Wedding Speechwriter & Strategist Den Pope


Give the Killer Wedding Speech You've Been Dreaming Of.  


"Absolutely crushed it... compliments from everyone"

-Nick MacKenzie, Los Angeles (see full review)

The Spectacular Speech Process


Most wedding speeches are as exciting as watching paint dry. I believe you, the bride, groom and guests deserve something better — a speech that stirs a wave of cheers, tears and applause, not polite half-smiles after yet another dull, silly speech filled with phony lines and tired clichés.


I believe your speech should be just as exciting to give as to hear — the speech of wedding legend that is also one of the best experiences of your life.

I want you to grab, engage, entertain and surprise the audience in the same way as if they're watching a movie.


STEP 1:  Book your speech.

There are three great options to choose from depending on your goals and needs.

STEP 2:  Answer a few simple, psychology-based questions about the bride and groom.

This focuses your thinking and is the "secret sauce" that makes your speech personal, powerful and fun for the audience.

STEP 3:  I write you a funny, warm, all-original speech in your voice and personality then show you how to nail it.

NO phony, embarrassing lines or dull, rambling stories like most wedding speeches you've seen.


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Speech Only

Perfect if you're already an experienced speaker


Essential Package Includes:

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

•  No stale jokes, tired clichés, empty praise or embarrassing lines like you see in most speeches.

•  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 lack speaking experience or are nervous


Refined Package 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 huge game-changer for you).

•  Includes The Field Guide to Nailing Your Wedding Speech, a candid, 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 an extraordinary gift


Legacy Package 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. 

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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?

The Spectacular Speech Process is a tried-and-true system to gather a combination of important facts, feelings and experiences.

I call you because it's easier and faster for you to go deeper on topics in a short conversation than in writing. Plus, I want to get a sense of your values, character and personality, 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 of the wedding. 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. 

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 (312) 296-4306.