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The Beauty of Bespoke Poetry at Weddings

Personal poetry writing services for your special day

Poetry is a powerful art form that has the ability to capture and express the deepest emotions and sentiments. It can evoke powerful feelings of love, joy, and nostalgia, and can transport us to another world with its rhythm and beauty. It’s no wonder that poetry has become an increasingly popular addition to weddings, where it can bring an extra layer of beauty, joy, and emotion to the special day.

A wedding day is a momentous occasion, a celebration of love and commitment between two people, and the beginning of a new journey. It is a day when the couple, their relatives, and friends come together to commemorate this special day. One of the most beautiful ways to enhance this celebration is by adding a touch of poetry.

Wedding poetry is a beautiful and timeless way to capture the joy and celebration of a couple’s special day. Poetry has the power to convey emotions and feelings that may be difficult to express in ordinary language. It can add a touch of elegance and romance to the wedding ceremony and leave a lasting impression on both the couple and their guests.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in bespoke and personal poetry writing services, which offer clients the opportunity to commission a poem that is tailored to their specific needs and desires. These services can be particularly valuable for those who are planning or attending a wedding.

One such service is offered by Clive Saffron at Rhymes For Times, a talented poet who specialises in crafting custom poems that use words to create an enchanting and evocative atmosphere to enhance the beauty of the wedding day, and which can be cherished for a lifetime. A wedding is one of the most beautiful and special events in a person’s life, and personalised poetry can make it even more special and memorable, not just for the couple getting married, but for their loved ones too.

Poetry from Clive is entirely unique and never generic. By working closely with clients, Clive can create a beautiful poem that captures the essence of the couple’s personalities, love story, relationship, and values. This personal touch adds an emotional and meaningful element to the wedding day that is unmatched by any other gift.

Such poetry is a beautiful and joyful way to add a special touch to a couple’s wedding day. It can capture the beauty and romance of the occasion, express the couple’s love and dreams, and add to the celebration and happiness of the day. It can be used in a variety of ways throughout the wedding day, such as in the ceremony, speeches, or even as a personalised gift to the newlyweds. Here are some ways personalised poetry can bring joy to a wedding day:

    • Enhance the Ceremony: Your wedding ceremony is the centrepiece of your special day. The personalised poetry can be read aloud during the ceremony, or as part of the vows, providing an emotional and beautiful moment for you and your guests. It is a timeless and unforgettable addition to any wedding ceremony and sets the tone for the rest of the day, creating a unique and intimate atmosphere that will be remembered for years to come.
    • Memorable Speeches: Wedding speeches are an essential part of the celebration. Personalised poetry can be used to enhance them, providing a touching and memorable moment for everyone. Whether it’s a speech by the bride, groom, or a close relative or friend, the poetry can add a unique and emotional touch that will be appreciated by all. It can also be read during the rehearsal dinner, creating a special moment for the couple and their loved ones.
    • A Meaningful Gift: Personalised poetry can also be presented as a gift to the newlyweds. A bespoke poem that reflects their love story and values is a thoughtful and meaningful gesture that they will cherish for years to come. It can be framed or printed on canvas, providing a beautiful and artistic decoration in their home.
    • Gratitude to the Guests: Personalised poetry can also be used as a way to express gratitude to the guests who attended the wedding. By creating a personalised poem for each guest, the couple can show their appreciation and make each guest feel special and valued. This is a unique and creative way to thank their guests for sharing in their special day.

If you are interested in commissioning a bespoke poem for yourself or a loved one, consider reaching out to Clive at Rhymes For Times to learn more about his services. Clive has a proven track record of working closely with his clients to create poetry that is both beautiful and meaningful, and he is committed to delivering a finished product that meets and exceeds his clients’ expectations.


“Clive wrote a beautiful poem for our wedding day which was read out during the church service and brought a smile (and a tear) to everyone’s face. He captured our journey to the aisle in the most amazing and special way. I would certainly recommend. Thank you.”

