Post # 1
Hi, Jewish bees,
Fiance is a very picky guy so I decided he could choose the ketubah. I made some suggestions and we chose one together he liked. The only downside is that I’m not thrilled with the reform/egalitarian text. It’s sweet, but it’s just not quite us. Fiance thinks that it’s silly to worry about the text. The rabbi says that’s what really matters and I should really think of it as vows and he’ll read it during the ceremony. Is it worth $150 to write our own text for it? The only site that seems to allow it doesn’t have discounts or free shipping either, so it’s really like $200 more. That seems insane as it’s almost as much as the ketubah itself. Is it worth it?
Post # 3
@robin6479: What company are you using?
Post # 4
Ketubah.com offers the text though I have galleryjudaica.com checking right now how much it would cost. I would love it if they offer it as they’re $46 cheaper for the exact same product!
Post # 5
we got ours through ketubah.com. It’s beautiful and we were very happy with them. But, we got orthodox text eventhough we are conservative!
Post # 6
We spent the extra for custom text, although our situation was more extreme than yours. The ketubah we really liked had only one option for same-sex couples, and that was a version with only the heading, not the text, in Hebrew. NotFroofy really wanted that artwork. I really wanted the ketubah to be in Hebrew as well as English. After months of looking around to see if there wasn’t some other art she liked that had more text options, we finally bit the bullet and paid the extra for the custom text, even though that doubled the cost.
However, the way I feel about it is that the ketubah is something I’m going to have on my wall for the rest of my life. So I’d rather splurge on that than on something that is just for the wedding day.
Post # 7
@2dBride: I decided I agree. It really is worth it to have the right text especially when it is one of the few things that will remain after the wedding. And the good news is that I got the cheaper website (galleryjudaica.com) to offer the same price for the custom work, so now it is just the $150 extra. All told, it will come to $460, which is about 200 more than I budgeted, but it’s worth it.
Post # 8
You will have this ketubah hanging in your home for years and years to come. Of course, it’s worth it to spend the money on a Custom text. I was worried about it at first, but realized I was spending a fortune on flowers that wouldn’t be around the next day, but worried about spending the money on a beautiful piece of artwork? We ended up using the Hebrew from one text and writting our own English text. Love it.
The folks at JessyJudaica.com/KetubahGallery.com, made everything so easy for us. I defintely recommend using them. They also have the most AMAZING Kippot!
Post # 9
@Lylou: Good thinking. There are so many beautiful ones to pick from, I’m almost overwhelmed.