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Hello! I'm Deborah, an Essex-based, published writer and poet who loves creating beautiful one-off, personalised poems for wedding readings, gifts and other special occasions. I would love to work with you to create a poem for your big day and whether it's traditional, rhyming, contemporary, humorous or includes a bit of everything - I can pen you a fully personalised poem that captures just what you would like to convey.
For example, if you can't find the right ceremony reading to tell 'your' story and would like something different to those heard time and again, Poem Bespoke can help! A personalised poem reading can be a heartfelt way to share your love story, include cherished little ones or mention important events in your relationship journey. A personalised poem can also add a dash of magic to invites, programmes, favours and table centrepieces.
Perhaps you or a member of your wedding party would like to say a few words during the day but don't fancy competing with the longer speeches? If this is the case, a short but well-formatted speech poem brings something different to the table and enables you to say your special piece in an interesting, structured format (and all within a couple of minutes!).
Maybe you're looking for a unique way to thank your wedding VIPs? A framed, fully-personalised gift poem is sure to make anyone feel super-special and become a forever-treasured keepsake.
To book your poem or simply ask a question, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me through the contact form, my website or mobile. As a small business, I'm super-flexible and able to think outside the box!
"We were completely stuck when looking for a reading for our wedding as everything we read we couldn’t relate to, it was too old fashioned, too cheesy or we’d heard it at lots of other weddings! So my lovely Sister-in-Law Deborah created a beautiful bespoke piece just for us and it meant so much." - Lindsay -
"...Aw that’s so beautiful. Thank you we love it!! It’s the perfect mix of emotion and detail...Thanks so much - you have been a superstar!"
I can write all sorts of poems and have lots of ideas!
It’s often difficult to find the right wedding reading to tell ‘your’ story and we often end up hearing the same readings over and over at weddings. If you’re looking to have a personalised poem read out during your wedding ceremony or speech – have a look at the examples here or on my website and see which style resonates best with you. Though personalised, your poem can still be romantic by including things that mean something to you both as a couple. Poems can also be arty, include a little humour as well as your names if you wish (all without being cheesy!).
As well as wedding poems, I also write poems for birthdays, anniversaries and gifts. And if you have something else in mind – just ask away! As a small business, I have the capacity to be fully flexible and strive to provide a unique, fully bespoke poem writing service. x
No. Once you have confirmed your booking by email or phone; I will typically email you some simple questions for your reply. Obviously, to make a fully bespoke, personalised poem that you and your recipient will love: more is more and details are key! However, some customers prefer to send me a screenshot of notes they’ve already jotted down or email over some initial typed-up thoughts. We can work this out together. I will always ask for more info if needed and am happy to have a chat on the phone if you wish.
Yes, it is. Though regardless, I promise not to publish your unique, personalised poem on my website or social! :)
On occasion, I may ask if I can include your feedback on the ‘testimonials’ section of my site or Facebook pages (which typically includes just a first name), but will ALWAYS ask permission first in such cases.
I email you the final poem in MSWord format. If you wish, I can also print, frame and post the poem out to you. For full pricing, please check out my Process & Pricing page.
Payment for your personalised poem is made at time of booking, via PayPal or internet banking transfer – whichever works for you. I can also accept a cheque if that's easier. Prices are clearly displayed on the Process & Pricing page of my website.
After the drafted poem has been sent over, you have the chance to let me know if there are parts you want me to change, omit or add. If you’re still really not feeling the finished product (and a further tweak just won’t do); I will happily refund your money and we part in peace. :) After all, I do want you to LOVE your poem. x
At present, I will email over your draft poem within 4-5 days and then make any changes you would like. If you're in a super-hurry, I will do my best to help!
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