(Closed) Outdoor bathroom options

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmmm…this is a tough one. I personally wouldn’t use a port-a-pottie anywhere but definitely not at a wedding when I am all dressed up and in heels. Though one could argue that they are not going to get as disgusting as they would if you were at a concert or something. Another thing to consider besides your parents classy friends would be any elderly relatives. Would grandma have a hard time getting in their and using the facilities? Do they have a walker or something that they would need to use? Could be tricky.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What do you mean by the "executive ones"?  Are you talking about the bathroom trailers?  I think that they would be perfect.  I’ve heard that they use them at outdoor company events for some large companies so I think your "high class" guests would be fine.

It really depends on your reception though.  If you are having a low-key bbq type reception then it might be OK to have port-a-potties but if you are going for a more formal affair I think you should go with the nicer bathroom trailers.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not sure what pricing would be in your area for port-o-potties (but I assume they’re similar everywhere)- I was pleasantly surprised. We’re having an outdoor tented reception and opted for the port-o-potty route. It’s only costing us $150/day for the "deluxe" toilets with the running water sink and flushing toilet.

Using 3 day old port o pottys that 10,000 other people have used prior to you at concerts/fairs and these deluxe toilets are completely different. We’re going to put nice towels, an air wick and a push light in the port-o-potty to make it a little nicer, but we’re happy with our decision.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’ll be renting two regular port-a-potties for our fairly casual wedding.  They will be perfectly clean upon arrival and they really aren’t going to get that dirty in one night.  We won’t have any guests that might be snobby about them but in your case, I think the fancy ones would be perfectly fine.  Don’t feel bad about having them.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are absolutely using porta potties.  We have to as there are no bathrooms onsite.

We’re getting the handicapped accessible large size and the portable wash stations.  We’re doing bathroom baskets and placing them unobtrusively out of the way. Porta potties are perfectly clean when you get them, and if you have an adequate number, they will not get disgusting during your event.

Don’t let the need for porta potties disuade you if this is your perfect site!  I’ll post pics of mine after the wedding.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re just using a local septic company in the area. I found that wedding/party rental places if you go through them tend to charge more. It isn’t a big 3 room trailer, just a single stall. We figured 1 would be enough as we’re only having around 60 guests. I read somewhere that you should have 1 bathroom for every 50 people.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We are in NYC and used this company to rent upscale portable toilets for our wedding. Our guests were all very impressed and I actually got more comments on the “beautiful porta potty rental” than I did the flowers I spent so long picking out! Go figure.

Post # 12
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Newbee

We are having our bbq family style wedding at a gorgeous tree farm, but there are no bathrooms. We are getting 2 handicapped deluxe sized porta potties for our 125 guests. I’m going to make the “mens” and “womens” area like a small lounge with awnings, a table and chair, mirrors and bathroom baskets.

Fresh porta potties are clean and with floor mats they should be fine. For me (b.c of the fluffy dress) we are setting up a little rv toilet amid some trees with a awning with 4 sides so i can “flop” over the toilet without anything touching my dress. LOL. Sorry if it’s TMI, but i’ll want to freshen up and have a few moments to myself and it will be nice to have a bride/bridesmaids area seperate. Plus any disabled or elderly guests can use this private little area since it will be larger and more comfortable than a porta potty.

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