In the Jewish faith there is a marriage contract called a Ketubah, that defines the relationship in terms of commitment and financial aspects. Many couples today prefer o write their own contract reflecting their own joint perspective of their commitment, one to the other: The word Ketubah literally means "that which is written". It is a contract that a man makes with a woman, obligating the chatan (groom) to serve, cherish, sustain, and support the kallah (the bride) in truth.
This contract is separate from the marriage license and it is a very intimate ceremony that takes place prior to the wedding ceremony.
The contract itself has come a long way from plain old parchment. Check out Daniel Sroka's incredibly artistic work at Modern Ketubah - they are simply remarkable. So beautiful, something to definitely be cherished and framed, forever!