are wishing wells the norm now? or still gifts?

Question Asked: 7/09/2017 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Lovestruck Invitations

Australia Wide

(21) Posted: 13/09/2017

Yes I would say that Wishing Wells do seem to be the most popular appraoch for gifts these days with modern-day couples. As expressed by the other suppliers, there is no right or wrong. Personally I think that online gift registries are a great comprimise whereby you can stipulate some physical gifts that you really need/desire as well as leave it open for donations into a 'honeymoon' or 'renovation' fund!

We've written an interesting blog about online gift registries

All the best!

Saffron from Lovestruck Invitations

Weddings by Mint

Perth and Surrounds

(5) Posted: 12/09/2017


I think whilst wishing wells have become popular, gifts are still quite acceptable also.

Wishing Wells are particularly suited if you perhaps already have a household full of things and don't need duplicate cutlery etc. It's also a benefit to guests because they do not have to try and think of a suitable gift for you and hubby, so the wishing well offers an alternative option for those struggling with gift ideas.  A wishing well enables them to provide a gift to you both easily and is a benefit for you and hubby as you can then put the money gifted towards something you both require - whether it be household items or towards your honeymoon!

Even with a wishing well, you will find there are some guests who will still buy a present and bring to the reception. 

Good luck for your special day and if you have any other questions I am happy to help! :)

Kind Regards,

Cat x

Lava Stationery

Australia Wide

(50) Posted: 12/09/2017

Hi there! 

Modern brides and grooms seem to opt for wishing wells as opposed to gift registries. However it's entirely up to you as to what will suit your needs. They do seem to be the norm now, but there's nothing wrong with gift registries or other options such as asking for charity donations in lieu of gifts.

It's your day so make it whatever you like :)

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!


Lava @LavaStationery

(0) Posted: 12/09/2017

You can do either :) from my experience wishing wells are more popular these days. But you can still do the traditional gifts. Its entirely up to you and your partner x If you need wishing wells done feel free to contact me as we can do a variety of different wishing well designs and poems for you if you decide to do so xxx

Arrange it for You

North West Suburbs of Melbourne (and beyond by email and phone)

(1) Posted: 12/09/2017

HI there!

To go with the trend or not go with the trend? Yes it is true that a lot of couples are going down the wishing well path. Really it comes down to what your own preference is.

Personally, as a guest, I prefer to be remembered for a gift, not an amount. Most wishing well poems sound rude and I tend to actually work with the personality of the bride and groom as well as inspiration from google to create a poem that doesn't scream "we don't want your crappy gift, give us your hard earned dough instead".

If it is furniture that you need, set up a registry with your favourite store. Or ask for vouchers so that the guests know what the money will be used for. Even better, give them a choice... some well worded card saying something along the lines of
"We desperately need to furnish our home with xxxx however, if you wish to honour us with a gift, we have set up a gift registry with Myer".

I hope I've been a little bit of help to you. Please don't hesitate to send me an email or give me a call as I have more ideas that I may be able to help you with!

Good Luck with it all!


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