(Closed) Weird, I know… Is there a Catholic version of a ketubah?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not exactly sure what this is, but at brief look at Wikipedia makes it sound something like a pre-nuptial agreement. Having any sort of pre-nup agreement that makes ANY statement about what would happen in the case of divorce, or anything that says “if you don’t do this I can divorce you” is completely forbidden by the Catholic Church and might even invalidate the marriage.

However, if you just want to sign an agreement that says, “I promise to do this” etc (but isn’t that what marriage vows are?) would be nice to do and you could certainly do it outside of the Catholic wedding ceremony, maybe as part of the reception, but I have never seen anything like that in a Catholic wedding, and I’ve been Catholic my whole life and been to TONS of weddings. (I’m an organist.)

Post # 4
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Why not get your Wedding Vows done in a nice script (Calligraphy ?) and get them framed…

GOOGLE – Framed Wedding Vows – to look at some great IMAGES / pics of what others have done.

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
1628 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There is nothing traditionally Catholic that is quite the same as the ketubah (since the ketubah is basically a pre-nup, and with divorce not being on the table in the Catholic church and all), but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a written declaration of what you pledge to each other, have it beautifully made, sign it, and display it at your wedding or in your home.  I know that there is some sort of equivalent for Quakers, so you may want to look into that.  I got my ketubah from Urban Collective on etsy and they do Quaker wedding prints that you may be able to change into something like what you want, or do one of their secular/write your own ketubahs…http://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanCollective

Post # 7
990 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well in my house we have my grandparents marriage licenses… they all are done with Mary or a portrayal of the wedding at Cana… I think that these were not the legal ones but ones bought to fill in at the church. Perhaps you could do one of these?



Here are links to sites, they are not the prettiest but it is a start

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