What You Need in a Wedding Bathroom Basket

Give your guests a little extra something with a well-thought-out & special wedding bathroom basket.

wedding bathroom basket

The weddings we remember are the ones that the happy couples put some thought into. That considered the little details. A wedding bathroom basket may be small, but its such a thoughtful touch for your guests, and one they'll certainly appreciate.


A good wedding bathroom basket should be filled with everything your guests might need, want, or have forgotten on the big day. From plasters and painkillers to hairspray and breath mints. Its those little touches that can help to give your loved ones that feeling of being looked after, give them confidence all night long.


Wedding bathroom baskets are a real life-saver and a crucial wedding detail that, we think, shouldn’t be overlooked. Read on for our complete checklist of everything to include in your wedding basket.


The Wedding Bathroom Basket Top Tips


When putting together the perfect wedding bathroom basket, it’s best to think about everything that could go wrong. Be it an allergic reaction, ripped tights or a surprise visit from Auntie flow… Prepare for the worst and guarantee your guests have the best time.


As the wedding organisers, you should make sure you have enough supplies to go around all of your guests, within reason. Make sure to assign someone to keep an eye on the basket/s throughout the night, and restock them if necessary. You may also want to add a little sign that lets your guests know that items from the wedding basket are complimentary.


You could even consider putting together an 'end of the night basket' as take-home gifts for your guests. Things that will help them relax and unwind after the festivities such as make-up remover wipes, tissues, hotel style flip-flops and sleeping masks. Little gestures they'll surely appreciate. In general, don't over do it – avoid creating unnecessary waste, and make sure you take all the leftovers back to your house after the reception. And possibly divide up the haul between family and friends.



What kind of Wedding Bathroom Basket should I buy?


You can use any type of basket, but it should match the look and feel of your big day. You could even personalize the basket with you and your partner’s last name and use it as decoration in your home after the wedding. Make your bathroom basket a part of your wedding day decor by the flowers you've used throughout. Or by incorporating the details from your reception tables.


If Covid-19 has taught us nothing, it's that sanitation and hygiene are more important than ever. For this reason, we would suggest you choose a basket that can be easily disinfected, i.e., stainless steel or plastic. Those choices may not offer the most decorative or luxurious of options, but it’s better to have a clean basket that you feel comfortable with multiple people touching.



Your Wedding Bathroom Basket Checklist


Essentials

  • Pain relievers

  • First aid kit (featuring bandages in a variety of sizes, alcohol wipes, antibiotic, etc.)

  • Face Masks

  • Safety pins

  • Hair ties

  • Sanitary products

  • Stain removing stick

  • Individually packaged breath mints or gum

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Lint roller

  • Sewing kit 

  • Hair spray

  • Tissues

  • Air freshener

  • Dental floss


First Aid 

  • Pain relievers

  • Eye drops

  • Bandages

  • Antiseptic wipes

  • Antacids

  • Pepto-Bismol

  • Benadryl


Beauty

  • Sewing kit

  • Oil-blotting sheets

  • Make-up or baby wipes

  • Lotion 

  • Nail file

  • Tampons

  • Cotton swabs

  • Safety pins

  • Hair ties

  • Eyelash glue 

  • Clear nail polish

  • Fashion tape

  • Earring backs


Extras

  • Extra pairs of socks

  • Extra sandals

  • Sunscreen, if you have an outdoor ceremony/reception

  • Inspect spray, for the same reason as above

  • Superglue

  • Snack bars

  • Mouthwash

  • Deodorant spray