(Closed) Can I re-use the kippah from my fiance’s previous wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
2765 posts
Sugar bee

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
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with PP, donate them and get new ones.

Post # 7
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

…or try to sell them on Ebay and use the money to get new ones.

Post # 8
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m with Mr. Bee on this one

Post # 9
599 posts
Busy bee

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
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… 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
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with louboutin! I think the suggestions to donate them and get your own is the way to go.

Post # 14
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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: 

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