Post # 1
For my bridal shower, I would like to have an animal rescue Wishing Well. I’ve already contacted a local shelter to find out what kinds of things they need (food, toys, bedding, etc.). After the shower, all the items that guests bring will be donated to the shelter.
How do I get this information out to my guests?
My Maid/Matron of Honor would really like to do a postcard invitation. Do you have any ideas on how to word this kind of request?
Post # 3
Is the wishing well to replace traditional bridal shower gifts?
Post # 4
Are you doing this in place of your bridal shower gifts, or more of an entrance fee type thing?
My thought would be to do it as an entrance “fee” type thing. Kind of like for a baby shower all guests are asked to give a door gift, which is normally a package of diapers or wipes.
You could do the same thing – package of toys, treats, food, w/e the case may be.
Post # 5
Most shelters or rescues have an online wish-list of items they need. Just word on whatever invite you send “In lieu of gifts, please consider a selection from WhateverRescue’s Wish List, found at https://wherever.com”
If you are going to request specific items of your guests, you really have to do it in lieu of gifts.
Post # 6
I don’t think this idea works for a bridal shower. I would just make your wedding favors a donation to the shelter. I don’t like wishing wells in general, but I think one for an animal shelter would be weird. I love animals, but I would not want to donate to this. I already give to a shelter for people, and some other organizations. It’s one thing for you to make a donation for people, it’s another for you to ask for one.
ETA: I think a postcard is hard to do, because I’ve always seen registry information given on a separate insert inside the envelope.
Post # 7
The plan is to do it like an “Entrance Fee” thing. Like at a baby shower where everyone brings a book.
Post # 8
It depends if you want to do this instead of gifts. Then you can do it in replace of wedding shower gifts or wedding gifts or both. You could put it on the invitation or on a separate piece of paper.