(Closed) Did your guests use what you put in the bathroom baskets?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As a guest, I will say that I’ve never used anything in them.  I do agree that they are a nice, thoughtful touch though!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

They used some of the stuff.  I thought it was a nice touch regardless.  I have read posts here that have gone both ways – where the basket was totally emptied, and where nothing was touched.  I think ultimately, if you want to do it, do it.  Ours probably cost us a total of about $90 which was more than I thought it would be, for both of them.  And now we have all the leftover stuff in our bathroom or our parents’.  I was glad I had that stuff out, that was one of the little details I was hoping would make my guests feel appreciated.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I know what you mean about wasting.  I agree that it is just a nice thing to do, even if a little wasteful.  We got everything at the dollar store to  save a little money.  I don’t think people used everything, but folks definitely used the tampons and band-aids, and I bet those people were really grateful, because if you need a tampon or a band-aid, you REALLY need one, you know what I mean?  I used the deodorant provided at a wedding once and I think it was better for everyone that I did!  Smile

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would also add that you could buy very small baskets and just pack them full with just a few essentials (see bandaids and tampons above!) and skip the hairpins and nail files.  Then you don’t spend a ton of money and it looks liek a bounty.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I put one in our ladies’ room, and a few people did use it. I had a small wedding (about 30 guests) and people were grateful for the small bits. Also though, I used mine as my day of basket with a few extra things that my girls and I might need. Mine probably cost about $15 from the dollar store, and that’s including the basket.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I always use the stuff!! lol

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

oh! i never thought of this. i LOVE the idea. what are you putting in the baskets? the mens? womans? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Of all the weddings I’ve been to, none of them had a bathroom basket…but there were times I wished they did!

If you are going with a very limited bathroom basket, safety pins should be on your list. It took us over a half hour to locate enough safety pins (by asking ladies who carried big purses!) to find enough safety pins to “fix” a bridesmaid dress that tore right up the back seam while on the dance floor! It would have been much easier if there was a bathroom basket!

At another wedding, 2 different people locked their keys in their car – its not really a bathroom item, but it’s a good idea to have a wire coat hanger around/ or atleast the number to the nearest locksmith~

I also think it’s helpful to have some kind of headache medicine and some kind of indigestion medicine – both likely to happen to someone between wedding day stress, catered food, drinks, dancing & loud music 🙂

Good idea to buy dollar store/generics, but you could also just buy the brands you prefer – that way if there’s any left over, you can just use everything in your home after the wedding!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

None of our weddings had them. But I also never go out without some bobby pins, a couple safety pins and some Immodium in my purse! haha

I’m excited for ours. I love to be prepared. haha I’m that girl who usually has most of that stuff in my purse anyway.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I definitely want to do bathroom baskets. There’s been more than one occasion where I needed a tampon, a safety pin for a broken strap or a new elastic for my hair because mine broke, etc. Thanks for the links – I wondered what to put in the guys room basket too.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I always use the gum or mints!

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