Friday, June 18, 2010

DIY: bathroom baskets

Ever since I came across the idea of wedding bathroom baskets, I decided it was a necessity for our wedding. While it's a nice touch and certainly appreciated for all weddings, in our case it's particularly necessary given our location. Since we're 40 minutes out of the main city and almost 20 minutes away from any sort of store, providing our guests with things they might have forgotten or realize they need is imperative for us.

So last week, we scoured the dollar store and a drug store for everything they might need. Prior to shopping, I found a really comprehensive list over at WeddingBee which we used as a guide. We didn't follow it exactly because it likely would have been far too expensive. Plus, if any one plans on having sex at our wedding, they should bring their own condoms. I don't think providing condoms falls under our responsibilities as the newlyweds. We also skipped the cutesy poem that some couples choose to include because Mr. FP is almost always against all things cutesy. He's such a cynic.

The supplies are fairly gender neutral and the only changes between the genders included the addition of bobby pins, tampons, and hand lotion to the ladies' basket. Speaking of basket, ours ended up turning into bathroom boxes/trays after we found some plain wooden trays at our local dollar store which I proceeded to paint blue.


I'd make a huge list of all the contents... but, um, I don't want to. But if you're nosy, feel free to click on the photos to enlarge them.



Ultimately, this project ended up costing more than we had originally thought, but I think that is mostly due to the fact that we didn't really have time to shop around. Ideally, we would have done these a few weeks ago so we could have gotten the best price on everything. But even so, the convenience of having everything on location is better than having our guests drive 20 minutes away for cough drops.

10 comments:

hitchdied said...

I made these for my sister's wedding, and having all that stuff on hand definitely came in handy for the wedding party. I have no idea if the guests noticed or cared, but I don't regret anything!

AfterBite is a great item to include! Good work.

Chocolate Lover said...

Sometimes convenience is more valuable than cost :) They look great btw. I really like this idea but not sure if I'll do it...

Bicoastal Bride said...

They look great, and I agree that they are well worth the money. Your guests will definitely appreciate them!

julie said...

sunscreen! sunscreen! sunscreen! if your wedding is during the day!

i'm making a bathroom basket too, and this is the first thing i thought of. i can't believe WB didn't include it on their list!

miss fancy pants (the bride) said...

Oh my goodness! Sunscreen! I can't believe I forgot that. Thanks, girl.

Ms. Bunny said...

The two things that I ever care to need in a bathroom are something to freshen my breath and bandaids (damn shoes), and it looks like you've got those covered. (And sometimes a tampon or pad.) I think your trays look very good. I like the blue color. And I agree that you don't need a cutesy poem. The guests will be able to figure out what to do with the contents without it.

Tamar said...

These are so handy. Thanks for the post!

Lisa said...

I just made some of these too! The tums are such a good idea (I might have to pick some up too!)

Amberdawn said...

Really thoughtful idea :)

And 6 days away! Wow! So exciting :D

Claire said...

I love this idea. What a great idea to have everything your guests may need. Especially if you don't have a store nearby.

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