(Closed) Chuppah/huppah I need one in Aug in NYC

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dad made one for us. If you know any people who are handy it’s not that hard a job, especially if you want one that’s a tad rustic. My neighbor made hers from PVC pipe and just covered it in tulle, flowers, and stuff. There are a lot of options and I think the rental prices are ridiculous.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re having problems with this too.  Have you asked your florist?  A lot of florists have them or can get them and include it in the price (for much less than thr $300-$700 charged from most rental companies).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We got one through our florist…it was rather expensive unfortunately (around 1500), but I’m sure you can get simpler/less expensive ones.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Some DIY options:

  • Mine (picture below and instructions at this link) was built on the frame of a portable popup gazebo.  We live in DC and got married in Massachusetts.  Our chuppah could be folded up and easily transported, and was also easy to set up once we got there.

  • This one relies on putting each of the four poles into PVC pipe set into a flowerpot partly filled with concrete for stability.

  • This one is based on using a lattice for the ceiling, which stabilizes the whole structure so as to make support for the bottoms of the poles unnecessary.

  • This one has a wooden frame at the top, held up by lattices at each of the corners.

  • This one has a PVC frame, anchored in concrete.

  • This one is based on birch poles put into umbrella stands.

  • This one is not free-standing, and would need to be held by four people during the ceremony.  However, it uses bungee cords to attach the four corners of a tallit to the four poles, so that the fabric of the tallit won’t get torn if the pole-carriers aren’t perfectly in sync.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We have one that is available for purchase.  We are located in Greenwich, CT.

 

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