Wishing Wells for Weddings

Wishing wells for weddings are a popular option for those who want to receive financial gifts from their guests, without the need to create a list of items for guests to choose from.

This enables guests to quickly make a contribution without having to choose a specific gift, which can often be a stressful experience.

Regular vs Online Wishing Wells for Weddings

Wishing wells are very popular for weddings but in recent years couples have been turning to online wishing wells instead of physical ones at the wedding reception for several very good reasons.






Combined gift registry & wishing well features

1. Security of the Wishing Well at the Wedding

Typically a physical wishing well will be placed somewhere at the wedding reception and throughout the evening guests can go and leave an envelope with money which the bride and groom will gleefully open the morning after.

Unfortunately there are no shortage of stories where funds have gone missing due to theft from impostors, and in some cases from the guests themselves.

This is the primary reason why people are turning to online wishing wells, because guests simply make their contribution with a credit card via their PC or smartphone, meaning that there is simply no possible way for anyone to get their hands on the money other than the bride and groom.

2. Online Wishing Wells for Weddings are more convenient

There are always those people who will forget to get some cash out at the ATM until the moment they're driving to the actual wedding, and some people forget altogether!

This means some guests end up trying to send cash through the mail after the wedding, or they may forget to do it altogether so the newlyweds miss out.

Using an online wishing well means those guests don't have to have a panic attack trying to find an ATM on their way to the wedding venue. They can just make a contribution from their mobile phone and focus on enjoy the celebrations.

We have literally heard stories of people during the wedding ceremony, or reception pulling out their phone and quickly making a contribution to the couples' online wishing well!

3. The best of both worlds without any disadvantages

Some couples contact us wanting to know if they can combine both a gift registry, and a wishing well for their wedding.

Using regular registry / wishing well services this would be highly problematic & expensive to do, but with My Gift Registry it can be done in about 10 seconds!

This is a great option if you have guests with a wide variety of ages attending your wedding.

Old guests will often feel more comfortable making a contribution when they know it's going towards a particular item.

Younger people are more likely to prioritise speed and convenience and will be happy to contribute towards your wishing well instead.

Either way though, you can easily provide guests with whichever option is best for them!

Should you use a free online wishing well?

A simple search for wedding wishing wells on Gumtree shows that prices can range anywhere from $50 to almost $300, and you still have to deal with all of the issues which go along with it!

Box style wishing well for weddings

Yes there are some which are cheaper than $50 to hire but they're not much more than a bedazzled tissue box.


Yes, you can hire this "wishing well" for your wedding from Gumtree for about $30. Just look at all the features it comes with!

On the other hand there are free online wishing wells out there which claim to offer a professional, reliable service without any cost whatsoever.


I guess they just enjoy handling large volumes of other people's money for fun?

Many people actually prefer our online wishing well option because it isn't free.

It's an important distinction to make, because if you're potentially trusting a service to collect several thousand dollars on your behalf, you want to make sure that the people behind the scenes are professionals.

Of course you can choose a free online wishing well, but the risk of something going wrong definitely increases.

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