Wishing Well Wording For Wedding (10 Examples & Templates)

No matter how big or small the wedding you are planning is, it will be expensive. There are so many factors and aspects to consider: catering, venue, rentals, transportation, and more. Therefore, it is only natural to be in need of money after everything is done.

However, asking for money — in any context — can be nerve-wracking and embarrassing. Couples can request monetary gifts at their wedding through a wishing well. Most of the time, they include a thoughtfully written note in their invitation suite about presents. 

Below are 10 examples of ideal wishing well wording for wedding invitations, followed by some things and tips to remember about this matter.

Wishing Well Wording for Wedding: 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 gives us a lot of joy. To lessen the stress of finding a gift, you can find our registry at [put your registry details 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’s destination].

wine glasses and letter box

5. [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.

6. 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.

7. [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.

8. 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.

money in an envelop

9. 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.

10. 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 is a great idea to include a card that states the availability of a wishing well. Doing so will avoid any confusion on the day of your wedding.

Likewise, a wishing well card will let your guest 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

Although it may seem like a subtle and harmless detail, there are many benefits to paying close attention to how you write your wishing well card:

  • It prevents your guests from feeling blindsided when they see a wishing well at the reception. Furthermore, it helps avoid confusion about what exactly is a wedding wishing well and what goes inside.
  • A properly written wishing well card clarifies what would be the best wedding gift to bring. You can state in the card that gifts overall are optional, but you will be accepting any monetary contributions.
  • The card lets your guests know where their gifts will be used. Are you using them for honeymoon funds, a down payment for your first home, or payment for wedding-related expenses?

Benefits of a Wedding Wishing Well

two envelops with money

Although often unstated, one benefit of a wishing well is that your guests can give any amount of money — including none. With a registry, they might feel obligated to purchase something that is 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 how many you receive, will be easier to bring home than dozens of boxes containing presents.

Additionally, you also do not have to worry about getting gifts you do not want, that do not fit your aesthetic, or that are duplicates.

Have a Themed Wishing Well

The wishing well at your reception does not have to look like a traditional well; there is plenty of inspiration available online that will set your wishing well apart.

For example, if you will ask for monetary contributions to buy your first home, consider going for a house-themed wishing well. It takes the shape of a typical house with a slot on the roof, through which your guests can drop their envelopes.

You can get as creative and witty as you want. If you have the time and resources to do so, consider DIY-ing your wishing well. It could be a fun team-building activity for you and your bridal party or bonding time with your nieces and nephews.

Additionally, you can create a station at the venue for your wishing well. You can order or DIY accompanying decorations, signs, and other ways to highlight the wishing well. 

Final Thoughts

It is worth noting that not all of your guests will feel comfortable or approve of a wishing well. On the one hand, this is your wedding; you do not have to play by their rules if you do not want to.

On the other hand, a properly worded and thoughtfully written card about a wedding wishing well will solve most — if not all — of your problems.

Just remember to remind your guests that they can give any amount they can spare or none at all if it is not within their means. You can also point to your registry in case they need any help choosing the right gift. Lastly, emphasize that their presence is the best present you can ask for.

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