problems with the actual DJ's, like I said, they were amazing! I just wish it was better laid out as to when payment would be due, instead of being told two different things. Read less
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sophistispring
Wedding:
4/30/2010
4.9/5.0
AMAZING! Rachel was very professional and handled the evening very smoothly. The music choices were spot-on and everyone danced the night away. We got many compliments on the music. Even through we have a very specific music type which we enjoyed during dinner, Rachel did a great job mixing it up and providing great dancing music for everyone!

P.S. I was worried that there would be no lights for dancing but it was no issue, what-so-ever!
AMAZING! Rachel was very professional and handled the evening very smoothly. The music choices were spot-on and everyone Read more...
AMAZING! Rachel was very professional and handled the evening very smoothly. The music choices were spot-on and everyone danced the night away. We got many compliments on the music. Even through we have a very specific music type which we enjoyed during dinner, Rachel did a great job mixing it up and providing great dancing music for everyone!

P.S. I was worried that there would be no lights for dancing but it was no issue, what-so-ever! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.9/5.0
Carrie Weston did a fabulous job! She kept the dance floor full throughout the night. The dinner and cocktail music was great. She played some of my favorite songs during dinner, although they had not been on the play list. She gets it. Not to mention that she is just an all around nice person. She also works for Beep Media.
Carrie Weston did a fabulous job! She kept the dance floor full throughout the night. The dinner and cocktail music was Read more...
Carrie Weston did a fabulous job! She kept the dance floor full throughout the night. The dinner and cocktail music was great. She played some of my favorite songs during dinner, although they had not been on the play list. She gets it. Not to mention that she is just an all around nice person. She also works for Beep Media. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.9/5.0
We worked with Mary and Dustin at Toast and Jam and both were great. Dustin met with us twice and we provided him a list of music that we absolutely did not want to hear and our top 10 songs to be played. Dustin played to the crowd rather than most DJ's who are only interested in playing what they like. We would recommend Toast & Jam for any event.
We worked with Mary and Dustin at Toast and Jam and both were great. Dustin met with us twice and we provided him a list Read more...
We worked with Mary and Dustin at Toast and Jam and both were great. Dustin met with us twice and we provided him a list of music that we absolutely did not want to hear and our top 10 songs to be played. Dustin played to the crowd rather than most DJ's who are only interested in playing what they like. We would recommend Toast & Jam for any event. Read less
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Chibride
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.9/5.0
We really struggled to find a DJ that was in our budget & seemed to have a sense of style. We tried to book a DJ from Style Matters DJ, but they were booked for our date & Spencer recommended Toast & Jam.

Mary responded to my email really quickly, she answered all my questions, and hooked us up with one of their new hires, DJ Tevis Jory. Lucky for us, her rookie status, meant we got a great DJ for a less expensive rookie rate. We met with Tevis to see if we could work together. She was very sweet, professional, and easy going. Things really clicked when we talked about our love for Jurassic 5. After that, I knew we were going to book her.

We met with her one more time before the wedding. We exchanged numerous emails & everything went really smoothly. It was so easy to work with her.

The day of the wedding, she wearing a very stylish & cute party dress. She had to set up some speakers for our outdoor reception & a mic for the officiant. Everything worked perfectly during the ceremony. Once we were inside, the music was fabulous. The pacing was great throughout the night. People were always dancing & having fun. There were a few curve balls, but she handled everything calmly & professionally. When confronted with some pushy relatives, she held her own, & emphasized that it was my wedding day & my choice.

I didn't hear anything I didn't like and heard plenty of stuff I loved. Everything went really smoothly. We had an exceptionally fun time on the dance floor. Tevis danced while working & infused her fun dance vibe to everyone within a 100 feet.

I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, fun DJ who is not at all cheesy or obnoxious.
We really struggled to find a DJ that was in our budget & seemed to have a sense of style. We tried to book a DJ from Read more...
We really struggled to find a DJ that was in our budget & seemed to have a sense of style. We tried to book a DJ from Style Matters DJ, but they were booked for our date & Spencer recommended Toast & Jam.

Mary responded to my email really quickly, she answered all my questions, and hooked us up with one of their new hires, DJ Tevis Jory. Lucky for us, her rookie status, meant we got a great DJ for a less expensive rookie rate. We met with Tevis to see if we could work together. She was very sweet, professional, and easy going. Things really clicked when we talked about our love for Jurassic 5. After that, I knew we were going to book her.

