(Closed) Custom chuppah

posted 10 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

WHOAAAAAAAAAAA. I completely know what you’re saying, and I feel the exact same way. It is just a little disconcerting, that’s all. But you know what? There are plenty of custom chuppah makers out there (my mom is starting to get into the biz, even!) who will do exactly what you want, even if they aren’t Jewish. You could also try using the Alchemy tool on Etsy if you don’t find what you’re looking for. Bottom line: that’s very strange and I’d move on!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I totally understand too… for something so Jewishly identified as the actual chuppah, yeah…

Many of her fabrics look like  batiks–can you do a little hem yourself?  I don’t think these would be hard to do if you’ve got a little time and find the right fabric.  I don’t know exactly what you had in mind but if it was simple like that… 🙂

I’m sewing something a bit more complicated (with a border and mitered corners) using fabric paint to paint some verses from the sheva brachot in th e middle in a circle.

If you’ve got some sewing skills or someone in your family does, I think you could do this yourself. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you thought about asking your families if there are any meaningful fabrics or tallit you could use for your chuppah?

Post # 7
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Wannabee

You’re not being offensive, but that image certainly is. In my opinion, it is the epitome of religious intolerance.

I happen to sell custom chuppahs, and I hope it’s kosher for me to chime in here.

I work with a Judaica fabric designer from the Galilee with two decades of experience and an international reputation. I also work with an embroiderer who can add custom lettering to the chuppah for just $2 per letter, in Hebrew or English.

Another idea is to use an attractive white-on-white tallit. This is not feasible if you plan to have a bunch of relatives standing under the chuppah, but otherwise a standard size tallit has plenty of room. We sew on fabric ties that can easily be removed after the wedding, and voila! – the groom has a special Shabbos tallit he will cherish for years to come.

Ben Slobodkin
Ben’s Tallit Shop

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My parents built our chuppah and the cover was made out of a blanket that my great-grandmother made. I think having something sentimental like that can be really special. I married a non-Jew as well, and by making the chuppah into more of a family tradition than a religious one, I think his family felt much more comfortable.

That being said, I totally understand what you’re saying. I think you should keep looking around, you do not want to purchase this on impulse and then feel weird about it later.

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