Fellow Craftsters, I need your help!
So I'm not actually engaged yet, but my bf has been dropping hints--I mean great big whopping hints--that an engagement is in our near future (complete with custom made ring, I hear). Now most of my wedding's been planned since I was about twelve. Yes, TWELVE. I was THAT kid. The one that clipped pretty pictures of weddings and hoarded them away, and daydreamed while I waited for my Prince Charming.
What I didn't account for, however, was that my Prince Charming would be Jewish. I'm only Jewish-ish. My dad's a non-practicing Jew, and I was raised Catholic. So I would love to have an interfaith ceremony thing, and I mentioned that to my man--let's call him Mr. Honey Badger, shall we? Well that's when Mr. Honey Badger told me about the Chuppah. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but my first thoughts were of Tzeitel's wedding in Fiddler on the Roof
. So my vote was gonna be "NO" to the chuppah.
Then I stumbled on this yumminess online:
Is it not the most gorgeous chuppah-thingie you ever did see? I'm not crazy about the chandelier, but everything else... The fabric, the shape of it as it drapes down... -sigh- It just SCREAMS romance.
As a DIY girlie, it would really pain me to pay full price for a chuppah. Especially since I'm planning on splurging on the venue, catering, dress, and open bar. So this is where I ask for any suggestions on how to make this beautiful chuppah a reality, and an inexpensive one at that. All the online tutorials I've found are for very basic chuppahs. I need ideas for the underlying structure, as well as fabric suggestions.
I'm counting on you, fellow DIY'ers!!!