Today most brides and grooms are choosing wishing wells at their wedding in lieu than gifts. There’s not one bride who doesn’t love to unwrap presents, but it’s a little daunting to receive appliances you already own, two toasters and sheets that don’t fit. This way, guests needn’t bother asking what you would like as a gift and spend time shopping. You’re happy too as you can spend the cash however you like. Wishing wells are an ideal way for guests to pitch in to help you with an expensive purchase. One that may have once been out of your reach. Bit of a win win really. You’ll need to make it clear that although you prefer cash presents, it isn’t mandatory and it’s merely a request. Well, how do you do that you ask? A short and sweet poem always seems to go down well. Write it on a separate card and include it with the invitation. You could write it yourself if you have a way with words. You never know, you maybe a poet and didn’t know it! If not, here’s one of our faves.
In our house we have the things
that living together normally brings
most household items we’ve already bought
and because of this reason we thought
A wishing well would be great
(only if guests wish to participate)
A gift of money is placed in an envelope
so in the future we hope
to furnish our home to its very best
and always remember it was due to our guests.