Where is the wedding ceremony and reception taking place?
The wedding and reception that follows immediately after will be held at the Renaissance Chicago O’hare Suites Hotel, 8500 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631. Both the wedding and reception will take place in one convenient location.
When should I arrive? What time do the festivities end?
The wedding will begin promptly at 4pm central. Hotel check-in is at 3pm central, but there is no guarantee the hotel will be able to provide/allow for early check-in. If you need early check-in we recommend reserving a room for the night before, November 10th. We will end the evening at 11:30pm.
How do I RSVP and by when do I need to do it?
Invitations have been sent. If you have not received an invitation, but did receive a save the date, please RSVP here.
When invitations were sent, you were provided an addressed and stamped envelope that you should RSVP with. Please let us know by October 21, 2023 if you are able to attend.
What should I do if I can’t make it?
You will be missed! If you can not make it to the wedding, please let us know as soon as possible and RSVP “no,” so we can plan accordingly.
If I have additional questions that are not listed here, who can I contact?
You can reach out directly to us via email at email@example.com.
Do you have a hotel block? Where do you suggest I stay?
A benefit of holding our wedding at a hotel is that our guests can stay overnight and don’t need to travel. We have a hotel room block with a negotiated rate of $140 a night (plus taxes and fees) and you can make a reservation using this link.
Please note that hotel check-in is at 3 PM but we cannot guarantee that your room will be available. If you are flying in from out of town, we suggest you arrive one day early, on November 10th, so you don’t need to worry about not getting your room on November 11th.
The deadline to reserve a hotel is October 10th.
What should I wear?
The dress code for our wedding is formal. We are so excited to dress up in fancy clothes and we would love it if everyone joins us. Let’s use this as an excuse to wear fancy gowns and suits and ties and dance the night away. We suggest formal dresses, cocktail dresses of any color (including black but not white/ivory), suits, ties, etc. We kindly ask that you do not wear casual clothes and refrain from wearing jeans.
Can I bring a +1/date?
We have a strict guest list to stay on budget. Our wedding is strictly RSVP only and we will only be able to accommodate those listed on your invitation.
Can I bring my child(ren)?
While we love your little ones, our wedding is going to be an adults-only event so that everyone can relax and enjoy the evening. We appreciate you making arrangements ahead of time and leaving the kids at home so you can celebrate with us.
Can I take pictures/livestream during the ceremony?
We want everyone to be present and in the moment during our wedding ceremony. Therefore, we are implementing an unplugged ceremony. That means that we ask you to keep all cell phones and cameras on silent and in your pocket during the ceremony. We will have a wonderful photographer there who will focus on collecting as many memories as possible so we can share them with all of you. Plus, if everyone keeps their phones and cameras in their pockets, our photographer won’t have to struggle to capture every special moment. We thank you in advance for honoring our wishes.
Can I post photos of your wedding and reception on social media?
We appreciate everyone honoring our unplugged wedding ceremony. Once the ceremony is over, feel free to take and post as many photos as you like. Please use our hashtag #letsgetsyked so we can scroll through the photos later.
I took some great photos at your wedding! Can I send them to you?
Please do! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to tag any social posts with #letsgetsyked.
What can I do with my coat during the ceremony?
We know, Chicago in November…brrr…. We have you covered! We will have a complementary coat check located just outside of the ballroom. We ask if you have a coat and other cold weather gear that you check it with the coat check. We want to avoid coats all over the ballroom and on chairs during the ceremony and reception.
What is the wedding day timeline?
The wedding will begin promptly at 4 pm. Anyone who arrives late may not be able to enter the ballroom, please plan accordingly. Please note, after the ceremony, the bridal party will be taking pictures nearby for around an hour. Guests can head to the mezzanine level of the hotel where we will be serving finger foods and drinks!
Will there be an open bar?
We will have wine service during dinner and an open bar after dinner is served. Please note, the servers will not serve anyone who is visibly inebriated.
What will dinner look like?
We are serving a full, four-course plated dinner. Entree choices will be located on your wedding invitation.
Is there parking and how much is it?
For those who drive to the ceremony, we are offering complimentary parking in the garage that is connected to the hotel.
Is there transportation from O’hare airport to the hotel/venue?
The hotel offers a free shuttle from O’hare airport to the hotel.
After you reached the Baggage Claim Area – follow the Red & Blue signs on both walls and floor that read: “To hotel/motel Bus Shuttle Center”
The walkway will take you to the Elevator Bank – take the elevator up 1 level.
The level is identified as Cubs – Hotel/Motel Bus Shuttle Center.
Proceed to the Bus Center and wait at door #2
The Renaissance Shuttle is either white or black in color and has a logo of the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites