Ideas and examples for how you should word your wedding wishing well
It’s always an awkward process to ask for money no matter what situation you’re in, but if you’re wishing well wording is done properly then there shouldn’t be any misunderstandings at your wedding.
While defying the traditional wedding registry procedure and becoming a much more conventional alternative, most newly engaged couples are opting into incorporating a gift registry at their wedding instead.
Most couples prefer that extra cash to assist them with starting their new lives together. Whether it’s going towards the honeymoon, paying off the wedding or the opportunity to buy a much preferred item (rather than just receiving another toaster), you’ll undoubtedly find good use for that money.
So approaching your guests with the appropriate wishing well ideas will ease them into accepting the new normality of gifting you money rather than actual presents. You can also personalise it by incorporating a bit of fun into your wording by adding some fun creative poems that express a grateful yet whimsical tone.
While other couples choose to add a wishing well quote that reflects their personality along with the established relationship they have with their family and friends, your phrasing can be either formal or informal.
If you’re confident you’d like a wishing well at your wedding but still are struggling with the way you should word the whole request on such a sensitive topic, then we’ve simplified your work by compiling a list of wording example ideas you’re more than welcomed to use
Otherwise you can also use our selection of sweet poems purposely composed to express how you want to kindly invite monetary wishes as the favoured option.
Alternatively, if you’re a straightforward couple and know exactly how you want to word your wishing well then we’d be happy to customise it naturally into your design.
More than just kisses,
so far we’ve shared,
our home has been made,
with love and care.
Most things we need,
we’ve already got,
And in our home,
we can’t fit a lot!
A wishing well,
we thought would be great,
But only if,
you wish to participate,
A gift of money,
is deposited into a well,
Then make a wish…
But shhh don’t tell!
Once we’ve replaced,
the old with the new,
We can look back,
and say it was thanks to you!
You are probably thinking of a present you’ll need to bring,
But just your presence will mean everything.
In each other we have all we’ll ever require,
But if you insist, there is a little something to which we aspire.
With special travel plans to follow our day,
A small gift of currency would help us on our way.
No need to go overboard or rob a bank,
Whatever your gift, it will be received with thanks.
Many of our guests have enquired
for a gift idea to be inspired.
Like many young couples today,
we have a lot of things anyway.
If you would like to give, it is our request,
for something for our treasure chest.
A gift of money you can afford,
is just what we need, you can be assured!
Without the help of this little pun,
our honeymoon might not be as much fun.
Soon you will hear our wedding bells,
as friends and family wish us well.
Our household treasures are not brand new,
we have twice the things we need for two.
Since we have our share of dishes and bedding,
we’re having instead a wishing well wedding.
But more important we ask of you,
your prayers of love and blessings too.
We made a commitment,
some time ago,
that together through life,
we were destined to go.
To save you looking,
shopping and buying,
here is an idea,
we hope you’ll like trying!
Come to our wedding,
to wish us both well,
and please make a donation,
to our wishing well.
We hope you can join us on
this our wedding day, to celebrate
our union in a very special way.
Our wish is quite different
and a little hard to tell, but
rather than shopping for a present,
why not bless our wishing well.
Just place an envelope into the well
with your gift of cash inside,
the value is for you to decide.
If you would rather shop,
it is fine by us.
We just thought by giving you
this option, it would
save you a lot of fuss!
If you were thinking of giving a gift
to help us on our way,
a gift of cash towards our house
would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift,
have prepared a gift registry
for your convenience.
Jenny and Michael
Because at first we lived in sin,
we've got the sheets and a rubbish bin.
A gift from you would be swell but
we'd prefer a donation to our Wishing Well.
Now we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don't need a wedding list of dishes.
A holiday is what we need, so your help
with this would be a great gift indeed.
We don’t want to offend, but we have it all,
All household goods and so much more.
To save you shopping, sit back and rest,
A gift of currency is our request.
Don’t go overboard or rob a bank,
Any little thing will make us smile with thanks!
Now that we have saved you all the fuss,
It would be appreciated if you would
Come and celebrate with us!