Post # 1
Anyone ever rent a Huppah/Chuppah for their wedding? My fiance and I would really like to have one, but most of the florist we talked to are charging from 400-800 to rent them. Why do they cost so much in the midwest, when im seeing them in florida and Cali for 80-200 dollars. Please let me know if their are florists in St. louis charging less then 400 (we would probably pay anything less then 300. We are thinking about building one ourselves from a cheap canopy we bought from walmart, and drapping it with white drapes. But would rather have one to rent.
This is for an outdoor wedding.
oh and we are not jewish. We just like the idea and the look.
Post # 3
You might want to check with a party rental place. We discovered that they often had chuppot for rent that were a lot less expensive than the ones from florists. Other sources to check out: local synagogues, and Jewish book/gift stores.
Or you could make your own, which is what we did. Total cost was under $200, and we resold it after the wedding for $200, so it didn’t end up costing us anything. Here are some links:
Here’s a DIY bamboo beach wedding chuppah.
Here is Mrs. Dolphin’s, which has at least some building instructions.
Here is a free-standing bamboo chuppah that could be used indoors or outdoors.
For other chuppah-building ideas, you can see these links:
- 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.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
We are making ours. 4 bamboo poles, terra cotta pots filled with sand and gravel, wrapping poles with white tulle and adding christmas lights (feels kinda sacreligious but oh well!) and then my father’s prayer shawl (Tallit) is going on the top. I can send you instructions if you’d like.
Post # 5
We ended up paying 170 bucks for the Lighting people to build one with pipe and drape, and they did a great job. I’m so glad i decided to have them do it. I was too busy with everything else. Here’s a picture below.
Post # 6
Thanks for the folllow up post. I love it when bees remember to do this.
Post # 7
You can rent a beautiful huppah from Huppahs.com for a fee as low as $190 plus shipping. We ship nationwide, and our customers have given us a 5-star rating on WeddingWire. And we’re happy to answer your questions!
Post # 7
I looked into several options for my chuppah, and ended up deciding to build my own from furniture-grade locally-sourced white oak. After putting the incredible amount of time and energy into making it, I am planning to rent it out, with full assembly/disassembly service and help with decorating. For more information, please visit the website at http://stlchuppah.com/, and if interested, please feel free to contact me at [email protected], or just post your questions on the FAQ page. In any case, Mazel Tov!!