Post # 1
So this may seem like a silly question and you may think (oh just decide yourself!) but I can’t quite figure out if it’s worth spending money on Posh toilets.
My reception is going to be a relaxed celebration in my garden and I will need to hire toilets for my 100 guests. If you where going to an outdoor wedding would you expect to have to use a basic porta loo or would you expect a big trailer type block which contained ‘posher’ style toilets.
The price difference is about $900 so it’s something I really need to think about!
This is the low cost version, of which I will have 2 of
And here are the luxury ones (remember $900 more)
Post # 3
Oh and any other options please let me know. Toilet dilemas, wedding planning at it’s most glamerous!
Post # 4
Of course the posh toilets are much nicer, but toilets are toilets, and really, its not like it’s going to be a portapotty that has been sitting there being used for days. It will only be your wedding guests using them the day of, and therefore it shouldn’t get too gross at all.
Spend that extra $900 on something pretty for yourself! 🙂
Post # 5
Definitely the posh! OMG. I am laid back, but I hate portapotties!
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
AS long as I could pee and then wash my hands after (with soap and water, not just hand sanitizer) I’d be fine. It’s a casual backyard wedding, people should be glad you’re renting the toilets not making 100 people stand in line for 2 bathrooms or whatever you have in your house. 🙂
Post # 7
I went to a backyard graduation party where they had “posh” toilets and everyone LOVED it. I had never seen that before but it really added quite a nice touch to the event. Portapotties are ok for sporting events or concerts but if you’re going to have guests dressed up (even if it is casual) I think the nicer ones would be best.
Post # 8
Cool, it’s good to get your opinions so thank you.
I am really struggling with this. FI thinks basic all the way. I worry people will be picky and think it’s grose.
@Baroness_Meg: Good point, they are unlikely to get yucky in just a few hours of useage.
@cbee: Yeh I have a few experiences with them and they are EW at festivals!
@soontobeMrsBoo: Soap and water is a must! I was thinking of getting the bigger sized ones that allow room for a small table for sopas a mirror and air freshner?
Post # 9
@MissSandyShore: I agree it would be ideal. Hm it’s just the money aspect. It’s good to know that people commented on the toilets though, I really didn’t think people would even notice!
Post # 10
Frankly, I don’t like the posh toilets because of the stairs. I’m rather clumsy and would worry that I’d fall or trip and hurt myself. The standard portapotties are, at least, flat to the ground.
Post # 11
I would go posh. Honestly? I wouldn’t go in a portaloo. They are the most horrific things ever and I would actually NOT drink to avoid having to go in one. I really do find them that bad.
I would be so thankful if you had the posh ones. As a guest, it would really be something I would notice.
Post # 12
@EnglishWifey: I think it depends on the level of formality to your wedding, if people are going to be dressed up I would go with the posher toilets for the sake of people not having to stuff themselves into a port-a-potty with a nice dress or suit on. 🙂 And if people are spending money to come to your wedding, the least you can do is provide nicer outdoor bathrooms for them. 🙂
Post # 13
Being totally honest, I’m a germaphobe and would be pretty unhappy if I was dressed nice for a wedding (even a less formal, garden event) and had to use a port-a-potty. I am with @Miss Jackrabbit: in that I’d probably mostly avoid liquids to try to avoid having to go in one.
I too would be very thankful to have a nice facility.
Of course, the cost is a factor and only you can decide whether you can afford it. Just trying to give you my honest opinion that as a guest, my experience would be impacted by the kind of toilet. As the previous responses show though, not everyone feels the way I do, so again, it’s ultimately your call!
Post # 14
You’re lucky to have the trailer toilet option. I’m having my wedding in Fiji and we have “made” the venu and i have no choice but to use the portaloo. I’m having 3 for 180 guests and have to jazz them up with freshner, expensive hand soap and seat liners.
I think the extra 900 is worth it.
Post # 15
@EnglishWifey: AHH I am having this EXACT dilemma! I got prices on toilets about 2 months ago and I can’t bring myself to make a decision. Originally I thought “no way am I having my guests use a port-a-potty!” but then a friend told me she attended a wedding with some really nice ones. Then I thought about the fact that they are only going to be used for about 4 hours… how dirty can they really get? Oh I’m so torn! But I will probably end up going with the cheaper version, because it is a rather informal affair, and I think our crowd would be ok with it. I think I might get the handicapped version for the ladies, since there is a little more room. Oh! I also plan on having one for men and one for women, since (sorry guys!) men tend to be a bit more messy with their toilet habits!
Post # 16
@Jijitattoo: That’s a very good point. Not only people who don’t like stairs but also older people who have real difficulty with stairs. Hmm good point.
@Miss Jackrabbit: Are they really that bad that you wouldn’t drink anything? Wow. Well I don’t want any of my guests feeling like that! Jeepers.
@lovelylight99: It is still going to be a semi formal wedding and I’m sure some people will dress in posh dresses (me indluded of course!) but I will use the porta loo as well as the other option are the house toilets which are at the other end of a very long garden!
@Gemstone: Cost is always a factor as I’m trying to keep to a budget and I didn’t ever consider spending in excess of $1k on toilets but It’s something we can look into further if needs be.
@sharontobemarried: Yeh thats a shame if you really want them but they are not available. I may ask a few of my family members to see if they have an opinion.