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The Gift of Rhyme

At Bespoke Verse our mission is to help you find just the right words for those important occasions.

And, because we are professional poets, we promise you won't find our clever verses and phrases anywhere else!

We combine our witty words with the work of talented graphic designers. These are printed onto the best quality materials we can find - from bone china mugs, to 100% cotton tea towels.

Joanna Miller is a mum of 3 with an English degree from Oxford University. She set up the business at her kitchen table after giving her own wedding speech in rhyme. Our studio is now based in Berkhamsted, Herts.

Part of our range includes personalised rhyming speeches and wedding readings written from scratch. Joanna's rhyming pitch on BBC2's Dragon's Den was described as 'brilliant' by Deborah Meaden.

Bespoke Verse has featured on television, radio, wedding blogs and in magazines such as Woman & Home, Easy Living, Good Housekeeping and OK!

In 2017, our 'What is a Teacher?' Poem was made into a short film by the BBC for the programme 'Britain's Classroom Heroes'.

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2019 Winner Website of the Year (SME National Business Awards)

2019 Winner Website of the Year (SME Regional Business Awards)

2018 Winner Best Trade Stand (Herts County Show)

2018 Winner WOW award for Women in Business (Jaqueline Gold)

2016 Winner Partner of the Year - Collaboration (

2016 Winner Online Retailer (Hertfordshire Digital Awards)

2016 Winner Website: Marketing and Creative (Hertfordshire Digital Awards)

2016 Winner Creative Business of the Year (FSB Hertfordshire)

2015 Winner The Poetry Prize (National Literacy Trust & Bloomsbury Publishing)

2015 Winner Partner of the Year (

2015 Winner Most Inspirational Mumpreneur (Mumpreneur UK)

2015 Winner Most Promising New Business (Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce)

2015 Winner Most Popular Wedding Writer International (The Wedding Experts Awards)

2014 Winner Most Innovative Supplier (Ice the Cake)

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    "Beautiful, both my Mum and I were delighted, a very special poignant and beautiful present for my Mum,."
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    "my daughter was comforted by the words outstanding quality of card"
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    "This supplier was brilliant. I received a proof of my print and several options before it was dispatched. They were quick to respond and made useful suggestions regarding layout. Very professional and helpful."
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    "Fantastic print, perfect bday pressie for my best friend, made her cry she liked it so much. Thank you xx"
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Press Comments

"Proving that design can be witty, as well as good looking and functional, Bespoke Verse has created a thoughtful collection of home products including ceramics, stationery and coasters,using crisp clean graphics, minimal colours and rather brilliant one liners. This suggests that the team behind it has real brains as well as a crystal clear eye for beauty. "
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May 2016

Pulse Show Magazine

" Our daughter read a poem that included funny & quirky things about our family - they'd told Bespoke Verse all about us and had it made into a personalised poem. It was lovely. Without doubt...the highlight of the day.”"
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Aug 2015

OK! Magazine

"'Are You Doing What You Want?' article featuring interview with Bespoke Verse founder Joanna Miller."
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Feb 2016

Women & Home Magazine

"The originality of Joanna's Poem and it's power to resonate with young people saw it shine above the competition. (Jonathan Douglas, The Poetry Prize Awards, National Literacy Trust & Bloomsbury Publishing.)"
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Feb 2016

National Literacy Trust



- We are unable to ship overseas at present

- We ship within the UK only

- We use first class Royal Mail only

- Express delivery has been suspended until further notice

- There currently delays in the postal system which are beyond our control. Please factor this in when you order


- Cut off for same day dispatch is 11am weekdays


Standard Delivery:

We use Royal Mail's First Class for all UK orders. All orders are dispatched within one working day of ordering (unless a proof is necessary) and usually take 1-2 days. Delivery times are estimates only - this is not a guaranteed service.

Express Delivery:

You can upgrade from First Class to Next Day Delivery Before 1pm. This is a guaranteed service and must be signed for.

International Orders:

These are also sent by Royal Mail on their standard, untracked service. See the table on the product page for delivery time for your region. Delivery dates are estimates only.

Delivery Instructions:

You can leave these for us via the Order Enquiry system and we will write them on the parcel or envelope. We cannot control whether your postman follows your instructions.

If You Were Out:

Our A4 prints are sent in large envelopes which, like our parcels, do not fit in some postboxes and may be taken to the sorting office. A card should be left by your postman, but this is not always the case. If your order does not arrive please let us know and we will ask you to check with your sorting office as this is where the majority of missing orders are located.

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Returns Address

Northfield, Pix Farm Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 2RY, GB

Terms and Conditions

It's really important to us that you are delighted with your order - in the unlikely event there is a problem please let us know via the Order Enquiry system and we will sort it out for you as soon as possible.

All prints are dispatched unframed unless a frame has been purchased an as upgrade.

Our wooden frames are hand-finished in the UK and are of excellent quality. We offer framing as a convenience to customers and keep the cost as low as we can. The price of the frame includes labour, packaging and other overheads like VAT.

As per policy, personalised items are non-refundable unless faulty or damaged in transit.

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