(Closed) Bathroom baskets, who did/doing one?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not doing them, and I’ve never been to a wedding that had them.  I definitely think they’re a nice touch though.  I just don’t have the time or energy for another DIY project… and it seems like they could be expensive by the time you add up the cost of everything that goes into them.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am conflicted. On one hand they seem silly and just one more thing to pull together. On the other hand, I like them and think guests might appreciate the items.

I was a at a wedding last summer and there were condoms in the bathroom baskets. I just thought that was a bit strange!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We weren’t planning on doing them, but the couple who had their reception at the venue the night before left their baskets there. When we showed up to decorate, there was still plenty of stuff in the baskets, so we just tidied them up and left them there. Easiest thing ever!

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m in the process of making mine – just picked up the last basket today (did a quick site visit on Sunday and discovered an extra bathroom for the ladies). Then hit up Target for the travel-sized essentials (deodorant, stain remover wipes, band-aids etc.) I’m also planning to put in mints, tampons/pads & hair spray (for the ladies) and some other misc stuff.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Its totally optional – but definitely factor in the cost, all those cute travel sized items add up!  I priced out 2 baskets to be about $110-$150 (depending on what you include of course). 

And personally, I know I would be annoyed when inevitably all the cute “reusable” items (stain remover pens, tylenol, medicine, entire box of tampons, the box itself!) are gone at the end of the night.  I think one of the bees mentioned that her entire bathroom basket dissappeared midway through her wedding…

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