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Sep 23, 2019 A unique collection of wedding wishes. Wishing you a happy and successful marriage. My best Wedding Advice and Well Wishes Card.

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 with the items they need, 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, like a pet or a car.

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 people 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 notelet 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:

1: Do not tell

“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.”

2: Short but sweet

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.

3. Make a wish

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.

4. Cash money

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. Honeymoon in a foreign land

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!

(From reader Kalysha)

6. Wishing well wedding

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!
(from reader Adrianna)

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.

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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The type of words will also depend on your personality as well as your relationship Wishing both of you a world of happiness and joy on your wedding day.

Wedding Wishes: Messages and Quotes

well wishes for wedding

With wedding season upon us, it’s time to start sending out “congratulations messages”. Getting it just right can be tricky.. And so many other messages of congratulations can easily drown yours out.

Whether you’ve known the couple their whole lives or just started working with one of them a year ago, congratulations seem to straddle the line between familiar banter and trying too hard. Here are different ways to send wedding wishes to couples you barely know or ones you know better than they know themselves.

Wedding wishes for couples you do not know very well

 

01“Wishing you all the best and every blessing on this special occasion. Congratulations and happy wedding day!”

 

02“May you both grow and forever cultivate a fulfilling love with one another. Congratulations and happy marriage!”

 

03“So happy and excited for the shared life you’ve got ahead. Congratulations and best wedding wishes!”

 

 

04“We all can’t wait to see what married life has in store for the two of you. Congrats and best wedding wishes on your happy day!”

 

05“Congratulations you two. Through the good and the bad times, remember how happy you are today as a reminder of your commitment to each other. Best wedding wishes going forward and here’s to an everlastingly happy marriage.”

 

06“Congratulations and best of wedding wishes. May your love for each other shine bright and grow stronger every day.”

 

07“We’re so happy for the two of you. Congrats! Wishing you a happy and love-filled future together!”

 

08“The whole family is honoured to have been a part of today’s celebrations. May your relationship grow into more than anything the two of you could ever imagine. Congratulations and happy marriage!”

 

09“On the happiest of wedding days, I’d love to leave you with a quote on love: “Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”

 

10“I don’t know if there’s such a thing as fate , but you two are the closest thing to making me believe it. Congratulations! I’ve never seen such a loving and nurturing couple before. Our sincerest wedding wishes!”
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11“Even though we’ve only known each other for a few short years, in that time I’ve grown to see how strong the bond between you two is. You two really were made for each other. Congrats and happy marriage going forward!”

 

12“Never stop loving and caring for each other. You give us all hope! Congrats.”

 

13“Through the mayhem of this world, remember what anchors you. Congratulations and happy marriage!”

 

 

14“You two are joining hands in matrimony today, and you have a wide support system as well. Through thick and thin, you’ve got so much love and encouragement backing you two. Congratulations on this most splendid wedding day.”

 

15“You two have already committed to this road trip together. May you both travel safely and smoothly together, reaching whatever destination you’re meant to reach. Congratulations on the first of many wedding days to remember.”

 

16“We’ve officially got the best tennis player on our side now! Happy marriage ya goofs!”

 

17“May you never stop falling in love with each other! Congrats on your beautiful wedding day!”

 

18“I know we haven’t gotten to know each other too well, but now’s a better excuse than any to fix that. Congratulations! Happy marriage to you two and welcome to the family [specific name].”

 

19“Thanks for letting the rest of the world in on the secret of the love you share! Congratulations and happy marriage.”

 

20“I swear we’re witnessing history today. Here’s to a happy marriage and a lifelong love like yours for all.”

 

21“May the honeymoon phase of your marriage never end, maybe simmer, but never completely die out. Congratulations you two.”

 

22“Congratulations! This day only comes around once in a lifetime so live it up! Happy wedding day!”

 

23“I hope your love for each other is as grand and sweet as your wedding cake. Congratulations and best wedding wishes to you both!”

