What to Put in a Wedding Bathroom Basket

It's the surprisingly luxe touch guests will really appreciate—and it's easier to pull off than you'd think.
by Elizabeth Wieck & Emily Platt
Wedding bathroom basket with sign
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Restrooms at weddings are often overlooked, but a few small touches will go a long way in making sure your guests are looking and feeling their best all wedding long. Which, trust us, is important—because no one's going to let loose if they're too stressed about a stain on their clothes or something in their teeth. This is where wedding bathroom baskets, or "amenity baskets," really come in clutch. Simply fill them with goodies your friends and family might need while celebrating with you. 

Wedding Bathroom Basket Essentials

Not sure what they'll need? Obviously, your bathrooms will already be stocked with things like soap and toilet paper. Ask if there's anything else your venue or other vendors will provide, then fill in the gaps. Think along the same lines as what you've got in your wedding or getting-ready emergency kit. Here are some of the essentials, which are all super-easy to find at the drugstore, supermarket or on Amazon. But you don't even have to search for them yourself—click each link to shop the idea. 

For the guys:

For the girls: All of the above, plus… 

You should also consider the weather and where your reception is taking place when putting together your bathroom baskets. If you're having an outdoor summer reception, for example, you might want to include sunscreen, bug spray or blotting papers for post-dance floor shine.

Again, Amazon is always our go-to resource for inexpensive supplies. But you can also raid the travel-sized aisle to keep costs low—guests probably won't use a whole full-sized bottle of lotion anyway. Because all these items are, by nature, incredibly useful, we doubt any leftovers will go to waste though. Just use them as purse stuffers or vacation toiletries!

Wedding Bathroom Baskets

Don't forget about the baskets themselves! Since the items inside are what's most important, feel free to keep things simple (and inexpensive). That said, you're more than welcome to get a little fancy. It never hurts to tie wedding bathroom baskets into the overall decor theme. Wondering where to find bathroom baskets? The Knot Shop sells plenty of affordable vessel options, but for something more bespoke, try Etsy. Below, shop some of our favorite bathroom basket ideas. Then, consider pairing them with a bathroom basket sign. (Etsy and The Knot Shop are great resources for those too.)

Wicker rustic wedding bathroom basket

This wicker basket is plenty big, and the style is versatile too: It's ideal for a rustic country affair, but could also work at a beach wedding.

The Knot Shop tapered wicker basket with white wash and liner in Medium, $12, TheKnotShop.com  

Custom wedding bathroom basket crate

No, you're not limited to actual "baskets." Consider this cute crate which you can also personalize, this time with a hand-painted message. 

The Lakeside Shed wedding bathroom basket personalized crate, $37, Etsy.com 

Metal chalkboard wedding bathroom basket

 Write a customized message on this chalkboard-adorned metal box, which saves you from having to buy a bathroom basket sign. It's equal-parts rustic and industrial-chic.

The Knot Shop tin box with aged finish & blackboard panel display, $24, TheKnotShop.com 

Metallic wire wedding bathroom basket

 These modern, metallic wedding toiletry baskets are sold in packs of two for a discount, which is perfect if you're stocking separate men's and women's rooms. Plus, each one has a spot for a label that'll help you tell guests the items are theirs to use.

Spectrum Diversified wire storage basket, from $13 each, Amazon.com 

Bonus: Premade Wedding Bathroom Baskets

Don't want to DIY? Try one of these pre-stocked bathroom baskets! They may seem pricey, but remember, they're fully stocked. Buying individual supplies adds up, plus organizing them on your own takes time! (And as you know, time equals money.) 

Premade wedding bathroom basket for women

We like this wedding bathroom basket's luxe look and spa-quality touches, like elegant scented lotion. Of course, it includes ultra-useful items too, like wet wipes, a mini sewing kit and even contact solution. 

Marigold & Grey Signature restroom amenity basket, $157, MarigoldGrey.com 

Men's premade wedding bathroom basket

Here's another solid option that's a little cheaper. It includes everything from nail files to pre-pasted toothbrushes (seriously!). There are both mensroom and womens' room versions, plus different sizes depending on your guest count. This guys' basket accommodates over 50 attendees. 

With You in Mind, Inc. restroom amenity basket, $126, Amazon.com 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, some of which may be sponsored by paying vendors.

Updated July 2019

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