Wedding Speechwriter & Strategist Den Pope

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Everything you need to nail your wedding speech without any of the generic lines and dull, rambling stories

You have to be original & authentic to be entertaining & unforgettable


Are you struggling to focus your thoughts and memories of the bride or groom?

Do you care enough to give the bride, groom and guests the best of you in a kickass speech?

Does it all feel like a jumbled blur in your heart and head right now?

Are you nervous because you don’t have public speaking experience and think you might bomb and bring down the entire event?



“I had UNBELIEVABLE feedback on the speech from so many guests. It was a sensational feeling. The stress is honestly taken out of the process and you can enjoy it and have fun.” (see full review)



Say What You Want… Only Better

The 2-Step Nail Your Speech Process Eliminates the Stress of Writing and Giving Your Speech

STEP 1:  Thought Guide (20 min)

Answer a few fun, simple, psychology-based questions about the bride, groom and your relationship with them.

STEP 2:  Conversation (45 min)

After you return your guide, I'll call you to go deeper on some of the information. Our conversation will be fun and totally casual.

RESULT: I create your fun, warm, original speech in your voice and personality. You nail it with ease and confidence to make this one of the best experiences of your life. Enjoy the compliments!


What Clients Say

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Choose Your Speech Package

Book Early: Already scheduling as far out as August 2019

Not sure which option is best for you?   Schedule Free Consultation  See Client Reviews See About Me

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Perfect if you're already a great wedding speaker

Get Speech

Essential Includes:

• A fun, warm, 100% original 6- to 9-minute speech written in your voice and personality.

• No canned jokes, tired clichés, empty praise or phony lines like you hear in every wedding speech.

• Unlimited editing to ensure every word is exactly what you want to say.

• Formatted on 5" x 8" note cards that you pick up from your local FedEx Copy Center (they will charge you for printing, of course).



+ Performance

If you’ve never spoken at a wedding before

Get Speech + Coaching

Refined Includes:

• Everything in the Essential Package PLUS unlimited performance coaching to help you perfect your delivery, eliminate nervousness and ensure you’re cool, comfortable and ready to crush it on wedding day.

• Includes the best-kept secret in public speaking (if you're nervous, this alone will be a game-changer for you not only for this speech but every presentation for the rest of your life).

• Includes The Field Guide to Nailing Your Wedding Speech, a straightforward, 15-page book with valuable tips and strategies for rehearsing, reducing fear, using mics and other important issues to ensure you knock your speech out of the park.



+ Book

Give the perfect speech and a special gift

Get Speech + Coaching + Book

Legacy Includes:

• Everything in the Refined Package PLUS a 7”x 7”, four-color, hardcover gift book with the full text of your speech plus up to five photographs printed on archival-quality Mohawk Proline Paper with an eggshell-textured uncoated finish.

• Book includes a gift inscription page for you to write a short personal note that will make it a beautiful, thoughtful one-of-a-kind keepsake for the bride and groom.

• Presented in a custom black box with red looped ribbon to help lift book from box.

• Words matter. So, don’t underestimate the power of a well-written speech to strengthen your relationship with the bride and groom. When they take this book off the shelf 30 years from now it will bring back memories and mean something, which can’t be said for most things in life.

Customer Reviews

Book your speech early to ensure availability and avoid unnecessary stress from time pressure. 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?  After booking you immediately receive an order confirmation then an email from me with a few questions to get started. This is a fast, easy process for you to get a funny, warm, original speech.  

I create speeches for spectacular weddings in the world's most prestigious venues including:

Frequently Asked Questions

What information do you need to write the speech? Why do we need to talk on the phone?

I’ve used The 2-Step Nail Your Speech Process for nearly 20 years to gather a combination of facts, feelings and experiences. It’s a tried-and-true process for organizing your thoughts and getting to the heart of your relationship with the bride and groom.

I call you because it's easier, faster and more fun for you to go deeper on topics in a short conversation than in writing. Plus, I want to get a good sense of your values, character, personality and humor—all of which factor heavily into your speech.

Do I really need this? It probably won't work for me anyway.

This is a highly personalized service that will ensure your speech is the best speech of the day. If you're struggling with what to say or are an inexperienced speaker, this is for you. You don't have to continue wrestling with this alone or resort to using the same phony lines and canned jokes you hear at every wedding.

I've written speeches and coached hundreds of speakers at all age and experience levels for nearly 20 years. This process will work for you, too.

Giving a wedding speech is, for most of us, a once-in-a-lifetime honor. I will help you make it one of the best experiences of your life.

What types of wedding speeches do you write?

All of them—from best man, groom and father/mother to maid of honor, bride and bridesmaid. Each speech is different but I use the same meticulous research process to uncover and organize your thoughts, feelings and experiences. That means a speech 100% aligned with your values, personality and relationship with the bride and groom. This is the one speech only you can deliver.


Is our work together confidential?

Yes. You're in complete control. Some clients mention our work together to others, some don't. It's up to you. Regardless, I'm always working behind the scenes to help you nail your speech. 

What's your background?

After earning a B.A. in communication studies and an M.A. in journalism on scholarship, I began my career in marketing agencies creating strategy and writing ads, films, speeches, books, websites and other materials for Fortune 500 companies and global nonprofits.

CEOs and other executives at client companies would often ask me to write a wedding or other speech. These execs were typically nervous about delivering their speech. 

And there is a strong emotional component to weddings where, for example, a father is speaking to his daughter or a maid of honor is honoring her big sister.

I found I particularly enjoyed the work of helping people who are under pressure, short of time or doubting their abilities nail their wedding speeches.

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Where are you based?

I'm completely digital and work with clients around the world. My home base is Chicago. I'm easy to reach day and night through email or telephone. And I promptly return emails and messages.



More Questions?

  Just click the blue "CHAT!" below at lower right (note: on mobile the CHAT! icon appears as a blue octagon), drop me a note or call toll-free 1-800-950-6893