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Instanza - Whatever the occasion, let us help you find the words

Suite 209 The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7
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Instanza - Whatever the occasion, let us help you find the words....

Hey there…

My name is Melanie and I write bespoke rhymed speeches for any member of the bridal party, leaving you to relax and enjoy the big day.

Instanza is the combination of two words – Instant and Stanza. My speeches are different than others that you might have heard, as mine are all in rhyme. I meticulously gather all the relevant information before I start the process. Speeches can be short and sweet, taking a minute or so to deliver on the day, or they can be lengthier one, ensuring that no stone is unturned…. these are great for the guests who have a little wager going at the table!

You tell me what you would like to say, by filling out a short questionnaire, and I will write a perfectly rhymed speech, guaranteeing to wow your wedding guests! I will always be guided by you; if you would like something funny, romantic or if you need to give someone a roast (pay attention best men!!), I can adapt to your needs. As Sir George Jessel once said, “The brain is a wonderful organ, it starts to work the minute you are born, and doesn’t stop until you get up to deliver a speech.” Never a truer word said!

I will ensure that the speech is appropriate for the person delivering it, and all formalities for the speaker are included.

I have been to many weddings and have witnessed grown men shaking in the corner, as they have turned into a bag of nerves about their speech. Why let a bad speech ruin a great wedding? I can write a speech for anyone, whether you would like to talk for hours or seconds.


I also do a wide selection of Instaframes… Instanzas in a frame,

If you find that you are wracking your brains looking for a gift for your fiancé on the morning of the wedding or need something for the mother of the bride or groom, bridesmaid, MOH or flower girl, get in touch to see what we can do. No two Instaframes are ever the same.

I can create a piece for you and Instaframe it, but if you would prefer a photo block or slate, we can supply these too.

My work is custom made for each customer, I never copy and paste so you are guaranteed originality. I can complete Instaframes with your wedding artwork should you wish, and I always make sure that nothing takes away from the words that have been written.

Always happy to have a chat.

Warm wishes, Melanie x

Wedding Favours, Wedding Gifts, Wedding Speeches, Wedding Poetry


10 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 7th Dec 2022
Wedding 24th Nov 2022
I asked Melanie to write a poem for me for my sisters wedding, I am not a good pubic speaker so thought a poem summing up our lives together would be easier then telling boring stories. It went down so well with the crowd and my sister. Melanie is so talented and so easy to work with. It was a pleasure dealing with her. My brother unexpectedly couldn't attend the wedding and Melanie added some verses in about him. I would highly recommend Instanza for any speeches or poems needed for any event. I will def be using her service again.
Response from Instanza - Whatever the occasion, let us help you find the words
Hi Frances, Thanks so much for your review. There were no boring stories to be told; you provided great information which I worked with, so good on you for sending it on to me! I'll look forward to writing the next verse for you. Best wishes, Melanie x.
Added 18th Oct 2022
Wedding 21st Aug 2022
Mélanie created an incredible frame. She asked all the right questions to put it together. She had great ideas and went above and beyond. Our beautiful wedding frame is hanging in our family home. Her frames make beautiful gifts that will be treasured forever. I highly recommend Instanza.
Response from Instanza - Whatever the occasion, let us help you find the words
Thanks so much for your kind words Danielle, it was a pleasure to look after this for you. I am so pleased that you were happy with it - It always helps when I get such interesting and articulate stories to write about. Congrats again to you and Robert. Warm wishes, Melanie x.
Aidan, Co Kerry
Added 23rd Oct 2022
Wedding 14th Jul 2022
Melanie went above and beyond to create a gift for a close family members wedding. The recipients were delighted with their frame to mark their special day. It included lots of laughs and memories, it hit all the emotions! A beautiful gift that will be treasured. Thank you Melanie, we would have no hesitation in recommending Instanza to our friends & family
Lyndsey and Daniel
Added 12th Jan 2023
Wedding 5th May 2022
Hi Melanie I absolutely love it thank you so much???? I can't believe you wrote that in just 2 days! My mam is going to love it, she'll be sobbing and laughing at the same time can't wait to give it to her ?? Everything is just perfect ????????. Lyndsey
Ash & Stef
Added 6th Jan 2023
Wedding 26th Jan 2022
Hi Melanie, Only getting around to letting you know that the poem was an absolute 100% hit!!! It was so perfect! Everyone was talking about it. Even the next day I was getting asked how did I come up with such a fab story. I really wanted to take the credit, but I was honest and told the truth, that it was all down to Melanie at Instanza. It was just brill, exactly what I wanted. You are amazing! Thank you so so much! Keira.
Added 3rd Nov 2021
Wedding 29th Oct 2021
After searching the web tirelessly for the perfect “hen party” gift for my best friend who’d had her wedding postponed 3 times due to the pandemic (!), I came across “instanza”. Melanie was a pleasure to deal with throughout and made this such a personal service. Melanie even liaised with a printers locally to me and make sure the instaframe was ready to collect in plenty of time before the hen party. Our instaframe was read out to the hen, there were plenty of tears and lots of laughter in the room. The hen was speechless (that doesn’t happen often!) and was delighted with her frame. Thank you to instanza and Melanie once again, I would highly recommend for a special occasion - I shall most certainly be back!
Added 28th Oct 2021
Wedding 29th Oct 2021
I am absolutely thrilled with the Instanza we had created by Melanie. From providing a simple questionnaire she managed to work her magic and create a beautiful piece incorporating some fond memories into an authentic poem. It brought tears to the eyes for my friends and I, when read allowed. Melanie went every extra mile to make the service smooth and simple and was there to answer all questions had. Special memories now captured in a special piece; thank you so much.
Adrien Ricoux
Added 20th Oct 2021
Wedding 2nd Oct 2021
My partner and I had won this prize as part of a competition on WeddingsOnline and I (Groom) personally had a fantastic experience. My wedding speech was created in verse by Melanie from Instanza, which from beginning to end was an extremely simple, painless and stress free experience, whereas it was no more harder than answering a questionnaire. The end result was everything I envisaged and it had all my personal touches with added recommendations. I had also suggested a few phrases in Irish, for which she had broken down the words and provided audio files to be able to pronounce the words phonetically. I couldn’t recommend this service enough and I would also check out all the other services she provides as I am no doubt we will return. Thank you so much for making making my day.
Added 22nd Jul 2021
Wedding 17th Sep 2021
Melanie was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She helped me with some wording to include in our invites and on the ceremony booklet. I cannot reccommend her and Instanza highly enough. I wouldn't hesitiate in using her service again.
Response from Instanza - Whatever the occasion, let us help you find the words
Thanks Claire, the pleasure was all mine! I love incorporating family members names into my writing, as it really gives it that personal feel and touch. Wishing you and Jonathan a wonderful day, and wishing you many years of happiness together. I'm delighted you were pleased with the end result. Let me know if I can look after anything for you in the future. Warm wishes, Melanie x.
Amanda Willoughby
Added 24th Jun 2021
Wedding 10th Apr 2021
Thrilled with our Instanza surprise for our daughter and son in law. Melanie used all the information we supplied and turned it into a witty ditty that was entertaining and fun and such a great addition to the day. I recommend her highly. You will not be disappointed. Ten out of ten
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