(Closed) Debating bathroom baskets….

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Are you doing bathroom baskets and have you ever used items from one at a wedding?
    Yes, I think they are a nice touch and very useful. : (29 votes)
    50 %
    No, I think they are a waste of money and don't get used. : (8 votes)
    14 %
    I've used items in bathroom baskets and find them a great idea. : (13 votes)
    22 %
    Have never used items from them and wouldn't notice if they weren't there. : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for both the first and last option, LOL.  I think they’re a nice touch, and my mom is doing them for our wedding, but I have never actually used an item from a bathroom basket.

    Post # 4
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve used them.  I once cut my foot on some broken glass and was sooo thankful that the bride had bandaids in her bathroom basket.  Bleeding all over the floor and my shoes would have sucked.  I’m definitely having baskets.

    Post # 5
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love them and use them, but didn’t have them at my wedding because I just didn’t have the time to make them.  I’m never upset if they’re not there, but do appreciate them.  (And who wants to have to run over to the store to buy a tampon or deoderant in an emergency?)

    Post # 6
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve used them and are very helpful. I think a great option is not doing big baskets and having just the basics. That way they are cost effective and you have things people will really need.

    So doing small baskets with 

    Bandaids, safty pins, mouth wash,shout spray wipes, advil

    adding these for the ladies

    bobby pins, tampons/pads/

    Those are easy items you can get and people almost always need.

    It makes it easier for your guest, and not to mention at some venues the items in the shop are jacked up because they know people probably don’t have a lot of options.

    Post # 8
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @speechgal44:  venue has a small store right in the lobby across from the reception where guests could go purchase anything they need

    Are they going to be open all night with you? What if they close at 9:00 and someone needs a bandaid at 9:05? LOL The baskets don’t cost much and YOU can use the items you buy for them after the wedding, so it’s not a waste!

    The comment above me said it’s a public bathroom… mmmm. I would set up a table near the exit to the bathroom area and put them there so if someone does need something, it’s there for your guests, not strangers off the street!

    Post # 9
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I don’t think they really get used (I’ve never used one, or have seen one being used) but I still had one anyway becaue I thought it was a cute touch.

    So I had one for the cute factor, while in reality nobody actually used it. Haha! 

    Post # 10
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’ve used them and seen them used many, many times, particularly the hair spray, bobby pins, safety pins and bandaids.  I’ve been to weddings where the bathrooms were shared between the weddings and it wasn’t a big deal to have the bathroom baskets in the bathrooms.  the other weddings used them sometimes other times they didn’t when there was a sign stating what wedding it was from. Sometimes there is more than one basket because of the multiple weddings. Do not put expensive stuff in there though (like high end hair products), those items will walk (so to speak).

    Post # 12
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    We did them and most of the stuff got used. Some of the stuff got taken.

    We did a spray deodarant, tums, tylenol, and bandaids, gum/mints, and hairspray/gel in both the girls and guys. and then in the ladies we added feminine products, pontyail holders, and bobypins.

    With the left overs I combined them and put a basket in our guest bathroom in our house.

    ETA: We had our wedding in a clubhouse on a golf course and there were golfers at the start of the reception. we had a cute sign by the baskets and they were left alone for the most part until later in the evening. I bought most of our stuff in the travel isle at Target so none of it was too expensive.

    Post # 13
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are doing them — no idea if they will be used as I’ve never been to a wedding that had them.  However, if they don’t get touched, at least we’ll have all our travel-sized toiletries for the honeymoon!

    Post # 14
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d be careful about putting medicine (such as headache medicine) in them, especially if it’s a public bathroom.  Kids could get their hands on them and parents aren’t always paying attention.

    Post # 15
    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My mom and her friend put together baskets for the bathrooms for my wedding, and they looked really nice and it is a sweet thing to do.  There was absolutely nothing left at the end of the night though, so if your venue is hosting more than one party, don’t be surprised if everything goes missing.  Granted that’s the purpose, but it’s kind of hard to believe that bottles of asprin were used completely. Wink

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