(Closed) "Use only what you need" on Bathroom Baskets

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it rude to have a "use only what you need" sign on the bathroom basket?
    Yes : (134 votes)
    69 %
    No : (48 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (11 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i think it is kind of rude, and i agree…guests who are going to load up on free basket basket stuff (which is just weird) will most likely ignore the sign

    also i dont like poems for this kind of stuff

    Post # 4
    2958 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I don’t think it is rude at all, but I’m not loving the poem.

    Post # 5
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think it’s necessary and honestly it’s kinda tacky in my opinion.  The poem is cringe worthy. If it is necessary, the people who will take the stuff aren’t going to listen to the sign anyways.  I personally never use the stuff in the baskets provided so I don’t even think this will be an issue. 


    Post # 6
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think if it was a gathering of strangers it is ok, but these are your nearest and dearest.  If you have fam/friends who are going to steal from you you prob shouldn’t invite them in the first place.

    Post # 7
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think it’s necessary – if they’re going to take it, a sign won’t stop them. Plus I kind of hate cheesy poems, so I might be a wee bit biased. 

    If it was Haiku.. maybe. 😉

    Post # 8
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Poems make me want to gag.  

    Post # 9
    9686 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No, I don’t like it at all, and I would find it silly and totally unnecessary.  Hopefully, anyway.  You know these people, and we don’t.  😉

    Post # 10
    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lovelyduckie:  You should read through other bathroom basket threads.  Almost all of them said that stuff had completely disappeared before dinner was even over. So don’t put it past your “nearest and dearest” to walk away with stuff.  I think having a little reminder to leave it to share isn’t a big deal.

    Post # 11
    9682 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @lovelyduckie:  We are adults and this is implied. The only thing that will happen is that people who would never take more than they need will be offended and the people who will take more than they need will laugh and do it anyway.

    Post # 12
    8379 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not a fan. People know what they are for.

    Post # 13
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I didn’t have a sign, and no one took anything from the basket. In fact we had tons of stuff left over at the end of the night so I kinda wish people had taken things and then we wouldn’t have had to take it home!

    I don’t think a sign will stop anyone from taking stuff if they are going to take something.

    Post # 14
    727 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    There’s no need.  Like PPs have said, most people will only take what they need anyway and those that want to gorge will do regardless of the sign.

    We had tons of stuff left over.  I think some floss was used, and bobby pins.  Maybe advil?

    Post # 15
    9771 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m not doubting that some people have this problem, but I’ve been involved in many weddings in addition to my own,  and this has never been an issue at any of them. I agree with the people saying that a sign that implies I might be a hoarder is offensive and that the hoarders will do it regardless. 

    Post # 16
    46402 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the sign is unnecessary.

    Guests who know how to behave properly in public will feel like you are lecturing them.

    Guests who know how to behave  but choose not to, will steal all the stuff anyhow.


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