Crowdsourcing Material For Your Next Speech

One of the reasons people get stressed about giving celebratory speeches is that the pressure is all on them. But with some creative crowds

Trend alert: Custom-written wedding ceremonies

Every couple planning their wedding is focused on putting their unique stamp on the big day. Weddings today are more personalized than ever before, with couples paying attention to every detail that will reflect who they are as a couple. More and more, couples are challenging themselves (and the vendors they hire) to think outside the box and come up with something that’s never been done before. As a professional speechwriter specializing in wedding and other special occasi

Grab The Tissues: Why Your Next Toast Should Come From The Heart

Ever since I was a young girl, I have written cards and letters by hand to my loved ones telling them how much they mean to me. My favorite part is watching their reaction while they read my words. I now measure the impact of the message by the number of tears that fall down their faces. Even my two daughters ask whether my words inspired what they call “happy tears.” In today’s techo-centric society, this type of heartfelt expression of emotion and gratitude is becoming m

Can Brides and Grooms Influence Their Own Toasts?

When Marshall Field’s became the first department store to launch a bridal registry in 1924, weddings were relatively low-key affairs. Today, weddings are big business-- $60 billion to be exact. In fact, the average American couple spends an estimated $30,000 on their wedding, with much higher budgets in metropolitan areas like New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. Weddings have taken on a life of their own, with couples putting each and every detail of their big day und