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

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it rude to have a "use only what you need" sign on the bathroom basket?




  • Post # 47
    6255 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think when people start writing poems for in the bathroom, they’ve officially jumped the shark, but that’s just me probably.

    Why don’t you just stock it with stuff from Dollar Tree, and designate a young cousin or someone to make sure it remains stocked as the night goes on? That way, if someone is a selfish cow about it, at least the next person who needs spray deoderant or a maxi pad will have some. Also, if you use less fancy stuff, it’s less likely to disappear. Who would steal Suave hairspray when you can get it for like two bucks? But it will get the job done in a pinch.

    Post # 48
    9076 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

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    @EffieTrinket:  I think when people start writing poems for in the bathroom, they’ve officially jumped the shark, but that’s just me probably.

    +1. If you have to write a poem, just.. don’t. You’ve already gone too far.

    Besides, who cares if someone takes everything? What are you going to do with it at the end of the night anyway? Likely throw it away or throw it in one of the “junk drawers” never to see the light of day anyway.

    I don’t think it’s necessary and if I went to a wedding of a friend and they had this sign up, I’d forever torment them about it because… well, it’s not necessary and a splash of, “I’m watching you and/or may search your purse for stolen tampons and tylenol.”

    Post # 49
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Cute idea but a sign won’t work.

    If someone is the type of person that’s going to take more than they need from a freebie wedding basket then a sign ain’t gonna stop ’em.

    Post # 50
    7547 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I feel like the sign negates the basket. You’re putting it out to show your guests that you love them, right? Then you’re adding a lecture saying you don’t trust them. Yikes! 

    Post # 51
    3665 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @lovelyduckie:  oh dear god, no. just don’t do it. That’s is so controlling I can’t even wrap my head around it, but then, I think it’s silly to make “bathroom baskets” to begin with.

    Does your venue not have soap and water?

    No poems, they are the worst thing. Might as well just come out and say:

    Dear family and friends: I think all of you are selfish pigs. Don’t steal this stuff.






    Post # 52
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    @sanjessica:  Haiku eh…challenge accepted.

    A bathroom basket.

    Contents to satisfy guests.

    If stolen, vengeance.

    Is it so bad that it’s good?  I think so!!

    Post # 53
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personal opinion: Nobody is gonna read that longa$$ poem.  To be totally honest. (Full disclosure: I didn’t either.!!!)

    Accept that most people will take what they need and a couple may take extras.  But really, anyone who is going to steal from a bathroom basket at a wedding… probably needs it real bad.

    Post # 54
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @jennmariee:  haaahahaha I love it!!

    Post # 55
    634 posts
    Busy bee

    Bleh. No. I’m an adult. ln know how to correctly use a basket, and don’t need someone to leave me a naggy little sign to know it’s not my personal gift basket. Honestly, the naggy sign would squander all the approval you would get for setting the basket up in the first place. Gives me the same vibe as people who put up signs telling you not to take the centerpieces. I’m an adult. I don’t need a reminder to not pilfer your stuff.

    Post # 56
    3723 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @lovelyduckie:  That poem is toooooooooo long. I’d take all the mints out of the basket just for having to suffer through reading it. Goodness!

    Post # 57
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a big thing against treating adults like they’re kids.   They should know not to take a bunch of free stuff when there are other people using the bathroom.  If they don’t know better, a sign isn’t going to stop them.

    And I agree with a lot of the other PP’s, I wouldn’t read the poem.  I want to get in the bathroom and get out as quickly as possible.

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