There’s some wedding traditions that will never go away – like wearing something old and something new; something borrowed and something blue – but when it comes to providing gifts to the newly wedded couple, guests are no longer obliged to buy something from a gift registry. Now, it’s customary to offer gifts of money neatly dropped in a wishing well.
A wedding wishing well is a recent trend in the West, and a popular choice among young couples who already ‘have it all.’ The concept of a wishing well is for guests to contribute towards honeymoons or their home deposit.
Benefits of a wishing well
Utilising a wedding wishing well in lieu of traditional presents or a gift registry is practical for a lot of reasons. For one, the bride and groom can choose a practical gift that suits their taste and will match the decor in their home. Another benefit is that there’s no doubling up of gifts – you won’t receive two (or three) toasters from distant cousins. The money received will also be kept in a single spot and won’t get lost. Finally, your guests won’t waste their time traipsing around town trying to find the perfect gift for you.
Types of wishing wells designs
There is a whole collection of wedding wishing well designs that can seamlessly match the decor of your reception or theme of your big day. Forget the traditional wishing well style – you can choose anything from a birdcage to a hessian card sack with your names embroidered on the front. Beautifully decorated wooden boxes, suitcases, or even letterboxes have all made an appearance for a unique wedding wishing well
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