(Closed) Bathroom Basket in Public Park = Bad idea?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Bathroom baskets in public bathrooms?
    Yay! Bring on the baskets : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Nay, park visitors will take and guests will be sad. : (12 votes)
    80 %
    Other, I am an independent spirit! : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really wouldn’t chance it. It’d only take one person who went in there and pick up the whole basket on their way out for your efforts to be wasted. 

    Post # 4
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had bathroom baskets in a public garden.  Now… the bathrooms/gift shop were open to the public until 5pm.  Our wedding was from 4-9pm.  I don’t think many public people came in although if they wanted we couldnt stop them.  I went to the bathroom a couple times during the evening and there was still plenty of stuff.  All our guests thought they were a big hit!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We’re going through our park bathrooms and sweeping them out, making sure they have TP and paper towels the day before, and putting some bottles of hand soap and hand sanitizer in the day of, but that’s it.  I think you can still try putting out bathroom baskets, as long as you don’t mind if you don’t get any of the stuff back (including the basket).  Sure, someone might take them, but they might not.  And even if they do, it’s not like they were 100% necessary in the first place.  Plus, even if they do get stolen, it probably wouldn’t be right away, so your guests would get to use them for a few hours at least.  If you really love the idea, I say go for it.  If you were on the fence already, then don’t bother.

    Post # 6
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    A friend of mine got married at probably the nicest hotel in Toronto. The washrooms were just outside the reception ballroom, so they were open to the public for all intensive purposes. By the time I got to the bathroom, the baskets had been ransacked by members of the public, not the guests of the wedding (the reception had pretty much only been going for about an hour). I felt awful for my friend, I could tell she had put a lot of work in them. I’m not sure if she put a sign on them if it would have helped or not.

    Personally, our venue is open to the public until 5pm, and our ceremony is starting at 5pm. I’m putting bathroom baskets out, but I’m going to try to get them out there as close to 5pm (or just there after) as I can to minimize “public time”. I got everything from the dollar store, so it’s not a huge deal if they get ransacked, but I do hope my guests get a chance to enjoy them!

    Post # 8
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    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t spend the money to give strangers the chance to use those items when they are clearly not invited. Being at a public park, that is the risk you take. If you were at a private venue by yourselves, the bathroom baskets might make more sense.

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