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How much did you get?

1. under $500
12 (7%)
2. $1000 - $2000
27 (15%)
3. $2000 - $3000
35 (19%)
4. $3000 - $4000
33 (18%)
5. $5000 - $6000
21 (12%)
6. $6000 - $7000
14 (8%)
7. $7000 - $8000
6 (3%)
8. $8000+
34 (19%)
 
Total votes: 182
 
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What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:16 pm

This is just a general thread....knowing that everyone has different feelings and perceptions about wishing wells and how much to give :mrgreen:

We are having a wishing well because we have lived together for years, and don't need stuff, but will use the money on our honeymoon instead (and baby savings).

So my question is, how many guests did you have and how much did you end up with?

Thanks, CB :D
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well?

Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:33 pm

Hi

I remember wondering about this before our wedding also, but there really are so many variances.

We had 90 guests, and received $5600 - a lot more than we were expecting! Individual amounts varied from $50 for a group of 3 guests (work friends, not close friends so we weren't expecting anything), up to $400 from a couple, and $1000 from one of our parents.

Hope that helps a bit..
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well?

Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:35 pm

I would suggest you do a poll as some may want to keep it confidential.
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:08 pm

^^ There we go :)
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:15 pm

I haven't had my wedding yet but so far I've received $200 :P
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:28 pm

That's a good start DYP :wink:
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:26 pm

Interesting question. There are so so so many variables that makes me wonder what the point of this thread is but im happy to give an answer.

We had a destination wedding in far nth qld (us and guests all from nsw sth of sydney) and had a wishing well for those that felt inclined to give a little something even though we didnt expect anything due to the cost involved in just to attend our wedding and we much preferred our guests just to be there to share our day with us which is pretty much what we got. I was a little disappointed at not even getting a card from most including adult siblings and our parents.

As for the money - with 20 guests (almost all couples) we got less than $500 (includes cash and vouchers). We did get a couple of gifts too and actually got more from people who didnt even attend the wedding then those that were there. The majority of guests didnt give us anything at all. My mum also gave us $1000 but that was more of a contribution towards the wedding and she wanted us to use it to pay for the wedding. None of our family or friends have much money so we didnt even expect to get that much. It was also influenced by the fact that we got pretty decent cash/voucher contributions and gifts for our engagement party.
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:00 pm

I'm not married but i know someone who invited 100 ppl and they got over $10,000 just in cash. Basically enough for their first home deposit!
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:08 pm

I voted on behalf of a friend. She had 85 guests and without the amount I gave her she got less than $500! She was upset about it too.
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:44 pm

not me but when i used to work as a teller a couple of years ago i had to count $23K in cash which was the wishing well proceeds from a wedding. the couple were both of european background and had about 200 guests

seriously it was a lot of cash and it was 'normal' according to the bride 8O
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:02 am

Definitely a lot of variables in this one & yes different cultures give different amounts so here's ours:

$2500 - $3000
85 people
No cultural influences
We had said please give us a gift if you find something you'd like to give otherwise we will be having a wishing well
Got gifts from some families (esp the ones that can't afford a lot) - about 5-8
2/3 of our guests travelled & paid for accomm to be at our wedding
Parents: DH's parents bought us a Dyson (YAY) & My parents gave us money to buy a new Tv cabinet & coffee table (which I haven't included in my amount)
My brother: Gave us $1000 8O towards our honeymoon, which we not expecting & I also haven't included in the above amount.

Hope that helps.
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:32 pm

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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:44 pm

We had 100 guests and got around $2,500 from what I can remember. Only 2 people got us gifts. As bad as this sounds, I was actually a little surprised as that's around $25pp. I was thinking we would receive closer to $4000... But hey - I wasn't getting married for the money!!! :D
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:54 pm

We had a wishing well that guests were informed about when invites were sent out however also indicated that a gift would also be appropriate.

We were extremely lucky and with 83 guests received $6500 plus a wishing well contribution from my parents of $2000 that we were not expecting at all 8O so all up we received $8500.
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:25 pm

Your poll doesn't have an option for me (between 500 and 1000).

We had 85 guests (105 invited). We didn't have a wishing well, we had 2 gift registries plus a charity people could donate to. We received about $700 in cash and $900 in vouchers (mostly DJs, I think bc that's where our registry was).
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:38 pm

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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:03 pm

We didnt have a wishing well as such but we have lived together for years so most people gave us money.

We had 97 guests and we received $7750.00 in cash plus presents. We also received $15,000.00 from our parents (plus some gifts) & a couple of grand from grandparents

So all up around $24,750.00
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:59 pm

We had 55 guests and got just over $800. Alot of our guest gave us nothing it wasn't the lack of money I just really wanted nice cards :(
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Sat May 01, 2010 6:09 am

We have an online registry, which can be gifts, money for honeymoon or just money to go towards your house. Plus you can swap every single gift you receive for money but without the guests knowing, so they think they are still buying you gifts rather then just money. So far we have $3,000 for 30 guests, having invited 90. But its not the money, I just love reading all of their little notes/quotes when they purchase the gift, it makes me smile :D
 
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Re: What did you get from your wishing well? *poll added*

Thu May 13, 2010 9:26 pm

good topic, i have always been curious....
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