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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.”



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!



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