(Closed) Dear Chuppah, please be mine.

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ohhh, I think this is gorgeous!  I’m Baptist and my fiance is Jewish, but we are having a very non-denominational ceremony so we aren’t going to have a chuppah.

I think you’re right, it does look like plexi-glass because I see a reflextion from some of the candles in it.  I also love the candles hanging from the crystals in the back!

Now, I’m certainly not a carpenter, but I do think this looks pretty simple to make.  It is essentiall just 8 pieces of cut wood nailed together.  Plus, the fabric (at least for this one) is completely covering the legs and the seams at the top where it is put together… so it doesn’t have to be pretty, because you can cover it with fabric!

I think that you and Mr. K would be able to make this.  If you aren’t comfortable with your own skills, I’m sure you know someone that would be able to help you out.

Good luck!  If you end up making it be sure to post pics of the finished product!

Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wow! that is really beautiful! i love it – i think you could easily make it with PVC pipe or wood, fabric and yes  it looks like plexi glass to me –  (wood might be a little more stable than pvc pipe, you will need reinforcent to get it to be sturdy) My husband and i (not handy people) built our photobooth out of curtains and pvc pipe.

here are some tutorials:





Post # 5
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s beautiful and I think it’s doable as well.

My dad made a chuppah for us out of wood and it was beautiful and not too complicated. And much cheaper than the ones to rent.

It does look like a sort of plexiglass or plastic sheet to me. It’s almost like theirs is a giant frame actually, it might even be secured to the ceiling. I know a lot of Jewish brides have chuppah’s made from PVC pipe, which is pretty simple. The only problem would be that to hold a plastic sheet and candles yours would have to be very secure. Maybe using wire to secure it to the ceiling above?

Are either of your father’s handy? Or do they or you know people who could help you out? I think you can do it, but I’d be leary about it because of the fire. Or maybe you can use those little false candles–the battery opperated ones that flicker and look like candles but are just lights.

Post # 6
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi! I’m making my own chuppah just because i really wanted to hang strands of paper cranes down it and ivory tulle. 

Here is my first inspiration pictures 

I was going to construct it out of white or clear PVC plumping pipes. seemed pretty simple.  But NOW i think i’m going to do something like this

I like the look of the wood, it will be easier to construct. my Fiance will put (fence stakes at the bottom of the four pillars so that we can stake them into ground)  Will be hanging ivory tulle on the front and back sides and the hanging strings of pink/orange/yellow/purple paper cranes on three sides (but not the front)

I think your picture you can construct the same wooden chuppah, paint it white. and lay plexy glass down on top to put your candles

I will be making this in the next couple weeks after i feel strong enough after my surgery as my wedding is in like 38 days haha I’ll post pictures

Post # 8
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsKtobee: I am Catholic, and my fiance is Jewish—we are incorporating a chuppah into our ceremony as well! Question- do you mind telling me what your florist quoted you for providing a chuppah? I have no idea what to expect they would cost. I saw on some florists’ website in my area that they had one available for $900! I was shocked!

Post # 10
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The base and poles of that are very pretty. I wonder if you could work with them to personalize it with your ideas?

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