What You Need in a Wedding Bathroom Basket

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Give your guests a little extra something with a special wedding bathroom basket.

The weddings we remember are the ones that the happy couple thought about the little details. A wedding bathroom basket may be small, but its such a thoughtful touch for your guests and one they'll surely appreciate.

A good wedding 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 and confident 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 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 round 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 needed. 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 like make-up remover wipes, tissues, hotel style flip-flops and sleeping masks. It's a little gesture they'll surely appreciate. In general though, don't over do it - avoid creating unnecessary waste, and make sure you take all the leftovers back to you after the reception.

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 basket a part of your big day bathroom decor with fresh flowers or incorporate details from your reception tables.

In these strange times, sanitation and hygiene are also important things to consider. We would suggest that you choose a basket that can be easily disinfected—i.e. stainless steel or plastic, it may not be the most decorative or appealing, but it’s better to have a clean basket that you know multiple people will be touching.

Wedding Bathroom Basket Checklist


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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