Post # 1
I’m in the process of ordering my ketubah and renting my chuppah.
My question is, how much did you/are you paying for your ketubah? How ornate is it?
Also, how much is the rental of your chuppah (especially if you/re not getting married in synagogue)? How ornate is it?
Post # 3
We are paying $400 for our ketubah. I found it on Etsy through this seller who has GORGEOUS work: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jerise
I’m not sure of the cost of our chuppah and all of it’s accessories, as my Future Mother-In-Law is handling that.
Post # 4
Our ketubah is $400 I think from an etsy seller and not all that ornate – it’s one of the least expensive ones they have! Our florist is doing our Chuppah and I’m not sure how much it’s going to cost…
Post # 5
@MackInChiCity: Wow! Those are beautiful! I think my Future Mother-In-Law wants us to get something more traditional (ugh). She knows a guy who hand makes them and the cost is 470$. It seems a little high but she’s pretty insistant.
Our venue tried to rent us their chuppah for 800$ but we found the same one for like 350$ somewhere else…. so disheartening when the venue tries to rip you off like that.
Post # 6
We paid $500 for our ketubah. However, it would have been just $250 except that, as a same-sex couple, we had to get completely custom text.
When it came to a chuppah, we were having a very small ceremony, and wanted a free-standing one so that we wouldn’t end up with more people up on the bimah than in the audience. The ones we liked were $800 or so just to rent, and there was no way we were paying that. So I ended up making ours. Total cost of the materials was $162, and we sold it afterwards for $200, so it actually didn’t end up costing any money–just time and aggravation. LOL Instructions are here if you are interested.
Post # 7
Our ketubah will be between $382 and $492, depending on the size and customization we choose.
Post # 8
Not sure about our ketubah because my Maid/Matron of Honor bought it but chuppah rentals were about 600-800 for rentals so we had my uncle make it for about 200. most rabbis have portable (talit and 4 poles) that they will let you use at no cost!!!
Post # 9
@Petite_Fraise: Our chuppah is $700, but we’re renting it from the florist. Yikes.
We bought our ketubah from Eichlers.com, it was $175 but I need to call them and get them to do the writing for us, I don’t know how much that’ll set us back. It was a really pretty one, though.
Post # 10
Our chuppah is included in the rental fee of the venue, and the florist will be decorating it. Our rabbi includes thE cost of the ketubah, and we are paying him $500 for the service and ketubah. It’s pretty, and fairly ornate. I think wee got a good deal 🙂
Post # 11
I made my own.. I couldn’t justify spending hundreds for it!! ( I was designing and making the wedding stationary, the GOBO, and monograms anyway so what’s one more thing?)
So all in all, I’d say it cost me under $100 (for the canvas printing and frame)..
I made it in Photoshop…..
Anyway- thought I’d chime in on this as an alternative!! 🙂
(I’ve since removed the white background of the text and with the colors, am still trying to decide to where to place the text!!) It’s an 11 X 14, but the resolution is so high, I could make it larger if I wanted….. Some other font changes, but the colors remain.. YEAH!
Post # 12
A friend of the family is making the ketubah but she normally charges aroun $800, but they are super unique and silk screened and one of a kind in general. My chuppah is being made by my aunt, but I don’t think it is going to cost more than $300 since it is rather simple.
Post # 13
Question for anyone out there, we are “borrowing” our Chuppah Poles from a Synagogue in a nearby town where I am not a member of. As it is customary to make a donation then, anyone have any idea on how much of a donation would be appropriate? We are in the Chicago area. Thanks!!!
Post # 14
I was thinking of doing something similar and was thinking of making a donation to the Rabbi’s discretionary fund for $136.
Post # 15
@daughterdearest: Thank you so much for responding! Out of curiosity how did you come up with this figure?
Post # 16
36 is double chai so I added that to the hundred dollar donation I thought appropriate. Although it is really up to what the couple can afford etc. Double chai given from the heart (if that’s all the couple can afford) is just as nice.