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Easy DIY Chuppah

By: SwampDragons from instructables.com
Easy DIY Chuppah
Easy DIY Chuppah
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Jewish wedding canopy rentals can be pretty steep, but with this Easy DIY Chuppah frame, you will save tons of money when you incorporate this beautiful tradition. This tutorial will show you how to make a chuppah quickly and with only a few materials you can find at your local hardware store.

Since the bases of the canopy are flower pots, you can incorporate your wedding flowers for a personalized and beautiful touch. Your guests will love that you and your soon-to-be-spouse built this wedding project together because it deepens the symbolism of the canopy you will be married under. How’s that for affordable DIY wedding decorations

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Origins of the Chuppah

The Jewish wedding chuppah has a long and meaningful history when it comes to bonding two people together in marriage. Chuppah literally means "canopy" or "covering" in Hebrew and is what Jewish couples stand under during their wedding ceremony. The structure is meant to symbolize the home that they will build together in the coming years.

While a Jewish wedding without a chuppah is still considered legitimate, it is widely known as a basic requirement for a traditional ceremony. In more conservative sects of Judaism, it is recommended that there be an open sky above the chuppah, which made outdoor weddings a common practice.

However, if the wedding was held indoors, a special opening was built into the ceiling so that it could be open to the sky during the ceremony. Ultimately, the chuppah represents the presence of God watching over the newly devoted couple.

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This lovely canopy not only could be used for the traditional wedding ceremony, but it would be so pretty in the yard or a large patio or porch as summer decor for any entertaining occasion. The use of flower pots for the base is so practical and can be repurposed later if needed. This would be pretty strung with tiny rice lights in the folds of the flowing fabric, or even led solar lights. So,pretty, thanks for sharing a great idea,

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