Reception Bathroom Basket list

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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
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
11593 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
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:

Mini toothbrush w paste or wipes 
Floss / tooth picks.
Mouth wash. + mini cups 
First aid kit. 
Pain relievers/ antacids. 
Cough Drops 
clean ex

Hand lotion. 

nice soap

Safety pins. 
spray deoderant

tide to go pen 
Lint brush. 
nail clippers

additional items for the Mens basket: 
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 
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
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
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
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
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
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:


toothpicks or floss picks



gum or mints

ponytail holders for the gals


the end. 

Post # 12
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
906 posts
Busy bee

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

Post # 14
929 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
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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