Four popular wishing well poems you can use

Wedding wishing wells are a great way to collect envelope-style gifts of money or vouchers on your wedding day, and guests can also use them to deliver messages and well wishes. However, not all guests will know what your wishing well is for, and wishing well poems are a good way to explain. Here are four popular wishing well poems you can use.

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It is considered rude to mention your wishing well on the actual wedding invitation itself but it is perfectly acceptable to include a small card with the invites to let people know there will be a wishing well at your reception.

One option is to print the following poem on a nice envelope designed to match the rest of your wedding stationery. Guests can deposit their gift into this envelope, write a wish on the front for your future, and place it in the wishing well.

To save you looking, shopping or buying
Here is an idea, we hope you like trying
Come to our wedding, to wish us both well
And bring this small sack, for our Wishing Well
Fill it with paper any colour will do
Gold is our favourite but silver is too.
Now that we have saved you, all that fuss
We hope you will come, and celebrate with us.

Here is another poem that works well when printed on a small card. You could have a picture of the wishing well on the other side of the card.

Now we are to be Mr and Mrs
We don’t need a wedding list full of dishes
We have two kettles, two toasters, and one microwave
Which all need a house for which we must save
If you would like to give us a gift,
Some cash or a voucher would give us a lift
At the wedding there’ll be a Wishing Well
Which will be filled with your love, we can tell.

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On the actual wedding day many couples display a sign near the wishing well, informing guests that gifts should be placed there in case they’re not sure what to do. You could use the same wording or poem as you did on your invitation cards, or you could come up with something different.

This brief poem is a favourite amongst newlyweds as it puts the emphasis on the wish rather than the money. Having postcards on which guests can write their wishes is a lovely way to show that you are concerned more about their love and support than receiving their gifts.

This wishing well is here today for all of you
To make a wish that you’d like to come true
A token for the couple would be welcomed too
Please make a wish before the day is through.

Finally this slightly longer poem is sure to make your guests smile, although you will need a fairly large sign to display it properly!

More than just kisses so far we’ve shared,
Our home has been made with love and care,
Most things we need we’ve already got,
And in our home we can’t fit a lot!
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 wish but shhh don’t tell!
Once we’ve replaced the old with the new,
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness, we’re sure,
That one day soon you will get what you wished for.
Please don’t be offended at this type of request,
As our day is complete having you as our guest.

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