Want to build your own chuppah, but don’t know where to start?
We don’t just feel your pain– we lived it!
Our decision to build our own chuppah was primarily financial– equipment rental in 2012 would have cost $659, and that didn’t even include draping or decorations! Plus, we were concerned about how it would look, so we decided to build our own.
It wasn’t easy. (Ok, that’s an understatement.) We spent hours scouring the web for plans to follow and the only options we found used weights, flower pots, or cake pans filled with cement to anchor them. We didn’t want something that looked amateur because crafty/DIY was not the style of our wedding– we wanted something that would look polished and beautiful! To make it even harder, we needed to be able to transport it in our car– our wedding was 8 hours’ drive away, and renting a truck would have blown a huge hole in our budget. And we were hoping we wouldn’t have to haul a trunk full of tools with us just to put our chuppah together!
We came up with a plan we thought would work, only to watch it fall apart when we tried to put it together. We laughed as we cried, and went back to the drawing board. (In hindsight it was hilarious. At the time, not so much…)
Finally, we came up with something that is remarkably simple, fast and easy to assemble with no tools, and it fit in our 2009 Ford Fusion with room to spare for our luggage and our other wedding supplies. And thus, the DIY Chuppah was born.
After going through so much to figure out something that seems like it should have been a no-brainer, we decided to do a mitzvah and make our plans available to others.
We made this site for you, so you don’t have to go through so much mishigas just to have a nice chuppah for your wedding.
It shouldn’t have to be so hard, and now, with our plans, it’s not. 🙂