Did you make your own chuppah?

posted 2 years ago in Jewish
Post # 2
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We had my mom and dad (non-Jews, as I converted) make our chuppah so they would be heavily and meaningully involved.

My mom made a quilt for us that we will use as an heirloom. We picked out the pattern and the colors, the batting, and she did 99.99% of the work. My dad then built a frame. One hint that our quilting shop buddies pointed out to us was that they slightly incline the chuppah, so that the front poles are higher than the back poles. This means seated guests can see the entire design of the chuppah.  A picture of ours is below.



Post # 4
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

we did! it was a bit non-traditional though as I am not jewish but he is. I used an iron arch as the base of it and used my mother’s cathedral length veil as the “chuppah”

no one carried it in/held it up for us though

I can PM you a link to our photos

Post # 5
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My father made ours. My husband is jewish and I am Catholic but looking at prices to rent or buy, this was easiest (every time I found one for sale at a decent price, someone else seemed to get to it first). We used PVC pipe and chiffon (which my grandmother sewed).

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Post # 6
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


oreocookie:  hope i am not too late to the game.  i went to ollie’s bargin outlet and bought a white tent for $15.  i used the poles only.  then i used my great grandmother’s wedding veil as out chuppah covering.  i wanted simple and elegant

Post # 7
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

oreocookie:  We are finishing ours- my mom crocheted lace for the cloth part, and FBIL is making the poles for us, with eye hooks. My mom will weave ribbon through the lace that will be used to tie to the eye hooks at the top of the poles. Very simple (but a lot of work for my mom and FBIL!) and will become a throw in our living room that has special meaning for us. After our wedding I’ll share pictures!

Post # 9
21 posts

My dad and I built ours, following these instructions: http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/01/how-to-build-a-chuppah/  We used bamboo my dad cut from property near his house.

We used my grandfather’s tallit for the canopy, and a tablecloth from grandmothers on both mine and my husband’s families to wrap the back poles. His family isn’t jewish, so we wanted them involved.

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