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.
My personalised poem writing service is just what it says it is: correspondence with me direct and any edits, come as standard and is included in the price. On request (subject to length), I am more than happy to email you a pretty, a4 print-ready pdf copy of your bespoke poem within the price too.
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.
I’ve listed some lengths / suggested purposes below, to give you a few ideas.
4 verses (or 16 lines) – £60. Great if you need a short ‘morning of the wedding’ present or ‘welcome to the world’ poem.
6 verses (or 24 lines) – £70. A birthday gift poem, shorter wedding ceremony reading or shorter memorial poem.
8 verses (or 32 lines) – £85. This is a lovely length for a short poem reading or speech for those occasions when you wish to say a few words (around two minutes to read out), an anniversary present with plenty of memories woven in, or a gift poem which goes into a little more detail for those VIPs you’ve so much history with!
10 verses (or 40 lines) – £95. This is ideal for a slightly longer reading or speech poem (though still only two – three minutes of speaking!), and the maximum length for a beautifully in-depth, A4 bespoke gift poem.
12 – 14 verses (or 48 to 56 lines) – £120. For a longer, bespoke wedding speech poem or party speech poem, brimming with memories, gentle humour and love!
If you need a poem speech that’s longer – no problem. Send me a message to discuss.
*As of January 2023, I am trialling a ‘template’ gift poem option – for if you need a pretty poem in a flash. You can view this under the menu.*
**The above prices are for poems drafted and finalised in a Word attachment by email. On request, I’m happy to email you a prettier, print-ready, electronic a4 pdf version at no extra charge. If you would like me to print and post your personalised poem (UK), in a presentation-ready format; there is an additional charge of £5.00 unframed; or £15.00 framed (sent standard first class).**
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).
Turnaround time fluctuates, as naturally, I am much busier during certain periods of the year. My standard turnaround time for fully personalised poem drafts is currently 2 weeks from when the booking has been confirmed and I have the details. However, depending on my schedule, I may be able to help if you’re in a hurry, so feel free to reach out to discuss. Likewise, if you have something even more specific in mind or would like a poem of a different length than those listed (such as wedding favour poems); please enquire direct.
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 on request. Should you wish, I can also print the poem onto card-stock paper, frame and post out – saving you a job!