Whether to graciously accept gifts or politely request a wishing well, is a topic most couples discuss before sending out their wedding invitations. More often than not we see couples opting for a wishing well. This can mean receiving money to spend on the things you really love, want and need.

But what is the best way to request money on your wedding day?

Each week we read many wishing well requests, from simple one line sentences to longer rhyming verses. Asking for money can feel a little daunting or even a little impersonal. Thus we have put together a list of our 6 favourite ways to deliver your request. Meaning both you and your guests will feel comfortable with the wishing well arrangement.

1.  This wishing well kindly asks yet gently reassures your guests of your happiness in simply sharing your special day with them. 

Our two families have come together as one.
We really hope you can join in the fun.
A wishing well we thought would be great,
But only if you wish to participate.
A gift of money is placed in the well,
Then make a special wish, but do not tell!
Please do not be offended by our request,
As our day is complete having you as a guest.

2. A simple easy light hearted request is often best.
We made a commitment some time ago,
That together through life we were destined to go.
To save you looking, shopping and buying,
Here is an idea, we hope you’ll like trying!
Come to our wedding,to wish us both well,
And please make a donation, to our wishing well.

3. For the couple who's house is full of all they need this wishing well is ideal.

Soon you will hear our wedding bell,
As friends and family wish us well.
Our household thoughts are not brand new,
We have twice the things we need for two.
Since we have our share of dishes and bedding,
We're having instead a wishing well wedding.
But more important we ask of you,
Your prayers of love and blessings too!

4. A nice warm hearted gesture, this poem assures your guests any contribution is appreciated.

Many of our guests have inquired
For a gift idea to be inspired
Like many couples today
We have most things anyway
If you would oblige, it is our request
For an addition to our treasure chest
A gift of money you can afford
Is just what we need you can be assured

5. The tradition of gift giving can be hard to break! This wording is the perfect way to request a wishing well yet also reassure your guests you will be happy with a gift too!

If finding a gift is hard to do,
Perhaps our wishing well is for you.
A gift of money is placed in the well.
Then make a wish… but do not tell.
If, however, a gift you’d prefer to find.
Be assured we will not mind.

6. For those who would like their guests to participate with a sweet bird cage!

We love birds have it all
family, friends and love galore
If finding a gift is hard to do
then our bird cage is just for you
A gift of money is placed in the cage
which will help us along through our next stage
If it is however a gift you find
we're sure a place for it we'll find
But most importantly we request
that you join us as our guest