(Closed) Wishing well wording

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love the ones you have! Cute. 

Post # 4
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Where are you planning on using these poems?

Post # 5
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Missymalumba:  Do you live in an area where wishing wells are common?  For example, while they’re very common and acceptable in Austrailia apparently; they are considered rather rude throughout most of the US.

Post # 6
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it’s a cute poem but…

i’m not sure where you are planning to use this poem but i would find it to be a bit rude.  it is not appropriate to discuss or assume gifts or money with your guests.

Post # 7
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I guess if you are ok asking for money go ahead.  I always feel resentful when a couple request money. 


Post # 8
42 posts

I hate to say it but I think it is tacky.  Yes, the poems are cute, but asking for anything is tacky.  What if the guests were not planning on giving any gift.  This poem might make them think they HAVE to give something.  I say be happy with what you get.  Most gifts come with a return slip, so you could return the gift for money anyway.  Thats my two cents!



Post # 9
3265 posts
Sugar bee

Gussying up a request for cash in a cutesy poem doesn’t make the request less rude.

You should never request gifts, and to specify what gifts is even worse, IMO.

If you want cash, do not register, and tell people who ASK that you are saving for XXXXXXXX.  That will give them the hint.

Post # 10
11355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I honestly am not a fan of asking for cash in any form, and some, perhaps many, of your guests will find this request to be off-putting. 

If you need a few remaining household items, I would recommend just adding them to your registry (if you have one, or registering for these items if you have not already set up a registry.) You could then include your registry information as a link on your website.

It’s also quite acceptable to allow your parents and other close family members and friends to convey that you’re saving for certain items IF and when other guests ask them for gift suggestions for you and your Fiance.

Some guests will choose to give you cash, checks, and/or gift cards on their own, because they truly want to do so, not because you in any way asked them for these types of gifts.

Post # 11
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Asking for money is rude cute little poem or not.

I suggest dropping the poem and just have friends and family spread (by word of mouth) that you are saving for X,Y,and Z and you would perfer cash.

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