(Closed) pretty ketubahs?

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

sorry i can’t help much, our ketubah is one thing we decided to splurge on. we decided that it’s a piece of art that we’ll be keeping on our wall forever so i was very picky. this is the one we got, it’s paper cut. i think it was $250, and then you have to frame it which costs pretty much the same as the ketubah.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We ordered a text-only ketubah for about $80, and then commissioned an artist to make a mat for it.  In the end it wasn’t really budget friendly (I think it was about $350!) but it was exactly what we wanted, and we could spread the cost out over a couple of months.

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Post # 6
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Newbee

We did the same thing — ordered a plain-text ketubah from ketubah.com (they go on sale for as little as $50 sometimes), then got an artist to decorate the border. We went with papercutsbyjoe (he advertises on etsy and has a web site at http://papercutsbyjoe.com/), and he’s making us a border with his “branches” design. Again it’s not that cheap in total (Joe’s work is $200), but it’s a little cheaper than the newketubah site, and you can get exactly what you want.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having ours custom made by http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenniferraichman similar to the dogwood+lovebirds. $100 total. We wanted simple and elegant – most commercial ketubot are pretty fancy.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had lots of luck at Ketubahstore.com. They seem to always have sales on certain designs, and have a HUGE selection. Plus they’re very helpful there if you have any specific questions, plus they have a lot of different translations.

We’re actually having my fiance’s brother buy it for us as our wedding gift, so that helped save us in our budget. I hear that’s a common tradition.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours was also not budget.  However, if you check eBay, there are always a lot of them for sale for about $50.  We would have gotten one of those except for the fact that as a same-sex couple, we needed completely customized text.

This was ours, the “Embrace” ketubah from 20th Century Illuminations:

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually painted ours myself.  We’re doing a low-budget, DIY kind of affair, and FI loved the idea that it would always have special significance.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ours was well over our budget ($2500) but was a commissioned piece of art. Well worth it- we met with the deisgner, she designed it, we met several times again to finalize the deisng, and then she amde it. Seven layers of hand-painted silk with paper cut-outs over it signifying specials thing sin our life.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow @perk, I’d love to see yours. It sounds amazing! We too are looking for a unique piece of art, but something a little more affordable (~$300)

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@lairdea: To give you an idea of our ketubah…

I attached two pics. 🙂 It really doesn’t give it justice.

It’s six layers of hand-painted silk and hand-done paper-cout-outs.

 

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Perk: unbelievable. Truly truly gorgeous. Congrats!

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