Ketubah Text Questions
What texts do you offer?
We offer Reform, Egalitarian, Humanist, Secular, Orthodox Aramaic, Conservative with Lieberman Clause, Gordon Tucker Text and Interfaith and Same Sex texts.
How do I know what text to choose?
You should choose a text that you and your fiancé feel a connection to. Often times rabbis will also have requirements for your ketubah text, so please make sure to consult with your officiant. If you are not sure which type of text is best for you, speak to your Rabbi or officiant.
What is Text Personalization?
Regardless of which text you choose, the ketubah text will need to be filled-in with your personal information. This is things like your names, Hebrew names, your parents' names if you choose to include them, wedding date, Hebrew date, location, and more. You have the option of ordering the text standard, with blank areas throughout where your rabbi would fill in your information by hand, or you can choose to have me do it for you so that all the font matches. If you plan on having your rabbi fill the text in for you, then please make sure you check with him or her and make sure that they are on board and comfortable doing that. Many rabbis do require that the ketubah be pre-filled, and that's something you don't want to find out on your wedding day.
If you choose to have me fill the ketubah in for you, then I will create a digital proof for you and your rabbi or officiant to check and approve before we finalize the ketubah. If you would like me to fill the ketubah text in for you, then under "Personalize", select "we fill in details for you".
Please note that regardless of which option you choose, your ketubah will still have signature lines on the bottom for you, your witnesses and officiant to sign by hand.
Do you recommend that we fill in the ketubah ourselves or that we have you do it?
I highly recommend having us fill in your text (rather than leaving it blank) because it eliminates any chances of last minute stress, errors, or just plain old bad handwriting on your beautiful ketubah!
If you order your ketubah with personalized text, then I will email you a form with all the information we will need to fill in your text. I will then create a digital proof for you and your rabbi or officiant to check and approve before completing the ketubah.
What if I want my ketubah to be only in Hebrew or only in English?
All of my ketubahs are available with English, Hebrew, or both. If you are ordering a round text design in the smallest size, then I recommend going with only one language.
If you are ordering the small size with both languages, then I highly recommend having us fill the ketubah in for you -- it is hard to do with small lines.
Can you translate my custom text into Hebrew? Does it cost extra?
Translation is included if we are filling in your text. For custom text there will be an additional charge.
We are an interfaith couple. Do you have any texts that will work for us?
Absolutely! I offer a special interfaith text. The Egalitarian, Humanist and Reform texts are also popular with interfaith couples.
Can we mix and match texts? Like have an Orthodox text in Hebrew and an Egalitarian in English?
Sure! I believe that your ketubah should be as unique as you are, so I am happy to customize it in any way you like.
Just shoot me an email and let me know which texts you would like in which language. There is no extra charge for mixing and matching texts from my site.
What if we are not being married by a Rabbi?
No problem! I can make the signature line on the bottom say Officiant, Cantor, or anything else you prefer, just send me an email as soon as you place your order and let me know. If you don't have a rabbi officiating, then I highly recommend having us fill the text in for you -- otherwise, please make sure whoever is going to fill it in for you is comfortable reading and writing Hebrew (and who has good handwriting too!).
Do I get to check over my ketubah before you print it?
If we are filling your ketubah in for you, then absolutely! I always send a proof for you and your Rabbi to check over before we print.
If you are ordering a blank ketubah and would like a digital proof, please shoot me an email as soon as you place your order to let me know that you would like a proof before it goes out.
Other Ketubah Questions
What is the gold leaf option?
Gold leaf is real gold ground down into very thin sheets and then liquified. If you choose this option, I will hand-paint a layer of either white or yellow gold (your choice) details over your ketubah.
Do you take orders for original commissioned ketubahs?
I sure do! Creating original art is my favorite.
Custom art needs to be ordered at least 2 months from when you want to have your ketubah (in most cases, if you're in a big rush it doesn't hurt to reach out -- sometimes you can get in luck and catch me in-between commissions).
It also is significantly more expensive than choosing an already-existing design. If a completely custom commission is above your budget, you can always get a quote for modifying an already-existing design rather than starting from scratch entirely.
How long does the Ketubah process take?
If you order your ketubah with personalized text, then I will send you a digital proof within 5 business days of receiving your filled out customization form. Ketubahs are shipped within a week of final proof approval.
What if I have a rush order?
Rush orders are usually not a problem, but if your wedding is in less than three weeks, please check with me before placing the order to make sure I can get it to you on time.
What if my Rabbi has a specific text he wants us to use?
No problem! I can use any text you like (as long as it is not copyrighted or you have permission from the owner). Just chose “custom text” at checkout and email me the text.
What kind of prints are your ketubahs?
My ketubahs are Giclee prints, also known as Archival or Museum-Quality prints. They are museum-quality prints on acid-free textured cold press watercolor paper using ultrachrome inks. I use only the highest quality printing to insure that your ketubah will stay with you and stay as vibrant as the day you got it.
How are the ketubahs shipped and how long does delivery take?
I usually ship with USPS Priority Mail and delivery usually takes 2-3 business days in the continental US.
I live outside the continental US can you ship to me and how much does it cost?
Of course! And if your ketubah costs over $400, it's free!