 

Wedding wishes for couples you know very well

P.S. These special wishes are with some mean jokes and are supposed to be for couples whom you know very well (both the bride and the groom). Be sure that they would absolutely understand what you meant were jokes before writing these wedding wishes.

 

24“We used to joke about you two all the time but now that it’s finally happening. It feels so weird to call you Mr and Mrs now. Congrats guys!”

 

25“Congratulations, you two! You’ve already been together for so long it’s practically already been a happy marriage. This is just a party to show off your love and get your parents up to speed, right? It was a lovely reception guys. Best wedding wishes and a long and prosperous love ahead.”

 

 

26“Congratulations on the new chapter in your lives. You’re all-in now!”

 

27“It’s about damn time. I heard panic and ultimatums were in the air so much I don’t even know if a congratulation or a condolence is in order. Here’s to a happy marriage. We love you both so much and wish you the best of wedding wishes.”

 

28“Glad to see you both could share your life together. Congratulations and happy wedding day you two! You’re both so beautiful and wonderful!”

 

29“Remember spanking is only permissible if it’s consensual. Best wedding wishes for your happy marriage!”

 

30“We’re just here for the free food and booze. And to give our congratulations of course. Wishing our favourite couple an amazing wedding and happy marriage ahead!”

 

 

31“You two must really love each other to go through all this. We just exchanged ring pops and had a Simpsons marathon on our wedding day. Congrats you two!”
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32“You two are married now but ya ain’t conjoined at the hip, okay? Happy marriage you two lovebirds. Congratulations!!!”

 

33“You know that thing about your wedding day going by so quickly you should try taking mental pictures of the most significant moments? I’m doing the same tallying up all your hot relatives! But seriously, I can’t contain the overwhelming joy I feel for the two of you today. Congratulations and happy marriage for now and forever.”

 

34“Enjoy the high while it lasts. It won’t be forever. Just kidding! Congratulations! HAPPY WEDDING DAY TOO! We’re so excited for what the future has in store.”

 

35“Y’all ready to consummate or what? Congrats you two.”

 

36“You seriously couldn’t afford a buffet? Just kidding, guys. Congratulations! Everything was as beautiful and perfect as you two. HAPPY MARRIAGE YA OLD FARTS!”

 

37“We’re all just glad it finally happened. We were honestly starting to worry for the both of you. Congratulations and best wedding wishes to you two!”

 

48“I don’t know any two people that make us laugh harder. We hope you do the same for each other every single day of your lives together. Congratulations and happy marriage you two.”

 

39“Alright, it’s husband and wife/husband and husband/wife and wife now. When’s it gonna be father and mother/father and father/mother and mother? Congratulations on your very special wedding day!”

 

 

40“Congrats you two! I helped raise [insert name of one of them]. I expect you to take care of them just as well.”

 

41“You two have already been living with each other for a while, so I hope this doesn’t really change anything. Congratulations and best wedding wishes to you both.”

 

42“We’re all expecting this to be greater than any celebrity power couple! Congrats!”

 

43“Are you two happy? You’ve started a trend among our friends, now everyone’s going to feel like they have to play catch up. Seriously, congratulations you two. I can’t imagine a more deserving couple to make this commitment to each other.”
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44“This isn’t the end, it’s the beginning. The beginning of the end. Err, an end I hope is nowhere in sight. 😊 Congratulations on your big day!”

 

45“God, there’s no end to what you two will do for each other. It makes me sick. Congratulations guys!”

 

46“You two make it so hard for me to be pessimistic about love and marriage. Hope you’re happy with yourselves. Best wedding wishes to the best newlyweds.”

 

47“I honestly hope you start having kids as fast as you two were ready to get married. Love you both and happy marriage!”

