Brides did you do a basket in the bathroom for the wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you do a bathroom basket for the women's bathroom and did you make welcome bags?
    I did them both : (19 votes)
    32 %
    I did do either : (21 votes)
    36 %
    I only did the welcome bags : (4 votes)
    7 %
    I only did the bathroom basket with products in it : (15 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 16
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Eldorado Canyon State Park

    The last wedding I went to had a million things in it but not the one I was looking for – a Tide pen/stain stick. My fiancé threw wine on me at the wedding (by mistake, not in some fun dramatic way). It would be a really handy inclusion if you do do a basket, I bet I wasn’t the only casualty. 😉

    Post # 17
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We had a local wedding and I did bathroom boxes. I was putting together a list of things that myself, Darling Husband or our bridal party might need over the course of the day and got to thinking that perhaps our other guests might need them too. A lot of the stuff was used, some wasn’t but that’s okay lol.

    Post # 18
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    .For the guys, breath mints, gum, a stain remover pen, toothpicks, tissues, hand sanitizer, lotion, a comb, a lint roller, spray deodorant, Band-Aids, an antacid like Tums and some kind of pain reliever should cover all the bases. For the ladies, include all of the above plus hair spray, a brush, tampons, panty liners, bobby pins and elastic hair ties. A small floral arrangement or a fragrant diffuser will keep the spaces smelling fresh too.

    Post # 19
    20 posts

    This is a thing?!  I’d only bother if I was throwing a complete DIY wedding, and even then would probably just provide soap haha

    Since I’m paying for a venue, I damn well hope they have bathrooms with full facilities!


    To my mind, weddings are expensive enough without adding on a million little extras.  It literally never even occurred to me to do a welcome basket for anyone

    Post # 20
    253 posts
    Helper bee

    Wow – I’ve never heard of the bathroom baskets, and I think it’s brilliant. 

    Our wedding is at a private home. I certainly wouldn’t want guests to be snooping around in the bathrooms looking for something.

    I’ve gotten really good lately at forgetting to put on deodorant. And imagine if Aunt Flo showed up unexpectedly. This would save a lot of embarassment. 

    Totally doing this now. 

    Post # 21
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    My venue supplied the bathroom basket. I just added flowers and personalized disposible hand towels in each of the bathrooms.

    Post # 22
    13702 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We did both as well — all our guests had to travel in for the wedding, so we wanted to have snacks ready for them when they checked in.  The bathroom baskets I think are unrelated, but we did those as well.

    In the welcome bags, we had a map of the local area, suggestions on restaurants, a letter we wrote welcoming everyone, hand sanitizer, snacks, soda, water, nip bottles of alcohol (vodka and rum)…and I think that’s it.   People appreicate snacks, especially after a long travel day!

    The bathroom basket had your usual emergency stuff.  I went in midway through the reception and it had definitely been used.

    Post # 23
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    They just strike me as so unneccessary. I’ve been to weddings with bathroom baskets before and just thought, why can’t people just come wearing deoderant and pack a few band-aids themselves if they think they might need them?..Adults manage every other night of their lives, and it’s one night, not like they’re camping out there. 

    Post # 25
    1149 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve seen a few bathroom baskets before and it’s a nice touch. It’s not that people can’t be adults and bring their own things, but do you go to a party expecting you to stain your dress with wine? No. That’s why it’s a nice touch, not a necessity.

    What I found most helpful was hair bands. I normally bring my own since I like putting my hair up during the dancing, but for some reason I forgot them. Wet wipes are also nice.

    Post # 26
    861 posts
    Busy bee

    brideinva2017 :  I did bathroom baskets and actually had a lot of fun creating them 🙂 I went to an over-stock discount store (Ocean State Job Lot, if you’re in the NorthEast) and got hairspray, mints, bobby pins, band aids, Tide to Go, tampons, spray deodorant, tissues, fancy hand soap/lotion, advil, floss… I think that’s it… oh, this adorable bride & groom hand towel that is probably unnecessary, but I loved it, haha. Honestly, it was like under $20 to create two. The men’s won’t be getting as much stuff in their’s. 

    Post # 27
    12291 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Neither are obligatory or anything to do with etiquette, but they are pretty ubiquitous around here. We did them both for a local wedding with a fair number of out of town guests. They are just a nice, extra touch. 

    Post # 28
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2017 - Rome

    We have a destination wedding (Rome,IT from UK) with only immediate fam. We are doing welcome bags that includea fair amount as they are all travelling a long way and we want to make it as comfortable as possible. 

    Post # 29
    8552 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    tabithafancy :  

    God yes ! Can’t  believe the list of things bees put out for guests  I’m so glad it was not done where   and when I married !

    Post # 30
    856 posts
    Busy bee

    We are going to have bathroom baskets… My friend had them at hers and I really appreciated it… Some things we will include are: gum, tide stick, dental floss, hair spray, comb/brush, tampons, travel sewing kit, bobby pins.

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