Wedding Reception Bathroom Baskets

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Wedding Guest Bathroom Baskets

Bathroom baskets can be a really considerate touch for your guests at the reception, but don’t worry, they don’t have to break the bank or blow your budget!  We’ve got a list of items that you should consider including in any reception bathroom basket. 

First things first.  When you’re visiting your venue, remember to measure the counter space in the toilets.  Otherwise you might buy a basket that’s too big or too small.  If there isn’t much counter space, ask if a stool or small table can be left in the toilets to hold the bathroom kit.

Money-saving tip!  You don’t have to go all-out on bathroom kits for your guests.  Most items can be found in euro stores, online, or in shops like Penneys.  You can also get sample sizes or travel sizes, as your guests likely won’t use a whole bottle of anything.  But remember, if you go for fancier options, you can always bring them home with you to enjoy after the wedding!

The General Bathroom Kit
These items can go in both the men’s and women’s bathrooms

Beauty and Grooming:

  • Comb and brush
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Hair spray / gel
  • Deodorant (get an aerosol deodorant so guests don’t have to share a roll-on!)
  • Body spray (tip see if you can score perfume/cologne samples from department stores)
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors


  • First Aid Kit

Emergency Situations:

  • Safety pins
  • Stain remover (tip mini stain remover pens can be bought online!)
  • Tissues
  • Sewing kit


  • Chewing gum or mints
  • Mouthwash and mini cups
  • Dental floss
  • Toothpicks
  • Lint brush
  • Cotton buds (also good for fixing makeup!)
  • Flip flops (for sore and tired feet!)

Additions for the Women’s Bathroom Kit:

  • Clear nail varnish (for runs in tights!)
  • Hair pins and hair ties
  • Blotting paper (for shiny faces)
  • Earring backs
  • Nude / black tights
  • Nail glue
  • Makeup remover wipes
  • Sanitary towels
  • Tampons

Additions for the Men’s Bathroom Kit:

  • Shoe polish
  • Black / white socks

Cute poems to go with your baskets!

If your skin feels dry, your hair out of place,
Your throat is parched, or whatever the case.
We’ve put this together to help you along,
Now get yourself out there before the next song!


So happy you’re here on our special day,
But should something happen to go astray
Please help yourself to the contents within,
Hairspray, hand lotion, or a hair pin.
Use what you need and leave the rest
It may be useful to another guest.
So repair the damage that may have been done,
Then hurry on back and join in the fun!


Here is a basket for all of our guests,
To make sure everyone feels their best!
The hairspray will help hold your hair in place,
The bobby pins to keep your hair out of your face.
If you break a nail, don’t worry! There’s a file and some glue,
It can also fix a broken heel on a shoe!
The polish will stop that darn run in your hose,
Use the tissues to stop a runny nose!
We hope that you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Take a mint and now go hit the dance floor!


Along with your poem, you could leave something like this, to let your guests know that your provided the baskets:

Compliments of the Bride and Groom

Image Sources:
Bathroom Basket: It! Weddings Florida
Sign: Gourmet Invitations

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