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Creating Your Wedding Bathroom Baskets

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There is a lot that can happen on your big day. You, your partner, and your guests can encounter just about any need at any time. You can provide a hospitality gift for your guests within the venue bathrooms. Wedding bathroom baskets can provide all the essential toiletries that may not be available without a trip to the store. And, no one wants to miss out on the wedding festivities, right?

So, what should you pack in your own wedding bathroom baskets?

While there are many things you can add, especially to bring your own flair to the mix, there are still a few essentials that will make your basket great. Here at Contagious Events, we believe that it’s important to be prepared for your once in a lifetime event. That’s why we have put together a few tips to help you when creating your wedding bathroom baskets.

Think of your wedding bathroom baskets as tool boxes to cover three different needs your guests may have over the course of the evening:

First Aid Preparation
In the midst of having fun, you or your guests can experience many situations that call for a bandage or other first aid item. You’ll want to be prepared! Here are some common items we include in our emergency kit for our clients, but also recommend placing in the wedding bathroom baskets:

  • Bandages
  • Blister Plasters
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Eye Drops
  • Sunscreen (for outdoor weddings/ceremonies)
  • Bug Spray (for outdoor weddings/ceremonies)
  • Cough Drops
  • Tissues
  • Antacids
  • Aspirin
  • Floss Picks

Sprucing Up
After a few hours of festivities and dancing, your guests may need to spruce up a little bit! Offer some items to help them do just that so they can make a quick return to the dance floor. Offering these items in your wedding bathroom baskets will help your guest do just that:

  • Hairspray
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Floss Picks
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Ties
  • Spray Deodorant (not sticks – no one wants to share a stick of deodorant, gross!)
  • Body lotion
  • Make-up Remover Wipes (to help clean up eyeliner and mascara after tears of joy)
  • Blotting Sheets

Handy Items for Wedding Bathroom Baskets
There can be scenarios in which your guests may need a little repair work. These are items that your guests will find in the basket and think “wow, they really thought of everything!” Whether it’s a ripped dress, a broken heel, or a spilled glass of wine, your guests will take comfort knowing that they have these handy items waiting within the wedding bathroom baskets:

  • Sewing Kit
  • Scissors
  • Earring Backs
  • Safety Pins
  • Stain Remover Wipes (Pro tip: wipes are better than sticks)
  • Double-sided fabric tape
  • Deodorizer spray
  • Nail glue
  • Gum/Mints
  • Clear Nail Polish (this will help with runs in tights)
  • Individual Tubes of Super Glue (we get asked for this at almost every wedding)

Commonly Suggested Items You Actually Don’t Need In Your Wedding Bathroom Baskets
We see some online checklists that suggest the following items, but you’d be better off saving your money – no one will expect to see these items in your wedding bathroom baskets:

  • Socks & Pantyhose
  • Shoe Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Things that shouldn’t be shared:
    • Hairbrushes/combs
    • Toothbrushes
    • Chapstick
    • Nail Clippers
    • Tweezers
    • Mouthwash (unless you include mini cups)
Begin Planning Your Wedding

These are a few of the many things that can be used to create impressive bathroom baskets for your big day. Here at Contagious Events, we can assist you in planning your Boston wedding, right down to the wedding bathroom baskets. If you are ready to begin working with a Boston wedding planner, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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