Registry and Wishing Well cards
As well as the invitation itself and the RSVP card, other accessory cards are often included. In this article we are going to look at cards which deal with gift suggestions.
Whether with a bridal registry card or wishing well card, couples want their guests to know the best and perhaps easiest way to give a gift. If you have set up a gift registry, a small card will often be provided with your occasion ID on it.
An alternative to a gift registry is a “Honeymoon registry” in which a travel agency will be nominated to organise a honeymoon fund. The card presents details of the person to contact at the travel agency and this is a simple way for the guests to make a monetary contribution to the couple’s honeymoon, rather than giving cash or a traditional gift.
In some cases, the couple will have a “Wishing Well” or something similar. This is very popular with couples who already have most of the household items they need. A Wishing Well card lets the guests know that there will be somewhere at the reception where they can place an envelope with money inside, in lieu of a gift-wrapped present.
Although couples often worry about wording this correctly, guests are almost always happy to comply with the request – it makes life easy and they know that their financial contribution is welcomed gratefully. The wording can be in the form of a little poem (just Google “Wishing Well wording” to see the variety), but some of these are rather contrived! It is advisable to suggest that if a guest prefers to give a traditional gift, it will be welcomed – in this way, you are making everyone comfortable with their choice and method of gift giving.
We have put together some suggestions of Wishing Well wording in a free package, with templates and other wording suggestions for many of the items you will need in the course of your wedding preparations – details to be released soon…