In a variety of my wedding books, I’ve read about the “complimentary toiletry basket” to be put in the guest bathrooms at the venue. While I think this is a very sweet idea, I don’t know if I want to do that.
Ideally, I’d love to spend money buying lotions, soaps, feminine products, brushes and all that, but we’re po’. Is that really something that needs to be bought? I’d have to buy more things that are personalized so we can put it in the baskets, saying thank you and all that. I know, it would only be two baskets, but it seems like an unnecessary expense.
In the weddings I’ve been to, there hasn’t been a courtesy basket. Heck, one wedding had no room in the port-a-potty for the basket! So I wonder if this is just another one of those things the books/magazines tell you to need, like a garter.
Another concern of mine: our ballroom is in a hotel, on the second floor. They are essentially public restrooms for the ballrooms on that floor and people who are waiting in the lobby. So I’d basically be providing baskets for anyone who uses those restrooms. I don’t know if I like that idea.
What do you think? Basket or no? What would you like to see in one if there WAS one?
- Los Angeles
- Bookkeeper/Lazy Bones
- Wedding Date:
- November 2007
- Radisson Hotel