We met with her one more time before the wedding. We exchanged numerous emails & everything went really smoothly. It was so easy to work with her.

The day of the wedding, she wearing a very stylish & cute party dress. She had to set up some speakers for our outdoor reception & a mic for the officiant. Everything worked perfectly during the ceremony. Once we were inside, the music was fabulous. The pacing was great throughout the night. People were always dancing & having fun. There were a few curve balls, but she handled everything calmly & professionally. When confronted with some pushy relatives, she held her own, & emphasized that it was my wedding day & my choice.

I didn't hear anything I didn't like and heard plenty of stuff I loved. Everything went really smoothly. We had an exceptionally fun time on the dance floor. Tevis danced while working & infused her fun dance vibe to everyone within a 100 feet.

I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, fun DJ who is not at all cheesy or obnoxious. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Kate was our DJ and she was a great person to work with. She kept me calm and was very open and receptive to song choices and ideas, but allowed me to relax and did a great job picking out and meshing music. She was never on the mic, just to do the intros and let the music speak for itself. She had everyone on the dance floor the whole night. She was a dream!
Kate was our DJ and she was a great person to work with. She kept me calm and was very open and receptive to song choices Read more...
Kate was our DJ and she was a great person to work with. She kept me calm and was very open and receptive to song choices and ideas, but allowed me to relax and did a great job picking out and meshing music. She was never on the mic, just to do the intros and let the music speak for itself. She had everyone on the dance floor the whole night. She was a dream! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We had Rachel from Toast & Jam DJ our wedding and she was amazing! She was extremely laid back, jumped in to help when we adding moving a mic stand during the ceremony at the last minute, and kept people on the dance floor all night. My husband and I both have difficult last names and she even spent a good amount of time rehearsing the prononciations; a nice touch! She really felt out the crowd and there was not a single moment when people were not dancing. It was a perfect mix of some old classics and contemporary dance music.

Toast & Jam may cost a little more than an average DJ, but they are worth every penny. You can cut back on the centerpiece or floral budget, but you should NOT cut the DJ budget. They are the people who keep your party going.
We had Rachel from Toast & Jam DJ our wedding and she was amazing! She was extremely laid back, jumped in to help when we Read more...
We had Rachel from Toast & Jam DJ our wedding and she was amazing! She was extremely laid back, jumped in to help when we adding moving a mic stand during the ceremony at the last minute, and kept people on the dance floor all night. My husband and I both have difficult last names and she even spent a good amount of time rehearsing the prononciations; a nice touch! She really felt out the crowd and there was not a single moment when people were not dancing. It was a perfect mix of some old classics and contemporary dance music.

