My mom ordered porta potties….

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I can totally see how a big ol’ country house’s plumbing might not be prepared for 35 people to be using it all day, especially if they’re drinking (makes you pee).

Post # 3
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5228 posts
Bee Keeper

LadyMoriarty:  Does your aunt have a septic tank? If she is concerned about over use, you could offer to have cleaned first(its a couple hundred bucks). If she doesn’t have a septic tank, I’d find out why they were ordered, and see what you can offer to do to make the bathrooms available for your guests with out putting your aunt out.

Having porta potties isn’t the end of the world, but speaking as some one who would rather go in the bushes than use one, I understand your concern 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think as a guest I would be confused as to why I have to use a porta potty instead of having access to that big house that has bathrooms.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ah I understand the septic questions.. good idea to ask.

Post # 7
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s not unreasonable to expect people not to be tromping in and out of your aunts house. I went to a backyard wedding with a “porta potty” and it was super nice.  It had running water and hand towels etc so it depends on what she Rented. Like this but not blue 

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Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t stress! I did a backyard wedding and we had port-a-potties and it wasn’t a problem at all! They come  super clean and you’ve only got 35 guests, so you’ll be fine all night! Make sure you have sinks in the port-a-pots or a handwashing station outside them. And some port-a-pots come with lights, but some don’t so have some lighting, if needed. Also, sa with any bathroom, probive TP and a trash can and maybe a toiletreis basket with essentials. I have some great pictures from my wedding, but I can’t access them on new weddingbee. I actuall went kind of oveerboard with the blingy decorations in the port-a-pots, but I had fun with it. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

LadyMoriarty:  As a pp has recommended, the first course of action would be to talk with your aunt. Find it if she wants additional facilities rented. She may have mentioned it to your Mom.

If you need extra facilities but don’t want standard porta-potties, you can rent executive versions.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You should look into to ordering fancy portapotties instead. They make a huge difference!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

LadyMoriarty:  oh sorry. Here I thought they made this site mobile and really it’s crap and I’m getting annoyed by it lol!! It was a trailer basically with a ladies and men’s and full plumbing. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If it were my wedding, I downright wouldn’t allowed this. I think it was really rude of your mom to just do it without at least talking to you first. If it was your aunt’s request, then she should have sent it through you first and had you handle it by either ordering porta potties yourself that are up to your standard, or coming up with a different solution.

I wouldn’t use a porta potty ever, let alone at a wedding. And I’m not even that high maintence, they just gross me out massively. I would probably hold my bladder for as long as I could, and then when I couldn’t wait anymore, I would probably leave in order to use a real bathroom. That, or I would get trashed and go in the woods lol.

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