Reception Bathroom Basket list

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hmm, I just wanted to say that some of that stuff seems impractical. Don’t get me wrong.. I love the idea and I’m doing a very small ones.. but some things just aren’t needed.. like razors. I don’t think anyone would decide suddenly to save during your reception.. maybe I’m wrong though.

Sunblock might not be needed if your reception is indoors?

Shoe shine, also probably not needed.

Everything else looks great.. I originally came in here to say to get spray deodorant instead of stick, but I see you have it already.

 

 

 

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh, and some maybe bandaids or those heel bandaids for blisters from heels? Or other first aid type of stuff.

Post # 5
Member
11717 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree that razors and shoe shine polish are probably a waste of space and money. Unless you’re having an outdoor wedding in the afternoon, I think sunblock is also silly.

Post # 6
Member
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

@Seafoamsarah:  I am bolding all the things that are truly unnecessary.  I am a 2 time bride and 4 time MOB and it isn’t your job to worry about most of this.

Baskets for his/her wedding essentials:

BREATH
Mints
Mini toothbrush w paste or wipes 
Gum 
Floss / tooth picks.
Mouth wash. + mini cups 
 
NOT FEELING GOOD
First aid kit. 
Pain relievers/ antacids. 
Band-Aids. 
Neosporin.
Cough Drops 
clean ex

HANDS
Hand lotion. 
Sanitizer.

nice soap

SKIN
Sunblock. 
Safety pins. 
Q-Tips. 
spray deoderant

OTHER
tide to go pen 
Lint brush. 
nail clippers

additional items for the Mens basket: 
razors 
axe
hair gel 
shoe shine

additional items for the women’s basket: 
Feminine hygiene products. 
Small sewing kit. 
Hair spray. 
Hair pins.
nail file 
hair brush 
razor 
clear nail polish 
body spray 
earring backings

That would be incredibly expensive and really unnecessary.  Also, if you have any kids coming you absolutely would NOT want to have meds, cough drops, mouthwash in their reach.  Please save yourself a ton of money, most of this is something the wedding industry/Pinterest has come up with to suck your wallet dry.

Post # 7
Member
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Most of this is ridiculous/impractical as previous posters have said. Especially the nail polish, razors and body spray.

Post # 8
Member
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I really don’t think any of this is necessary for grown adults who regularly leave the house without these items provided to them.  People won’t need razors and cough drops and q tips and nyquil and axe at your wedding.

 

Post # 9
Member
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it sounds great, we had bathroom baskets and everything got used. I may just take away the sunscreen if you aren’t do an outdoor wedding.

Post # 10
Member
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have to agree with @hermom‘s list. Although, we had small bathroom baskets at our reception and we did include gum and bandaids, and they did get used.

However, I do think razors, nail-clippers, and nail polish a bit overboard.

Post # 11
Member
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I personally think bathroom baskets are ridiculous. I’ve been to weddings with them, looked at them, thought “that’s nice”…and moved on. Mostly because I’m an adult and can plan for life’s little emergencies or deal with a problem for a few hours. FI looses a button? We go “huh”…we don’t go “dang, wish I had a sewing kit!”. Shoes get scuffed on the dance floor? We shine them later. I unexpectedly start my period? Ask a girlfriend for a tampon, or a waitress, or, if all else fails, run down the street to walgreens.

BUT. If you want to include them, this is what I would offer:

bandaids

toothpicks or floss picks

asprin

condoms

gum or mints

ponytail holders for the gals

 

the end. 

Post # 12
Member
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Uhhhh I just bought a few bottles of my favorite liquid hand soap and put them in the bathroom trailer.  And that’s because we had to get a trailer since we had an outdoor wedding and the venue required it.

Post # 13
Member
906 posts
Busy bee

@Seafoamsarah:  this sounds like a great list only I wouldn’t include the medicine stuff in their? 

Post # 14
Member
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Seafoamsarah:  I found the most beautiful monogrammed tissue packages (Kleenex) at Tuesday Morning… they were a big hit and people took them with them… It was just the monogram of our last initial, but a really nice touch.

Post # 15
Member
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

@Seafoamsarah:  We also included a couple other things.

For guys & gals:
-Eye drops (I’m a contact lens wearer, these are sometimes a necessity for me)

For gals:
-makeup remover wipes
-2 pairs of convertible flats
-rub stick (to prevent blisters)

For guys:
-goldbond (I don’t mean to be gross, but DH swears by this stuff to prevent chafing if he dances and gets a little sweaty….)

 

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