(Closed) Can the Chuppah stay up for the whole reception?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

As long as the Chuppah is off to the side, I don’t see why it would be a problem to leave it up.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had an at-home reception three days after our wedding, and used the chuppah to frame the cake table.  Our thought was that since most of our friends couldn’t be at the ceremony (which was midweek and many hours from where we live), we’d try to include them as much as possible.  So the ketubah was displayed there, the chuppah was used to frame the cake table, we wore our wedding dresses again, and we had a video of the ceremony.

People use their chuppot for all sorts of purposes after the wedding–e.g., using the whole thing as a sukkah, or using just the cloth part as a wall hanging or a quilt.  So it’s not like it’s a sacred object that can only be shown under limited circumstances.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are having our ceremony and reception in the same location, so we’re also planning on leaving the chuppah up. It will get moved after the ceremony to be over the cake table so that they’re both protected and showcased.

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