(Closed) Did you do a Bathroom Basket?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

This is going to be a great thread! I’m curious to hear what people used and didn’t use also.

Also, any pictures would be nice!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I did a couple, but we haven’t had the wedding yet so I’m not sure how they’ll go over.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I’m going to do one – also will include hairspray, advil, hand lotion, gum, mints, floss. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I did two  – one for guys bathroom and one for the girls – and the guys was almost completely empty by the end of the night!  To keep it simple, I just used small baskets that I had at home, spray painted them, added a simple ribbon and the cute poems that I found on the Weddingbee wiki.  Then I went to the local dollar store and walked the aisles for inspiration!  I also hit the drugstore for prepackaged travel sizes of tylenol, tums, etc.  Just make sure that the venue has room for the size of the basket you’re taking so that there is a good easy-to-spot place for it to sit.  Hits were: hairspray, medicine, mints, Wisps (tiny toothbrushes w/ paste on them), shout wipes.  Misses were: hand cream, hand sanitizer, sewing kit.  Also, be sure you have someone in charge of picking it up at the end.  We almost forgot ours! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m planning on doing them, but am far out. I’m curious to see what was a hit too.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I did not do one; I thought my wedding was too small and because it was at a B&B where half the guests were staying I figured they’d go back to their rooms as necessary.

I love bathroom baskets, though, at other weddings! I usually would take advantage of advil/ tylenol, mints, and hairpins.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re doing them as well. I initially wasn’t going to (don’t really see the point since the majority of our guests are staying at the same hotel where the reception is (they can just run up  to their rooms if they need a tampon). But my more traditional aunt really thought we should have one, so she took that project off my plate. She sent me a list of everything she included (she got a little carried away):

Safety pins
Hair pins
1st aid kit
Excedrin & Aleeve
tums
tide to go
hair spray
deodorant
hand cream
altoids
lint rollers
tampons/pads
emery boards
batteries both AA & AAA
instant shoe shine
contact len’s solution
wipes
matches
Listerine breath strips
disposable toothbrushes w/ paste
imodium ad
baby powder
hem tape
makeup sponges/q-tips

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We were just at a wedding this past weekend and their bathroom baskets were def put to good use. Hits were – bobby pins, hair ties, tampons, hairspray, asprin, shout wipes, body spray, and bandaids.

The only things the men seemed to use were the gum and shout wipes. She had also included hair spray/gel stuff, spray on deodorant, Aze, floss, and bandaids.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did one for our outdoor wedding.

The biggest hits for us were bug spray and sunscreen, but we also had:

Bandaids

Tampons

Lotion

First Aid kit

Ibuprofen

Purell

The one thing we really wanted to put in, but were scared to because of my family’s conservative beliefs was condoms.  We should have done it, because we definitely had people ask us if we had any.  (We didn’t, but I’ll recommend it to anyone else!)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I’m planning on doing them, I even found some SUPER cheap baskets at Target (like 90% off – woot!).  Mine will be fairly basic, but I think they’re a nice touch.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I’m going to! thanks for the ideas

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

our popular items were hair products (like hair spracy and gel/wax), advil, and gum!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did them.  Almost everything from the men’s basket was gone at the end of the night.  Popular items included hand sanitizer, tissues, mints, and gum.  I went a little crazy and provided lots of stuff (sample sized perfume and cologne, bobby pins, emory boards, tide to go pens) that were untouched at the end of the night.  Really, if I’d just had a box of tissues and a big pile of gum, I think most guests would have been satistfied.  

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