"A little extra service, I would love to offer,
is a written piece for you, that will be like no other.
A personalised poem for any celebration,
Whether a birthday, a wedding or a graduation.

Use it as a reading or an invite to your guests,
or perhaps it’ll be gift? Either way I’ll do my best!"

As an independent celebrant, I enjoy writing ceremonies and I LOVE creating personalised poetry, it can be used as a special reading to add to your ceremony.


I will gather the information I need from your initial 'get to know you' appointment and draft a poem that I hope you will love and cherish. You will also be given a copy after your big day. My poetry service is exclusive to Meg Stanier: Independent Family Celebrant. 


My poems are £30, based on the amount of time it takes to write. If you would like to add this poetry service to your day, do not hesitate to ask me about this option. 


Below, are two personalised poems from a wedding I was meant to be officiating in October 2020 . This wedding day has since been postponed but Amy and Michael agreed that their poems could be used for my website. Have a look and see what you think!  If you would like a personalised poem, please get in touch. 

Postponement Poem

Amy and Michael, 2020

Our Journey 

Amy and Michael, 2020

So you booked for 2020, that might’ve been a mistake.
Everything’s been sorted: the music, dress and the cake. 
You wish it was a nightmare and any second you will wake.
You have to wait another year, to get married by the lake. 

You haven’t fully cancelled, but decided to delay. 
You didn’t plan for a virus, to stop your special day.
Your honeymoon’s been cancelled, you’re no longer going away.
So now I’m trying to cheer you up, here’s what I have to say….

I’ve written you this poem, to look on the bright-side. 
Read this very carefully, I’ll give you my reasons why…
Postponing your big day could be the best decision of your life. 
Even if you have to wait a year to become husband and wife! 

Think about the difference another year could make?
More time to practice speeches, the aisle walk and the cake! 
Just think about this time next year and how happy you will be.
When you’re stood in-front of everyone, not just the lucky thirty.

We’ll call Chloe ‘Mary Berry’, presenting her show stopper. 
If she bakes a cake a week, I don’t think anyone could top her.
Mike, Adam, Rob and Annie still have their speeches to do. 
They may not be great poets, but have time to improve.

The lads can have a stag and the girls can have a hen. 
Any excuse to have more drinks and meet them all again. 
The groomsmen and the bridesmaids, might even grow much closer.
Because now we have more time to sit and get to know each other.

Katherine has more time to decide how to wear her hair. 
Helen, Jess and Mollie can practice walking down the stairs. 
Rob and Laura’s little man, will be much older and aware. 
Everyone will be able to relax and feel the love in the air. 

So imagine us a year from now, it will be worth the wait.
I know it was a tough decision, so much to deliberate. 
If it rains in 2020, we’ll know that it was fate. 
But either way we’ll wait a year, to gather and celebrate! 

They met in school, and camped at the farm.
He asked her out, she fell for his charm.
It was young love, the breakup was shortsighted.
But when Amy was at uni, the couple reunited.

They have met different friends, all along the way.
Many of whom, you will see here today.
Then they got a puppy, a husky named mish.

And they adopted suki, that was their next wish.

They live together now, like a little family.

The next thing on the cards, was for them to marry.
They love to travel together, Austria, Budapest and Rome..

Let’s just say they really enjoy different timezones.

So it was no surprise, when they went away,

To Australia and New Zealand on a vaycay.

While they were there, Michael got down on one knee,

Amy said yes, it was time to tell their family.

All the family was elated and excited about the news.
They celebrated, cried and then they had some booze.

7 bridesmaids were selected, and the groomsmen too.
Now it was time to start planning, there was so much to do.

The venue was selected, a place named cragwood hall.

The venue had a getty, they hoped no one would fall…

In 2020, the wedding had some doubts,

Because of a global virus we knew nothing about.

Now the wedding was in limbo, so many already postponed,
But the couple decided to not sit around and mope.
They decided to go ahead, with just 30 guests,
Because marriage is about love, but we will miss the rest.

So welcome one and all to the wedding of the year,

We’ve all been waiting patiently but it is finally here.

Now listen up as there is one thing we all know for certain,

We cannot wait to announce you are Mr and Mrs Burgin.


Our Journey 

Andrew & Lucy, May 2021

It’s been a tough time,
For couples who are engaged.

Not had their time to shine,

All their plans rearranged.

This poem that I write,
Is for a very special pair.
They’ve changed their plans twice

And have a story to share.

They say their story starts,
At the Tapas Bar in town.

The meeting of two hearts,

The most striking girl around.

She thought that he was funny

And he had a lot to say
He said his ‘prawns were yummy’

She thought that he was gay.

Love blossomed out of friendship

And back on their first date,
They both wore similar outfits

Some say that it was fate.

They both enjoy a coffee,

Love to visit different cafés.

He plays squash as a hobby,

And adore their holidays.

Andrew proposed to Lucy

At his 30th celebration.
He surprised his family,
A truly wonderful occasion.

Shortly after this,
The couple went away.
To sunny Lindos in Greece,

Their favourite holiday.

Love was in the air,
They planned & were so excited.

They were entirely unaware

Covid 19 would be invited.

The closer the big day came,

The couple began to worry.

They decided to delay,
As love has no expiry.

This year is still the same,
But they decided not to wait.
They finally got married today
And in the garden, they’ll celebrate.

Let’s raise a glass of champagne
To the couple who’ve tied the knot.

It’s time to celebrate,
The new Mr and Mrs Scott.