Beautiful Ketubah Designs with a Personalized Text

Spring Flowers Ketubah
$249.99
Ahava (Love) Blue Bird Ketubah
$299.99
Papercut Nature's Embrace: Branches Artwork Ketubah
$299.99
Jerusalem Ketubah
$199.99
Modern Art Wave Ketubah
$199.99
Papercut Ani Ledodi Ketubah
$499.99
Ketubah. Venice, Italy. 1732
$249.99
Pomegranate & Birds Ketubah
$249.99
Blue Spring Flowers Ketubah
$274.99
Minimalist Gold Brush Circle Ketubah
$199.99

Top Ketubah Picks

  • Step # 1 - Choose Your Ketubah

    Browse our original collection and proceed to checkout. Most ketubahs offer two options: "standard text" (choose from 15 texts, rabbi writes names/dates) or "custom text" (we write names/dates for you, or submit your own text). All ketubahs ship free.

  • Step # 2 - Check Your Email

    Great job! Next, check your email. We'll ask if you have a preferred text to send us or if you’d like us to email you our E-Book with 15 texts and tips on how to choose one.

  • Step # 3 - Approve Your Proof

    Within 3 business days, we will send you an email with a proof for your approval. Rest assured, we offer unlimited revisions to guarantee that your Ketubah meets your satisfaction.

FAQ WeddingKetubah.com

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time should I allow for delivery of my ketubah?

Delivery of your Ketubah takes 2 weeks after you confirm the text. The quicker you provide the information, the fewer delays there will be. If you need it within 7 days, please contact us before placing your order. We cannot deliver in less than a week.

Can I have an all-Hebrew text on my Ketubah?

Yes, absolutely! We offer the text customized any way you would like, including Hebrew only or Aramaic, which was the language spoken by Jews during the times of the Talmud. We offer all the classic Hebrew Orthodox texts like the RCA, Chabad, the Rabbanut, and much more.

Do I get to see a proof of my Ketubah before the order is finalized?

Absolutely! All customers will always receive a proof with the design and text to ensure your Ketubah is exactly to your liking and expectations. This includes personalized Ketubahs with custom text, names, dates, and wedding location, as well as standard (non-personalized) Ketubahs.

Is my Ketubah delivered in a frame?

No. We recommend taking your Ketubah to a local framer to
have it properly framed with the right materials that will preserve and highlight its beauty.

Is it possible to get assistance with the spelling of Hebrew names for my Ketubah?

Absolutely! After you place an order, you can email us any names you need help with. We have a team of Hebrew speakers and writers on our staff who can help translate, transliterate, or just assist with the spelling of your Hebrew names.

Do you offer a Ketubah for same-sex marriages?

Yes, we do! Congratulations on your upcoming union! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Love is love, and we are here to help. If you decide to place an order, we can certainly create a Ketubah that reflects your beautiful union, whether it's with two brides or two grooms. This includes using "Bride" instead of "Groom" and "daughter" instead of "son" for two brides, or the appropriate terms for two grooms, along with your names and the date. Once your order is placed, we will follow up to ensure all details are perfect. We look forward to helping make your special day even more memorable.

Can you add extra signature lines on the Ketubah?

Yes, we can add signature lines upon request if the couple has more than the standard two witnesses.

Welcome to WeddingKetubah.com

At WeddingKetubah.com, we're committed to providing Ketubah designs that embody your individual love story. Each Ketubah design can be personalized with custom text to align with your values and preferences. But first, let's delve into the tradition of the ketubah.

What is a Ketubah?

The ketubah, or ketubot in plural, stands as a fundamental marriage contract mandated by Jewish law, presented by the groom to his bride on their wedding day. Serving to protect the bride financially in case of divorce or widowhood, it outlines the groom's obligations, including providing food, clothing, and shelter. Its primary purpose lies in affording certain protections for the woman, predominantly by delineating the man's commitments in the event of divorce or widowhood, thus ensuring both legal and financial security within the marital union. 

It's worth mentioning that today for certain couples, especially those with a more modern and contemporary perspective, the ketubah is seen more as a symbol of love and commitment rather than emphasizing specific financial obligations.  

Regardless of your perspective, Today in the united states a Ketubah is not legally binding. 

