DJ Rachel Hinsdale
Toast and Jam was AWESOME!!!! I couldn't believe that they had the whole dance floor packed on the first song, and people didn't stop dancing until the last song! One of the things I was really worried about was people not dancing, but no need to worry with Toast & Jam! My DJ's were Kate and Rachel, they were two of the nicest girls I've ever met and they really knew what they were doing. Toast & Jam doesn't play "stale" wedding songs like the Electric Slide, Love Shack, etc., and that's why I picked them. If you want a fun wedding where people will dance all night long, pick Toast & Jam!!!
We had the awesome Dustin from Toast & Jam DJs--who was a rock star from prep to execution.
T&J got back to me very quickly after I sent an initial email inquiry. All communication was prompt and transparent, and they quickly hooked me up with a phone interview with Dustin (I was planning our wedding long distance). Dustin was great from the get-go, explaining the process to me in detail and discussing what we liked, what we didn't, what our venue was, the makeup of our guest list, etc. And I liked their approach (and price!) best, so we booked right away.
From there, we didn't need to communicate until about a month prior to the wedding. At that time, Dustin had me send him a list of our must-plays and do not plays, as well as specific songs for parents dances, our first dance, etc. In addition, he had me give specific feedback on a lengthy set list (I circled the ones we really, really loved and crossed out ones that we hated). This gave Dustin a really strong idea of the parameters of our music likes and dislikes. And we had one more phone conversation to confirm everything and make sure we were on the same page.
At the reception, Dustin found us to make a face-to-face introduction before his set started. And once it began, the party really started.
As we had a more cocktail style reception (no formal table seating and a buffet of comfort food), Dustin embarked on really an amazing, four-hour dance set. And he was awesome! Our guests did not stop dancing all night, and Dustin was great at feeling out the crowd and spinning in tune with the energy. He played every genre of music from standards to R&B to pop to '80s classics. My only regret is that I was not able to be on the dance floor more than I was!
Thanks to Dustin's mad DJ skillz, our reception truly had the all-out, superfun party vibe we had hoped it would.
Laura Jellum of Toast & Jam DJs DJed our wedding reception on 12/19/2009, and she was fantastic! For five hours she played a wonderful, personalized, "fresh" mix of music that pleased both the young hip folks and the older parents/grandparents alike. Cocktail jams were perfect during dinner, and dance jams were perfect afterward. She really got the crowd having a great time! This is even more significant considering the fact that none of us had had too much to drink. My wife and I would highly recommend her services to anybody, and we have had many friends comment even after our honeymoon on how great the music was and what a great time they had celebrating our marriage!