Kate Tym is a writer and performance poet. When she got married in 2008 she searched high and low for readings that would encapsulate the relationship between her and her lovely groom. She came back with nothing. There were poems about love… but they weren’t her love, there were funny poems… but bits just didn’t ring true, there were moving poems… but not all of it resonated with her… so, in the end, she wrote something herself. And, that’s what she’s been doing for other people ever since.
Along with being a published author and performer, Kate is also a marriage celebrant, so there’s nothing she doesn’t know about weddings!
- Bespoke poems/readings that are written for you, about you and, therefore, totally unique to you.
- Poems for weddings ceremonies
- Poems for wedding speeches
- Poems for funerals and memorial services
- Poems for baby namings
- Poems for birthdays
- Poems for anniversaries
- Invitation poems
- Christmas gift poems
- New Home poems
- Poems for baptisms, bah mitzvahs and any other occasion you wish to commemorate!
If you don’t want a poem, Kate is happy to write something in prose.
How it works
Get in touch with Kate and let her know what occasion your poem/reading is for and the date of the event. Kate will start the ball rolling by sending you a questionnaire. Most of the information on this will not end up in the finished poem, but it gives a condensed way to ‘get to know you’ – and obviously the better I know you, the more personal your poem will be.
Once you’ve send back the filled-out questionnaire, we’ll email back and forth with queries/clarifications, until I have enough information to start writing a first draft of your poem. Once written I send the draft to you. Obviously, I hope you love it but, if there’s anything you’re not comfortable with, just say, and I’ll tweak the poem until it’s exactly how you want it to be.
Kate can do a poem in as short a time-frame as a week but, obviously, a longer lead time (at least a month) is preferable!
Prices vary depending on the length of the poem you’re after, so get in touch for a quote.