Post # 1
Hi there – so I have my ketubah already and it will be displayed during the ceremony under the chuppah and the rabbi will be reading it aloud during the ceremony.
However what I’m wondering is how the ketubah will sit on the easel if it’s not already in a frame. Am I supposed to buy a frame for it before the day of the wedding? Will the rabbi just slip the ketubah into the frame after we sign it so that it can be displayed? Do we just use some sort of temporary frame for the day of the wedding?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
Thanks 2dbridge — follow up question – where do you find a ketubah frame other than at a regular ole framing store? We ordered our ketubah on ketubah.com but didn’t see any options to order a frame as well.
Post # 6
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
I’ve always seen it framed immediately after signing the way@2dBride described.
Post # 8
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
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
@2dBride, everytime you post your ketubah, I am more and more in love with it!
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I think I am going to frame it before the wedding and leave the glass out for the ceremony, like a few suggested.
Post # 12
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.