(Closed) Securing fabric to Chuppah

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

Hi Amy! If you’re describing what I think you are, that would probably work. We’re drilling holes into birch poles and connecting the front and back poles with a *very* thin dowel (with some wood glue to hold the dowels in place). We’re then draping the chuppah over both dowels. Hopefully the poles will also be more secure, since they’re connected from front to back. Just a thought!

Are your birch poles free-standing? How are you securing them if they are?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hey Squishy,

I’m also in the chuppah construction planning and process so these issues are on my mind as well.

I think most people attach the talit through the holes that the tzitziot go through because they are already reinforced.  I bet you could put some elastic through the holes and then attach them to a metal hook drilled into the birch trees–then you’d get the elasticity you were talking about and you wouldn’t be putting strain on any part of the talit that isn’t reinforced. You could put the tzitzit loop in the hook but then you risk putting pressure on the tzitziot and damaging them–not the end of the world since they can be replaced/retied.

Whatever you end up doing, you could decorate the corners with silk flowers or vines to hide any construction stuff. 🙂 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ahhh, if you’re having chuppah holders, I don’t think the dowels will work all that well. What about using clear nylon fishing line instead of the white bungee cords? But yiska is right, you can always hide the mechanics with flowers.

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