(Closed) Restroom baskets?

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is really common nowadays. I think there’s been one at every wedding I’ve been to in the past few years.

We plan on doing a basket of things like mints, hairspray, deodorant, bobby pins, tide sticks, tampons, etc.

Post # 4
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I plan to do this too. You can check the DIY tab under the Wedding Bee banner above to see other bees that have done it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I haven’t heard of this until now. While some people may do this, I think it you could better spend your money on almost anything else, as this seems very unnecessary.

Post # 6
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224 posts
Helper bee

i think it’s a great thing to do.

i would include…

perfume samples, hair spray, blister plasters, deodorant wipes, chewing gum/mints, blotting papers, mini sewing kit, safety pins etc.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep, we had bathroom baskets at our wedding (also at a hotel). Like reginaphalange said, they’re very common nowadays. I don’t think baskets are absolutely necessary but they’re definitely a nice touch that I always take note of.

I don’t have any pro pics of the baskets at work (guess our photog held it all night), but this will atleast give you an idea….

 We included…

Girls:

  • Tampons
  • Makeup removing sheets
  • Hairspray
  • Mouthwash
  • Lotion
  • Altoids
  • Aspirin
  • Gum
  • Shout wipes
  • Wrinkle release
  • Q-Tips
  • Lint Brush
  • Contact solution

Guys:

  • Mouthwash
  • Lotion
  • Altoids
  • Gum
  • Aspirin
  • Shout wipes
  • Wrinkle release
  • Q-Tips
  • Lint brush
  • Axe Body spray
  • Contact Solution

Post # 9
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@treacle:  Eh, not as cheap as one would think. I spent like $75 on our baskets. Although, ours were also kind of last minute so I didn’t shop around for prices. Some of the things that we included were like $5 a pop.

Post # 10
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@UpstateCait:  Love your baskets! Really cute!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I think it’s a very thoughtful idea, but you certainly don’t have to do it. We didn’t have bathroom baskets, and our guests were just fine, and it was one less thing for me to worry about. We made sure the usual amenities were in the bathroom, but other than that, we didn’t do anything special.

Post # 12
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HueysLuda:  Thanks! I’m happy we did them. I feel like they add an extra element of hospitality to the event. Nothing went to waste either. Whatever wasn’t used (which really wasn’t all that much, our guests took full advantage of the baskets) we took with us on our Honeymoon. Win, win. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@UpstateCait:  Great list of stuff, and beautiful baskets!   I was just thinking of putting one in the girls bathroom because what do guys need anyways?  But now I have a list! 

I’m sticking all those Bath & bodyworks little lotions I’ve collected though the years from presents that I don’t use!  I’m horrible…  but maybe they will get used! 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@auggiefrog:  Thanks! The only thing I’d nix from the list if I were doing it again would be the mouthwash. I didn’t think about it beforehand so I didn’t provide little cups or something for people to use. The thought of wedding guests sharing mouthwash is kind of gross. The mints and gum did the trick anyway.

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