Ketubah FAQs

Q. How can I see a sample of a ketubah?
A. I would be very happy to send you a paper/print sample! Just shoot me your mailing address and I’ll send it on over.

Q. What is the ketubah-ordering process?
A. Once you have chosen your design and text, you will place the order through the shopping cart. If you are ordering a ketubah with one of my standard texts, then you will need to download the Ketubah Information Form, fill it in and fax it to me at 415-869-2821.

Q. What if I’ve written my own text? Can I use that?
A. Of course! We call that a ‘Write Your Own’ option. If you’d like what you’ve written translated in Hebrew as well, we can do that too!

Q. Will I receive a text proof?
A. Once I’ve received your order and information fax, I will email you a copy of the text to approve.

Q. What if I don’t read Hebrew?
A. If you don’t read Hebrew, you should have someone like your rabbi look it over.

Q. Then what happens?
A. Once I’ve gotten your okay to proceed, the ketubah gets printed and shipped. You will receive a tracking # when it goes out.

Q. How long does the whole ketubah ordering process take?
A. From placing the order to delivery usually takes about 4 weeks. Of course, delays in returning the text proof may slow down the production pace.

Q. What if I don’t know someone’s Hebrew name?
A. If you don’t know how to spell it in Hebrew, I will translate for you. If you don’t know the name at all, I can transliterate the English name for you.

Q. Can I have a text I’ve written translated into Hebrew?
A. Yes! I now offer a translating service! You can send me a text and I’ll have it translated into Hebrew for you. The cost for this service is $60.

Q. How long can a ketubah text be?
A. For the regular 16″ x 20″ size, I recommend a limit of about 450 words, total. For the larger 20″ x 25″ size, about 600 words.

Q. What sort of pen is recommended for signing the ketubah?
A. A good ball point should work fine for you.

Q. What about special requests- additional signature lines, or modifications to you texts?
A. Ask! Please feel free to contact me with and questions or concerns. I always do my best to accommodate special requests if at all possible.

Q. If you translate our names or place of ceremony in Hebrew, do I pay the translation fee?
A. No- the translation fee just applies to a ‘write your own’ text, not to names, place or date filled into one of our standard texts.