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November 25, 2018 Anniversary Wishes 4 comments

As presents to a wedding are optional, and entirely at the discretion of the guest, it's seen as for gifts with your wedding invitation, and grab the full list of wishing well poems here. We really hope you can join in the fun.

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.

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Wishing Well & Wedding Wishing Well

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Whether you’re asking for a loan, a pay raise or for guests to contribute to a wishing well at your wedding, requests for money can be difficult, if not downright embarrassing.

That’s why asking guests for cash presents rather than traditional wrapped gifts can be awkward.

However with many couples already living together before marriage and so many who, individually, have their homes already set up, it’s a request that’s becoming more and more common.

Of course, that’s not the only reason couple’s request cash gifts. Some genuinely need the money, others wish to put it towards, say, a honeymoon or a house deposit, perhaps even towards renovations or a bigger present such as a painting, something that constitutes a single, really big wedding present that they really want and will always remember.

And then there are the couples who just prefer cash.

Regardless of the reasons, it can still be uncomfortable asking your guests for presents of money and, as such, couples have come up with a more diplomatic means of doing so, wishing well poems.

Wishing well poems are a gentle way for couples to ask for cash gifts in the hopes of not offending guests. As you’ll see from the examples below, wishing well wording varies in length and diplomacy. Some are gentle and funny, others make their message immediately clear.

The term ‘wishing well poem’ comes from the fact that many couples provide a wishing well (though now it can be in the form of suitcases, birdcages, even just pretty boxes) into which guests can place their money-filled envelopes before making a wish, usually for the couple. However, they’re also known as Money Trees and Treasure Chests, among other things and, of course, many cultures feature such celebrated wedding traditions as pinning money to the bride’s dress or filling bride’s purse with money during the reception.

The aim of such traditions, which started long before couple’s lived together before marrying, was always to ensure the bride and groom walked way at the end of their big day with a small nest egg to start their married life. Guests who put in what they could afford, if they could afford anything at all.

So, just keep in mind that though you may prefer cash, your guests may not. Perhaps they don’t have the money to give or maybe they may prefer to give you something particularly special that you will treasure as something you received on your wedding day. Either way, if you are going down the wishing well route, be sure to make it clear that cash presents are not mandatory and that you are merely making a request, not demanding guests hand over cold hard cash.

You can either add the poems onto your invitation or, as so many couples do, simply print it out on a notelette or small slip of paper and leave it for guests to decided what they wish to do, but also what they can afford.

Here are some of our favourite wishing well poems:

“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.”

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 a gift, feel free to surprise us in your own special way.

If finding a gift is hard to do,
Perhaps our wishing well is for you.
A gift of money is placed in the well.
Then make a wish… but do not tell.
If, however, a gift you’d prefer to find.
Be assured we will not mind.


So what do you get
For the Bride and Groom,
Whose house needs things
In every room?

When shopping for a gift,
You needn’t be rash,
As there’s always the option,
To just give cash!

We hope you don’t find,
Our request to be funny
The decision is yours:
To buy a present or give money.

Now you have the choice,
Please do not fuss.
The most important thing of all,
Is that you’re there to celebrate with us!

(5 – from reader Kalysha )

Soon we are to be Mr & Mrs
We don’t need a wedding list of dishes.
Our life together has already begun
We have almost everything under the sun:
Two kettles, two toasters, two microwaves
Though we also have dreams for which to save.
Our dream is to honeymoon in a foreign land
And walk along the beach hand in hand.
If you would like to give us a gift
A contribution towards this 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!
But the most important thing to say
Is that you are there to celebrate our day!

(6 – from reader Adrianna Izabella)
Soon you will hear our wedding bell,
As friends and family wish us well.
Our household thoughts 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!

If poetry is not your style, you can just word the requests politely, something along the lines of:

The most important thing is to have you with us on our special day. No gifts are needed or expected, however we have been asked what we need or would like and,
if you do wish to give us something, a little cash to spend on our honeymoon would be very much appreciated.

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Do you have (or have you seen) wishing well wording that you like? If so please submit it below and we’ll add it to our ever growing list!

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Take Inspiration from These Wishing Well Poems and Write Your Own

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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!

Here are a few different types of wishing well poems that my couples have used over we're having instead a wishing well wedding. our request to be funny.

