Wedding Bathroom Basket
Tips for creating the Perfect Bathroom Baskets •Grab yourself a nice basket, a pretty decorated box or tray to put your items in but keep in mind the space you will be placing them, make sure the basket isn't too big for the counter or too small for all the items you are including. If there is no counter space at your venue ask if a small table can be left in the toilets to hold the bathroom kit. •Create his and hers baskets for ladies and gents' bathrooms. Tweak the above list by adding in or omitting items. •Collect product samples throughout your planning, they’re free and they are perfectly sized for bathroom baskets. •Don't put any sort of medication (paracetamol/aspirin etc) in the basket. Leave these items behind reception and leave a little note in the baskets telling your guests where they can get them if needed. •If you have little ones attending you may not want them getting their hands on scissors, needles or glue! Keep these items out of reach from little hands. •Don't go overboard filling these baskets, head to Penneys, Eurosaver shops and supermarket own brand items are fine. •Ask a bridesmaid or a family member who is offering to help, to organise this for you. Just send them on this list to print out and they can pick up bits and pieces throughout the planning process.
Wedding Bathroom Basket
They say it’s the small things that make the biggest difference… and that’s certainly very true in the world of weddings. It’s the reason we’ve prepared our newest checklist – things to go in a wedding bathroom basket. Assembling it is inexpensive, takes just one shopping trip, and makes all the difference on the day itself. Trust us – we’ve been there! A handy plaster, safety pin, headache pill or nail file has the power to turn everything from woe to glow in a split second. This is why you should put a wedding bathroom basket in the ladies’ room, and in the gents’ as well. That’s right, don’t forget the gents – they may not be able to admit it, but they like those plasters when their shoes are too tight as much as the next person.
Wedding Bathroom Basket
Wedding bathroom baskets, also called “hospitality baskets” are a great addition to your wedding. They are baskets filled with often-needed toiletries for guests to use while getting their celebration on at your wedding. With the many weddings we’ve attended, we’ve seen very minimal and very over-the-top approaches. We like to keep things fairly simple and have found a happy medium in creating the perfect bathroom basket for your wedding. The key really is not to over do it (or overthink it).
Don’t leave the wedding bathroom basket within the reach of children, especially if they’re old enough to go to the bathroom unsupervised. Leave it on a high shelf or ledge. For extra peace of mind with pills, leave empty boxes in the basket with a note inside “see appointed person if you need these” – and don’t forget to designate that person in advance.
Where to buy your supplies for the wedding bathroom basket? Try places like Dealz and €1 stores like Euro Giant. You can also find useful supplies in Penneys and Tiger, and Boots often do buy-two-get-one-free offers on travel-size items. For baskets, Euro Giant or Penneys is your best bet, or any homeware store – even a kitchen section at your local department store, or the ever-so-reliable IKEA. If no luck there, try eBay – just make sure to check the basket measurements before you bid, or you may end up with a mini one.
Now as with anything, things are only as good as the way they are presented. I recommended a quick dollar store run for a nice basket and most of these items. Just about every one you can re-use post wedding so it shouldn’t be a big deal to buy a few extra if you need. You can also pull from your personal stash at home, don’t forget. Other great shopping spots would be Walmart, Target, Amazon (hello Amazon Prime!), Walgreens, etc.
Devorah September 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm – Reply I would definitely include panty hose for women. I had a lady get her heel stuck in my panty hose and I got a hole that kept getting bigger. I was able to use a new pair of panty hose from the toiletry basket. I wouldn’t put Gum cuz I would hate to see my guest walking around chewing Gum and talking. Sewing supplies i put is a small scissors, black and white thread and a pack of needles. After every wedding I’ve seen a threaded needle. That means someone has used it. Very helpful item
Make sure to get a good idea of how much space is in the bathroom(s) before purchasing too much stuff. Too often there is a huge, beautiful basket of toiletries and absolutely no where to put it. If there isn’t a lot of space, keep it tiny. Guests will appreciate the thought, no matter what.
Great list, you have made it very easy for me! 😉 I will however never ever place gum and/or mints in a bathroom basket…..I will make a little sign that says: If You Need A Mint Or Gum, Please See A Mum! 😉 Thanks so much!
Don’t forget to ask the venue if there’s actually space in the bathroom for the basket. Because if there isn’t, where are you going to put it? In fact, check that they allow these baskets – there may be some health and safety issue you’re not aware of.
Just because something isn’t listed above, doesn’t mean you “shouldn’t” include it. It just means that if you don’t, no one will come running up to you saying “Oh my gosh! How could not include a blow dryer in the bathroom baskets?!” in the middle of your wedding. Chances are, if it isn’t there, guests won’t even think about it.
So at my cousins wedding my dress ripped up the entire seam in the back…we were in the middle of nowhere and there was no change of clothes for me. The sewing kit in the bathroom SAVED MY LIFE that night. It may rarely be used, but I will always include it, because if I can save someones night like mine was spared…I will not hesitate!
Just because something isn’t listed above, doesn’t mean you “shouldn’t” include it. It just means that if you don’t, no one will come running up to you saying “Oh my gosh! How could not include a blow dryer in the bathroom baskets?!” in the middle of your wedding. Chances are, if it isn’t there, guests won’t even think about it. DON’T: Things that just aren’t necessary or are rarely used
How To Be A Great Host on your Wedding Day March 25, 2016 at 2:51 pm – Reply Think about your guests throughout the day, as well. Will they have a coat? If so, talk with your venue about coat check options. If your guests will be driving, are there places nearby to park or should you have a valet? When your guests use the restroom, have some nice hospitality baskets in there waiting for them. (Not sure what to include in those baskets. Check out this article.)
Hi, I’m Danielle Pasternak. Although, you can find me just about anywhere as “dpnak” (pronounced dee-pee-nack). I’m a wedding consultant extraordinaire with a potentially unhealthy obsession with helping awesome couples plan weddings that showcase their love and knock their guests socks off (without breaking the bank).
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