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Wishing Well & Wedding Wishing Well

(224 items)
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Digital Printing
Real Foil
Garden Window - Wishing Well

Garden Window
Wishing Well

by Amber B.
Garden Window - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
White Garden - Wishing Well

White Garden
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
White Garden - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Letterpress & Digital
Eucalyptus - Wishing Well

Eucalyptus
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Eucalyptus - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Clair De Lune - Wishing Well

Clair De Lune
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Clair De Lune - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Linear - Wishing Well

Linear
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Linear - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Black and White - Wishing Well

Black and White
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Black and White - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Rosey - Wishing Well

Rosey
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Rosey - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Flowering Gum - Wishing Well

Flowering Gum
Wishing Well

by Jarred T.
Flowering Gum - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Nouveau - Wishing Well

Nouveau
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Nouveau - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Delilah - Wishing Well

Delilah
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Delilah - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Sarulean - Wishing Well

Sarulean
Wishing Well

by Sarah M.
Sarulean - Wishing Well
Real Foil
The King Protea - Wishing Well

The King Protea
Wishing Well

by Breanna F.
The King Protea - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Adore - Wishing Well

Adore
Wishing Well

by Penelope E.
Adore - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Medinilla - Wishing Well

Medinilla
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Medinilla - Wishing Well
Metallic
Real Foil
Rosey - Wishing Well

Rosey
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Rosey - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Digital Printing
White Ink
Rose et Gris - Wishing Well

Rose et Gris
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Rose et Gris - Wishing Well
White Ink
Digital Printing
Verde - Wishing Well

Verde
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Verde - Wishing Well
Verde - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Modern Mode - Wishing Well

Modern Mode
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Modern Mode - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Delicate Lavender - Wishing Well

Delicate Lavender
Wishing Well

by Nicole C.
Delicate Lavender - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Melaleuca - Wishing Well

Melaleuca
Wishing Well

by Amber B.
Melaleuca - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Blue Contour - Wishing Well

Blue Contour
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Blue Contour - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Golden Butterfly - Wishing Well

Golden Butterfly
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Golden Butterfly - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Charcoal Rustic - Wishing Well

Charcoal Rustic
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Charcoal Rustic - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Luna - Wishing Well

Luna
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Luna - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Good Spring  - Wishing Well

Good Spring
Wishing Well

by Inggrid H.
Good Spring  - Wishing Well
Good Spring  - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Hydrangea - Wishing Well

Hydrangea
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Hydrangea - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well

Minimalist Black and White
Wishing Well

by Jesse I.
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Olive - Wishing Well

Olive
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Olive - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Rustic Garden - Wishing Well

Rustic Garden
Wishing Well

by Nadine W.
Rustic Garden - Wishing Well
Metallic
Real Foil
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well

Minimalist Black and White
Wishing Well

by Jesse I.
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Leif - Wishing Well

Leif
Wishing Well

by Anna D.
Leif - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Garden Estate - Wishing Well

Garden Estate
Wishing Well

by Haley J.
Garden Estate - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Stylistically Green - Wishing Well

Stylistically Green
Wishing Well

by Meha G.
Stylistically Green - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Tirumana Henna - Wishing Well

Tirumana Henna
Wishing Well

by Phabo R.
Tirumana Henna - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Linear - Wishing Well

Linear
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Linear - Wishing Well
one tree planted item banner
Digital Printing
On the Day - Wishing Well

On the Day
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
On the Day - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Raised Foil
Metallic
Garden Party - Wishing Well

Garden Party
Wishing Well

by Verena Ivy J.
Garden Party - Wishing Well
Garden Party - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Sleek border - Wishing Well

Sleek border
Wishing Well

by Nicole C.
Sleek border - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Pastel Script - Wishing Well

Pastel Script
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Pastel Script - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Minimal - Wishing Well

Minimal
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Minimal - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Milieu - Wishing Well

Milieu
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Milieu - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Modern Simplicity - Wishing Well

Modern Simplicity
Wishing Well

by Lisa P.
Modern Simplicity - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Digital Printing
Raised Foil
Diamond Love - Wishing Well

Diamond Love
Wishing Well

by Patrizia T.
Diamond Love - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Metallic
Flos Paradisi - Wishing Well

Flos Paradisi
Wishing Well

by Phabo R.
Flos Paradisi - Wishing Well
Flos Paradisi - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Digital Printing
Botanical Geo - Wishing Well

Botanical Geo
Wishing Well

by Heather P.
Botanical Geo - Wishing Well
Botanical Geo - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
A Bouquet - Wishing Well

A Bouquet
Wishing Well

by Inggrid H.
A Bouquet - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Australian Native Colour In - Wishing Well

