Post # 1
My fiance and I just recently moved houses and I came across the nice, black kippah he had from his previous marriage a few years ago. Unfortunately they are engraved on the inside with his & his exes names and wedding date, but they are black so could possibly have something made to cover that and have ours put in? How much are about 60 kippah for a wedding otherwise? His parents offered to buy them for part of their stuff to help us, but I’d hate to throw away perfectly good ones if I can find a way for no one but us to know… thoughts?
Post # 3
I thought I wasn’t superstitious, but I guess I must believe in bad karma… b/c even I wouldn’t use items from my SO’s last wedding!
Especially since someone else might be able to see the original engraving if they looked hard enough…
Post # 4
I say donate them to charity and let someone who needs them have reuse them…I’m with Mr. Bee, I think reusing items from your SO’s previous wedding is bad juju. They’re $14.00 for a dozen on sites like yarmulke.com, just google “wedding yarmulke”
Post # 5
I wouldn’t use them either. I know I would not want anything that would remind the other one of the previous marraige. I guess I am superstitious as well.
Post # 6
I agree with PP, donate them and get new ones.
Post # 7
…or try to sell them on Ebay and use the money to get new ones.
Post # 8
I’m with Mr. Bee on this one
Post # 9
I agree as well. Get all new stuff. You just don’t want to have any memories from his previous failed marriage on your day.
Post # 10
If they weren’t printed with the previous information, I’d actually say you could reuse them. But I wouldn’t use them since they are printed with the information. How funny would it be if you put a patch with your info over it, and it fell out during the wedding – and revealed the old info!!
Post # 11
… I’m going to say that I personally would be more comfortable with getting new ones. I’m not superstitious, but there’s something about using something from his previous wedding- it just eaks me out a little bit. You are amazingly rational about it!
Post # 12
I don’t know what a kippah is, but I don’t think the words “re-use” “wedding” and “previous marriage” should EVER be used together. Bad karma. I’m actually kind of surprised you would even be okay with using something from his former wedding.
Post # 13
I agree with louboutin! I think the suggestions to donate them and get your own is the way to go.
Post # 14
I’m jumping on the bandwagon here. They’re not that expensive, and especially since the old information is inside, I would definitely not be comfortable reusing them.
Post # 15
i’m with the others. even if you put a sticker or something over it, curious people would probably pull it off and you just wouldn’t want that. plus, yarmulkes just aren’t that expensive. and if you buy your own you can get some to match your wedding colors and personalize them.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
I’m not superstitious, but I’d be worried about logistical snafus, like your replacement tag falling off and exposing the info below. That said, if the personalization is simply on a tag sewn into the kippot, you could easily remove the tag and replace it with a new one. That said, new satin kippot are around $15 a dozen (customized with your own wedding info), so it might not be worth the effort. We used Mazeltops.com and really liked working with them, so if you need a source for new kippot, you should definitely consider them. Here’s my post on our kippot: