a decorated Quaker Marriage certificate written in calligraphy with lines for the Bride & Groom and guests to sign and witness the ceremony

Quaker Wedding Certificate with lines for witness signatures

A Quaker style marriage certificate is signed by the bride and groom, as well as witnesses and guests. But you don't have to be a Quaker to have a marriage certificate with places for the bride, groom, the officiant and guests to sign! It's your wedding, and your choice.

This is such a special keepsake that will remind you of all your friends and relatives who attended your marriage ceremony. What makes it even more special is that you can pick your own background, border, decoration... anything- even adding pre-wedding photos or selfies!

Standard Text of Quaker Marriage Certificates

Most of the text for Quaker Marriage certificates is the same, or very similar. It includes the place where the ceremony takes place is added along with the signature of the bride and groom. 

Lower Cost Option for Calligraphy

This is a calligraphy print, which will lower the price of writing out your specific text. Although this is a print of the text, you can totally customize your Quaker Wedding Certificate with choosing your own background border, and the number of lines for signatures, and the size of the document (separate charge).  

Text of Quaker Wedding certificate in italic calligraphy with spaces to add your names and other information

OH NO!!!!!

Protect your Calligraphy Quaker Marriage certificate from accident spills

NOTE:  Be Careful To Protect the Quaker Certificate for Signing

Assign a friend/relative to make sure you have someone assist guests to sign your certificate. You want it to be balanced if all the lines are not used. You don’t want people to sign one after another, and have blank spaces on the opposite side of the marriage certificate.

Also, make sure you provide a paper towel or hand rest so the oil from your guest’s hands don’t spoil the certificate. Cover the entire certificate before the witness signs to avoid accidental ink released from a pen.

The best practice is to make sure that guests are not carrying food or drinks near the certificate – have a place away from the certificate for them to put down anything that might damage the document!

Options for Witnesses to Sign Your Marriage Certificate

You certainly don't have to be a Quaker to design a wedding certificate where you can ask your guests to sign as witnesses. It's YOUR wedding! Make it something special that shows your personalities!

Ketubah for Jewish Weddings

Jewish marriages can also have the bride and groom and or witnesses sign a document called a "Ketubah".  I do not work in Hebrew, but if you are interested in having an acutal Ketubot written in Hebrew I can refer you to another scribe who is a great friend.

I remember reading in Jewish history that in Russia, in the Jewish Shetls, one woman who keep all the contracts safe. If a woman wanted a divorce because the husband wasn't living up to their contract, the Ketubot would be brought to the Rabbi and the marriage would be dissolved. 

contemporary border design influenced by The Kiss

Marriage Certificate Prints

An original marriage certificate takes many hours to design. I have choices of backgrounds and beautiful texts so you can pick components and create your custom, personalized certificates. This is a cost savings way to way to have your own certificate created in calligraphy. 

Calligraphy Marriage Certificate framed over the bed

Your Marriage Certificate framed - perfect for over your bed

Choices of Text for Custom & Personalized Wedding Certificate Prints

Below you can see there the choices of poems or text to choose from. Corinthians, The Apache Wedding Blessing,You and I, or The Fragrance of Orchids (the text only will be used- not these backgrounds.). If you see another poem I have on the site that too, may be available for your wedding text. 

Totally Customized Marriage Certificate

I love designing an entire certificate so it reflects the couples design preferences. And, there are so many options available here that you don't have to go that route.

 Of course get what makes you happy and will last a lifetime! It's a higher price point because of the because of the extra time it takes. 

Apache Wedding Blessing in calligraphy
corinthians 13-1 from the Bible, a love poem for a Valentine's Day gift or any occasion
You and I Wedding Text choice in calligraphy
Orchids-wedding text choice in calligraphy

Marriage Certificate Border Choices

Here are two choices of border designs. Of course you can choose to do a totally original border design from choices on Adobe. Here are directions for how to find a border that you'll love. 

Adobe has gorgeous watercolor background borders in so many choices that you may have a hard time deciding on which one to use!  PLEASE do not just do an online search and pick a border which may be copyright protected and way too small to use for your document. I'll help you find a border if you are having difficulty. 

border design with sunflowers for marriage certificate choice
arbor floral wedding certificate border choice
some adobe border designs-for your artwork and certificates hundreds more available

Marriage Certificates at a lower cost

If you choose an already written calligraphy print, it can be ordered at a fraction of the cost of a totally original hand-done certificate. The giclee printing has the appearance of an original document and will look so beautiful framed. A romantic keepsake!

 Contact me for more information.

Gay Marriage

Gay, same-sex marriage, commitment or other certificates are also fine with me : ) and available as prints. Love is love!

calligraphed Lesbian/Gay marriage vows with happy photo of two brides
gay wedding certificate
calligraphy wedding vows of gay couple