Wedding Invitations and Stationery Australia How To: Wedding Wishing Well Etiquette
This is an interesting article written for wedding wishing well etiquette.
There are a few rules you should keep in mind when wording your wedding wishing well and where you include it on your wedding invitation and stationery.
It has been my experience that people are either quite against the wedding wishing well, or are accepting of its purpose in modern weddings. Here are a few tips to consider if you are having a wedding wishing well:
• Don't ever attach the wedding wishing well to your invitation, it must be a separate card
• Don't use your wedding wishing well proceeds to pay for the bar tab or other wedding expenses. Guests would rather pay for their own drinks or meal than believe the money for your future or honeymoon has instead been spent on your wedding
• You cannot force people to participate. Wedding guests will make up their own mind if they will make a monetary contribution or purchase a gift.
The wording of the wedding wishing well can be quite tricky after all there is no easy way to ask for money! Try a rhyme, poem or quirky saying. The wedding wishing well message should not be too long, nor too short, to blunt or cheeky! Below are a couple of examples of wedding wishing well wording:
Because at first we lived in sin,
we've got the sheets and a rubbish bin.
A gift from you would be swell,
but we'd prefer a donation to our wishing well!
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 you,
for your prayers of love and blessing too!
Another idea if you're having a wedding wishing well, is to set up a honeymoon account either with your bank or at your travel agent. In this instance, guests can simply direct deposit into your bank account or call your travel agent and make a contribution to your honeymoon travel plans.
For more wedding wishing well etiquette ideas, visit www.preciouspapers.com.au
Precious Papers has published a number of inexpensive and helpful booklets on this topic. Please see the catalogue under accessories then click on booklets.
16th June, 2008