The Ketubah Signing Ceremony is Very Personal
I walked into the Ketubah signing ceremony as someone who had never seen one before. Over 200 guests started to gather for the wedding as we stepped into a more intimate room at the venue. The Ketubah signing had about 15-20 people, mostly immediate family and close friends (think, the people you’d invite to your Thanksgiving dinner).
The bride and groom stood next to a table that contained their Ketubah as the Rabbi read aloud the words on that document (generally written in Hebrew and English). The couple then signed the document along with their Jewish witnesses (who were different than the Best Man and Maid of Honor since they were not Jewish). After the signing, the couple then smashed a glass wrapped in a napkin. Everyone clapped and shouted “Mazel Tov!” as the couple was now married!
Now, it was off to do a similar ceremony under the chuppah outside for the rest of the guests!