Post # 62
I’ve been to several outdoor receptions with the blue kind and while I wasn’t thrilled, it really isn’t a big deal to me and I never heard any of the guests complain. I think it may just be a matter of what is the norm for your guests (and whether they’re a little bit country?)
Personally, we are having an outdoor lakefront reception in a really remote area, so we will definitely have them, but I am planning on upgrading to either the trailer kind or at least the ones that flush, have sinks, mirrors and plenty of room.
I think it also makes a big difference in how/where they are set up. I plan on having a small canopy in front of them with a standing full-length mirror, bathroom basket etc. A couple large yankee candles inside the restrooms can really go a long way too!
Post # 63
Its been like a million years since I have been in a Porta potty and and I cant remember, do they have sinks to wash your hands? If not that would gross me out the most, not being able to wash my hands and then go eat. Yuck!
Post # 64
Id hate to use a porta-potty in a nice dress and heels. Ugh. If you can find a nicer alternative to the typical porta-potty, then i’d be okay with it.
Post # 65
@Lovespearls: The basic ones don’t, they have a handsaitizer squirter usually.
Post # 66
Is it during a hot time of year? I know they get worse the hotter it is! Also, a lot of people can handle port a johns, that’s no big deal. I’m with everyone else, just have the sinks and somewhere they can wash their hands and it’ll be fine!
Post # 67
Oh NO you guys — I requested a quote from a big national company that said they have a branch over here to rent from, and they told me that they do not have the “restroom trailer” type of units, nor were they aware of any other company that had them anywhere in Hawaii. NOOoooo!
I emailed the wedding coordinator for the venue and asked if she knew of a company that has them. She’s the one who mentioned the idea to me in the first place, so… fingers crossed!
I think I’m pretty certain that the nasty blue kind are OUT of the question. We will have to see just how fancy of potties the companies here have, I guess. :-/
Post # 68
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Post # 69
If it was one of those really nice big trailer ones like PPs have mentioned, no problem at all. If it was a blue standard issue one and I was all dressed up for a wedding, not so much, but I would just suck it up and deal with it. PLUS consider that you’ll be needing a place to pee and I don’t think you could do it with the dress and the blue porta potty…. Go for the trailer, it’ll be fine.
I was at a trade show once, went pee, and only when I came out did I realize it was one of those big trailers, they had disguised it REALLY well. I totally thought it was a “real” bathroom!
Post # 70
@julies1949: YOU ARE AMAZING. Oh my gosh, thank you SO much!! That was so thoughtful and nice of you to look that up for me!! CRISIS AVERTED!! Hooraaaaay!!! 😀
Post # 71
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Post # 72
This was an issue with one of the venues we were considering. It was outside at an amazing location right on the water, but there were public bathrooms (waaaay dirty ones) about 100-200 yards away or the option of porta-potties. It was a deal breaker for us.
Post # 73
@ei_laura: THIS! I’m going to the event in order to hang out with my friends and family. If I wanted the Ritz….I’d be at the Ritz.
I’d be fine with porta potties. Honestly, once you have a couple of drinks in you, you tend not to care anymore anyway. I have also seen temporary sinks too, so if those were available, awesome. There are other interesting ways to create a sink – you just have to be creative. But I would def have one for each gender!
Post # 74
eeekkk! all dressed up and squating in a PP. please don’t say it’s true.
plus i am a huge hand hygiene freak. sorry
Post # 75
Being totally honest… I would be grossed out 🙁 sorry!!
Post # 76
Hmmm…I think porta potties are so not-wedding appropriate. At least the typical, on-the-worksite type. We went to a farm/barn wedding and they had a porta potty, but there was NO LIGHT, so by the time I had to pee, it was pitch black and had to use my phone as a light. So gross. That wedding sucked. Also, the farm was owned by people and their house was literally three steps away from the porta potty but they never offered up their bathroom.