Post # 1
Soo it looks like it’s going to rain on my wedding day…
whatever, it is what it is (I hate that saying)
Time to create an alternate plan and think of a good place for pictures iin case it’s raining. Anyone have any good ideas?
I’m in Chicago so I would love to hear (or see!) your indoor pictures in this city or hear of your creative places (library? grocery store? where?)
I booked ah-mazing photographers http://weddings.davidwittig.com and left 3 hours for photos (includes transportation time)
Right now I’m thinking my venue would be good for photos: Union Station: http://www.myonlinepubs.com/publication/?i=58744
but where else????
My dad has a large warehouse, I don’t LOVE industrial shots but we could get some creative shots there…
Aaand then where??
Post # 3
whew! okay, I’m better now. Just found this little gem:
http://www.sweetchicevents.com/rain-on-your-wedding-day-where-do-you-go/ about the best places to shoot indoors on rainy days in chicago, the favorite is our venue!!!!
They also pointed out we can go to the hotel and we are booked at a beautiful historic hotel
that’s already two venues! and possibly the warehouse?
Or a suggestion by one of you lovelies?
Post # 4
@HourThyme: Those are beautiful places! Glad you found them! 🙂
Post # 5
It rained on a coworker’s wedding day (just for photos though, hah) and so they made backup plans at a local butterfly exhibit. It was indoor gardens, interesting wall patterns, and butterflies on the bride 🙂
Anything like that in your area?
Post # 6
@CakeyP: omg! yes! what a fantastic idea!!! We wanted a nature scene so that would fit in perfectly! thank you!
@pengoala: Thank you! 🙂
Post # 7
@HourThyme: What about that indoor like greenhouse thing at Navy Pier??
And also the weather could def change by next week- we cancelled our engagement pics 2 days before the shoot because it called for 60 % rain ( 2 days before!) …guess what…no rain! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Maybe go up to Willis Tower/any tall building and get skyline shots?
Post # 8
@Boxerlover24: Yeahhh we ended up cancelling our engagement pics too in July bc of rain predictions…
The greenhouse thing might be fun! And we can get some skyline shots there too!
P.S. LOVE your name, I have a boxer too!
Post # 9
Maybe the Chicago Cultural Center…although it may be booked
Post # 10
@HourThyme: Oh my goodness he is too sweet!!! Arent boxers the best dogs?!??
Here is my guy 🙂
If/*when* it doesnt rain on your wedding day, I would suggest taking pics by the planetarium- My sister got married downtown and we took pics there it has an amazing skyline view 🙂 Congrats and happy wedding week 🙂
Post # 11
@ladeeeda: LOVE the cultural center! It was a finalist as a venue! I used to go and study or just read there and would stop by at least once a week. The architecture is similar to Union Station and Palmer house so we would probably choose one or the other…
Union Station will be closed for my wedding styarting at 5am but I wonder if I should tell them they can let in Bridal parties at least by the edge/stairs/columns –especially if it rains! I would hate to leave them running around for a place to take pictures while my wedding is being set up….
Post # 12
@Boxerlover24: Your guy is so handsome!!!!
We told our photographer we (actually just FI) wanted the planetarium skyline shots but she mentioned its not “her favorite” that it’s out of the way from our church/reception and suggested skyline shots from the south side for a grittier industrial feel. We might do that or do Olive Park near navy pier, you get skyline, park, and beach shots there… Plus our boxer is named Oliver soo it’s a good sign 🙂
Post # 13
We did skyline photos at Olive Park and they look amazing — some of my favorites of all our photos. I hope you have at least a little dry weather so you can get some outdoor shots!
It sounds like you have lots of great options for indoors if it rains — Union Station is a terrific venue. Another idea in case you want some nature is the Lincoln Park Conservatory or Garfield Park Conservatory. We did our engagement pics at GPC in winter, and they came out really well. (Technically, you need a photo permit — you can find the application online at the Parks Department website — but they never asked to see ours.) I’ve also seen nice indoor pics at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Modern Wing at the Art Institute. Good luck and enjoy your wedding!
Post # 14
@spring-bride: Thank you!!!!!
Ummm any chance you could share some of your Olive Park pics? it was suggested by the coordinator but I’ve actually never been there…
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