(Closed) Staying out of the house except for bathrooms

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do your grandparents know there are some nice outhouses?

How big is your wedding? i doubt your grandparents’ plumbing can handle a ton of people using it multiple times! For the cost of toilet paper, you can rent a nice luxury outhouse =P

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Is there a way you can string ribbon to block access to rooms or certain areas?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you can’t go with the nicer outhouses as an option, I think oracle has the right idea – tastefully block off everything but the paths to the bathroom.  You might also make a sign reminding guests not to loiter inside the home. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you should look into nice outdoor restroom facilities. We do this every year for our family reunion and have never had a problem. I know a family reunion is probably far more casual than a wedding, but they have some amazingly nice ones that would be appropriate for a wedding too.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree to close as many doors as possible (even lock them if need be).  Also, I have seen people move a couch or something to the entrance of the living room so the room is essentially “blocked” off. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe re-arrange a few pieces of furniture in spaces where people might migrate… like infront of the living room or next to the bathroom blocking the hallway.

Maybe include signs like “staff/caterers only”, “food prep, no guests allowed”, “wedding party/bridal party only”.

Also making your rents or wedding party informed will let them spread the info by word of mouth day of.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could always make a pathway to the bathroom and line it. I’d at least consider putting down some plastic on their carpets maybe.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe remove the furniture from that one room – that way there’s no reason for them to linger. No where to sit = keep on moving!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would just say, “Though the reception is hosted outdoors there are restroom are located {inset directions here – i.e. up the stairs to the left} inside the house.”

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d just put down a runner on the path to the bathroom and rope off along the edges – so it would be more difficult for people to actually go anywhere except the bathroom without climbing over something.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Runners, roping off rooms, signs.. all good ways.  Also, you might want to consider multiple bathrooms for use… as I don’t know how big your wedding is, the line could get long, fast, when alcohol is involved.

One of the bees just posted about her posh outdoor potty.. It was LUX!  I’d look into renting one of those!

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