“After doing some research, and an initial chat we decided to commission Clive to write a bespoke poem for our wedding. He really took the time to get to know us as a couple and it showed in the end result. He was quick to respond to questions and chased further information from us when he wanted an answer of ours explaining more. The poem is absolutely perfect and didn’t need any more than the initial draft. Really glad we decided to go with Clive and would recommend him to anyone.”



Mother’s Day Poems

At Rhymes for Times we write poetry for all sorts of special occasions. Bespoke Mother’s Day verse is amongst our most popular because so many of us want to find a special way to say ‘Thank You’ for everything that our mothers do for us day in and day out.

Here is an example Mother’s Day poem:



A poem for Mother’s Day

Thank you for the love and kindness you show.
This means more to me than you’ll ever know.
Thank you for always being there in times of need.
The tremendous support you provide is guaranteed.
Most of all, thank you for being you and all that you do.
You’re special, caring and wonderful through and through.

As a mother, you’re first class and set the bar so high.
Your countless selfless qualities nobody can deny.
You desire only happiness for your sons, never worry about your own.
So many things you’ve done for us, always without a moan.
So if anybody deserves to be appreciated in every single way,
It’s you, Mum. Happy Mother’s Day!

If you need some special words to express your feelings to your mother – get in touch. We will be delighted to help.

Clive x


Is poetry good for us?

A poem a day keeps the doctor away!

In today’s fast paced world, most of us are keen to find ways to relax. Maybe with a glass or two of wine? Or a good film at the cinema or on TV, or possibly a yoga class or a trip to the gym?
As a long-term poet, I love poetry and have no hesitation in recommending the power of rhyming words to make me feel positive. So can reading, writing or receiving poetry actually be good for us?


A slower approach

When was the last time you sat down and read a poem?

The truth is that many of us don’t read very much poetry after we leave school.

We may be scared that we won’t understand it, or it might seem like too much effort to try and work out what the poet is talking about. The truth is that both of these very factors are why poetry can be beneficial. Yes, sometimes it can be tricky to get what the poet is saying, and it can take longer to read verse than written prose, and you DO have to concentrate more than you would when flicking through social media. But all of these are really good reasons to give it a go. Immersing ourselves in words and really concentrating on their meaning can slow us down, act as a form of meditation and engage our minds on other things than day to day cares and worries



The great escape

All wonderful written words can transport us to somewhere else. When we become absorbed in what we are reading, we can imagine that we are in a completely different location in our heads. Poetry that portrays a place that is not the same as our everyday world, or takes us to a different time or country, can help us escape from daily life and experience reality from the poet’s perspective, rather than our own. This form of escapism doesn’t require an actual journey, but instead helps us to travel somewhere else in our own minds.


A poem choice for every mood

There are many poets and many different types of poetry to read.
Some poetry is designed to be happy and uplifting, whilst other verse is deliberately dark and less upbeat. The reality is that there is appropriate poetry available for every mood. If we are feeling a bit down, an uplifting love poem or even some silly nonsense verse can be just what we need. Alternatively, poems about people’s struggles in life can resonate with our own experiences, and reassure us that when we are facing problems and aren’t feeling our best – someone else has been there too.

Good poetry for good health

It has also been suggested that reading poetry can actually be good for our mental health and can help to combat feelings of anxiety or depression.

In a study on the benefits of poetry reported by Daily Mail online, it was found that writing, reading or listening to poetry could potentially help people who experience depression. It has even been advocated that poetry could be offered on the NHS as a form of therapy to help people feel more positive about life.



The positive benefits of being a poet

As a keen and published poet I am very keen to extol the virtues of good poetry. I compose poetry because I enjoy the creative process but I also know the happiness it can bring into people’s lives.

So, I highly recommend that you find time for poetry in your life. If  you want me to, I will be delighted to write the perfect life enhancing poem for a special person in your life!




How do I pick the right birthday gift?

Finding the ideal birthday gift can be a real challenge!

