Modern Collection D.I.Y assembly info
Contemporary Collection D.I.Y assembly info
HOW DO I RESERVE A RENTAL?
TO RESERVE: All reservations require a 50% deposit, and we will send you a rental agreement that we'll both sign. The balance is due 14 days before your event.
PAYMENT: We accept check, credit card, PayPal, and Venmo.
HOW DO DELIVERY AND SET UP SERVICES WORK?
Delivery, set up and take down services are available in the NY and Los Angeles metro areas. If your wedding is well outside of these areas, we'll ship your chuppah via Fed Ex Ground for a DIY assembly. You can also pick up/ drop off from our studio in Brooklyn and Los Angeles if you are local and prefer a DIY assembly.
DELIVERY/ SET UP/ TAKE DOWN SERVICES: It will take our team 30 minutes - 1.5 hrs to assemble your chuppah (depending on the style). We'll have set up complete 1 hr- 1.5 hours before you ceremony starts. We typically take down the chuppah after the ceremony or cocktail hour, but if you have a different timeline please let us know, we usually can accommodate. Please see our pricing page for delivery and set up rates.
HOW DOES A RENTAL WITHOUT DELIVERY SERVICES WORK?
You'll receive the chuppah 4-5 days before your event, and it is due back 5 business days after your event. A prepaid return shipping label will be included. When you receive the chuppah, please check the contents, assembly, and assembly instructions in the first 24 hrs, and contact us if you have questions.
Modern Collection D.I.Y. Assembly Info
These chuppahs can be assembled indoors, on hard ground outdoors, or on a lawn.
FOR INDOOR OR PATIO SET UP: The rental includes 4 weighted steel bases, 12" x 12"/ 15 lbs each, for use on hard, flat ground.
FOR LAWN SET UP: The rental includes 4 ground stakes.
D.I.Y. ASSEMBLY: All of our chuppahs have a simple assembly.
Indoor Set Up: 2 people: 45 - 75 minutes
Lawn Set Up: 2 people: 75 - 90 minutes
equipment needed: tape measure, small ladder
PACKAGING: Will fit in a medium sized car or SUV
Frame and Canopy Box: 51" x 13" x 8", 45 lbs
Weighted Bases Box: 16" x 16" x 16" 75 lbs
Contemporary Collection D.I.Y. Assembly Info
INDOOR OR PATIO SET UP FOR FREESTANDING: In addition to the canopy, poles and hardware, the rental includes 4 unweighted bases with decorative fabric, which must be weighed down with bricks that you'll source locally. We offer unweighted bases to minimize shipping and rental costs. Click HERE to see base assembly.
LAWN SET UP FOR FREESTANDING: In addition to the canopy, poles and hardware, the rental includes 4 ground stakes.
PACKAGING: Will fit in a medium sized car or SUV.
51" x 14" x 4" handheld: 15 lbs, free-standing: 25 lbs.
Freestanding: 2 people: 30 minutes, equipment needed: tape measure, 8 paver stones from Home Depot
Handheld: 2 people: 5-10 minutes, no equipment needed
Note about Handhelds: Our canopies have thin metal rods inside of canopy to support the laser-cut designs. To carry one down the aisle it has to be carried at its assembled size. The exception is Jolie Vie which has no rods and is collapsible.
CAN I HAVE A CHUPPAH IF I’M NOT JEWISH?
Absolutely! Marriage canopies are now common at weddings of all faiths and nationalities because they add beauty and symbolism to the wedding ceremony. (See New York Times). My chuppahs and canopies are for Jewish and non-Jewish brides and grooms who wish to align their personal values and sense of style with their cultural values, whether faith-based or not.
I'M GETTING MARRIED ABROAD. DO YOU HAVE OPTIONS FOR ME?
Yes! The Contemporary Collection chuppahs are lightweight, compact, and easy to transport. The chuppah box can be checked as luggage at the airport which is more cost effective than international shipping. Please check with your airline carrier for luggage policies and surcharges. For even lighter travel, you may rent the canopy without the poles. The fabric canopies weigh about 1 lb. and can travel folded in a suitcase. However, all canopies except for Jolie Vie include have small 1/4" metal rods approximately 41" long and weighing a total of 3 lbs.
WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MODERN & CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIONS?
The Modern Collection chuppahs have a versatile, sturdy, formal, elegant frame which can also support florals, drapery, and go-pro cameras. The frame is made of 1.5" square aluminum tubing. The Contemporary Collection chuppah structures are 1" diameter round poles with no fixed structure at the top to support additional accessories or decor. The poles can also be used with your own talis or single-panel canopy.
CAN I PUT FLOWERS ON THE CHUPPAH?
We think our chuppahs look amazing with flowers at the foot the of the poles or in vases to the left and right of the chuppah. The chuppahs are designed to be visually complete, so we don't advise putting flowers on top of the fabric. However, the Modern frame can support florals. The Contemporary poles can not.
HOW STURDY ARE THE CHUPPAHS?
The Contemporary Collection chuppahs are light-duty. To use the freestanding version in light or medium windy conditions, add extra brick weights to the bases. The Modern Collection chuppahs can safely tolerate winds up to 30 mph.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT UNDER THE CHUPPAH?
All of the 6ft x 4ft chuppahs can easily fit 3 people, and often parents will stand next to the chuppah. The 8ft x 8ft Modern Lace Chuppah can acomodate 10 people.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I ORDER?
Its best to reserve as soon as you are ready. For custom work we recommend ordering 3-4 months before your wedding day. For rentals, we recommend booking no later than 3 weeks in advance for a wedding in October-April, and 8 weeks in advance for a wedding in May-September. If you need a last-minute chuppah, please contact us, and we'll do our best to accommodate.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A RABBI?
Yes! Reform Rabbi Andrea Frank is wonderful, and is available for weddings in the Tri-State area.