I focus your years of memories… write your killer original speech… and show you how to nail it without stress


Hi… I’m Matron of Honor Speechwriter & Strategist Den Pope.

Brides, grooms and audiences are tired of do-it-yourself matron of honor speeches pieced together with dull, rambling stories and canned, one-size-fits-all lines and other silliness pulled off Google they’ve all heard before. Snore.

I’ll help you shock, surprise and thrill the bride, groom and everyone with a killer original speech that is funny, warm and unforgettable.

A great matron of honor speech is an event game changer. Be the one matron of honor who finally cared enough to give her best in an original speech.

And enjoy the thanks and compliments from everyone.


What Are Others Saying About Den Pope and the Nail Your Speech Process?

Brooke, Tennessee

I had people lining up to tell me how amazing that speech was, and even days later I am getting texts about my toast! Den goes above and beyond in every way.” (more)

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Rebecca, California

“I smashed it! People cheered, others cried (happy tears!). My best friend loved it. Complete strangers came up to me during the evening to hug me and congratulate me on the incredible speech. (more)

Jacke, New York

“I had everyone in the room laughing and coming up to me all night telling me that it was the best wedding speech and presentation they've ever heard!(more)



Christy, Illinois

“I was in my sister’s wedding and very worried. It had to be good. Den wrote a funny, emotional speech that was exactly what I wanted to say. There were a lot of laughs and tears and compliments from my sister and people I didn't even know that made me feel great. (more)

April, Virginia

“The speech was splendid. I received lots of positive feedback and felt great delivering it. If it weren't for Den making me sound like a rock star I would've definitely screwed up my sister’s wedding.(more)



Caitlin, New York

“From top to bottom, Den's process really impressed me and my speech was one that I will never forget. It was important to him that I was comfortable with every word in the speech. I had people people coming up to me all night telling me how good it was.(more)

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Give the Best Matron of Honor Speech They’ve Ever Heard


Your relationship with the bride is like no one else’s.

But it’s difficult to step back from years of thoughts, memories and feelings to make sense of it all.

I get to the heart, soul and humor of your relationship to create a speech only one person in the world can give—you.

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Your voice and personality can’t be captured in canned speeches, generic compliments and silly lines pulled off Google.

Audiences want an authentic, inside look at your relationship and will feel bored and manipulated if you try and con them with the same empty platitudes that can be said about every bride and groom everywhere. Zzz…

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The best matron of honor speech is grounded in the fact humans have been hard-wired for story since the Stone Age.

So like a movie, your speech must grab, entertain and surprise the audience in a simple narrative structure that is more showing than telling.


Why This Makes It So Easy for You to Nail It




With an M.A. in journalism and decades of speechwriting experience, I know how to get to the heart, soul and humor of your relationship with the bride (and groom, too).

This is not a side hustle, this is what I’ve done full time since 2001. (see About)


This is a tried-and-true journalistic process I’ve used for many years to create funny, warm, killer original matron of honor speeches.

This is a speech only one person in the world can give—you. (see Media Coverage)


No canned lines or phony B.S. like you hear in every other matron of honor speech.

That means you’ll get compliments from everyone for being the first matron of honor they’ve seen one who actually cared enough to give an original speech. (see Reviews)





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