The wind conditions of yesterday remind me of one of the major items with event planning - timing. When considering any event the planner should always consider the climate of the destination. Spring/Summer in Chicago is beautiful, windy, rainy, warm, cool... all of the temperatures can flow through Chicago sometimes on the same day.
However, if you are planning an event where people need to either fly in or drive in, you may want to make sure there is a day or evening prior and after for your guests to arrive and leave safely. This is also a great reason to have your event near the most common (preferably pre-selected) accommodations. Chicago has everything to offer guests, excellent cuisine options, live music of every genre, accommodations for groups, individuals, families, corporations and even pet friendly.
There are events and activities throughout the year to plan your event around, but again, I caution you to consider any out of town guests and even those who have to drive in from the suburbs. If you can arrange discount or group accommodations, especially during the more inclement seasons in Chicago, your guests will not only appreciate it, but are more likely to attend.
Thank you for reading and contact me for any planning assistance I can help you with.
Windy City Diva