Wishing wells are becoming a more common feature of modern weddings as a way for the couple to accept cash gifts instead of more traditional household wedding gifts.
This is often because married couples tend to co-habit now prior to their weddings, and often don’t need traditional household gifts that would have, in the past, furnished their new home.
So, how do you approach the wishing well as a bride? You want to make people happy about giving some money as a donation towards your future as a couple, something that does make some people feel a bit uncomfortable. One popular way to deal with the wishing well is to make people laugh or smile with a little poem that’s sent out either at the same time as the invitations or included as a placard on the ‘wishing well’. We like this idea, so we’ve put together some of our favourite wishing well poems, to inspire you.
1. Short and Simple
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. Giving Them Options
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.