The guide below outlines popular poem types and approximate suitable lengths – though as a fully-bespoke writing service, I will of course add in a line or two if I think the poem needs it, to make sure your most important memories are woven in.
Likewise, if you have a different occasion or usage in mind, or you’re not sure how long your personalised gift poem should be; do feel free to ask me.
4 verses (or 16 lines) – £45. Great if you need a shorter ceremony reading, ‘morning of the wedding’ present or ‘welcome to the world’ poem.
6 verses (or 24 lines) – £55. An ideal length for a special birthday gift poem, wedding ceremony reading or memorial poem.
8 verses (or 32 lines) – £65. This is a perfect length for a short poem speech for those occasions when you wish to say a few words, or a slightly longer gift poem which goes into a little more detail.
**The above prices are for poems drafted and finalised in a Word attachment by email. On request, I’m happy to send you a prettier, print-ready, electronic pdf version at no extra charge. If you would like me to print and post your personalised poem (UK) in a presentation-ready pdf format; there is an additional charge of £3.00 unframed; or £12.00 framed.**
If you live overseas, I can of course send your poem electronically in a format to suit. Should you also wish, I can format and print your bespoke poem onto card-stock and mail out to you, ready for framing (print and postage price to be confirmed).
Draft turnaround time is currently around two weeks as I am busier than usual but will do my best to help if you’re in a hurry. Likewise, if you have something even more specific in mind or would like a poem of a different length; please feel free to ask.
After booking your bespoke poem via email or phone exchange, payment is due through bank transfer or PayPal. Once drafted, I’ll email your fully personalised poem across and make any changes you wish (after all I want you to LOVE your personalised poem!). The final proof will be emailed over as a word document and/or print-ready pdf if requested. Should you wish, I can also print the poem onto quality paper, frame and post out – saving you a job!