How do you ask for money as a wedding gift? Most couples nowadays prefer to be given money as a wedding gift so it can go towards a home, honeymoon or their future together.
A great way to ask your guests for money as a wedding gift is by having a wishing well at your reception venue. You can include a small note or poem with your wedding invitations to let your guests know that you will be having a wishing well.
Here are some sample wishing well poems below:
If you were thinking of giving a gift
to help us on our way,
A gift of cash towards our honeymoon
would really make our day.
However, if you prefer to purchase a gift,
feel free to surprise us in your own way.
The tradition of the wishing well
used on the wedding day,
is here both for your money gifts
and for what you would like to say.
So please drop in a token of love
for this special Groom & Bride,
as they live their life side by side.
Celebrating with you is all we ask,
with a day full of love and laughs.
If you would like to bring a gift,
we hope this option proves a hit.
A wishing well we thought would be great,
but only if you want to participate.
Your presence at our wedding is present enough,
so don’t worry about what to buy as we have plenty of stuff!
however, if you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way
a gift towards our honeymoon would really make our day.
Soon you will hear our wedding bell,
As friends and family wish us well
Our house hold 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
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.
A gift of money is placed in the well,
then make a wish but do not tell,
cause as the well’s tradition goes,
your wishes will come true you know!
We’ve collected most things over the years
from household appliances to linen and holiday souvenirs
With everyone travelling from afar
it may be hard to fit a present in the car
Our wish is only to see you on the day
celebrating in your own special way
But if you still wish to give a gift
we’d love you giving our honeymoon fund a little lift
Place your gift in an envelope
and wish for all your dreams and hopes