 

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What's a Wishing Well?

well wishes for wedding

There's no greater joy in life for a parent than walking down memory lane seeing their children's growth over the years through pictures. Similarly, the bride's wedding album contains the most stunning photos of the bride and groom, their immediately families, and the wedding party. Aside from this formality, the most cherished moments occur during the reception, that wonderful gathering of friends from far and wide rejoicing in the joy that only a bride knows well. Years from now, their heartfelt sentiments will be lost if not written down for posterity. Guests are all too happy to write a heartfelt note, something truly personal and uplifting. You can ensure that your guests will have the opportunity to record their best wishes and wedding advice by providing well wishes cards and a wishing well to collect them. Choose from a wide selection of well wishes boxes and cards to encourage your guests and loved ones to tell you what they see for your future and what advice they can share with you in a special moment with their heartfelt thanks and love.

Finding the perfect wedding wish expression is important as a wedding guest. of time/space for the message, like when writing a note for wedding well wishes.

Well Wishes Boxes & Cards

well wishes for wedding

Do you hear the wedding bells?

Say congratulations with a beautiful message and some flowers to celebrate! Writing messages for wedding cards doesn’t have to be difficult! We collected over 40+ best example from a variety of messages – formal, informal, funny and much more.
Choose the one that suits your relationship with the couple the best and send it on a pretty wedding card.

40+ Messages for Wedding Cards

  1. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
  2. On your rollercoaster ride through life together, may you high five at all the right places and support each other through every twist and turn.
  3. With warmest wishes on your wedding day and always.
  4. Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.
  5. Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.
  6. We are so happy to celebrate your special day with you, what a wonderful addition to the family!
  7. You have shared so much love and laughter over your years together, and I know there will be many more joyful moments to come. I wish you all the happiness that you deserve for your married life together.
  8. May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.
  9. May the love you feel for each other today grow ever stronger and more fulfilling as the years go by.
  10. May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.
  11. There is no couple more deserving of a joyful and loving wedding day as you two.
  12. Congratulations on your wedding day and welcome to the family!
  13. All love stories are special, but yours is one of the most beautiful I’ve had the fortune to witness. I wish you love, laughter , and happiness for all your years ahead.
  14. May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.
  15. May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together.
  16. May you look back on today with fond memories of the start of a life filled with love and happiness.
  17. Thank you for letting us/me share in this joyful day. We/I wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful union.
  18. Today, we add one more member to our family and we couldn’t be happier. Congrats!
  19. Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!
  20. As I enjoy the free bubbly on your wedding day, I’ll raise a toast to two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
  21. Our marriage advice: Love, honor and… scrub the toilet. (Or fill in any other funny advice you have.)
  22. I can’t believe my best friend is getting married! I can’t think of anyone who deserves an awesome day more than you.
  23. The two of you literally shine with the love you share for each other. May that light gets ever brighter as the years go by.
  24. Love is all you need… stick with that crap and you’ll do great! (If this is appropriate given your relationship with the couple.)
  25. Treat marriage like a hockey game. No roughing!
  26. You’re an old ball and chain now! So happy for you two, I know you will have the best life together.
  27. Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!
  28. Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama.
  29. We love you, you beautiful people, congrats!
  30. Congratulations on your marriage, and welcome to the family!
  31. On your wedding day, you two became one. Does that mean I get two birthday presents from you every year?
  32. Congratulations! You bring my brother/sister so much happiness and I’m so happy to celebrate with you today.
  33. Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together
  34. We are/I am so happy to welcome a new family member. Best wishes to you both!
  35. I’ve always dreamt of having a sister and now I have one, I couldn’t be happier for both of us.
  36. We’re/I’m so happy [name] has found ‘the one.’ Welcome to the family!
  37. We could not be prouder of you now that you have embarked on a new journey with your beautiful wife/husband. May the future be bright!
  38. We’re delighted to share this day with you both.
  39. What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime.
  40. Congratulations, you two weirdos were made for each other!
  41. Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn’t be happier. Best wishes to you both.
  42. Woohoo, you got married! Wishing you two lovebirds a lifetime of Netflix binging.
  43. What a wonderful addition to our family. We’re/I’m so happy to share in your celebration. Congratulations!

sources:theknot.com, hitched.co.uk, youandyourwedding.co.uk

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