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tie dyed chuppah

has anyone done this or seen one? I was thinking of either tie dying a white bedsheet or just ordering a tie dyed tapestry.  FI has already built the base out of bamboo poles.   We were going to use a plain white fabric on top and put some flowers on it but I thought tie dye could look really pretty.  Or will it just look tacky? Your thoughts?

Re: tie dyed chuppah

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    edited December 2011

    Every summer (at Jew camp) we had a carnival where there was a marriage booth. Essentially the marriage booth was a chuppah that had a tie-dye top. Thinking back to when I was 13, I thought it was cool. If your ceremony is laid back and it fits your personality then sure, why not.

    As for the actual tie-dye I'd go for one that was pre-dyed, they always seem to be way nicer than anything I could ever make.

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    edited December 2011
    lol, a tie dyed chuppah at Jew camp..love it.  I went to Ramah, I don't remember anything  of the sort...
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    edited December 2011
    HAHA, yeah it was def one of those touchy feely Jew camps, tie dye and all!
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    edited December 2011
    i went to "jew camp" too. not ramah, though. we also had this, and the tye dye was used for exactly the same purpose. 

    elyse -- where did you go? i went to Modin, its in Belgrade Maine (now) but was in Skowhegan then. 
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    edited December 2011
    we're thinking of doing this too!

    either tie-dye or batik maybe with a big heart in the middle.

    i have a picture of what we're thinking of, but i can't figure out how to post it....

    there are a lot of sites that sell tie-dye sheets or wall hangings...i bet you could custom order one.  i bought this onesie for a friend's baby...we might try something like this:  http://www.sunshinejoy.com/default.asp?Item=92434
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    edited December 2011
    You might want to look in a local hippie type store for tapestries!  What a cute, laid back idea.

    We are using my great grandmother's lace tablecloth.  Just not sure how to attach it to the posts. . . .
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    edited December 2011
    definitely no tye dyed chuppahs at Ramah! As far as your chuppah goes, I think the simpler the better.  You don't want to worry about fading or anything like that.  I think the flower idea could be really cool and pretty!  I can't wait!  One week!
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    edited December 2011
    The chuppah I had commissioned for me wasn't tie dyed, it was hand painted on silk, but I have had a few people tell me that they thought it looked a little tie dyed! Take a look at my profile to see it. http://www.theknot.com/profiles/leoraanna/myknot/mybio
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