Toast & Jam may cost a little more than an average DJ, but they are worth every penny. You can cut back on the centerpiece or floral budget, but you should NOT cut the DJ budget. They are the people who keep your party going. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.8/5.0
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and totally got what we wanted the vibe to be. At the wedding, she was just the right amount of understated and people (including me!) danced the entire night. Everyone was having such a good time that after the last dance, people chanted her name to get her to play one more song. It was awesome! Such a great dance party! Definitely highly recommend them!
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so Read more...
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and totally got what we wanted the vibe to be. At the wedding, she was just the right amount of understated and people (including me!) danced the entire night. Everyone was having such a good time that after the last dance, people chanted her name to get her to play one more song. It was awesome! Such a great dance party! Definitely highly recommend them! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.8/5.0
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and totally got what we wanted the vibe to be. At the wedding, she was just the right amount of understated and people (including me!) danced the entire night. Everyone was having such a good time that after the last dance, people chanted her name to get her to play one more song. It was awesome! Such a great dance party! Definitely highly recommend them!
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so Read more...
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and totally got what we wanted the vibe to be. At the wedding, she was just the right amount of understated and people (including me!) danced the entire night. Everyone was having such a good time that after the last dance, people chanted her name to get her to play one more song. It was awesome! Such a great dance party! Definitely highly recommend them! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.8/5.0
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and totally got what we wanted the vibe to be. At the wedding, she was just the right amount of understated and people (including me!) danced the entire night. Everyone was having such a good time that after the last dance, people chanted her name to get her to play one more song. It was awesome! Such a great dance party! Definitely highly recommend them!
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so Read more...
Our DJ, Karin, was amazing. She was so down-to-earth and was perfectly matched for us for our taste in music. She was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and totally got what we wanted the vibe to be. At the wedding, she was just the right amount of understated and people (including me!) danced the entire night. Everyone was having such a good time that after the last dance, people chanted her name to get her to play one more song. It was awesome! Such a great dance party! Definitely highly recommend them! Read less
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wdavidson1
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.8/5.0
After deciding that we wanted a female DJ for our wedding instead of the typical middle-aged guy in a red sequin vest, Toast & Jam was the obvious place to go. Dena was easy to get along with and also very knowledgeable, so our meetings were great and gave us the confidence we needed that something as important as the music would go off well. We had a lot of compliments along the way and danced like crazy the whole night through.
After deciding that we wanted a female DJ for our wedding instead of the typical middle-aged guy in a red sequin vest, Read more...
After deciding that we wanted a female DJ for our wedding instead of the typical middle-aged guy in a red sequin vest, Toast & Jam was the obvious place to go. Dena was easy to get along with and also very knowledgeable, so our meetings were great and gave us the confidence we needed that something as important as the music would go off well. We had a lot of compliments along the way and danced like crazy the whole night through. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.8/5.0
Mary from Toast & Jam traveled to Grand Rapids for our wedding and did a fantastic job! We only had 95 people at our wedding but she managed to keep 15-20 people out there at ALL times, which I consider to be impressive for our group. She also did the music for our ceremony and it went off flawlessly. She complimented us on our song selections and everyone seemed to like her, even when she was turning down their requests. :)
Mary from Toast & Jam traveled to Grand Rapids for our wedding and did a fantastic job! We only had 95 people at our Read more...
Mary from Toast & Jam traveled to Grand Rapids for our wedding and did a fantastic job! We only had 95 people at our wedding but she managed to keep 15-20 people out there at ALL times, which I consider to be impressive for our group. She also did the music for our ceremony and it went off flawlessly. She complimented us on our song selections and everyone seemed to like her, even when she was turning down their requests. :) Read less
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schultzdegraff410
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Toast & Jam is awesome. What's cooler than a company of almost all girl DJs? And who could understand the importance of wedding music more than previous brides? :)

Sarah did a fantastic job. She was very professional and organized during our two pre-wedding meetings, making sure she knew everything from the order of events for the night to bridal party name pronunciation. On the wedding day, she played a great mix of hits that kept the dance floor packed all night! Everyone from our twenty-something friends to our middle aged aunts and uncles were getting their groove on together. When the party ended no one wanted to leave! That's the sign of a great party and I owe a lot of that to Sarah from Toast & Jam.
Toast & Jam is awesome. What's cooler than a company of almost all girl DJs? And who could understand the importance of Read more...
Toast & Jam is awesome. What's cooler than a company of almost all girl DJs? And who could understand the importance of wedding music more than previous brides? :)

Sarah did a fantastic job. She was very professional and organized during our two pre-wedding meetings, making sure she knew everything from the order of events for the night to bridal party name pronunciation. On the wedding day, she played a great mix of hits that kept the dance floor packed all night! Everyone from our twenty-something friends to our middle aged aunts and uncles were getting their groove on together. When the party ended no one wanted to leave! That's the sign of a great party and I owe a lot of that to Sarah from Toast & Jam. Read less
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jar
Wedding:
5/17/2009
4.8/5.0
These girls did a great job with the music selection and I'm glad that I hired them!
These girls did a great job with the music selection and I'm glad that I hired them!
These girls did a great job with the music selection and I'm glad that I hired them! Read less
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chigirl08
Wedding:
10/3/2008
4.8/5.0
We worked with Kate and Rachel and they were so much fun. We really like working with them before the wedding and on the wedding day, they kept the dance floor packed. I received many complements about the wedding music.
We worked with Kate and Rachel and they were so much fun. We really like working with them before the wedding and on the Read more...
We worked with Kate and Rachel and they were so much fun. We really like working with them before the wedding and on the wedding day, they kept the dance floor packed. I received many complements about the wedding music. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Toast & Jam was an easy choice after a great meeting with our DJ Emily and some heavy verbal reviews from fellow Chicagoans and other vendors. They don't play cheesy music which I loved, and they don't bring out obnoxious smoke machines, disco balls, or lighting -- no need! Our DJ saved the day when the power went out in the venue and she had an entire backup system charged to play on battery which took her about 3 minutes to get going. (Relief!) When the power returned, she was able to switch right over to her louder, better system.