Australian Native Colour In
Wishing Well

by Tameka W.
Australian Native Colour In - Wishing Well
Colour Stock + Foil
Rose Et Gris  - Wishing Well

Rose Et Gris
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Rose Et Gris  - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Letterpress & Digital
Blank Space - Wishing Well

Blank Space
Wishing Well

by Abigail P.
Blank Space - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Raised Foil
Leaf Wreath - Wishing Well

Leaf Wreath
Wishing Well

by Brynie L.
Leaf Wreath - Wishing Well
Real Foil
Eucalyptus Estate - Wishing Well

Eucalyptus Estate
Wishing Well

by Phabo R.
Eucalyptus Estate - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
Forest Walk - Wishing Well

Forest Walk
Wishing Well

by Amber B.
Forest Walk - Wishing Well
Digital Printing
White Ink
Sophia Kaplan - Wishing Well

Sophia Kaplan
Wishing Well

by Sophia K.
Sophia Kaplan - Wishing Well

Wishing Well & Wedding Wishing Well

(224 items)
Garden Window - Wishing Well
Amber B.
Digital Printing
Real Foil

Garden Window
Wishing Well

by Amber B.
Garden Window - Wishing Well
White Garden - Wishing Well
Amelia S.
Digital Printing

White Garden
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
White Garden - Wishing Well
Eucalyptus - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Digital Printing
Letterpress & Digital

Eucalyptus
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Eucalyptus - Wishing Well
Clair De Lune - Wishing Well
Stella M.
Digital Printing

Clair De Lune
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Clair De Lune - Wishing Well
Linear - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Digital Printing

Linear
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Linear - Wishing Well
Black and White - Wishing Well
Amelia S.
Digital Printing

Black and White
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Black and White - Wishing Well
Rosey - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Digital Printing

Rosey
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Rosey - Wishing Well
Flowering Gum - Wishing Well
Jarred T.
Digital Printing

Flowering Gum
Wishing Well

by Jarred T.
Flowering Gum - Wishing Well
Nouveau - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Digital Printing

Nouveau
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Nouveau - Wishing Well
Delilah - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Digital Printing

Delilah
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Delilah - Wishing Well
Sarulean - Wishing Well
Sarah M.
Digital Printing
Real Foil

Sarulean
Wishing Well

by Sarah M.
Sarulean - Wishing Well
The King Protea - Wishing Well
Breanna F.
Real Foil

The King Protea
Wishing Well

by Breanna F.
The King Protea - Wishing Well
Adore - Wishing Well
Penelope E.
Digital Printing

Adore
Wishing Well

by Penelope E.
Adore - Wishing Well
Medinilla - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Digital Printing

Medinilla
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Medinilla - Wishing Well
Rosey - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Metallic
Real Foil

Rosey
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Rosey - Wishing Well
Rose et Gris - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Real Foil
Digital Printing
White Ink

Rose et Gris
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Rose et Gris - Wishing Well
Verde - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
White Ink
Digital Printing

Verde
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Verde - Wishing Well
Verde - Wishing Well
Modern Mode - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Digital Printing

Modern Mode
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Modern Mode - Wishing Well
Delicate Lavender - Wishing Well
Nicole C.
Digital Printing

Delicate Lavender
Wishing Well

by Nicole C.
Delicate Lavender - Wishing Well
Melaleuca - Wishing Well
Amber B.
Digital Printing

Melaleuca
Wishing Well

by Amber B.
Melaleuca - Wishing Well
Blue Contour - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Digital Printing

Blue Contour
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Blue Contour - Wishing Well
Golden Butterfly - Wishing Well
Stella M.
Real Foil

Golden Butterfly
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Golden Butterfly - Wishing Well
Charcoal Rustic - Wishing Well
Amelia S.
Digital Printing

Charcoal Rustic
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Charcoal Rustic - Wishing Well
Luna - Wishing Well
Shab M.
Digital Printing
Real Foil

Luna
Wishing Well

by Shab M.
Luna - Wishing Well
Good Spring  - Wishing Well
Inggrid H.
Digital Printing

Good Spring
Wishing Well

by Inggrid H.
Good Spring  - Wishing Well
Good Spring  - Wishing Well
Hydrangea - Wishing Well
Stella M.
Digital Printing

Hydrangea
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Hydrangea - Wishing Well
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well
Jesse I.
Digital Printing

Minimalist Black and White
Wishing Well

by Jesse I.
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well
Olive - Wishing Well
Stella M.
Digital Printing

Olive
Wishing Well

by Stella M.
Olive - Wishing Well
Rustic Garden - Wishing Well
Nadine W.
Digital Printing

Rustic Garden
Wishing Well

by Nadine W.
Rustic Garden - Wishing Well
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well
Jesse I.
Metallic
Real Foil

