Many couples are now asking for money instead of wedding gifts. Often couples have lived together before marriage, or had their own houses set up, and are not in need of the more traditional wedding gifts. Also, it can make it easier for guests if they are not sure what to purchase for the couple.
Many couples wonder about how to ask for money politely. An easy and tasteful way of doing this, is by including a brief note or wishing well card in with your wedding invitations. We sell some small ready-made wishing well cards.
The wording on our wishing well cards is as follows:
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 placed in the 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!
And in return for your kindness, we're sure
That one day soon you will get what you wished for.
Alternatively, here are some wording ideas which you might choose to use on your invitations:
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.
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!!
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 setup 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.