She worked well with the other vendors on timing the reception and was great on the mic. At first we didn't love that she was playing some slower songs when we were behind schedule and needed the dance floor to pick up - but once we voiced our concern the party was definitely started!
Toast & Jam was an easy choice after a great meeting with our DJ Emily and some heavy verbal reviews from fellow Read more...
Toast & Jam was an easy choice after a great meeting with our DJ Emily and some heavy verbal reviews from fellow Chicagoans and other vendors. They don't play cheesy music which I loved, and they don't bring out obnoxious smoke machines, disco balls, or lighting -- no need! Our DJ saved the day when the power went out in the venue and she had an entire backup system charged to play on battery which took her about 3 minutes to get going. (Relief!) When the power returned, she was able to switch right over to her louder, better system.

She worked well with the other vendors on timing the reception and was great on the mic. At first we didn't love that she was playing some slower songs when we were behind schedule and needed the dance floor to pick up - but once we voiced our concern the party was definitely started! Read less
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winterbride28
Wedding:
1/28/2012
4.7/5.0
Carrie from T&J was our Dj for the evening, and she did an amazing job! In the weeks leading up to the event, she was really easy to work with, and was able to really get a feel for what kind of party we were hosting, and what kind of music we loved. She was really easy to get in touch with for any last minute coordination, and was incredibly professional through the whole process.

Toast & Jam won't play any cheesy, dated wedding anthem (chicken dance, YMCA, etc) and instead sticks to fun party-appropriate music to get people up and dancing! I didn't think we would have a wild dance floor because most of our guests were in the 40-50 age group, but thanks to Carrie's incredible read on the crowd and impecable selection of music, we actually had a packed dance floor almost all night!
Carrie from T&J was our Dj for the evening, and she did an amazing job! In the weeks leading up to the event, she was Read more...
Carrie from T&J was our Dj for the evening, and she did an amazing job! In the weeks leading up to the event, she was really easy to work with, and was able to really get a feel for what kind of party we were hosting, and what kind of music we loved. She was really easy to get in touch with for any last minute coordination, and was incredibly professional through the whole process.

Toast & Jam won't play any cheesy, dated wedding anthem (chicken dance, YMCA, etc) and instead sticks to fun party-appropriate music to get people up and dancing! I didn't think we would have a wild dance floor because most of our guests were in the 40-50 age group, but thanks to Carrie's incredible read on the crowd and impecable selection of music, we actually had a packed dance floor almost all night! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.6/5.0
I worked with Ruby at Toast & Jam. Since I was planning a wedding long distance, she was always extremely accommodating. We had a few Skype planning sessions and the process was super simple. Ruby did a great mix of music for all age groups. People were constantly on the dance floor and I received a ton of rave reviews from friends about the music.

I only gave them 4 starts because she was completely resistant to play requests from the crowd, which I completely understand to an extent. But, that was the one complaint from close family and friends. At the end of then night, I requested the last song and she told me that it was not what we had told her during the planning process, but she did play the song!

Overall, they did an amazing job! They don't play your typical cheesy wedding songs, but everyone loved the music.
I worked with Ruby at Toast & Jam. Since I was planning a wedding long distance, she was always extremely accommodating. Read more...
I worked with Ruby at Toast & Jam. Since I was planning a wedding long distance, she was always extremely accommodating. We had a few Skype planning sessions and the process was super simple. Ruby did a great mix of music for all age groups. People were constantly on the dance floor and I received a ton of rave reviews from friends about the music.

I only gave them 4 starts because she was completely resistant to play requests from the crowd, which I completely understand to an extent. But, that was the one complaint from close family and friends. At the end of then night, I requested the last song and she told me that it was not what we had told her during the planning process, but she did play the song!

