Post # 1
So I’m doing bathroom baskets and I’ve seen lots of cute ways of politely requesting that guests only what they need…I have one all ready to print and everything. And then I thought to myself…aren’t the guests that are going to take something going to take it anyway regardless of a little sign? And isn’t it kind of rude to imply that guests may take away from the basket in a way that inconveniences the other guests? Also will anyone even read all this on a little sign?
This is the one I liked:
So happy you’re here to share in our special day!!!
But should something happen to go astray,
Please help yourself to the contents within,
Hair spray (or Wet wipe), hand lotion, gum and even aspirin,
Use only what you need and leave the rest,
It may be useful to another guest.
So repair the damage that may have been done,
Then hurry on back and join the fun!!!
Compliments of the Newlyweds
Post # 3
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
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I don’t think it is rude at all, but I’m not loving the poem.
Post # 5
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
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
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
Poems make me want to gag.
Post # 9
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
@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
@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
Not a fan. People know what they are for.
Post # 13
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
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
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
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.