(Closed) DIY outdoor wedding… What about bathrooms??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is it tacky to have Porta-potty restrooms at an outdoor wedding?
    Yes!! : (11 votes)
    34 %
    No. : (19 votes)
    59 %
    Other. : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think if that is your only option that is what you have to go with.  

    I agree that having a nice tent around them would help (maybe with a table with extra hand sanitizer, a nice mirror, etc) 

    Are there any special situations in guests to think about?  Elderly with walkers?  Parents that need changing stations?  

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m back and forth on this one. We had to rent one port-a-potty as per our contract with the venue (they were on a septic system), but honestly, we hid it and I don’t know if anyone actually used it. I think the trailers are the best option, but I can see your hesitation with the cost and infrastructure needed. I think putting the portapotties in a seperate tent is as good as you can make it, although if I were in a nice dress and heels I don’t think I would love it, but I would make due and it really wouldn’t change my opinion of whether or not I had a good time.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve been to a wedding with porta-potties and I have to say I and the rest of the guest hated it. Its really gross to go in there in your nice clothes. I think spending the extra money on the trailers is worth it for your guests.

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are thinking this may be our best option too. I understand people misgivings – and I had them too until I started researching them. They make nice ones now that are not the porta-potties that you see normally. They flush regularly & come with real sinks. I think we were quoted $360 for 2 of them. 

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Amazingly our quotes also included delivery & setup too! I was amazed at how inexpensive they were. Our location is also 1 hour from the nearest big city. You may be able to find a better price so it’s good you’re still looking 🙂 Good luck & I am glad someone else brought this up, I thought I was the only one!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You could do something like this! 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    @Alip22:  I would totally use that portapotty…

    I think there is part of attending a wedding in a field that one has to expect.

    1. there will be mud

    2. there will probably be portapottys…

    As a guest I would not love it but I would be fine with it, especially if you decorated them all cute.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Alip22:  How CUTE is that?

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve been to weddings with nice(r) porta-potties!  They were fine.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    they have really nice porta potties! Fancy ones that are fine…. Bettery to have a potty then not!!!

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