On your list of must-dos, making a list of wedding bathroom basket ideas might seem pretty low on the list. Even so, creating wedding bathroom baskets (you should create one for each restroom at your venue) can go a long way in making your friends and family feel supported and welcomed to your big day. And if you are hopeful to have a large turnout to your next-day wedding brunch, this extra effort might save a few folks from massive open bar-induced hangovers.
From thoughtful items and necessary supplies to funny additions, here are our favorite wedding bathroom basket ideas.
Most of your guests will be carrying a tiny clutch or using their pockets to store their personal items, meaning they’ll have little room for things like feminine products, breath fresheners, or deodorant. That’s why wedding bathroom baskets are so important—to give your guests access to important extras they didn’t bring. Make sure your wedding bathroom baskets includes these items.
- Mini mouthwashes to prepare for the ample greetings
- Feminine products for unexpected time-of-the-month issues
- Hand sanitizer wipes to keep hands clean and reduce the spread of germs
- Tissue packs for sneezes
- Aerosol deodorant, which is better for sharing among guests
- Hand lotion to keep hands smooth amid all the greetings
- Dental floss to avoid the dreaded “spinach in the teeth”
- Baby powder to help with sweaty feet
- Contact lens solution—your lens-wearing guests will thank you!
- Mini perfumes—a little luxe, yes, but a lovely touch
No, a wedding isn’t dangerous—per se. But if you’re having a destination ceremony, it can be a time when your loved ones use the time to vacation, too. And since most "I do" celebrations include copious amount of booze, headaches, and sometimes even stomachaches can happen. To ensure everything is feeling at least somewhat up to their tip-top shape, consider buying some of these first-aid items as wedding bathroom basket ideas—just in case.
- Band-aids and antiseptic wipes for accidental cups or scrapes
- Blister guards for all that dancing!
- Travel-sized sunscreen if you’re in a place with plenty of vitamin D
- Bug spray to keep those critters at bay
- Ibuprofen or similar pain-relieving medicine
- Alka Seltzer and/or Pepto-Bismol for upset tummies
- Cough drops, especially during cold and flu season
- Antihistamine tablets for those with allergies (especially useful at spring outdoor weddings!)
The Wardrobe Necessities
Even if your wedding isn’t black tie, most affairs require a bit of dressing up from normal daywear. And while you—and your guests—hope it won’t happen, those unfortunate rips and spills are bound to happen on your special day. To safeguard garments and embarrassment, include these among your wedding bathroom basket ideas.
- Stain remover pen for red wine stains
- Mini sewing kits for accidental rips
- Mini scissors for loose thread
- Body tape to keep everything inside of a dress
- Safety pins for on-the-go malfunctions
- Mini lint rollers to clean up attire
- Clear nail polish serves many useful functions
- Bobby pins for unexpected flyaways
- Hairspray to keep updos in place
The Extra Stuff
Are these necessary? Probably not. But if your budget allows—and you want to add a bit of humor to your wedding—these are fun wedding bathroom basket ideas. This allows you to create a bit of a personalized touch that will make your best friends and treasured family members feel that much more special.
- For the next couple that’s about to get engaged—a manicure set with a note.
- For the single folks who are ready to mingle—condoms.
- For the little ones in your wedding party—diapers and baby wipes.
So now that you have your list of wedding bathroom basket ideas, how do you choose its vessel? In the age of social media (especially Instagram stories), whatever you present for your wedding, you can bet will be shared by someone, somewhere. Even if it is a loose connection, any tie-in will marry (ha—get it?) all elements of your special day together. So when you’re shopping, match the feel of your bathroom amenity favor to the rest of theme by using similar colors and textures. And hey, if a basket isn’t exactly "on brand" for you, don’t worry. There are plenty of other options that fit the bill. Here, a few to consider:
- A picnic basket for a garden or backyard wedding
- An old wine crate for a rustic-feeling wedding
- A white or clear vanity tray for a sleek, minimalist wedding
- A beach bag for a tropical destination wedding
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