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From Save-the-Dates, Engagement and Wedding Invitations, all the way through to Wishing Well: Wording 1 A wishing well we thought would be great.

Wishing Well Wording, Gift Suggestion Wording , Note On Gifts Wording

It can be awkward, asking your guests to give you a gift of money as your wedding gift, instead of a traditional wrapped wedding gift.

But, feel assured it is becoming the norm to do this, especially as many couples already live together and have a houseful of things and don’t feel the need for anymore house hold gifts.

I do find most guests do like to know what you may put the money towards, I suppose they don’t want to feel as though their paying for your wedding or their seat at your wedding. So let them know if your doing a honeymoon fund, future travels or even towards a big purchase like a house, piece of art etc…

Wishing Well Etiquette
What’s the correct way to do this?
It is not polite to write your wishing well directly on your invite, especially on the front of the invite, where you are inviting them. Try and put your Wishing Well, Gift Suggestion, Note on Gifts on a separate card. If budget is tight, pop it on the back and don’t forget to have a table set up at the reception, clearly marked where your guests can leave their money gift and to send your guests a thank you card, after all it is still a gift.

To help, we’ve put together a list of Wishing Well wording for you. Some are cute Wishing well poems, some are funny poems, and some are just polite way of asking for money gifts.

Discover a variety of Wishing Well Cards from Paperlust and customise for your big day. save the dates, engagement invitations, RSVP and on-the-day stationery. . While there's nothing wrong with these wedding invitation poems if you like.

Wishing Well Wording Ideas for Your Wedding Invitations

engagement wishing well poems

Choosing the right wording for wishing well can be tricky.

So many brides we worked with struggle with it. After all, it is difficult to ask for money from your friends and families. It helps to remember that your loved ones are very eager to get you something that you and your future husband would truly appreciate as a wedding gift!

When I was planning my wedding, so many friends asked me what we would like as a wedding gift. I told them we were having a wishing well, but because wishing well isn't such a common term in Singapore, I had to awkwardly explain what it means.

I don't want you to go through that experience, so it is important that you include gift instruction on your wedding invitations. Here are a few ways to find the right wording for your wedding wishing well.

(1) Be honest with them

If you don't want a wishing well poem, just write an honest, personal and short paragraph to let your guests know that you will be having a wishing well. You don't have to be a poet! 

One of the brides I recently worked with worded it perfectly.

We have been asked for ideas on what gifts we may need or would like.
But for us, the most important thing is to share our special day with you.
If we are honoured with a gift from you,
may we respectfully request a contribution toward our future together.

Thank you.

(2) Going on honeymoon?

Asking contribution for your honeymoon is a perfect idea! Your loved ones are finding a way to treat you and your fiancé, so why not give them a perfect reason?

Honeymoon Wishing Well Poem 1

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.

Honeymoon Wishing Well Poem 2

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.
So should you wish to honour us with a gift,
we have registered a honeymoon registry
at Flight Centre where you can make a contribution
to help us make a honeymoon
a memory that will last a lifetime.

Honeymoon Wishing Well Poem 3

To support us on our special day
you may wish to follow with tradition and bring a gift.
Or alternatively you may like to help us
make our honeymoon a little more special.
For this reason we have chosen a wedding treasure chest.
The treasure chest will be at the reception
where we can receive your best wishes and contribution.

(3) Buying a new home?

Many couples buy a new home around the wedding. It is lovely on paper, but such big life events one after another can cost substantially. If you ask your family to contribute to your home, instead of buying you a second or third toaster, they will be happy to do that for you!

New Home Wishing Well Poem 1

Now we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don’t need a wedding list of dishes
we have two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves
We require a house for which we have to save.
If you would like to give us a gift,
A cheque or vouchers would give us a lift
We like to think of it as our ‘Wishing Well’
Which will be filled with your love, we can tell.

New Home Wishing Well Poem 2

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, feel free to surprise us in your own way.

New Home Wishing Well Poem 3

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,
feel free to surprise us in your own way.

