December 16, 2018

DIY chuppah: How to build your own in four easy steps

When you’re getting married, expenses add up quickly, and one expense that can be pretty hefty is the chuppah rental. Many venues don’t even offer a chuppah for rent, so you have to commission a florist or wedding planner to create one for you — which is even more expensive. 

But there’s good news: You can save money by building your own chuppah. The individual elements are very affordable, and it can be assembled in a matter of minutes. I’ve made this freestanding DIY chuppah for several wedding clients, and it’s easily customizable with flowers to accommodate your budget 

So, if you have the option to make it yourself, say, “I do.”

What you’ll need:

– 4 patio umbrella stands
– 4 wooden closet rods, 6 or 8 feet in length
– 4 small eye screws
– Piece of lace, 5 feet by 2 yards
– 4 sheer curtain panels
– White ribbon

1. Start with the base

2. Place the closet rods in the stands

3. Attach the canopy

4. Cover the posts

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