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What is a chuppah?

June 16, 2015 1 min read

What is a chuppah anyways?  A chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) is a beautiful wedding tradition that symbolizes the home the couple will build together.  A chuppah is open on all four sides, welcoming the community to be part of the couple's new life together.  

What are the requirements for a chuppah?  A chuppah should have four poles and a fabric "roof."  The fabric can be made from just about anything.  Traditionally, a cherished family tallit (prayer shawl) is often used.  Some couples use a family heirloom, such as a tablecloth or blanket.  Another popular choice is to buy a chuppah from the artist.  After the wedding, you can hang the chuppah in your home for a beautiful daily reminder that surrounded you on your wedding day?

Searching for the perfect chuppah?  Get our popular guide "Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect Chuppah" here!

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