Overall, they did an amazing job! They don't play your typical cheesy wedding songs, but everyone loved the music. Read less
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Shianne
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.6/5.0
Carrie, of Toast & Jam, was the DJ for our wedding reception, and she did a fantastic job! One of our goals was to make sure that people had fun on the dance floor at our wedding, and Carrie definitely helped get everyone on their feet. As a long-distance couple (from Los Angeles), our meetings with Carrie were via Skype - so the first time we actually met her was at our reception! But, she was always very nice, and accommodated all of our requests. We provided her with Greek music, which caused a little snafu; but she helped find a solution quickly, and really was so sincerely apologetic afterwards, even though it had just been miscommunication. She played music by the decade for us, from cocktail hour through the end of the reception - since we were at the Chicago History Museum, we thought this might be a nice themed touch. She also gave us great tips on the pacing of the reception and order of various events for our itinerary. Our friends and family had a blast, and we would definitely recommend Carrie!
Carrie, of Toast & Jam, was the DJ for our wedding reception, and she did a fantastic job! One of our goals was to make Read more...
Carrie, of Toast & Jam, was the DJ for our wedding reception, and she did a fantastic job! One of our goals was to make sure that people had fun on the dance floor at our wedding, and Carrie definitely helped get everyone on their feet. As a long-distance couple (from Los Angeles), our meetings with Carrie were via Skype - so the first time we actually met her was at our reception! But, she was always very nice, and accommodated all of our requests. We provided her with Greek music, which caused a little snafu; but she helped find a solution quickly, and really was so sincerely apologetic afterwards, even though it had just been miscommunication. She played music by the decade for us, from cocktail hour through the end of the reception - since we were at the Chicago History Museum, we thought this might be a nice themed touch. She also gave us great tips on the pacing of the reception and order of various events for our itinerary. Our friends and family had a blast, and we would definitely recommend Carrie! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.5/5.0
We had a packed dance floor all night! Even my husband (who does NOT like dancing in public) said he didn't want to stop and take a break. Amanda had a really good sense for the kind of music we were looking for. A few guests complained that she didn't play their requests, but when they told us what they had requested, we realized that most of them were on our "Do Not Play List." Toast and Jam will not play the "stale" music you hear at most weddings, so if you're looking for something exciting and different, they are definitely the DJs for you!
We had a packed dance floor all night! Even my husband (who does NOT like dancing in public) said he didn't want to stop Read more...
We had a packed dance floor all night! Even my husband (who does NOT like dancing in public) said he didn't want to stop and take a break. Amanda had a really good sense for the kind of music we were looking for. A few guests complained that she didn't play their requests, but when they told us what they had requested, we realized that most of them were on our "Do Not Play List." Toast and Jam will not play the "stale" music you hear at most weddings, so if you're looking for something exciting and different, they are definitely the DJs for you! Read less
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ginalee912
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.5/5.0
Tevis played great music & everyone seemed to enjoy her quite a lot. This is a tentative 4-star review & would be a 5-star review if not for a couple things.

I had been really excited about using this company. Tevis seemed awesome & their reviews oon the whole were pretty stellar. However, things to a small turn just before the wedding. I attempted to contact her twice after our final meeting because we hadn't paid the final payment or made arrangements to do so. A few days after my 2nd attempt (10 or 12 days before the wedding) I got an email telling them my balance was $100 more, because my wedding was supposed to have 250 guests & that meant the DJ would need an assistant to field requests. I found it very upsetting to have that sprung on me at the last second, and told them a.) my wedding only had just over 200 confirmed guests, & b.) no- there was no mention of that in the contract. They said that would be fine since I had fewer guests than anticipated, not that I would have paid anyway.

The other thing is that after the wedding my mom told me that she, both of my brothers, and some family who had flown in from Ireland had made requested and been ignored. She told my brother "I have that at home" & "We decided to go with a modern feel" as a response to his requests. She also reportedly refused to play Sinatra because she had played him once already (though she played two Zero-7 songs one song apart during dinner). It's weird, because we didn't really give her any "no-plays" other than their standard list of "stale" tunes. Just no Coldplay. We gave her a list of a few we wanted to hear, but I don't think they were played (no big deal). She also approached me and asked about the Irish guests, said they requested an Irish song. I told her to play whatever they wanted. My mom thinks it's their revenge over the $100, but it seems odd, because I'm already married now, probably not hiring a DJ any time soon, it only hurts them not to impress my brothers & their girlfriends & the other guests who are potential future business.

