Response: Wishing wells are extremely controversial and can offend many of your guests. No mention of them should occur in the wedding invitation, just as you do not include registry information or ask for gifts of money. You can verbally tell people when they inquire that you dont need gifts but you will have a wishing well available if they would like to use it. If they choose not to donate, and many people wont, that is their option.
Be sure that you place the wishing well in a secure area at the reception where someone can keep an eye on it because of the high incidence of theft associated with them. You dont know who the catering staff and others working at the wedding might be. Also, if your reception is being held in a hotel or another public building, it is easy for someone to slip in without drawing attention.
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