Your speech and vow writing questions answered
I’m often asked similar questions about my speechwriting and vow writing services, so I’ve gathered a few here for you to read. If you don’t see your question covered, please feel free to contact me or call me on 0418 120 551.
Q. Why hire a wedding speechwriter?
A. I'll give you five good reasons:
1. You'll enjoy the day more
Knowing you have a great speech in your hand will boost your confidence significantly, which means less time on the day worrying and more time enjoying the festivities.
2. You won't embarrass yourself
You won’t be the guy who delivers one of those speeches - painfully long or so inappropriately awful that everyone in the room is extremely uncomfortable and talks about you all the way home (and for years to come) for all the wrong reasons.
3. You won't sound like a broken record
You won’t repeat tired phrases, corny clichés and recycled jokes that people hear over and over again. I use your personal stories and words to create your unique story.
4. You'll still sound like you - just better!
Don't worry, you won't lose any of the sentiment or sound like somebody else. This is a collaborative process. I simply take your words, thoughts and ideas and tie them all together to create a succinct, heartfelt and well-structured speech.
5. You'll avoid an expensive mistake
It’s not uncommon for couples these days to spend tens of thousands of dollars to create the perfect wedding. Great care is taken with every detail. Why risk spoiling such a special - and expensive - day with a half-baked or rushed speech where the results could be horrendous?
Q. Isn’t hiring a speechwriter a bit like cheating?
A. 100% no! For two reasons:
Q. What sort of people hire you?
A. I’ve worked with all kinds of people, including CEOs, lawyers and professional athletes, but mostly my clients are everyday people who want to give a great speech and don't feel they can write it themselves. Everyone needs help finding the right words sometimes, and that’s where I come in.
Q. I don't live in Melbourne, does that matter?
A. No, my service is Australia-wide so I can help you wherever you are.
Q. What kinds of events do you write for?
A. I’ve written speeches for a variety of occasions, from the more standard events such as weddings, engagements and funerals, to vows and love letters.
Q. How much notice do you need to get cracking?
A. Ideally I need at least two weeks notice to turn your speech and vows around (and give you enough time to rehearse it). I do my best to accommodate last minute requests but it's not always possible. These may also incur a 25% surcharge.
Q. How much do your speechwriting services cost?
A. You’ll find a complete breakdown of pricing on each of my speechwriting pages:
Q. How does payment work?
A. I’ll send you an invoice with a fixed price quote and require full payment upfront, via bank transfer.
Q. How does the speechwriting process work?
A. It's a really easy and stress-free process. Visit the How It Works page.
Q. How does the vow writing process work?
A. Exactly the same as the speechwriting process. Visit the How It Works page.
Q. What if I don’t like the speech you’ve written?
A. Preposterous! Only kidding. If you’re not happy with your first draft, don’t worry. Creating the prefect speech is a process, and I’m here to guide you through it. I provide two complete rounds of amends and guarantee to keep working with you until you have a speech you can be proud of.
Q. How long does your speechwriting process take?
A. The whole process can generally be wrapped up in about a week. Allow four to five business days for me to turnaround a first draft.
Ready to find the right words for your big moment?
If you’d like to know more about Write it for me and my professional speechwriting services please give me call in Melbourne on 0418 120 551 or contact me.
Why choose Write it for me?
I can help you translate your thoughts, feelings and emotions into a well-written speech that you can be proud of.
I’ll work in consultation with you to find the right words – so you can deliver a top-notch speech with confidence.
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