Anyway, I still thought the music was good & enjoyed myself. I got a lot of compliments on the dinner selections in particular.
Tevis played great music & everyone seemed to enjoy her quite a lot. This is a tentative 4-star review & would be a 5-star Read more...
Tevis played great music & everyone seemed to enjoy her quite a lot. This is a tentative 4-star review & would be a 5-star review if not for a couple things.

I had been really excited about using this company. Tevis seemed awesome & their reviews oon the whole were pretty stellar. However, things to a small turn just before the wedding. I attempted to contact her twice after our final meeting because we hadn't paid the final payment or made arrangements to do so. A few days after my 2nd attempt (10 or 12 days before the wedding) I got an email telling them my balance was $100 more, because my wedding was supposed to have 250 guests & that meant the DJ would need an assistant to field requests. I found it very upsetting to have that sprung on me at the last second, and told them a.) my wedding only had just over 200 confirmed guests, & b.) no- there was no mention of that in the contract. They said that would be fine since I had fewer guests than anticipated, not that I would have paid anyway.

The other thing is that after the wedding my mom told me that she, both of my brothers, and some family who had flown in from Ireland had made requested and been ignored. She told my brother "I have that at home" & "We decided to go with a modern feel" as a response to his requests. She also reportedly refused to play Sinatra because she had played him once already (though she played two Zero-7 songs one song apart during dinner). It's weird, because we didn't really give her any "no-plays" other than their standard list of "stale" tunes. Just no Coldplay. We gave her a list of a few we wanted to hear, but I don't think they were played (no big deal). She also approached me and asked about the Irish guests, said they requested an Irish song. I told her to play whatever they wanted. My mom thinks it's their revenge over the $100, but it seems odd, because I'm already married now, probably not hiring a DJ any time soon, it only hurts them not to impress my brothers & their girlfriends & the other guests who are potential future business.

Anyway, I still thought the music was good & enjoyed myself. I got a lot of compliments on the dinner selections in particular. Read less
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Celina
Wedding:
9/21/2012
4.3/5.0
I don't even know where to start!

Toast and Jam is simply...amazing. Our dance floor was packed all night thanks to our DJ, Amanda, and everyone had an absolute blast. One amazing song after another! The awesomeness never stopped! We got too many compliments on T&J to count, and our photographer even called them out at the BEST DJs in Chicago on his blog.

They ARE the best. I've been craving a T&J dance party since our wedding day!
I don't even know where to start!

Toast and Jam is simply...amazing. Our dance floor was packed all night thanks Read more...
I don't even know where to start!

Toast and Jam is simply...amazing. Our dance floor was packed all night thanks to our DJ, Amanda, and everyone had an absolute blast. One amazing song after another! The awesomeness never stopped! We got too many compliments on T&J to count, and our photographer even called them out at the BEST DJs in Chicago on his blog.

They ARE the best. I've been craving a T&J dance party since our wedding day! Read less
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c
Wedding:
7/11/2008
4.2/5.0
Good DJ company, especially if you want to avoid the "typical" wedding dances. They gave me a good deal too!

The only problem I had was that the music was too loud. I didn't mind it but the groom (now my husband) was very unhappy with the noise level. We did ask the DJ to turn down the music, but she seemed resistant and would only turn it down a very little bit. I think if we'd been more persistent she would have turned it down more.
Good DJ company, especially if you want to avoid the "typical" wedding dances. They gave me a good deal too!

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Good DJ company, especially if you want to avoid the "typical" wedding dances. They gave me a good deal too!

The only problem I had was that the music was too loud. I didn't mind it but the groom (now my husband) was very unhappy with the noise level. We did ask the DJ to turn down the music, but she seemed resistant and would only turn it down a very little bit. I think if we'd been more persistent she would have turned it down more. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.0/5.0
Jena from Toast & Jam was amazing the day of. She kept everyone on their feet all night, played a great mix of songs (something for everyone), and was exactly what I hoped our wedding DJ would be -- the music really felt like "us." I would say that some events leading up to the wedding did make us nervous -- it was difficult to get in touch with her, she seemed unprepared for some major things (our venue necessitated two speakers, but she said she'd go "earlier the day of the wedding" to check it out - nervewracking since we were planning from out of town) and even with things spelled out in Excel format there was some miscommunication.

