(Closed) Where can u get a PRETTY/NICE wedding wishing well? DIY & shower registry

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

There’s really not a polite way to ask for money.  If you don’t want tangible gifts, the best thing to do is just not register, and people will get the hint.  If anyone does ask you directly, you can say something like “oh you don’t have to worry about a gift, we just want you to share our day with us… but if you do want to get us something, we are trying to save up for a new refrigerator (or honeymoon, or some other big purchase) so money would probably be most helpful to us.”  Otherwise, just let the information spread naturally by word of mouth.

Most people do have a card box of some sort at their wedding, so you can probably use the well for that function, but I would avoid calling it a “wishing well” to your guests… I’ve seen little wood ones at craft fairs that you could probably paint and dress up to look like you like- or you could look at a home improvement store.  Probably your best bet is to convert something that’s made for a lawn rather than looking for wells specifically marked to wedding.

As to the shower- you don’t have to have one if you don’t want anything.  Or if you do have one, specifically make it a “lingerie shower”.  I would always assume showers were for kitchen and household goods unless I was told otherwise, so I would be confused if I got a shower invite and the bride didn’t have a registry.  You can do the photo thing, but I don’t know that many people would take advantage of it to be honest, since they’ll probably have never seen something like that before and would prefer to bring a boxed gift to a shower.

Post # 5
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh, I’m all about having a secure card box, I didn’t mean to imply that you shouldn’t have one.  I actually think the well is a cute idea.  I was trying to say that there’s a difference between having a place for people to deposit their cards once they get to the reception, and specifically asking for money.

Post # 6
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Here are a couple I found on Etsy – you could buy as-is and paint them how you want, or you could contact the sellers and see if they might personalize them, perhaps with your names or initials or something.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/28008343/natural-cedar-wedding-wishing-well-card/

http://www.etsy.com/listing/28031447/satin-white-wedding-wishing-well-gift/

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44244435/solid-wood-wishing-well/

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