(Closed) When to frame ketubah?

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had ours put into a frame before the wedding–but just left out the glass.  That way, it could be stood on the easel.  Also, when we and the witnesses went to sign it, there was no possibility of someone signing in a spot that would later be covered by matting.  Then after everyone had signed, the glass was added.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m no expert,  but i don’t think the rabbi puts it into a frame.  The one we are ordering I believe comes matted so it will stand up that way, but you may want to look into matting the unsigned ketubah before the wedding so you can frame it after everybody has signed after the wedding (like the next week or so, rather than worrying about framing it at the wedding).  other bees are probably more knowledgable on this point than me though.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did the same as 2dbride – it’s already framed and we’ll take the glass out for wedding day so everyone can sign. I just went to a frame store and ordered a custom frame with acid free mat and foam core, and archival glass. It took about two weeks to get the custom frame in.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve always seen it framed immediately after signing the way@2dBride described.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got a custom frame from Joann Fabric & Crafts.  Most ketubot do not fit into standard frame sizes, so you pretty much have to get a custom frame.  I have recently seen some that are made in sizes to go into a standard sized frame, but that is still rare.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Our ceremony was outdoors and the caterers were handling putting the ketubah on the easel, etc. So, I did not want to have a frame get all scratched up. We just got a piece of mat board cut with a window frame and then backed it with foam core.

I framed it about 3 months after the wedding.

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@2dBride, everytime you post your ketubah, I am more and more in love with it!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

our ketubah is papercut so it’s really delicate. We had it framed with glass before the wedding because we didn’t want anybody to touch the actual ketubah, we had it out during the cocktail hour. we just took it out when ready to sign and put it right back in the frame after.

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