PW Guide Article: Bathroom Baskets

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Bathroom Baskets

Bathroom baskets are not necessarily an essential part of wedding planning, but they?re definitely a nice touch that your wedding guests will appreciate and remember.

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Posted on August 26, 2009 at 10:31 am
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Awesome Idea! I will have to do this!

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 10:31 am
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Sometimes the MOH brings this stuff for the bridal party...but I love the idea of having it for all of your guests! Nice touch.


 

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 7:21 am
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I didn't hear any of my guests comment on mine and when I went to pick them up that night everything in them was stolen!!! All that was sitting there was my basket. I only put one in the ladies bathroom too. :(

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 7:56 am
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I have provided these courtesy basket at parties I've thrown that were not at my home. On a few occassion I heard nothing of it, but later on down the line guests would casually mention how thoughtful it was having it. For my 30th birthday I had a bbq at a private park and the bathrooms were certainly not the MOST cleanly, so I prepared courtesy buckets on each table for the guests.. it was a bonafide sand pail with sunblock, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, cortisone cream, travel TP and lotion. the sunblock won over many of my guests since they forgot to pack.


Shortly after we hosted our engagement party at my fiancee's favorite lounge-bathrooms were perfectly clean, however I thought it was a nice touch- women's room had the usual lotion, soap, hair spray, mouth wash and dixie disposable cups, dental floss, etc.. You just never know. The one thing I forgot was the cup for the tip ( just kidding ). I made a similar one for the men's room using a more masculine color-lined basket. We got a TON of compliments for that considerate touch.


Go for it gals- it's another gesture to let your guests know that you are thinking of them every step of the way!

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 8:26 am
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love the idea!!! Project wedding you are making this whole wedding planning experience the most amazing and most enjoyable experience ever!!!Thank you!

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm
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This reminds me. I have to do my bathroom baskets!

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm
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thanks for this article!

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 5:17 am
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My Mom us creating one for both bathroom!

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 5:41 am
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For my daughters wedding,I have made one for the women's washroom and one for the mens.  I am also making a separate one for the brides (bridemaids) room. I bought baskets that match her colours and also put in a little saying with it.


"So happy you are here to share in our special day,


But should something happen to go astray,


Please help yourself to the contents within,


Wet wipes, hand lotion and even aspirin.


Use only what you need and leave the rest,


It may also be useful to another guest.


Soe repair the damage that may have been done,


Then hurry on back and join the fun!"


There are several other shorter verses on the internet.


I hope everything gets used up!

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm
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I need to do this thanks for the article!!!

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 9:38 am
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I'm doing these! I've already got the baskets!

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 9:46 am
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I love this idea!  The Christmans tree shop and dollar store have many travel sized items that won't ovewrflow the baskets and it is a project you can start early and finish early too!

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 10:19 am
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We are also doing these, already diy'ed the baskets and bought everything for in them.

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 10:39 am
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I would do this; however, they only restroom facilities at my wedding/reception venue are "port-a-johns".  They will be used by people other than those at my wedding.  I am getting married at the Pittsburgh Renaissnce Fetival. 


Any ideas for this scenerio, to make it a little more pleasant?

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 11:23 am
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What a great idea, ive seen these before, but thought they were done by the hotel.

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm
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@Josette: thanks for the little poem. That is great. The PW ladies are phenomenal; great ideas are everywhere.


@SargesBride: Is there any way to set up a small table outside of the port a johns? Hmm, I guess that will still leave you with the same scenario of having other guest use the stuff for YOUR wedding. Hmm...I don't know. That is a tough one.


Things to include in the basket:


blotting tissue, mouthwash, those single use toothbrushes w/ toothpaste, chewing gum, mints, hair spray, stain stick/pen, seltzer water, hair pins, hand cream, dental floss, fancier disposable hand towels

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 1:13 am
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I didn't think to do this, I'm definitely going to though.

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 10:05 am
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SargesBride, How about putting some of those things in a small favor bag? Make them a part of something you are giving the guest. You could make it very fun.

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Omg that would be too neat that is a must for me
Posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:13 am
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Omg that would be too neat that is a must for me
Posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:13 am

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