(Closed) securing chuppah to ground

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

We’re covering those bases with flowers (not in any vases, literally, oasis around the bases), so you won’t be able to see any of that. Ask your florist what they can do.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My uncle is making my chuppah too and they’re talking about getting decorative pots (like largish plant pots) and putting a tube of PVC pipe in and pouring plaster around it.  Then the poles can be set into the PVC pipes and it can all be easily deconstructed too.  Since it sounds like your chuppah is going to be very minimalist and light, this could easily work for you. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you DONT want giant flower pots…which it seems like you dont.  I have a suggestion.  Get the frame built out of anything you pick…wood, bamboo, pvc..then hinge it at the top.  If you have 2 pieces, like 2 L shaped angles they will stand on their own, this is what I’m doing, my dad built mine and its already in our garage, sometimes my brother moves it to get his bike out but he just sets it right back up.  FORGET THE POTS–they never look good and draping it with sheer fabric wont cut it!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We bought some big wooden buckets to serve the same purpose as the flower pots that many people use for pole-holders. Our aisle is very short, and the ceremony space is limited, so having people carry it in would be a little more difficult/complicated than we’d like. So we’re planning to fill the buckets with plaster of Paris around the poles, but I’m wondering what people’s experience with plaster has been – how heavy will the buckets get? I’m just thinking in terms of transporting… will they be incredibly cumbersome? Is there anything else that’s lighter but equally strong?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

{{{bump}}}  anyone have advice on the above? Thanks!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

The weight is a necessity, I think Gorges–unless you have crossbeams at the top, you need the weight to handle the pull of the huppah itself and to hold the polls up–even if the huppah is somewhat light.

My buckets are at my uncle’s house (they helped make that and the poles) so I’m not sure how much they weigh… :/  I think they are pretty heavy but it’s probably necessary.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Thanks, yiska! Please pm me if you get any more details. 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Thanks, yiska! Please pm me if you get any more details. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Plaster of Paris is heavy but not any more than concrete, HOWEVER, it expands SO MUCH more than concrete, you may have to put large pieces of sponge to keep Plaster of Paris from breaching the bucket (seriously) YOu save nothing with the plaster, you might prefer concrete in the end-it is much more stable in the setting process

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