Post # 1
So I am going to a shower on Saturday, and the bottom of the invite says:
“An item for the Wishing Well will start their life off right,
Gadgets, utensils, paper towels will make their kitchen bright!!!”
I have never heard of a wishing well as being separate from the gifts on the registry (and I assume it is separate because the registry information is also listed in a separate paragraph area). I asked another friend, and she said she bought “two utensils and two bodywashes.” Would it be rude if I just take a card and skip the wishing well? I already sent a gift from their registry.
Post # 3
I’ve been to a shower with a wishing well before and I didn’t bring anything for it. They wanted us to bring like canned goods and other kitchen items for the bride and groom. Frankly, I didn’t really like the idea of it. I think people should be able to provide that for themselves. A shower gift from their registry is more than enough.
Post # 4
Yes, I’ve seen these before. It is supposed to be something small for the kitchen -think a spatula, a mixing spoon or a whisk. At least at the ones I’ve seen, no one is expecting you to pay loads of money on this (5-10 max). Also, I attached a recipe I liked to the items I put in the Well. But bottom line, no one is crossing your name off a list to see what you put in the Wishing Well, so if you don’t want to, I’d say don’t.
Have fun at the Shower!
Post # 5
Yes, this is definitely big in my hometown. If you don’t feel like going out and getting a kitchen gadget for the wishing well, you can always give the bride one of your favorite recipes! Otherwise, usually they’re for the smaller things that someone wouldn’t normally pick up like a spatula or a whisk…like everyone above mentioned.
Post # 6
This is big where I’m from too. At the last shower I went to, I actually bought a gadget off of her registry (it was like $5) In fact, for this reason I registered for inexpensive gadgets because I figured my mom/sister will prob have a wishing well.
Post # 7
She registered for tons of little gadgety things, but I already bought something else, and that stuff is mostly completed already. I can’t see the point in buying a random cheap gadget when I know she’ll be getting the stuff from the registry.
They did also include blank recipe cards and another rhyme about helping the couple out at mealtime, so I will be doing a recipe, too. I do think that is cute.
Post # 8
I like that idea! I usually give a special jar of Wassle. Can’t buy it in stores, and giving the recipe isn’t as fun. Plus I like to dress up the jar!
Post # 9
I usually do the recipe card and drop in some of the non perisable ingredint in the recipe. But you shouldn’t feel obligated to put any thing in.
Post # 10
This is popular where I come from too. We had one at mine and there’s been one at every one
I’ve been to.