What to know before hiring live painting for a wedding in Chicago

December 22, 2021

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. There’s a lot of planning going into the event to ensure that everything goes as close to perfect as possible. As a part of your wedding, you probably want to ensure that your guests are fully entertained for the reception portion while celebrating your big day. If you’re looking for a way to keep your guests entertained while providing you and your spouse with the perfect keepsake, look into live painting for your wedding in Chicago. However, there’s more to hiring a wedding painter than simply finding someone who has a canvas and paint brushes. Read more below to learn some things you should know before making your hire.


Every painter is going to have a unique style. Consider the vibe that you’re trying to create at your wedding. Does it fit the style of the painter? If not, don’t be afraid to look somewhere else.

Beyond the painter’s individual style, think about the painting they’re going to be making for you and the fact that this painting will likely be in your home for many years. Does this style fit how you want your home to look? Yes, you might change your home decor over the years, but that doesn’t mean your painting can’t fit them all.


You probably have a budget that you’re trying to stick to for your wedding. An affordable painter can provide you with an excellent overall experience without breaking the bank and sacrificing catering or gifts for the wedding party. Think about how much your painter charges for your event and weigh that with the rest of your budget.


You can often overlook the personality of the people you bring to your wedding. The day is about you and your partner, not as much about the entertainment. Big personalities can take over a room quickly and make for an awkward evening if they’re trying to rob you of the attention you deserve on your day. You can often tell when you meet someone for the first time if they’re trying to take the attention for themselves or be an accessory in the room.


There are a variety of experiences that you can get when hiring live painting for a wedding. Some painters will hang out in the back of the room and capture the room in a single moment. While this makes for a beautiful piece for your home, it’s not always unique.

Consider live interactive painting for your wedding where guests can contribute a piece to your painting. Your painter will help guide the activity to ensure that everyone is sticking to requests you might have regarding the mood of the painting. They’ll also be there to help those who might need assistance with their part. The painter will then tie everything together into an exceptional work of art that will provide you with a unique memento from your special day.

Final product

Take time to think about what you’re looking for in the final product of your painting. Are you looking for a realistic depiction of a particular moment during the ceremony? Or would you prefer something that captures the mood of your wedding reception? Take time to look into what different artists can provide, so you get a final product that you love.

Get in touch for more

If you’d like to learn more about live painting for a wedding in Chicago, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m Roni Golan, an experienced live painter who can provide you with a beautiful painting for your wedding. I also do interactive painting, which can provide engaging entertainment for your guests of all ages.

Give me a call at 815-979-1944 or send a message using the online contact form. I look forward to speaking with you about your wedding and providing you with more details about my live painting service.

What to know before hiring live painting for a wedding in Chicago