Minimalist Black and White
Wishing Well

by Jesse I.
Minimalist Black and White - Wishing Well
Leif - Wishing Well
Anna D.
Digital Printing

Leif
Wishing Well

by Anna D.
Leif - Wishing Well
Garden Estate - Wishing Well
Haley J.
Real Foil

Garden Estate
Wishing Well

by Haley J.
Garden Estate - Wishing Well
Stylistically Green - Wishing Well
Meha G.
Digital Printing
Real Foil

Stylistically Green
Wishing Well

by Meha G.
Stylistically Green - Wishing Well
Tirumana Henna - Wishing Well
Phabo R.
Real Foil

Tirumana Henna
Wishing Well

by Phabo R.
Tirumana Henna - Wishing Well
Linear - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Digital Printing

Linear
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Linear - Wishing Well
New!
one tree planted item banner
On the Day - Wishing Well
Amelia S.
Digital Printing

On the Day
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
On the Day - Wishing Well
Garden Party - Wishing Well
Verena Ivy J.
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Raised Foil
Metallic

Garden Party
Wishing Well

by Verena Ivy J.
Garden Party - Wishing Well
Garden Party - Wishing Well
Sleek border - Wishing Well
Nicole C.
Digital Printing

Sleek border
Wishing Well

by Nicole C.
Sleek border - Wishing Well
Pastel Script - Wishing Well
Amelia S.
Digital Printing

Pastel Script
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Pastel Script - Wishing Well
Minimal - Wishing Well
Amelia S.
Digital Printing

Minimal
Wishing Well

by Amelia S.
Minimal - Wishing Well
Milieu - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Real Foil

Milieu
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Milieu - Wishing Well
Modern Simplicity - Wishing Well
Lisa P.
Real Foil

Modern Simplicity
Wishing Well

by Lisa P.
Modern Simplicity - Wishing Well
Diamond Love - Wishing Well
Patrizia T.
Real Foil
Digital Printing
Raised Foil

Diamond Love
Wishing Well

by Patrizia T.
Diamond Love - Wishing Well
Flos Paradisi - Wishing Well
Phabo R.
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Metallic

Flos Paradisi
Wishing Well

by Phabo R.
Flos Paradisi - Wishing Well
Flos Paradisi - Wishing Well
Botanical Geo - Wishing Well
Heather P.
Real Foil
Digital Printing

Botanical Geo
Wishing Well

by Heather P.
Botanical Geo - Wishing Well
Botanical Geo - Wishing Well
A Bouquet - Wishing Well
Inggrid H.
Digital Printing

A Bouquet
Wishing Well

by Inggrid H.
A Bouquet - Wishing Well
Australian Native Colour In - Wishing Well
Tameka W.
Digital Printing

Australian Native Colour In
Wishing Well

by Tameka W.
Australian Native Colour In - Wishing Well
Rose Et Gris  - Wishing Well
Jamie L.
Colour Stock + Foil

Rose Et Gris
Wishing Well

by Jamie L.
Rose Et Gris  - Wishing Well
New!
Blank Space - Wishing Well
Abigail P.
Digital Printing
Letterpress & Digital

Blank Space
Wishing Well

by Abigail P.
Blank Space - Wishing Well
Leaf Wreath - Wishing Well
Brynie L.
Digital Printing
Real Foil
Raised Foil

Leaf Wreath
Wishing Well

by Brynie L.
Leaf Wreath - Wishing Well
Eucalyptus Estate - Wishing Well
Phabo R.
Real Foil

Eucalyptus Estate
Wishing Well

by Phabo R.
Eucalyptus Estate - Wishing Well
Forest Walk - Wishing Well
Amber B.
Digital Printing

Forest Walk
Wishing Well

by Amber B.
Forest Walk - Wishing Well
Sophia Kaplan - Wishing Well
Sophia K.
Digital Printing
White Ink

Sophia Kaplan
Wishing Well

by Sophia K.
Sophia Kaplan - Wishing Well

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Wishing Well & Wedding Wishing Well

Whether you're asking for monetary contributions to put towards a trip, donating to a charity, or have set up a gift registry, wishing well wedding cards are a nice way to guide your guests on gift giving.

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 The wedding wishing well, or giving card, is a part of your wedding invitation suite that is used to communicate any specific preferences in regards to wedding gifts. Usually this means you are having a ‘wishing well’ (would prefer money rather than tangible gifts), have registered with a specific store or website, or would like your guests to contribute to a charity in lieu of gifts. 

 Is it really okay to ask for money or specific gifts?

