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Wishing Well Wording for Wedding: 10 Examples & Templates

No matter the size of the wedding you're planning, it's no secret that it can be expensive. From catering and venues to rentals and transportation, there are numerous factors to consider. So, it's understandable that...

No matter the size of the wedding you're planning, it's no secret that it can be expensive. From catering and venues to rentals and transportation, there are numerous factors to consider. So, it's understandable that you might need some financial help once everything is said and done.

But let's face it, asking for money, no matter the context, can be nerve-wracking and embarrassing. Luckily, there's a solution – a wishing well. Couples often include a thoughtfully written note in their invitation suite, letting their guests know about their preference for monetary gifts. To help you out, here are 10 examples of ideal wishing well wording for wedding invitations, along with some tips to remember.

Lovely Examples and Templates

  1. Your presence at our wedding will be the most incredible gift we can receive. However, if you wish to give us a present, there will be a wishing well at the reception. We will appreciate all your contributions and well wishes.

  2. If finding a gift is a bit of a struggle, please feel free to save yourself the trouble. Your presence is the best present we can receive, but we will also appreciate any contribution you can give.

  3. For those of us whose love language is gift-giving, buying the perfect present brings us a lot of joy. To lessen the stress of finding a gift, you can find our registry [here]. Alternatively, there will be a wishing well at our reception should you wish to give a small financial donation. Any amount will help us make our new house a home.

  4. There is no better feeling than being surrounded by the people you love on your special day. We cannot ask for any gift greater than your company. However, if you would like to observe tradition and bring us a gift, any contribution toward our honeymoon will be wholeheartedly appreciated! We will be sure to send lots of love from [insert the name of your honeymoon destination].

{Picture Tag: wine glasses and letter box} {Figcaption: Example of a Wishing Well}

  1. [Date of your wedding] is the day we’ve chosen to elope, and your presence will mean the world. Should you wish to bring a present, there will be a wishing well waiting for your envelope.

  2. We are so blessed to have such a kind, loving, and supportive community. Your presence at our wedding is the most meaningful present we can receive. However, if you were planning on bringing a little gift, any financial contribution toward this new chapter of our life will be appreciated.

  3. [Your partner's name] and I like to buy lots of things: knickknacks, appliances, and other personal belongings. More than any item, the gift we would be most honored to receive is your presence at our wedding and all the love you have to give. But if you really want to help us get started on married life, any monetary amount you can donate will be a delight.

  4. On [the date of your wedding], two families will gather as one, two hearts will merge, shining brighter than the sun. Your presence on this special day will be more profound than any gift you can buy with dollars or pounds. Should you wish to give us anything at all, a wishing well will be available at the reception hall. There you can put any amount of money you can spare, as well as any kind words you wish to share.

{Picture Tag: money in an envelope} {Figcaption: Example of a Wishing Well}

  1. A day full of joy, love, and faith is the best gift any newlyweds can receive at their wedding. Please do not feel pressured to get us anything; your presence is more than enough. However, if you would like to bring a gift, we would wholeheartedly appreciate any amount of money you have to give. There will be a wishing well at the reception for your generosity.

  2. The fact that you traveled all the way to [the location of your wedding] means the world to us. Lord knows getting here is already expensive enough, so do not feel the need to splurge on a present for us! Your hugs and well wishes will more than suffice. If you want to give us anything, a wishing well will be placed in the reception hall. Feel free to drop any gift or amount; we will appreciate everything, no matter how big or small!

Wedding Wishing Wells: Other Things You Should Know

Include a Wishing Well Card in Your Invitation Suite

When ordering your invitations, it's a great idea to include a card that states the availability of a wishing well. This will avoid any confusion on the day of your wedding. Additionally, a wishing well card will let your guests prepare monetary gifts. However, make sure to remind them that dropping something in the wishing well is optional.

Do Not Disregard Proper Wishing Well Wording for Wedding

Though it may seem like a subtle and harmless detail, paying close attention to how you write your wishing well card offers many benefits, such as:

  • Preventing guests from feeling blindsided when they see a wishing well at the reception.
  • Avoiding confusion about what exactly a wedding wishing well is and what goes inside it.
  • Clarifying the best wedding gift to bring by stating that gifts are optional, but monetary contributions are accepted.
  • Letting guests know where their gifts will be used, be it for a honeymoon fund, a down payment on a home, or wedding-related expenses.

Benefits of a Wedding Wishing Well

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One often unstated benefit of a wishing well is that guests can give any amount of money, including none. With a registry, they might feel obligated to purchase something beyond their budget. Having a wishing well lessens the financial burden on their side.

The second benefit is more logistical. Envelopes with cash, regardless of the quantity, are easier to bring home than dozens of boxes containing presents. Moreover, you don't have to worry about unwanted gifts that don't fit your aesthetic or that are duplicates.

Have a Themed Wishing Well

Your wishing well doesn't have to look like a traditional well. There's plenty of inspiration available online to make it stand out. For example, if you're asking for monetary contributions to buy your first home, consider a house-themed wishing well. It could take the shape of a typical house with a slot on the roof, allowing guests to drop their envelopes.

Feel free to get creative and witty. If you have the time and resources, consider DIY-ing your wishing well. It could be a fun team-building activity with your bridal party or bonding time with your nieces and nephews. Furthermore, you can create a station at the venue for your wishing well and order or DIY accompanying decorations, signs, and other items to highlight it.

Final Thoughts

It's worth noting that not all your guests will feel comfortable with or approve of a wishing well. But ultimately, this is your wedding, and you don't have to play by their rules if you don't want to.

However, a properly worded and thoughtfully written card about a wedding wishing well will solve most, if not all, of your problems. Remind your guests that any amount they can spare is appreciated, and emphasize that their presence is the best present you could ask for. You can also point them to your registry in case they need help choosing the right gift.