(Closed) Wishing well, I wondered if instead of inserting the poem into the invitation…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you want money, just don’t have a registry.  Having a poem asking for money will just make me want to buy you a terrible gift.  It doesn’t matter if it is on the website or on the invitation.

Post # 4
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sarah_D:  I’m assuming this is a wedding taking place outside the US? A place where including info on registries/wishing wells is common and accepted? If so, then I think your plan is fine (since everyone is expecting to probably be doing a wishing well anyway)

Post # 6
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Generally wishing wells, poems and any mention of gifts at all is seen as very poor etiquette in the US and definitely on this site. But if it’s common where you live, go for it!

Post # 7
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wanted to include a wishing well poem also in our invitations, but i just think it is plain rude to do so. I live in Australia and yes wishing wells are common here. I just can’t bring it to myself to tell people to give us money. 

I have been to a wedding where they did include it on their invitation, it was a theme wedding (country western) they worded it well but i still found it offensive. I gave them a gift of only $50. 


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