Chicago Lighting Design was by far the worst vendor for our wedding. We were given their contact information from our venue. Disappointment is an understatement. We had our first initial call November 2016 with Len. We requested chandeliers for our tent wedding. He said that he has worked with his venue before and that he can do it. He suggested that we can do up to 9. I payed about 75% of the total amount in November. A month before the wedding i called to check up on all vendors to make sure things were still good and since I hadn't heard from him on the remaining balance. He wasn't the most pleasant. I asked if everything was good to go and his response was "why wouldn't everything be good to go?" I simply let Len know that I was checking on all my vendors. He told me that I can pay the remaining amount on the website but there was not option to pay the final amount. He told me I could click on the increments of $10 until the total amount. About 10 days before the wedding I received an email (not a phone call) telling me that they would not be able to hang the chandlers due to the physical space having something else in the way. Len suggested that he can shine a chandelier picture on the tent instead. After looking at the pictures that I had from the venue my husband figured out how to hang them and drew a diagram to send to him. We sent it over and he said that could work. It was frustrating that for someone who does this for a living was not able to figure it out. He also told me that with how the tent was set up the max chandeliers that he could hang was 6/9 that was originally on the contract. The day of the wedding he showed up after 1PM, when he said he would be there at 11AM. He was moving around all the chairs and did not put them back. He even broke a chandelier and didn't bring another one so we only had 5 total. He also broke one of our personal plates. Called when I got back from our honeymoon and he had excuses for everything. Overall awful company.
Lighting & Decor
Chicago lighting design made the process to find lighting easy. After following a recommendation from our wedding coordinator we contacted Len for our October wedding. We wanted to have a projected pattern of ferns on our venue walls to match our redwood forest theme. He gave us a link to a website so we could pick out a specific pattern which was really helpful and we ended up choosing a leaf pattern and amber for our color to give a feeling of warmth to our reception. I was really looking forward to seeing the results as it was really an "above and beyond" expense for us. Unfortunately, the day of I was pretty disappointed as you couldn't see the pattern very well! Knowing that they had done multiple weddings before our event at that venue, I wish that they had offered their recommendation on what to do with that space, although I do understand he was following our wishes.
2+ years ago,
Lighting & Decor
We hired Chicago Lighting Design through our wedding planner and she handled all of the details (other than picking a particular bulb style for the cafe lights -- which we did via email) in dealing directly with them but here are the key facts that I can attest to if asked under oath:
1. They have great pricing -- totally reasonable for what we asked for 2. Things looked totally awesome at the wedding.
Chicago Lighting Design did exactly what we hired them to do -- make the space beautiful by lighting up all the right spots in all the right ways. The output was gorgeous. Would recommend using them. And let's be honest, the fact that I"m writing a review about lighting design should probably indicate how happy we were with the end product.
The mood can be set only when you have the right lighting, and the talented team at Chicago Lighting has created MAGNIFICENT atmosphere for many of our brides year after year!!!
If you are loking to take your wedding to the next level with unique lighting features, intelligent lighting beautiful backdrops and breathtaking decor, pick up the phone and give them a call!!!!
One of the best companies to work with when it comes to lighting, draping and everything in between! We love working with Chicago Lighting becuase they provide not only great quality service, but professional imput on how things should look. We love working with them!