(Closed) Porta Potties vs Restroom Trailer

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m having the same dilema. You should add a poll! Thank you for posting this, hopefully you will get plenty of responses

Post # 4
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If I HAD to rent portapotties, i’d do the trailor, I mean.. it is your WEDDING, not a backyard bbq.

That being said, I find the regular portapotties, disgusting, and I refuse to use them, if that means I have to walk over to your neighbors house and ask to use theirs, I will. I have no shame in not wanting to put my butt on those flithy things!

That’s just me though. I’m sure there are a few people who share my digust for them. I’m a little crazy though, I don’t use public restrooms either.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wouldn’t be comfortable using a port-a-pottie. GROSS.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 We’re having an outdoor reception and decided with the restroom trailer because, like pp mentioned it is a wedding, not a bbq. Plus, people will be dressed nicer than usual, even if it is outdoors and casual, so we’re sucking it up and paying for the nicer bathrooms.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ShadySkye:  if the cost is an issue, go with the porta potties, I doubt that guests are going to turn up their noses at you and your wedding, people understand. If the cost isnt that big of a deal go with the trailer. Maybe bring it us with some family members and if they feel as strongly about not using portapotties they may be will ing to pitch in…?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you go the porta potty route I do suggest spicing it up a bit… Kinda. Making it nicer. If you go on amazon they have toilet paper decorated for weddings. Put in a small basket for sanitation purposes and such, much sure there is a mirror. Use lots of air freshener since I hate the smell of porta potties, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Also be sure to have the seat covers for sanitation reasons which could help people feel a bit more at ease. 

 Oh and hand sanitizer of course

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ShadySkye:  When port-a-potties are delivered, they’ve been thoroughyl sanitized and are super clean…however…my concern would be the smell as the day goes on and the sun beats down. My family has a horseshoe tourney every year and by the end of the day, those pots are stinky!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

I wonder though, if the cost of renting them AND dressing them up nicely would just bump the price up close enough to want to rent the trailer? I mean in the end, I agree with a PP I think people will understand what had to be done had to be done. Plus they are cleaned before they are delivered to you so it’s not as bad as being at a very public event all day!

At my venue, once the guest list gets over a certain amount, they do have to rent a port a pottie. HOWEVER, the women use the indoor bathroom to the small B&B, and the men use the porta pottie. Sexist, a little bit… but men don’t ALWAYS have to sit….

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I would not use a porta potty at a wedding. Gross! Sorry!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got a trailer because my mother was horrified by the alternative.  Everyone loved the trailers.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ShadySkye:  Maybe fans? Although that might blow the smell in the wrong direction…haha! Well, I hope you guys come up with a solution that’s not too expensive! Good luck 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would definitely encourage you to rent the trailers. I used a porta potty a month ago at a parade and even in my jeans and t-shirt, I was completely grossed out by the fact that no matter how hard I tried, my clothes at some point were making contact with the walls or toilet seat. There was also no place for me to hang my purse. While wearing a chiffon dress in heels I would be really resistant to entering a porta potty, and would honestly probably leave the wedding early or completely avoid drinking alcohol so I wouldn’t have to use the restroom.

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