While professional wedding speeches are certainly becoming more common, there’s still a stigma around the idea of having someone else write your wedding speech. As a professional wedding speechwriter since 2016, I’ve had many people question whether having a professional write your maid of honour speech is “cheating” or “unethical.” I can assure you, it’s not only ethical; it’s actually an incredibly loving gesture.
What is a Professional Wedding Speechwriter?
Despite doing this full-time, I still have many people who find the idea of a “professional wedding speechwriter” absolutely (for lack of a better description) bananas. However, the number of clients I’ve served and continue to help makes it clear that this is a needed and valuable service.
A professional wedding speechwriter is a person who writes custom wedding speeches, personalized for the client. The speech is delivered by the client, and they can take full credit for the speech.
5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Speech Writer
1. It’s Common Practice to Hire Professionals for Public Speeches
While a wedding speechwriter may seem unfamiliar and possibly bizarre, we never question whether it’s acceptable for our local mayors to read speeches written by speechwriters or if it’s common for managers to get help with the speech they read for that big presentation.
It’s common practice to hire professional speechwriters when giving public speeches—people do it all the time! As you’ll be speaking in front of several (perhaps hundreds) of people, it’s completely understandable that you, like countless others in different industries, would reach out to a professional.
2. It’s a Great Way to Share Everything You Want to Say
Another misconception is: wedding speeches written by professionals will lack personal details. In fact, the opposite is often true, as quality wedding speechwriters will be able to ensure that all the key elements that you want to be included in your speech are covered.
I have had many clients come to me with long speech drafts, feeling flustered that they can’t seem to make it all work together (i.e. they have more ideas than they know what to do with and can’t make it flow into a concise speech).
Professional wedding speechwriters are skilled at learning about the key pieces to you and your loved one’s story and weaving it together into a cohesive and engaging speech, which will help ensure you’re able to share everything you want.
3. It’s Stress-free
Years before I became a professional wedding speechwriter, I was training as a wedding planner. I saw countless examples of people feeling overwhelmed by the financial and time expectations of planning a wedding.
Many of my clients are juggling their families, jobs, wedding planning expectations, and many other factors, so adding the task of writing a public speech can feel like too much stress, especially as it’s something many people have never done.
By hiring a professional wedding speechwriter, you’re alleviating one of those significant stressors and putting the task of writing the perfect speech into the hands of a trusted professional.
4. It’s Affordable
As soon as we say “professional services,” it feels expensive, but professional wedding speechwriting can actually be really affordable. As I mentioned above, the industry is growing, and today there are more wedding speechwriters than ever before, so you can choose from a variety of price points to find that one that suits your budget! I’ve seen wedding speeches as low as $35 and as high as $300, so do your research and find the price point and the writer that suits your needs (Tip: always read reviews!).
5. It’s a lot of Fun!
Getting a professional speech written is a lot of fun! You take a trip down memory lane and share your favourite memories with the writer, and then they take these pieces and write you and your loved one’s story.
So many clients have told me that I helped them capture the essence of a special relationship and that they plan on giving the speech as a gift while keeping a copy for themselves as a reminder of their special bond.
I always tell my friends that I’m in the business of love letters. My title should actually be as a professional wedding witch because I craft written love spells.
How to Choose a Professional Wedding Speech Writer?
Ok, you’re ready to put your wedding speech into the hands of a professional, but how do you choose the right wedding speechwriter?
As I mentioned, there are many options, so taking some time to do your research is key. You can search for options on Google and on platforms like Etsy.
Once you have a few options, consider questions like:
- How many clients have they worked with?
- What kind of reviews do they have?
- Do their values match my own?
- Is their pricing within my budget?
- What makes them a professional wedding speechwriter?
If you don’t see the answer to your questions on their website, reach out and ask; they should be happy to answer your questions.
For 8 Tips on How to Choose the Best Wedding Speech Writer, check out my blog!
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