(4) Already Have Everything?

If you been living together for years and already have everything, but still wouldn't mind a gift of cash, these poems are perfect for you. You probably don't want to have to deal with unwanted gifts after your wedding, when you should be enjoying your honeymoon and your marriage! So it is important to make that clear. You could also have a small registry, filled with a few special things that you truly want or need, along with your wedding wishing well.

General Wishing Well Poem 1

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

General Wishing Well Poem 2

We made a commitment some time ago
that together through life we were destined to go.
We purchased our furniture, linen and bedding,
in the fulfilling years leading up to our wedding.
What else we might need is not easy to foresee,
but what might help us in the future is a deposit on our Giving Tree.

General Wishing Well Poem 3

A wishing-well will await
to help build loving nest…
If instead a gift would buy,
ask our Mums – they know best
and details that can end your quest!

General Wishing Well Poem 4

Your presence at our wedding is present enough.
But if we’re honoured with a gift from you
May we respectfully request a gift of money
To help the building of our dream home come true!

General Wishing Well Poem 5

Our two families have come together as one.
We really hope you can join in the fun.
A wishing well we thought would be great,
but only if you wish to participate.
A gift of money is placed in the well,
then make a special wish, but do not tell!
Please do not be offended by our request,
as our day is complete having you as a guest.

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Wedding Invitation Wording #1

engagement wishing well poems

You can write whatever you like on the wishing well - and it doesn't necessarily have to rhyme. To help you get some ideas, I've compiled a list of the wishing well poems I've come across while designing invitations. 

1. This one is short and cheeky!

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!

2. If you already live together and don't require any household gifts

A home together we already share
furnished with love, pride and care.
So when we look at all we've got
we really do not need a lot.

So we'd like to ask, if you don't mind,
for a gift of another kind.
Instead of searching for inspiration
you can simply make a monetary donation.

Place your gift in the wishing well,
make two wishes but do not tell.
One for us and one for you
and trust that both will come true.

Please don't feel obliged
to do it this way.
Your presence is all we want
on our special day.

3. Focus the wishing well on your honeymoon

Your presence is all we want on our special date.
To share with us our happiness and to help us celebrate.

However if you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way,
a gift of money towards our honeymoon would really make our day.

But if you prefer to purchase a gift,
feel free to surprise us in your own special way.

4. A sweet poem about presence over presents

We'd love to have you with us
when all our dreams come true!

We want you to know that your
presence over presents will truly do.

But if we're honoured with a gift from you,
please think to wish us well.

May we respectfully request a donation
to our wedding wishing well.

5. No need to rob any banks

To save you shopping, sit back and rest.
A contribution to our wishing well is all we request.

Don't go overboard or rob any banks,
any amount will make us smile with thanks.

​Now we have saved you all the fuss,
we would love if you could come and celebrate with us!

Have a look at our collection of short and simple wishing well wording ideas and inspiration we have put together for you. We understand that asking for a.

How to Ask for a Gift of Cash

engagement wishing well poems

The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage uniting

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

True love lassoed our hearts
and the trail has led us here...
We,

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

invite you to join us
as we get hitched
on

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

Please celebrate with us
the freshness of new life
and new love as we,

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

exchange wedding vows

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

 

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

joyfully invite you to share
in their happiness
as they unite in marriage

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

We,

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

invite you to be with us
as we celebrate our new
life together

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

With joyful hearts
we request your presence
at the ceremony uniting

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

cordially invite you to share
in our marriage celebration
of love, devotion, and family

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

Together with their families

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

invite you to share in their joy
at the celebration of their marriage
 
Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

 

Because you have shared in
our lives by your friendship and love, we

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

together with our parents
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage uniting

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

The future seems so bright and clear when I picture it with you near

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

request the honour of your presence at their marriage.

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

Lisa Anderson
and
John Taylor

have chosen the first day
of their new life together
as

Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening

St. Paul's Cathedral
209 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Reception to follow

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engagement wishing well poems
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