(Closed) Wishing well wording ~ please help :)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Are you looking for wording to put with the invitation? IMO the best way to let people know you don’t want boxed gifts is by word of mouth through your friends and family.


Post # 5
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would not put anything about a wishing well or gifts on your invites.  It implies that you expect gifts and makes you look greedy, plus, asking for money is rude.  Unless you live outside of the US – I hear they are acceptable in other countries.  In which case, I have no advice for you but wish you luck.

If you do live in the States, I would take PPs advice.  Don’t register for anything, or have a small one, and spread by word of mouth that you’d prefer cash.  When someone asks you where you are registered, you can say you aren’t registered but are saving up for X.  And not everyone has to know each other for this to work.  Your mom can spread the information for your side, his mom can do the same for his, and you and your Fiance can spread the word through your friends.  People will ask or they’ll figure out you want cash on their own.

Post # 7
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would make a wedding website (they’re free—weddingwire and the knot amonst others have them) and on the website they have a “registry” link…I’m putting down a simple line of “we are honored by your presence, not your presents, however if you feel like giving us a gift, we will be grateful for a contribution towards helping us save for _________.”  We will then set up a birdcage (instead of a well—-same thing, really) where the guests can place their cards.


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