(Closed) Any good ideas for reusing your chuppah cover?

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

A quilt? I’ve actually never heard of a Ketubah cover. 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

LOL!!!! That makes way more sense now!! 😀 Here I thought there was some ritual I was totally missing. 😉

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it depends a lot on what your chuppah cover started out as.  If it is a traditional tallit, you could obviously use it as a tallit again afterward.  I’ve heard of people using a tablecloth, which obviously could be used afterward.  I’ve also heard of people making the cover by sending out squares of material, having friends and family decorate them, and then making them into a quilt, which could be used as a quilt or wall-hanging later on.

Our chuppah was domed rather than flat, so we didn’t try to use the cover for anything afterward.  Instead, we sold the whole chuppah, including the cover, to another couple, so that it could be used in their wedding.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Our plan, if our family is interested, is to pass it around the family.  It is being embroidered by my aunt, and she is going to put our names and the date on the edge, with the intention of adding names and dates as it is used.  I think it will become a wonderful family heirloom!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We hug ours above our bed. 

Here we are under the huppah:

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And here it is above our bed.  It did require sewing loops on afterwards but it’s very meaningful and sweet:

 

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yiska – I love the hanging above your bed idea! It seems so appropriate to use your chuppah in you home given the symbolism of it, but I hadn’t even thought about what to do with it after the wedding.. Will definitely follow this thread!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ours is a quilt that my mother is sewing for us, so after the wedding we can cuddle under it. 

Depending on what you use for the chuppah, I know several couples who have used theirs to wrap their babies in for the bris/baby naming ceremonies. 

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