Ketubah Designs

  • Papercut Designs: Became popular among Jewish artists from Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, papercut designs are a classic form of Jewish art. They are characterized by intricate paper cutting, often depicting motifs such as floral patterns, intertwined vines, or Judaic symbols. 
  • Modern Art Ketubahs: Designed for couples who appreciate modern art styles, these ketubahs incorporate contemporary aesthetics into traditional Jewish Ketubahs. They may feature abstract compositions, bold colors, and geometric shapes, offering a fresh appearance of the ketubah tradition. 
  • Traditional Ketubahs: These designs focus on traditional Jewish symbolism, such as the Menorah, pomegranates, grapes, and other fruits of Israel. They pay homage to Jewish heritage and customs, providing a timeless and culturally rich aesthetic for the ketubah. 

By considering these design options, couples can find a ketubah that resonates with their personal tastes and reflects the significance of their union within Jewish tradition. 

Origins of the Ketubah

The Ketubah tradition traces back to ancient times, evolving from a custom where both Jews and gentiles provided payment to the bride's family upon marriage. Initially serving as compensation for the bride's family, it later transformed into a payment to the bride upon divorce. Although the Torah mentions settlement payments, it doesn't mandate them as law, with early Ketubah customs involving setting aside money for it. The earliest Ketubahs were oral agreements, later evolving into written documents to safeguard women's rights, legislated around 100 BCE by the Sanhedrin. Dating back to the Babylonian exile of 586-536 BCE, the oldest Ketubahs provided protection for women and proof of purity amidst increasing inter-marriage, with versions in Aramaic from 440 BCE found in Egypt. Today, Ketubahs vary from traditional Aramaic versions to modern adaptations, serving more ceremonially than legally binding documents in most countries outside Israel.

Ketubah ceremony & signing

During the Ketubah ceremony, the document is filled out and signed, typically after the rabbi explains its terms. Careful attention is given to details like date, location, and names of the couple and their parents to ensure legitimacy. The ceremony includes a ritual called "kinyan," where the groom bargains for exclusive marital rights with the bride, not acquiring her as property but affirming his obligations. Witnesses sign the document once the kinyan is completed, as required by Jewish law. Although not mandatory, modern couples may choose to sign the Ketubah during the ceremony to symbolize their commitment. The Ketubah takes effect after specific blessings at the wedding ceremony and the couple unites under one roof or spends time alone together.

Artistic Variations in Ketubah Decoration 

Different Jewish communities. worldwide developed unique styles of decorating ketubot, reflecting local artistic traditions and cultural norms. For instance, Italian ketubot embraced artistic heritage, while those from Muslim lands avoided human figures due to religious sensitivities. Interestingly, Eastern and Central European Jewish communities, known as Ashkenaz, didn't decorate ketubot as they viewed them more as standard legal documents.

Today, the tradition of decorating ketubahs continues, with couples often opting for personalized styles that reflect their own tastes and values. Contemporary ketubot may feature diverse artistic influences, from traditional calligraphy to modern designs and illustrations. One increasingly popular style is the papercut ketubah, where intricate designs are meticulously cut into a single sheet of paper, creating a delicate and intricate artwork. This technique originated from Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East, where skilled artisans crafted elaborate papercuts for various ceremonial purposes.

Ketubahs: a timeless tradition

Ketubahs are a central aspect of Jewish wedding ceremonies, symbolizing love and commitment between the bride and groom. This traditional marriage document is signed before the wedding ceremony and serves as a lifelong memory of a magical day. Many couples hang their Ketubahs on a wall in their home. Choosing a Ketubah that is also a work of art is a great way to honor this tradition and remind couples of their love and commitment to each other. Your Ketubah should be a special keepsake that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Jewish Marriage Contract

A "Jewish marriage contract," which is exactly the same thing as a ketubah, is an essential part of Jewish weddings, symbolizing the commitment between the couple. At our website, you can order our Jewish marriage contracts, and customize them to suit your preferences. The word "Ketubah" is Hebrew and refers to a Jewish marriage contract, which can be spelled in various ways when transliterated into English. Common variations include "Ketubbah," "Katuba," "Ketuba," "Kesuvah," "Kethubah," "Kesubah," "Kitubah," "Ketouvah," and "Ketouba." These different spellings all represent the same traditional document outlining the rights and responsibilities of the couple.

Why WeddingKetubah.com?

We showcase the exceptional talent of Israeli artists and bring their work to couples in the United States. As a US company, we understand the needs of American couples planning their wedding. We ensure a seamless experience for couples choosing Israeli art for their Ketubah.