When it comes to choosing the perfect birthday gift, it is usually a relief when we know exactly what someone wants, or we can make our lives easier by handing-over cash or a voucher. BUT this can feel a little impersonal, and detract from the thoughtful aspect of picking something perfect.


Although you are buying for someone else, you do want to enjoy the process yourself, and sometimes giving a gift can be as much fun as receiving one! Similarly – you don’t want the whole process to become fraught with worry because you really want to find the perfect thoughtful present. This is particularly true for special birthdays and for very close friends and family.




Who are you buying for?

For close friends and relatives we often know exactly what to buy. Aunt Florence is a crafter, so needs new embroidery thread, Uncle Frank always appreciates a good bottle of wine. These are straightforward options which are easy to purchase, and you know will be appreciated.

Sometimes, though, we are faced with a scenario where our nearest and dearest seem to have everything that they could ever need – so finding an appropriate gift becomes even more tough.



How about an age appropriate gift?

A visit to your local card shop will show that there are now lots of milestone birthdays which warrant special celebrations: 1st, 13th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 100th. All are special and have particular traditions associated with them. The difficulty can be finding a thoughtful gift which truly reflects a special age or occasion.

Different types of gifts

Nowadays we have lots of different gift options to choose from:

  • Practical gifts
    Some people are very practical and always seem to ‘need’ something so a practical gift is ideal.
  • Luxurious gifts
    We all know someone who prefers the finer things in life! Jewellery, fine wines and weekends away all make lovely luxurious gifts.
  • Pampering gifts
    A birthday can be a great excuse to pamper ourselves with beauty supplies, bath salts and spa sessions.
  • Hobby gifts
    For those who have specific hobbies, the right supplies and equipment make perfect gifts.
  • Experience gifts
    If a tangible gift isn’t appropriate – then consider an experience gift. There are lots of web sites which feature exactly these sorts of opportunities: special train journeys, hot air balloon rides, afternoon teas, bungee jumps! etc.
  • Charity gifts
    Some of us prefer not to receive anything for ourselves at all, and that is where canny charities have capitalised by offering gifts which are essentially donations to good causes.
  • Personalised gifts
    As we get older we build a large collection of memories and experiences and these are often the most precious things that we have. So finding a gift that captures these can be really special; a photo album, or online photo library or a memory book – or indeed, a personalised birthday poem, like we create here at Rhymes for Times.
    These sorts of presents are unique and exclusive and are guaranteed to make the receiver feel valued and special. And for the gift giver they represent empathy, effort, thoughtfulness – reflecting happy and special times.

The right gift for the right person

The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect gift because every individual has different likes and dislikes, and these can change throughout our lifetimes as well.

If you are looking for the perfect present, why not consider a bespoke birthday poetry gift from Rhymes for Times?



Celebrating Love & Marriage

Poetry is the perfect way to celebrate love and romance and here at Rhymes for Times we relish the opportunity to write personalised love poems, anniversary poetry and, of course, wedding poetry


Here is an example of one of our very special wedding poems:


Your story

A poem to celebrate a marriage

A wonderful and beautiful story is about to unfold,
Celebrating the marriage of two hearts into one.
Each turning page shall be illustrated in vibrant colour
And follow the path of true love that’s just begun.

This, your Wedding Day, marks a new chapter,
Where, as a couple, you’ll learn what love truly means.
May you laugh together, comfort and forgive each other
And share all your hopes, aspirations and dreams.

As in fairy-tales, dance freely in each other’s arms
And smile with your eyes, come rain, wind or shine.
May you bring music to each other’s lives,
As your souls sing from now ‘til the end of time.

A deep well of happiness is wished for you,
Overflowing with blessings and filling your cup.
May the warm rays of the sun fall upon you
And bring you energy to lift each other up.

As you walk this journey from beginning to end,
Sharing your lives as the years come and go,
May you surrender your hearts to each other always,
For the sweetest love comes from the seeds you sow.

