(Closed) Could you maybe, possibly tolerate a “Porta Potty?”

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you be completely, utterly sicked out by a non-flushing toilet as a guest?
    YES. Under no circumstances should I have to go in one of those! : (102 votes)
    58 %
    No. It's a small price to pay for such a cool location/venue. : (61 votes)
    35 %
    Other. : (12 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    When my FI’s sister got married, they had porta potties and I have to tell you the truth; I was totally grossed out. We left early because I couldn’t stand them. You know how they smell and guys drip, etc… and there was no place to wash our hands. They had sanitized wipes. Sorry…

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    if you are going to use them i suggest having male and female only – reduces the trauma

    i attended a function once and they had luxury port a pottys, like mobile bathrooms and people were talking about how nice they were, a strange topic i know but we were impressed – they were fresh smelling, clean and roomy

     

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper

    i said i would tolerate it. but only cuz when you gotta pee, you gotta pee. and there have been moments when the intolerable becomes tolerable.  but i would certainly be holding my pee for as long as possible and avoiding it at all costs.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @littlemissmango: If you can get the really nice ones, maybe that would be okay, but I bet they are very expensive. This wedding was about 5 years ago and I am still traumatized by it.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m usually very easy going about most things…Except bathrooms. I’m really high maintenance about where I need to go. Combine that with a problem bladder that makes me go every 30 min sometimes, I think port-a-potties would totally ruin my day. Sorry 🙁

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am Australian, so maybe that makes me less discerning (every music festival or rural campside either has porta loos or drop toilets) than the next lass, but I would have no problem in it. I mean, who on EARTH goes to a wedding for the toilets? You’re going to be in there for all of five minutes, suck it up.

    Post # 11
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I said I’d deal, but as a guest all dolled up and glitzed out and (probably) in some wicked heels, the luxury portables would be very much appreciated. I’m sure that rented loos for the day would be much cleaner than the county fair / demolition derby unisex porta-pots that I’ve encountered, but for your wedding with a sweet venue it would be worth it to look into the ‘fancy mobile lavatories.’ 

    ETA: I agree with PPs about having a place to actually wash hands…sanitary/alcohol wipes just don’t make me feel like I’ve actually washed my hands. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    LOL, this brings back lots and lots of memories.  Even after having spent 10 years in the military, I would rather hold it then use one of those things.  However, having said that, as a guest, it would not deter me from attending a wedding.  I would just try to avoid the restroom.  

     

    Post # 13
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t like using them at the best of times (fairs, etc.), but when I’m dressed up and pretty, I would hate to try to navigate my way around in there without falling into/onto the “toilet”!

    Post # 14
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t know about those blue porta potties that I see at a concert. Those gross me out.

    Now I have been to a circus where they had rest room trailers.  They weren’t too bad because it at least was big, so the smell wasn’t contained in a small area like the blue ones are.

    I did a quick search and found these.  Scroll down to the bottom to see the rest room trailers.

    Post # 15
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    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve been to one wedding where they had fancy Portapotties. There was music inside, sinks and nice paper towels to wash your hands. Huge mirrors for putting on makeup. The toilets were more like the ones in an airplane. They flushed but with that weird blue chemical. No one had a problem with them at all. They may be quite expensive though.

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