Wedding Money Poems: How to Ask for Money Instead of Gifts

wedding wishing well poems funny

Wishing well poems are a part of a long tradition, especially during weddings, wherein people write poems on invites to inform their guests that the party would have a wishing well, for gifts and wishes. The tradition of wishing wells at weddings and birthdays take inspiration from similar wells which have been a part of folklore in most countries for centuries now. The origins of the same are unclear but the term stemmed from the belief that since water was the abode of several gods, offering money or other such precious things to them would result in them fulfilling the wishes of the offerer. The belief was common to most European countries. Scientifically too, these offerings of silver and copper coins helped combat the bacterial effect on water, thanks to the biocidal properties of the metals. According to reports in the year 2006, tourists end up offering money amounting to a staggering total of approximately 3 million pounds every year to wishing wells.

A wishing well at any celebration serves as a mean to wish the people or person concerned all the best for the future. It does not necessarily have to be fancy but should serve as the perfect vessel for gifts, notes, checks and wishes that your guests may put into the well. Your poem that will inform your guests about the wishing well at the function should never be the main focus of the invitation. In fact, ideally it should be written at the back of the invite, or towards the end of the invitation that is being sent out. This type of poem is a creative way of announcing the presence of a wishing well at the party you are hosting. Though traditionally, wishing wells have been associated with weddings, several people nowadays also have them at birthdays, baby showers and other such occasions. There are many poems that can be used for invites for such events.

Poems for Bridal Shower

Spices, gadgets and supplies galore,
There's never enough - we always need more!
Please bring one special item for our favorite bride-to-be
Wrap it in tissue, remember no names please, we won't tell
It's just a sweet little surprise for her Wishing Well!

____'s getting married so it only seems fitting
To have an "ABC Wishing Well" for her shower, we aren't kidding!
A letter has been circled so you can tell
How we will fill her wishing well.
Please buy a gift that starts with your letter.
Something silly, something sweet or something much better.
"T" could be tongs, toothpicks or tacks
"S" could be spoons, spices or sacks.
Your imagination is your only limit,
Be clever, be crazy, just get into it.
Then come to the shower, to join in the fun
To honor our sweet bride. Cheers everyone!

Poems for Birthdays

I don't want to offend,
but I have it all,
household goods,
and so much more.
To save you shopping,
looking and buying,
a gift of currency,
I thought you'd like trying.
Don't go overboard,
or rob any banks,
anything in the wishing well will make me smile,
with a heart full of thanks.
Now that I have saved,
you all the fuss,
I hope you will come,
and celebrate with us

A wishing well,
I 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 I've replaced,
the old with the new,
I can look back,
and say it was thanks to you!

Poems for Weddings

They have their dishes and towels for two
They have pots and pans and oven mitts too
So what do you get for the bride & groom
Whose house is set up in every room?
Their house needs repairs and some upgrades too
But you cannot register for carpet and glue.
A well that holds wishes is the way to go
So let's make it easy for all that know.
An envelope will be provided for those who have room,
To give a monetary wish to the Bride and Groom
A wishing well will be on display at the reception hall
To attach your wishes, for the couple, with love from all.

The tradition of the wishing well
used on the wedding day,
is here both for your money, gifts
and for what you would like to say.

So please drop in a token of love
for this special Groom & Bride,
as they start their life united by God
to live forever side by side.

Soon you will hear our wedding bell,
As friends and family wish us well.
Our household thoughts 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!

Our home is quite complete now,
we've been together long,
so please consider our request and do not take us wrong.
A delicate request it is, we hope you understand.
Please play along as it will give our married life a hand.
The tradition of the wishing well is one that's known by all.
Go to the well, toss in a coin and as the coin does fall,
Make a wish upon that coin and careful as you do.
Cause as the well's tradition goes your wishes will come true.
So on this special day of ours, the day that we'll be wed.
Don't hunt for special gifts but give money in its stead.
And as you drop the envelope with money great and small,
Remember, make your wish as you watch your money fall.

These poems have become an integral part of most invites, with the increasing number of people opting to have them at their parties. So, the next time you want to inform your guests about the wishing well at your get together, just pen down a poem.

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Cleverly crafted ideas wording ideas for your wishing well or money tree - without causing offence. Only place gift registry cards or 'money' poems in wedding invitations of guests who won't be offended to receive Our request to be funny.

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