Post # 1
We aren’t sure which route we want to go with this. … FI is thinking PVC Pipe… we dont want to rent a stand, and it has to be something we can take apart and drive with us an hour away to our beach town that we are getting married in…
Anyone find any good tutorials?
I saw pics of some wedding party members holding it. I thought that looked really beautiful, but not practical…
Post # 3
We had friends and family hold it. We didnt want too large of a bridal party so this was a way to honor others who are special to us.
Post # 4
I made the chuppah for my FMIL’s wedding last summer. I got round wooden poles at Home Depot (maybe four feet tall?), and I used floral wire to attach roses and greenery towards the tops of the poles. We took her husband’s father’s talit and used the fringe (sorry, not Jewish, don’t know if there is a word for those) to tie it to the top the of the poles. I actually was one of the four people who held the chuppah during the ceremony, and it was no big deal at all. The four of us walked down the aisle with the chuppah at the beginning of the processional, and it was really beautiful! The whole thing was very fuss free, cheap, took up little space when we were done, and had almost no set up time!
Post # 5
You can definitely do PVC pipe and then cover it. I have no idea what mine was underneath because my florist did it, but it very well could have been PVC.
Post # 6
friends of mine used umbrella stands as the base.
Post # 7
We used the frame of a portable popup gazebo as the base for ours. We live in Maryland, but got married in Massachusetts. With this design, we could easily carry the chuppah back and forth. At the same time, with only a dozen people at our wedding, we didn’t want to have to put four of them to work holding the four corners of the chuppah. Instructions are here.
Post # 8
We used bamboo poles – originally going to place into umbrella stands but our venue switched and so we attached stakes to go into the lawn. We put in eye screws at the top of the poles to tie onto grommets in the chuppah. The only thing we didn’t account for was the super windy day so the wedding party helped hold the poles after all.
Post # 9
thanks For The tips, Gals! We Went With pvc. in Progress!
Post # 13
@Cupcakegurl: What did you use at the bottom to cover the PVC? I’m thinking about doing something very similar, and I like how yours turned out.
Post # 15
@Cupcakegurl: It looks great! Want to make mine? 😉
Post # 16
We didn’t make ours, our florist did but it was made with PVC piping and covered with draping.
eta – just saw your update, it looks great!