Traditionally it was considered rude for a bride and groom to indicate any preferences regarding gifts, but times are changing rapidly. In 1976 just 16% of people lived with their spouse before marriage, while the current figure is at 81% and continuing to rise, so most couples today will already have many of the things traditionally given as gifts. Guests don’t want to spend their money on something that the couple already has or something that they may not like, and many people will expect some guidance on this.

Of course, in many cultures giving money was always the norm. At traditional Jewish weddings it’s common to give money in multiples of 18, while at a Hindu or Buddhist wedding money amounts ending in ‘1’ are preferred, usually delivered in a traditional decorative envelope. Traditional Chinese weddings call for cash in a lucky red envelope, at Italian weddings guests fill the bride’s borse with cash, and of course at super traditional Greek weddings guests pin cash to the bride’s dress.

The wedding wishing well, or money tree, emerged as a fun way for guests at weddings that weren’t culturally traditional to give money instead of gifts. To make the couple’s wishes come true, so to speak. Some people take this quite literally and have a small wedding wishing well set up on the gift table to collect envelopes, cash and gift cards. Others will use a basket, suitcase, letterbox or something else entirely. You don’t have to have anywhere specific set aside in this way, of course, but it will help prevent any from going walkabout or slipping behind the table or under the tablecloth.

 

What is a wishing well card?

The wedding wishing well card is a separate card included in your wedding invitation package, which provides details about arrangements you have made for presents. This is where you can let guests know if you have a wedding registry, a preference for cash, or would prefer donations made to a charity in lieu of gifts. Of course, if you have no specific requests, this card is not necessary.

The wedding wishing well card came about because etiquette says gift details are never to be written on the wedding invitation itself, yet guests wanted to know what the bride and groom would prefer before they spent their hard-earned money on a gift. Instead of fielding questions from hundreds of people individually, it made sense to include this information with the invitation.

 

How do I ask?

There are a few key guidelines to follow when wording your wedding wishing well card:

  • Whatever your preference, make it clear it is an option only. You are providing guests with a suggestion, not making a demand. You may have a registry or prefer cash, but you should be careful to word this in a way that makes clear you’re not expecting anything. Remember, you are requesting your guests’ presence at your wedding: a gift is an extra bonus. Specifying your preference is supposed to make it easier for your guests, not cause problems for them!

  • If requesting cash, indicate what you will put money towards. People like to visualize how you will use their contribution. They don’t want to give you money and have it wasted. You don’t have to go into specifics here, but mention that you will be putting it towards your honeymoon / a house / a dishwasher or anything else. This helps a cash gift feel more tangible and satisfying for the person giving.

  • Be clear and honest. It has been trendy to use cutesy rhymes or poems on the wedding wishing well, largely to combat the awkwardness of asking for money. While there’s nothing wrong with these wedding invitation poems if you like them, don’t feel you have to take this approach. As long as you are polite, don’t fear being direct and honest.

  • If requesting donations to a charity in lieu of gifts it can be nice to indicate why you have chosen that specific charity. Perhaps you lost a loved one to cancer and want your guests to donate to research, or you and your partner both love animals and want to support the RSPCA. Feel free to let your guests know why this cause is important to you!

 

The wedding wishing well - Suggestions of wording

Keep it simple! Feel free to borrow from the following:

For those who wish to bring a gift, we have registered with Myer to make it easy for you to find something we need.

In lieu of gifts, we would appreciate donations to The Cancer Councilin memory of our beloved grandparents.

Your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift we could ask for but if you would also like to bring a gift, a contribution towards our honeymoon would be much appreciated.

If you wish to give a gift,we would appreciate any contributions to our savings for our dream home.

We have all the material things we could ever need and ask that a donation be made to those less fortunate in lieu of any gifts. Donations can be made to the Salvation Army, or to any charity of your choice.

We are lucky to already have most things we need for our home. In lieu of gifts, we would love a small contribution to our honeymoon fund so we can have the experience of a lifetime in Bali.

A wishing well will be available to allow guests to contribute towards the purchase of a new washing machine. Practical, but greatly appreciated!

Cassie has worked at World Vision for the past three years and is leaving her job as we move to start our life together. Donations to support the projects she has invested so much time in would be deeply appreciated.

 

Alternatives to a wedding wishing well

If you like surprises or find it distasteful to mention gifts before being directly asked, it is perfectly acceptable to leave this card out of your wedding invitation package. Just make sure you’re prepared to field a lot of questions from guests who are used to being given some guidance on these things! If you go the word-of-mouth route to let people know your preferences, make sure your bridal party and immediate family are well informed of your wishes so they can offer helpful suggestions to guests when they are asked.

Another option is to include details of your gift preferences on your wedding website, and just ensure the link to this is included somewhere in the wedding invitation package. Guests are likely to turn to the website for any information they need and this keeps it out of the official invitation, which honours traditional etiquette.

 

 

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