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chuppah: where to rent? how much to pay?

Hello all! I'm looking for suggestions on where to rent a Chuppah for a wedding in the Boston area (Woburn). That's my first question. My second question is about price. My florist's chuppahs start at $1000. That seemed like a lot to me. How much should I be expecting to pay?Many thanks!

Re: chuppah: where to rent? how much to pay?

  • edited December 2011
    Yikes!  That does sound pricey.  The quotes I got from the two florists I talked to were $250-300 before adding flowers to it, plus a 20% set-up fee (this covered 4 self-supporting poles and a top).  We ended up paying just $200 for the birch poles, and supplied our own top (courtesy of our rabbi).  We then payed another $200 or so for covering the front poles in dogwood.  So I guess ours cost $400 + 20% service fee in the end.I don't know where to rent them, although I've heard there is a bookstore in Brookline that does it. (Kolbo maybe?)
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  • 9Sunshine9Sunshine member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks killian09! May I ask what florist you used for yours?
  • edited December 2011
    We are either using our temple's chuppah for free or fi will build one (yikes!). But I did get a few quotes when I was looking at florists.. most were in the 750 to 900 range with that we wanted. hth!
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  • edited December 2011
    We used A Celebrated Flower out of Somerville ((617) 661-0400).  THey were recommended by our venue, and did wonderful work for us.  THey don't have a website, but I recommend giving them a call if you want information.  We were really happy with all the work they did for us.
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  • edited December 2011
    p.s. I can show you pics if you'd like...  let me know.
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  • edited December 2011
    I got proposals from 5 different florists and they charged at least $600 for rental alone. I just saw the most amaaaaaazing chuppah on FB:
  • edited December 2011
    holy awesomeness, Fool that chuppah is fantastic!
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  • 9Sunshine9Sunshine member
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    edited December 2011
    Fool, thanks for the FB pic. That's a really cool chuppah. Killian09, I'd love to see pics of your chuppah!
  • edited December 2011
    Here's where we got ours from [URL] http://www.kellythebridesmaid.com [/URL] I think it was $600. You can see pics under Ceremony (the one from their website) and ours (under Flowers).
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  • edited December 2011
    Whoops, should have clarified that the pics are in my bio :)
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  • 9Sunshine9Sunshine member
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    edited December 2011
    Beautiful photos, eeyore4771! I'm loving looking at all of them.
  • edited December 2011
    here goes. i'm not very good at posting photos, and I can never succeed with more than one shot per post, so bare with me...[IMG]<a href="http://i28.tinypic.com/350kvma.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://i28.tinypic.com/350kvma.jpg</a>[/IMG]
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  • edited December 2011
    and in action:[IMG]<a href="http://i29.tinypic.com/mw70ns.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://i29.tinypic.com/mw70ns.jpg</a>[/IMG]
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  • edited December 2011
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  • edited December 2011
    what I ended up really liking about it was the way the dogwood blossoms framed our faces in some of the ceremony photos.  THis is not the best example, but you get the idea:[img]<a href="http://i25.tinypic.com/2zqudmq.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://i25.tinypic.com/2zqudmq.jpg</a>[/img]
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  • edited December 2011
    Israeli Bookstore and Kolbo both rent them but they are costly
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  • edited December 2011
    Aw, thanks 9Sunshine :)
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    edited December 2011
    We made our own, using the frame from a portable popup gazebo.  Here is a picture:[IMG]<a href="http://i29.tinypic.com/autr1v.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://i29.tinypic.com/autr1v.jpg</a>[/IMG]That being said, the least expensive one we were able to find in the Boston area was from [url=http://<a href="http://www.franklinpartyrentals.com" rel='nofollow'>www.franklinpartyrentals.com</a>]Franklin Party Rentals[/url].  Theirs rents for $85.  Here is a picture of it:[img]<a href="http://s89575357.onlinehome.us/FranklinChuppah.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://s89575357.onlinehome.us/FranklinChuppah.jpg</a>[/img][url=http://<a href="http://www.israelbookshop.com/cgi-exec/mivavm.cgi?Merchant2/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Chupah-Silk&Category_Code=" rel='nofollow'>www.israelbookshop.com/cgi-exec/mivavm.cgi?Merchant2/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Chupah-Silk&Category_Code=</a>]The Israel Book Shop in Brookline also has them[/url].  However, theirs were not free-standing.  Here is a picture of theirs:[img]<a href="http://www.israelbookshop.com/mivahtml/Merchant2/graphics/Wedding/Chupah-Silk.jpg" rel='nofollow'>http://www.israelbookshop.com/mivahtml/Merchant2/graphics/Wedding/Chupah-Silk.jpg</a>[/img]
  • edited December 2011
    p.s. i will add that our florist does rent frames for the top, so the fabric lies flat but we didn't choose to have one.there are so many great chuppah designs!   it's fun to see everybody's!  :)
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  • jenvaletjenvalet member
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    edited December 2011
    We rented ours from our florist. Yes, it was expensive, but I'm glad we did it. It's was amazing! I think it was $700. Pics in my married bio.
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  • edited December 2011
    I purchased a frame off of craigslist from a florist going out of business and my mom is going to make a top.  If you are interested in the frame I am either going to sell it or rent it out after July 31 next yr.
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  • edited December 2011
    We got ours from our florist and he did it all up for us. I think about $300 pre flowers. Olympia Flower Store, Boston. Pics in slideshow and married bio
  • 9Sunshine9Sunshine member
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    edited December 2011
    So many great examples and suggestions! I'm going to start investigating them right away!Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • 9Sunshine9Sunshine member
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    edited December 2011
    Good news Knotties! We think we may be able to rent the frame from my synagogue's chuppah, even though we are not getting married at the synagogue. And a family friend has offered to help make the actual canopy! All of the pictures you sent will now be inspiration as I may get to design-my-own chuppah! Thanks once again.
  • happy2Bluckyhappy2Blucky member
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    edited April 2014
    Boston Chuppah Rental. http://www.bostonchuppahrental.com/ they are awesome! Great customer service, very professional. It was around $500-$600 for the chuppah, setup and take down but was well worth it. best one I have seen. It is a full 8X8.
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