(Closed) Ok Bees: how does one procure a chuppah?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our wedding planner recommended chuppah.com but I didn’t like the look of the polls being held by people (our space is too small for that, it would look crowded). 

Our florist has one, so we’re using that.  I think most florists would have one (or be able to find/make one).  It’s far easier that way IMO.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We actually rented ours. If you feel comfortable building/transporting/setting yours up, I’d go the DIY route. We had a chuppah that was made of acrylic pillars (think very modern and minimalist). It cost a pretty penny to rent, too (It was a CA company, so that won’t really help you)! Florists can also build or rent chuppahs. Ask around for prices!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You might want to Google “DIY chuppah.”  There are lots of ways to do it:

  • 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 attaches foot flanges to slate tiles for each corner of the base.
  • 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 # 8
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659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

oh, you can also check craigslist.  They are often on there depending on where you live.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Our florist did ours! That might be worth checking into, as I’m sure it’s not an uncommon request and it’s fairly similar to an arbor or arch that many couples also use, if they’re not using a Chuppah…

You can also just stick poles into some buckets filled with dirt/gravel/cement, etc and then attach a piece of fabric to the top!

Post # 11
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Just another “got our chuppah from the florist” and it was AMAZING!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

our florist constructed ours as well so that it matched with the rest of the decor in the room – you may also want to check with your officiant and see if they have any restrictions – some require that the top be fully covered (like with cloth). ours didn’t care, so that branches were okay.

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m going to give another vote for talking to a florist, and though I don’t have any one in mind, it might be a good idea to check in Brookline…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had our florist do ours.

It was just “pipe and drape” poles setup in a square with ivory fabric wrapped around them and ivory fabric stretching corner to corner (leaving the top mostly open except for a criss-cross in the middle).

It was very simple, airy and elegant.

Hope to have pictures in 1 1/2 weeks 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I need to find mine too but people keep telling me to talk to florists and tent rental places. (My florist doesn’t have one I like. I am really a minimalist and don’t want something wooden and covered in flowers)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Kfricke89

Here is a picture of ours. Very simple pipe and drape. No flowers or wood.

Any rental place would have the material to make it. If you are renting linens or chair covers, they would definitly be able to do it!

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