If you get her - she really is a lovely person and a great DJ, I'd just recommend CC'ing Mary on all emails to make sure you're not sweating over last-minute details. We were so happy with the results, but the means to the end wasn't 100% there yet!
Jena from Toast & Jam was amazing the day of. She kept everyone on their feet all night, played a great mix of songs Read more...
Jena from Toast & Jam was amazing the day of. She kept everyone on their feet all night, played a great mix of songs (something for everyone), and was exactly what I hoped our wedding DJ would be -- the music really felt like "us." I would say that some events leading up to the wedding did make us nervous -- it was difficult to get in touch with her, she seemed unprepared for some major things (our venue necessitated two speakers, but she said she'd go "earlier the day of the wedding" to check it out - nervewracking since we were planning from out of town) and even with things spelled out in Excel format there was some miscommunication.

If you get her - she really is a lovely person and a great DJ, I'd just recommend CC'ing Mary on all emails to make sure you're not sweating over last-minute details. We were so happy with the results, but the means to the end wasn't 100% there yet! Read less
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Annette
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.0/5.0
We didn't want a stereotypical cheesy DJ for our wedding, and were very happy w/ Toast & Jam. Simple, professional and not trying to be the center of the party, they were defintiely what they advertised. Nice that they brought some remote speakers so we could have good music in our cocktail area during cocktail hour. Good job on doing the intros and such without making a spectacle. Handled suprises w/ both the bride and groom with ease. Only drawback - could have handled requests from guests better. We didn't want a bunch of cheesy songs, but when repeated requests were given, could have checked w/ us. Also didn't have a standard library of songs which was suprising ("we are family" was not available) but overall VERY happy with the night.
We didn't want a stereotypical cheesy DJ for our wedding, and were very happy w/ Toast & Jam. Simple, professional and not Read more...
We didn't want a stereotypical cheesy DJ for our wedding, and were very happy w/ Toast & Jam. Simple, professional and not trying to be the center of the party, they were defintiely what they advertised. Nice that they brought some remote speakers so we could have good music in our cocktail area during cocktail hour. Good job on doing the intros and such without making a spectacle. Handled suprises w/ both the bride and groom with ease. Only drawback - could have handled requests from guests better. We didn't want a bunch of cheesy songs, but when repeated requests were given, could have checked w/ us. Also didn't have a standard library of songs which was suprising ("we are family" was not available) but overall VERY happy with the night. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/9/2010
3.2/5.0
7/24/2010
This is my hardest review to write. Was everyone dancing at the wedding? Was the music amazing? Was I happy at the end of the night? I must answer yes to these three questions. However, there were a few things that were completely unexpected from Toast and Jam. I read so many reviews on different DJs and was so afraid of hearing The Hokey Pokey and crap like that. I loved Toast and Jam DJs Kate and Rachel. They played my choices of Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Miike Snow. They read the crowd and pronounced all of the wedding parties names correctly. For the final meeting Rachel missed our meeting after a mix-up on her phones calender. Obviously apologetic and it was a minor inconvenience. I just handed over my music list to owner Mary. On the day of the wedding I got a call from Mary stating the final payment had not been made. Where the check was is still a mystery. I frantically called my husband and he paid with CC over the phone otherwise there would have been no DJs. This was the only company I had a problem with. Would I hire them again? Probably because they are still the best DJs around.
7/24/2010
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7/24/2010
This is my hardest review to write. Was everyone dancing at the wedding? Was the music amazing? Was I happy at the end of the night? I must answer yes to these three questions. However, there were a few things that were completely unexpected from Toast and Jam. I read so many reviews on different DJs and was so afraid of hearing The Hokey Pokey and crap like that. I loved Toast and Jam DJs Kate and Rachel. They played my choices of Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Miike Snow. They read the crowd and pronounced all of the wedding parties names correctly. For the final meeting Rachel missed our meeting after a mix-up on her phones calender. Obviously apologetic and it was a minor inconvenience. I just handed over my music list to owner Mary. On the day of the wedding I got a call from Mary stating the final payment had not been made. Where the check was is still a mystery. I frantically called my husband and he paid with CC over the phone otherwise there would have been no DJs. This was the only company I had a problem with. Would I hire them again? Probably because they are still the best DJs around. Read less
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