The ketubah is an integral part to any Jewish wedding ceremony. While originally the ketubah was written for only the groom to sign, made to protect the bride, modern ketubahs are signed by both the bride and the groom. Oftentimes two witnesses also sign the ketubah as part of the ceremony.
Traditional text focusing on the groom’s responsibilities has also been swapped for more personalized versions in modern times. Most ketubahs focus less on the legalities of marriage and more on the couple’s love for one another and their commitment to marriage.
Of equal importance to the text, is the design of the ketubah. It’s typically displayed to guests throughout the ceremony and reception, and then meant to serve as a piece of artwork in the couple’s home. You’ll notice the use of bright colors, biblical imagery, and visually stunning fonts.
We’ve put together a list of the best 10 ketubahs, all available for easy online ordering. Ranging from $19.99 to over $500 there’s a ketubah for every taste and budget.
1. Eternal Jerusalem Traditional Ketubah
This ketubah touches on so many beautiful aspects of historical Judaism, tying your wedding ceremony to religion with a gorgeous tapestry of images. The illustrations include gorgeous images of the city of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, and the Tomb of Rachel all printed on fine art paper. The text displays traditional Ketubah language in both English and Hebrew and is done in crisp calligraphy that’s easy to read. The 16 x 20 poster size ketubah comes in a beautiful black and gold decorative tube for easy transportation and storage. Purchase a highly-rated 16 x 20 frame to display your ketubah in your home after the wedding ceremony.
2. Roses Poster Size Wedding Ketubah
Available for under $20, this inexpensive ketubah comes in three various colorful designs and has space to fill in the blanks that pertain to your special day (i.e. name, date, etc.) One column of text features the Hebrew text while the opposite side has everything translated into English. The 19 x 27 inch poster is also on the larger size, great for your wedding guests to see and admire from their seats in the congregation. We recommend grabbing a simple gold easel to display your ketubah at the reception once it’s been signed.
3. Fill In Ketubah Marriage Certificate
If you’re looking for an inexpensive ketubah that’s completely customizable, this 11 x 17 inch poster might be perfect for your ceremony. For $65, you can order a ketubah in any language you’d like, with the option to change the language to your liking. The graphic design team works one on one with each person to make sure it’s exactly to their liking. The ketubah is printed on high quality archival watercolor paper, or you can upgrade to real authentic parchment paper if you prefer.
4. Two Hearts Into One Ketubah Marriage Contract
This ketubah is more than just a marriage contract, it’s a stunning piece of artwork that is meant to hang in a couple’s home for years to come. The artist, inspired by the quote “I have found the one in whom my soul delights”, uses this text along with the tree of life to illustrate fulfillment, love, and marriage. Each piece is made with museum-quality archival paper and comes in four sizes. The text can be personalized to read as Reform, Egalitarian, Interfaith, Same Sex, Conservative, or Orthodox, depending on your preference. If this design isn’t quite your style, check out the other options from this talented artist here.
5. Laser Cut “Lace in Bloom” Ketubah
Worth the high price tag, this is one of the most impressive and stunning ketubahs we’ve ever seen. Made in Israel, the ketubah features delicate laser cut floral elements onto a single piece of paper, for a contemporary and modern look. Complementary personalization is included, with your names, wedding dates, and any other custom text that you’re looking to incorporate. For a truly special and unique design, check out this circular ketubah from the same artist.
6. Biblical Highlights Fill In Ketubah
Showcasing a number of biblical highlights and representing them with colorful and bright illustrations, this ketubah would make a wonderful addition to any Jewish ceremony. Customizations can be accommodated, but are $45 extra. This ketubah is 12”x18”, a more manageable size, but can be printed in alternative sizes as well. Each print comes complete with a storage tube for shipping, storing, and safe keeping.
7. Custom Ketubah Marriage Certificate
This is another ketubah that showcases vibrant, colorful, and gorgeous illustrations alongside clean crisp text. Each certificate can be made to your liking with the font and language of your choosing. Similar to other prints on this list, a graphic design team will work with you to design each aspect of the ketubah including the size. You’ll have the opportunity to review the finished product via a proof before it’s finalized and printed.
8. Personalized Jewish Hebrew & English Ketubah
Featuring a bride and groom joining hands, we can’t imagine a more appropriate design for a ketubah. This is one of the most customizable options on the list, with the ability to change languages, fonts, names, wedding places, dates, and signatures. You’re also able to change colors or phrases based on your preference. Each couple will have the opportunity to review a personalized proof before it’s printed. We also recommend having your Rabbi approve the text before its finalized. Make sure to allow 3-6 weeks for creation and delivery given the custom nature of this product. If you’re a fan of this artwork, don’t miss some of the other designs from this artist.
9. Ring & Rose Wall Art Ketubah
Printed onto professional mounted canvas, and available in several various sizes, this is a unique and convenient option for a ketubah. The colors are soft and neutral, wonderful for hanging in your home after the ceremony. The canvas is stretched across a 1.5 inch thick wooden frame and comes with easy-to-mount hanging hardware. Don’t miss some of these alternative canvas mounted ketubahs.
Price: $41.99 and up depending on size
10. Colorful Peacock Ketubah
Made with bright, vibrant, and non-traditional colors, this online designer allows you to customize your marriage certificate. This listing is a bit unique in that it includes two ketubahs (one for your rehearsal), lamination sheets, and a gorgeous personal storage envelope. Colored pens that work best on this type of paper are also included.