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Warchild1990
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Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:24 pm

Hi girls,
Im just wondering how much you can expect to pay for a nice wishing well?
I live in WA and am thinking of making my own. Please see the photos of one I made recently for a friend.
This cost me about $200 to make but I'd like to know if anyone knows any that are cheaper?
Thanks gals!
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:28 pm

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... .711563125

Sorry Im having trouble with the pics!
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 pm

I have seen new ones available to buy for $130 - $150, so I'd say yours would have to be pretty special for $200 in my opinion, but then again, I'm not fond of wishing wells that actually look like wells either! :lol: I know some people love them though.

We had a lantern for our wedding cards which worked really well for us, and was only $30 with a few modifications from DH.
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:21 am

We hired ours through our venue, from memory it was approx $30 for the weekend. Alot cheaper and I wouldnt know where to put at the end.
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 am

Bride Bec wrote:
We hired ours through our venue, from memory it was approx $30 for the weekend. Alot cheaper and I wouldnt know where to put at the end.


we are hiring as well- ours is costing $30 to hire as well and looks like a white wooden box rather than a wishing well. The florist is decorating it with flowers as well.
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:55 pm

Found one for $20 at a car boot sale.

It's actually designed to go in the garden as a pot, however with a couple of coats of white paint (which we have left over from another project) and a lid made from plywood (another left-over!)...all it's costing us is elbow grease!

We were not even looking for one there when we spotted it, so we were over the moon to find it!
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:25 pm

We hired one for the night for $50. Was so much easier as they delivered it direct to our venue and then we didn't have to worry about storing a wishing well that probably wouldnt' get used again anyway.
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:32 pm

We're hiring fo $35 for the night from the same people doing our backdrops and fairy lights :) SO much easier, and she'll be putting some ribbons/flowers on it too.
 
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Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:55 pm

We're doing a DIY wishing well...I'm thinking of using a wooden planter box & making a slotted lid for it ('distress" painted off-white & decorated with shells, to go with our beach theme)...

Then we can use the box to put plants in afterwards!
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:35 pm

i got mine on eBay for about $50. it was brand new (made by the seller) but the seller i got it from is no longer registered. it looked like this though (different seller)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WEDDING-WISHING-WELL-DONATION-BOX-BIRTHDAY-CHRISTENING-/330588419334?pt=AU_WeddingSupplies&hash=item4cf89af506

we painted it white and added ribbon in our wedding colours around the base
 
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Re: Wishing Wells! How much is too much?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:13 pm

I used a compnany called "Where Your Fairytale Begins"
They had a great range of wishing wells, vintage bird cages and present stacks (looks like a present, but are hollow to store cards)
We originally wanted a well, but loved their bird cages so much so we chose a cage instead.
Great prices, friendly service and hassle free!
I found them on facebook..
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Where-You ... 7421855991
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