Post # 1
We plan on having a wedding certificate similar to the tradition for Quakers, except with non-Quaker language (or like a Ketubah, but without the religious part!). Guests would sign below, and so it would double as a guestbook. I would love to know if anyone else has done similar and would be willing to share their wording. We are trying to come up with our own but it helps to have some inspiration! Thanks!
Post # 2
Of course you can share religious or other text as well! 🙂
Post # 3
love108: We are doing the exact same thing! Our officiant is working on the wording for us and then we’ll include any changes we’d like to have done. I’ll certainly post the language here when it comes back.
I’m interested in hearing where you’ll have it printed and this size. It’s going on our wall so we want it to be large, but not too overwhelming.
Post # 4
MissPurplePurl: I’m considering going through an etsy artist that actually does it by hand, and the whole size is 16 by 20, but it has artwork all around the text.
Post # 5
Ours was a ketubah, but the text wasn’t particularly religious. Here is the English version:
In this day of great celebration and joy, on the third day of the week, the sixth day of the month of October, in the year 2009, in the city of Winchester, Massachusetts, 2dBride, daughter of [parents’ names], and NotFroofy, daughter of [parents’ names], spoke the words and performed the rites which united their lives and affirmed their love. On this day, we promise to honor our vibrant love, to nurture and protect it. Our lives, enriched by our unique traditions and faiths, will embody trust, constancy, and compromise. We will cherish and sustain each other, meeting life’s trials with quiet strength and courage, and embracing life’s blessings with wonder, joy, and laughter. We will grow as individuals and delight in an elegant freedom borne from mutual respect. May there be peace in our home, may we be blessed with good fortune, health, and happiness, and may our devotion to one another ennoble us. “With my beloved by my side, every day is good to awaken to, and every moment is a gift.” Our sacred covenant is valid and binding.
The language was written by Ketubah Tree, but when we asked, they allowed us to use it without paying a royalty or anything.