(Closed) Bathrooms in separate building than reception! (Help!)

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 46
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

zl27 :  the obvious what?

Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

smalltownbigworld :  here’s the thing: half the people on here are hearing you say “2 min walk” and thinking “oh that’s nothing.” and despite my earlier reply, i agree that 2 mins of walking ain’t no thang. the other half of the people on here are looking at the pic you posted and thinking “that’s pretty far.” that LOOKS like much longer than a 2 minute walk. granted, scale can throw things off, but i’m guessing your barn isn’t *tiny*, which makes that walk look much more than 2 mins. you sure you weren’t looking at drive times?

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’m sorry, but I honestly think some of the responses OP’s received are insane. If you’re really, really concerned OP, then hiring a couple third party golf cart drivers will cover you! You could even make it fun and hang lanterns along the path or something…but there is no need to bring in a trailer bathroom that’s worth half your budget. Not when the facilities are that close and you’re making an effort to make them accessible.

But who seriously wears heels to a barn wedding?? Let alone $200 heels?? I’m pretty sure the natural wood of the floor alone could do some damage to those shoes, let alone trying to walk through the grass to get to the barn. 

Post # 49
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Sugar bee

Horseradish :  really? Obviously, an injured person would be a similar situation to an elderly person. 

Post # 50
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

zl27 :  oh sorry because when I read “the elderly and speshul snowflakes” I thought you meant “the elderly and speshul snowflakes”. 

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

CityBearBride :  glad that you have no serious digestive issues. I mean that. Because ppl with them can’t do that, that’s a fact and I know myself as well. Have a good day. 

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Horseradish :  that’s how I read it. Pissed me off so much that I didn’t respond. Ya know , because I’m speshul lol.

Post # 53
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Helper bee

seriously, it could take you longer than two minutes to get to the bathrooms in a big hotel venue. golf carts sounds like a great compromise.

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Glenda_the_good_witch :  actually I have IBS-D so I am very familiar with bathroom issues, in addition I am pregnant so I am using the loo at least once an hour.  I just always make sure I know exactly where the bathroom is whenever I go out.  Expecting a bathroom within a two minute walk of me at all times is just ridiculous and unrealistic, most people with digestive issues are very aware of that.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

CityBearBride :  once an hour, you’re lucky. And I mean that. I’m seriously jealous. I’ve tried every med ever and I’m still several times per hr. And it’s not unreasonable to go to an event and expect to have a bathroom closer. Sorry you feel that it’s ridiculous. Have a great day. 

Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

osmalltownbigworld :  I’m pretty sure most of your guests will have the common sense to not wear floor length ball gowns and stilettos to your wedding. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I think if you even suggest not wearing heels on your wedding website, you’re going above and beyond taking care of your guests. I just cannot fathom how it seems logical to wear your $200 heels to a barn wedding. I’d be pulling out some flats or my cowboy boots as soon as I knew the venue. 

It sounds like you know your crowd (Something that I find to be so important when getting advice on the Internet!!! No friend and family group is the same, so know them and know how they would react to something!) I would just make sure you have someone hired on to drive the golf carts, so that there isn’t that poor second cousin who gets stuck doing bathroom runs all night long. And then it eliminates the question of guest sobriety and late night joyrides all together.

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The only suggestion I have is make sure it is VERY well lit, and well marked! Nothing’s worse than not know which direction the restrooms are!

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think that it’s terrible but I do think that people are right about all the other stuff that will happen – golf carts will either be a huge chore for someone/ there to be lines waiting for them so people will end up walking anyways, guys (and maybe some ladies) will pee in the bushes instead of walking over there, people will get annoyed (though I don’t think they would leave the wedding over it but they might talk about it) and if it rains it will basically be a disaster

I have been to two weddings like this — one it wasn’t terrible since it was a nice night and our hotel room was actually closer than the restroom so I just kept going to/from our room when I needed to go which was fine (except that meant I had to carry a purse with the key around all night vs being able to just let Darling Husband keep it in his pocket) … the guys absolutely were all just peeing in the bushes (or they have bladder of steel since I never saw one guy walk over towards the bathrooms)

the other wedding it was only like a 20-30 foot walk but it ended up being one of those horrible summer storms where you get soaked to the bone in 1 second of being outside for basically the whole reception (luckily the wedding which was outside earlier in the evening was fine!) – the path to the bathrooms ended up a slippery/muddy mess (since people kept trying to cut through the grass area), they had some umbrella available but it wasn’t enough to keep up with all the people going in/out and it ended up also a mess inside the venue/dance floor cause everyone had wet/muddy shoes inside

I hope for your sake that it goes well but it is definitely a risk that I wouldn’t want to take unless there was literally ZERO chance of rain

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