Post # 1
So I have a bit of a dilemma. I really, really want to put out bathroom baskets for our guests, but there is a problem. The bathrooms are shared at our venue, and there will most likely be another event happening in the room next door that evening.
Do you think I should just scrap the idea? I guess if I put them in there, guests at the other event will most likely use the stuff in there as well…but do I really care about that? I still want my guests to have access to these items and not have to miss out just because there is another event happening…
Post # 3
@ChelseaBells: I’d say go for it if you wish. Ideally people will see your name, know it’s not for the event they’re attending and leave it alone. Most people would behave, but you never know what sort of people will be invited to the other event.
Post # 5
@ChelseaBells: I think you should still do it if, as you say, you’re okay with guests from the other event using the things you put int he basket.
Post # 6
@ChelseaBells: I think you could still do it but I’d put a nice little note in the basket to discourage items being stolen. I’d also not go too fancy with the products:)
Post # 7
I would still do it and maybe put a sign that says “The Smith Wedding” or something if you really wanted? It’s better to have something for the guests though!
Post # 8
My mom’s friend made bathroom baskets too, and there was an engagement party going on in the next room, and yes, they took everything.
I say do it anyway, but don’t go crazy and don’t spend a lot.
Post # 9
@ChelseaBells: If you honestly don’t care that people from the other event would use the stuff, go ahead. But people who are not your guests WILL use it, even if it is very very clear that it is from your wedding. Not only that, but they are far more likely to overuse it, since anyone seeing them wouldn’t know who to rat out.
Personally, there’s no way in hell I’d do it if it were a shared event because it would tick me off that people I didn’t know would use it. But maybe I’m more selfish than you 🙂
Post # 10
I’d scrap it. I’ve never been to a wedding that had specific bathroom baskets made and honesly think no one will miss them, it would just be one less thing to worry about.
Post # 11
I’d scrap it, not because the other guests will use it (and they 100% will), but because I think they are a huge waste of money.
No one will remember if you had mouth wash and bobby pins in the bathroom 2 days after the wedding. Its better bang for your buck to put that money towards food or drink for your guests, as that is what they typically remember the most.
Post # 12
i love the bathroom baskets. I’ve totally used the spray deoderant part way through the night when i’m feeling less than fresh 🙂 Bandaids for those highheel blisters are also key. People from the other event will totally use the stuff – I guess it depends on how much they’re going ot cost you and how much you care.