The beauty of getting an artisan ketubah is to display it for all to see and appreciate. Here we give you our key wedding moments and places to display your ketubah, and in your home afterwards for years to come.
The first time your guests will see your ketubah is at the ketubah signing ceremony. Often only those signing it will get to see the details of the ketubah here so make sure your photographer gets some close-ups.
“Often only those signing it will get to see the details of the ketubah here so make sure your photographer gets some close-ups.”
At traditional Jewish weddings, the rabbi will read the text of the ketubah out loud for everyone to hear. Then the groom hands it to his knowing bride, accepting the ketubah and the marriage. This is all done to show that the bride is accepting the marriage and that there are witnesses to their matrimony. Once she accepts, many couples display the ketubah on an easel or frame and take a moment to show it to everyone.
Some bring the ketubah over to the reception hall and display it where guests can come to see the ketubah in greater detail.
Treat your ketubah like the piece of artwork that it is. Couples have it professionally framed, hung and displayed in their new home as a reminder of their wedding vows and commitment to one another.
Make the ketubah the heart of your home. Over the years your home will fill with pieces of memories and meaning – start that collection with the first piece you chose together that your friends and family witnessed. It makes for a great conversation piece with guests and you can tell the story how you, as a couple, came to choose that ketubah.
Your bedroom is an intimate space you as a married couple share, making it the perfect room to hang your ketubah. Amy, thought it was the perfect spot for their ketubah, “It’s over our bed. It just felt like the right place for it. Our bedroom is decorated with things that are personal to us and our journey together. It’s also a nice reminder every morning and every night of our love and the commitment we made to each other.” It’s the second best thing to wake up to.