Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life

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Instanza – Words and gifts for life.

Hi Brides & Grooms,

Thanks for taking a moment to take a look at my page on the fantastic weddingsonline website. My name is Melanie, and I’m delighted to share some information with you about my business Instanza, so you can see how I can help you, as you navigate your way to saying ‘I do’.

There are two areas where I can help.

I write speeches, and I create unique wedding gifts.


Have you ever been to a wedding where you heard a great speech? I love helping people to write those speeches.

With over twenty years’ experience of speech writing for all occasions, I write the perfect words for your speech, ensuring that it is memorable for all the right reasons!

Would you like someone to proofread a speech you have already written? I can do that for you and make edits or further suggestions, giving you the confidence on the day to deliver your speech like a pro.

Does the very thought of making a speech send your blood pressure into orbit? If so, take a breath… and then another one… and let me help you.

Not only will I write your speech, I will also send you a recording of it, so that you can listen to it and become really familiar with it before the big day. I will make sure, that what you say is meaningful, suitable for you and your personality and I ensure that everything that should be addressed will be.

Speeches get a very bad press. I have been to many weddings and have seen people nearly dissolve with the prospect of making a speech. Let me help you take the fear and anticipation out of this.

I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Don’t let a bad speech, ruin a great dinner.

Wedding Gifts:

In March, Instanza won the weddingsonline Gifts and Favours Supplier of the Year Award for our most recent offering – Instaframe.

An Instaframe is a unique and award-winning gift which is perfect for weddings!

An Instaframe is a fun, witty but sincere gift, that is perfect to give to someone who has helped you cruise your way to married life.

Would like to thank your Mother or Father, your bridesmaids, MOH or flower girl, or dare I say it, your in-laws?

In rhyme, I will thank them from you, I’ll include your memories and stories, making sure that your journey together is documented right up until the day you get married.

Would you like to surprise your Fiancé on the morning of the wedding with a once off gift?

I will write your story in rhyme… Where you met, first dates, engagement, craic, fun and all the laughs you have had along the way. It will be personal, funny, romantic but most of all sincere.

Once you are happy with the words, I include your favourite photos and I have it professionally framed so it is ready to be hung on the wall forever. Feel free to browse the gallery for photos.

Instaframes are not just a gift.

Instaframes are a gift for life.

I love nothing more than writing people’s stories and giving them the love and attention that they deserve.

Can I write your story for you?

Warm wishes,

Melanie x . 

Reviews of Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life

21 reviews
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Married on 9th Dec 2023
Amazing service from start to finish. So easy to deal with. Great gift for an newly married couple x
Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Serena,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback here. I'm so pleased I could help, and am delighted that you were happy with the service. Wishing M&K every best wish for a wonderful life together.
Warm regards,
Added 24th Jan 2024
Married on 14th Oct 2023
Melanie was very easy to work with and responded fast to emails. She used the questionnaire information I had given really well, putting together a personal and well balanced poem for everyone to enjoy. It went down well and everyone commented on how it was a nice touch. I would definitely do it again and I would definitely recommend Melanie.
Thanks Melanie!
Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Sheena,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is really appreciated. I'm thrilled that all went so well, and it was seen as an nice touch on your wedding day. I'll look forward to the next instalment!
You looked stunning in the photo you sent.
Best wishes,
Melanie x.
Added 19th Oct 2023
Married on 7th Oct 2023
I was very nervous about making a speech at my sons wedding but wanted to make it memorable..I called Melanie and she instantly got me and what I needed..she absolutely captured what I wanted to say..On the day of the wedding I was looking forward to reading it and to my amazement got a standing applause from all the guests..I will be returning to Melanie when my second son marries.. Regards Nora
Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Nora,
Thank you so much for leaving this review for me. I loved writing the speech and I'm not surprised that you got a standing applause... I knew that you would have nailed it!
Thanks for putting so much into the questionnaire.
I'll look forward to looking after you again.
Melanie x.
Added 18th Oct 2023
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Married on 22nd Sep 2023
Melanie was fantastic to deal with, from the beginning she put me at ease.
Speeches would not be my thing, so to have Melanie put my words together for the perfect speech was amazing.
I felt so comfortable on the day which I could never have imagined before I contacted Melanie.
I would definitely return in the future if ever I needed help again.

Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Clint,
Thank you! I am beyond pleased that all went so well, it was my pleasure to help you and I know that you delivered your wedding speech like a pro! It's just easier having a little help to put some shape and form on what you want to say, it was my pleasure to help with this. I'll have my pen ready for the next one.
Best wishes,
Added 23rd Nov 2023
Married on 16th Sep 2023
I don't even know where to start,
It's perfect, it made me cry from the beginning, thank you!
Thank you so much,

Added 3rd Sep 2023
Lynn and Kenneth.
Married on 3rd Aug 2023
I was looking for something different to give to my Fianc? on my wedding day. I came across the Instaframe on Facebook.

So I went with it and it was exactly the way I wanted it; very personal and very us. Thanks to Melanie, it turned out amazing, and my now husband did even shed a tear while reading it.


Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Thank you Lynn. I' m so glad Kenneth enjoyed his Instaframe.
Wishing you both many years of happiness together.
Melanie x.
Added 5th Oct 2023
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Married on 14th Jul 2023
I could not have been happier with my instaframe and it made the perfect gift for my husband on the day of our wedding. I even read the poem out during the speeches and it went down a treat! Melanie was so helpful through every stage of the process and had no problem making any edits that I requested. She was a true professional and wanted to make sure everything was just how I wanted it to be. I would definitely recommend Melanie for any occasion and particularly to any future brides to be.
Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Kerrie,
Thank you so much, I really enjoyed writing the beautiful story of you two. Thank you for trusting me to do it.
I'm always here if any additions are required in the future.
Melanie x.
Added 8th Sep 2023
Catherine - Delivered a speech at her sisters wedding.
Married on 6th Jul 2023
Thank you darling Melanie
Nailed it !! Xxxx
Everyone loved my speech xx
Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Catherine,

I knew you'd nail it... Your sister is one lucky gal!
Thank you for asking for my help.
Melanie x
Added 3rd Sep 2023
Catherine Cannon
Married on 29th May 2023
I simply could not recommend Melanie more - her professionalism, flexibility and quality of work are all of the highest standard. I got an Instanza poem created for my parents & Melanie was able to take my answers to her brief questionnaire and translate that into a beautiful, articulate poem. They were so overjoyed when I presented it to them, and got quite emotional at parts. Anyone who's thinking of using her services - I guarantee you will not regret it!
Response from Instanza - Words and Gifts for Life
Hi Catherine,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I am delighted that your parents enjoyed, they really were a pleasure to write about.
Wishing you and Sergio and wonderful life together.
Melanie x
Added 8th Jan 2024
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Debbie and Donal
Married on 21st Apr 2023
Hi Melanie,
I read and listened to the rhymed speech a couple of times and it is just perfect.
It is just what I wanted; it tells our story but in a light hearted way.
Thank you so much, I'm so delighted with it.
Added 3rd Sep 2023
Ciara and Eamonn
Married on 24th Mar 2023
Hey Melanie,
Sorry I never got to get back to you before now.
Thank you so much for all your helped. I did the speech and it went down well I felt super after doing it. Even the bit about my dad was perfect.
I would love to keep in touch for other things I might need some help with in the future it?s amazing how a little help can go such a long way including boosting someone's confidence and making them feel more at ease with talking in front of crowds with the great piece of work you wrote out for me.
Thanks again
Added 3rd Sep 2023
Married on 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 - Words and Gifts for Life
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 7th Dec 2022
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Married on 21st Aug 2022
M?lanie 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 - Words and Gifts for Life
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.
Added 18th Oct 2022
Aidan, Co Kerry
Married on 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
Added 23rd Oct 2022
Lyndsey and Daniel
Married on 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
Added 12th Jan 2023
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Ash & Stef
Married on 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!
Added 6th Jan 2023
Married on 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 3rd Nov 2021
Married on 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.
Added 28th Oct 2021
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Adrien Ricoux
Married on 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 20th Oct 2021
Married on 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 - Words and Gifts for Life
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.
Added 22nd Jul 2021
Amanda Willoughby
Married on 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
Added 24th Jun 2021
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