Through good times and bad, for better or for worse,
Be there for each other always, to have and to hold.
Rejoice in your love, side by side, through all eternity,
Creating memories and the greatest story ever told.




Poetry Book



'A Rhyming Explosion of Love and Emotion'

A personal anthology of poetry by Clive Saffron

You are so special and make life a joy to live;
I hear sounds of music whenever you’re near.
Let me serenade you and pour out my love,
For life is a song worth singing with you here.

In addition to my poetry writing services, I am offering you the opportunity to purchase a copy of my book, “A Rhyming Explosion of Love and Emotion”, a personal anthology of poetry that expresses the feelings and emotions experienced from falling in love. This collection not only explores the positive experiences from love but also the heartache and pain associated with relationships through difficult times.

For me, love is a force that inspires, gives hope, belief and the strength to never give up. A “Rhyming Explosion of Love and Emotion” has been inspired by love and created to continue to inspire, where beginnings may lead to endings and endings lead to new beginnings. I hope the force of love may be the source of inspiration to all.

My hope is that the readers of my poetry will be inspired by my words and be able to connect with their deeper meaning, as well as have them resonate with their own experiences of love.

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Special Life Event Poetry

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Special Life Event Poetry

At Rhymes For Times, we specialise in writing bespoke, personalised, and rhyming poetry for any life event. We understand that special moments in life deserve to be celebrated in a unique and meaningful way. That’s why we offer a custom poetry service to help you commemorate life’s most important occasions with beautiful, one-of-a-kind poetry, capturing the essence of the occasion and the people involved.

Our personalised, rhyming poetry service is perfect for anyone looking to make a special occasion even more memorable. Whether you want to surprise a loved one with a heartfelt gift, or simply want to add a unique touch to your own celebration, our bespoke poetry service is the perfect solution.

Limitless Occasions

There are no limits to the type of occasion or theme we write for. The list is endless, so feel free to surprise us!

Here are just a few occasions Rhymes For Times is delighted to cater for:

  • Baby shower
  • New-born baby
  • Christening
  • Birthday
  • Bar mitzvah
  • Bat mitzvah
  • Confirmation
  • Coming of age
  • Graduation
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day

  • Thanksgiving
  •  Christmas
  •  Religious festivals
  •  Valentine’s Day
  •  Marriage proposal
  •  Hen party
  •  Stag party
  •  Wedding
  •  Vows and vow renewal
  •  Anniversary
  •  Retirement
  •  Loss and celebration of life

Contact us today to learn more about our bespoke poetry service and to discuss your requirements with us. We look forward to working with you to create a beautiful and unique poem that will be treasured for years to come.



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Birthday Poems

Birthdays and Anniversaries are days to be recognised and celebrated. On such special days of our loved ones, when just a Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary is not enough, why not share personalised verses to make them feel special?

At Rhymes For Times, I am delighted to compose poems for any occasion, but creating bespoke verse for birthdays and anniversaries is one of my most popular services.

Order bespoke verse for your loved ones and let my words bring well wishes and happiness to celebrate the day!

As someone continues to grow throughout their life, a steady dialogue of positive and uplifting words will continuously fall upon them as we come together to express our combined love for that person. Personal experiences merge with shared ones as birthdays are celebrated and milestones achieved.

What better way to mark a birthday than with a bespoke poem – written just for a special person’s milestone and composed to reflect their life and unique experiences.

I will write the perfect poem including lots of personal details – when the birthday celebrant was born, the season, key events in their lives, their family and friends and special experiences.

A bespoke birthday poem is an ideal gift for a baby’s birth, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th birthday or how about a poem for a special centenarian to celebrate a momentous 100th birthday?

Find out more about how our poetry writing service works with our frequently asked questions or order your birthday poem from our online shop.


Corporate Poetry

Corporate poetry is a form of creative writing that is used in the corporate world for various purposes, such as marketing, branding, and employee engagement. The importance of corporate poetry lies in its ability to convey complex ideas and emotions in a simple, yet memorable, way. Here are some reasons why corporate poetry is important:



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