City Winery Chicago located in Chicago's West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph Street is a very hip and relaxed venue for your Chicago wedding, corporate event, or non-profit fundraiser. The team at City Winery is a pleasure to work and will make sure to take great care of you and your guests. City Winery is a full service venue with a hands on planning component which makes things easy for everyone. The lighting is just right, the floor plan makes sense, and most importantly there is WINE! The most popular (and largest) event space is called "The Concert Venue" which seats up to 240 guests (or 350 standing). The stage is central to the room and is perfect for your live band or DJ. The venue also has projectors/screens on each side of the stage if you have a presentation or want your Fotio pictures displayed externally during the event (this is tons of fun to watch the photos when dancing etc!). Make sure to check out the City Winery Chicago Private Events Page.
#10 Looking good is is very important -remember to stop by Fotio as soon as possible! Sometimes by the end of the night outfits change ( i.e. groom loses jacket and bow tie). The bride and groom are extremely popular the night of their wedding. SO, if you are looking for a couple formal photos, we suggest taking photos in the very beginning and throughout the whole evening. If at all possible grab a couple photos before the reception starts! You won't regret it!
#9 Family time is the BEST time! Tip #9 is to encourage your guests to get a family portrait while they are attending your wedding! In more cases than not their are multiple families attending weddings. Also, make sure you get a photo with you and your family! It will add a nice touch to your wedding album!
#8 Choosing a venue. When you are choosing a venue, look around and look at the walls and see if they speak to you? Suddenly think of them as the backdrop of your your big day! Chicago is known for having some the most unique interior spaces in the world!
#7 Make it count! Make sure you get the photos you dream of! Before your big day make a mental note of photos you want to take! Always thinking ahead will help you prepare! Make sure you get photos with your parents, friends, bridesmaids and family. Take advantage of having your loved ones close to you!
#6 Music makes the world go around! Tip #6 is having the right DJ and snapping a few Fotio pics while dancing to the music. It is important to keep an upbeat atmosphere at wedding. If the vibe is up and alive then so will be your guests. Also, he or she can help you remind your guests about Fotio!
#5 Props! Add a little spice to the night. Having props will create some magic and mystery for you and your guests. Have a blast with Fotio!
#4 Pick a theme and go with it. Don't go with a little bit, go with it a lot! Think about what you want your photos to look like. For instance, take "Great Gatsby" theme. Think feathers, pearls and top hats. Envision your photos like your envision your big day!
#3 Be creative!
#2 Don't Forget to be CLASSIC! Take the time to get those classic photos you have been waiting for! Remember that time goes really fast at the wedding. Stop by Fotio photo booth a couple times throughout the night! Grab your friends and family to join you! If you plan ahead then you will have the exact photos you want!
#1 Be YOURSELFIE! Don't be afraid to get in there and take a WEDDING selfie! Everyone should have one single photo that is just for them! Don't over think it! Just do it!