(Closed) How many port-a-pots do I need?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@JenGirl:  are they invidual ones? as sometimes they come in blocks so one block = 3 toilets inside it

everywhere i go (bars, parties etc) with a lot of people – theres always a queue for the ladies and not for the mens. so i would do them seperately as some people dont like unisex toilets, and have maybe an extra one for the women

edit – as people are dirnking alcohol theyll need to pee more than if it was a dry bar. so i wouldnt go with the conservative estimate and add at least 1 extra

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JenGirl:  If you had four, I would do 2 womens, 1 mens, and one unisex…just incase the mens is busy.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Actually, if you get 4, I would only do unisex.  Or maybe do 3 unisex and 1 women’s only.  I would NOT do 1 mens and 3 women…true, guys pee faster than women, but it would take just a few guys have “a moment” (i.e. going #2) to really cause a line for the guys if they have only 1 toilet.  

Also, if you have the $$ in the budget (I have no idea how much it costs to rent one), I suggest getting 5 toilets for your guests and keeping the house off limits for everyone (rather than letting a select few use the house).

 

**Edit – regarding my second comment (about getting 5) – no one will notice if you have “too many” portapotties, but EVERYONE wil notice if you have too few!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Rock Hugger:  actually thats so true. my fi will do anything to avoid ‘having a moment’ where possible in a public place (well, anywhere thats not at home) but if he has to…hes gone for a while (TMI but still!) and you dont want men wandering off peeing behind trees (and no matter how nice or classy your friends are, ive seen it happen at very smart dos).

if you have 3 – 2 womens, 1 mans

5 – 3 womens, 2 mens

4 – 2 womens, 1 unisex, 1 mans    or 3 unisex, 1 womens  as there are always some women who would choose the womens only one

i think? im going through every combination in my head and i keep coming up with different ideas.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would err on the side of too many.  I was at a wedding where all the portapotties got backed up and were basically overflowing because they underestimated.  It was one of the most digusting things I’ve ever seen/smelled. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I like the idea of 2 women’s, 1 men’s, and 1 unisex.  That’s probably the way I would go.

Your port-a-pots sound really nice!  I didn’t know they made such swanky ones!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Could you keep the bathroom essentials OUTSIDE the port-a-pots? That would help with lines.

It is really an issue for people to use a unisex bathroom? That would be another way to avoid lines- all open to whatever guests needs it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Our venue recommended 1 per 100 people, so we’re doing 2 for 150-175 people.  Don’t know if that helps! 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JenGirl:  i went to a wedding that sounds just like yours.  bride’s parent’s backyard, huge tent, with port-a-potties.  it was one of the best weddings i have ever attended.  she had the really nice potties too.  i was impressed.  she had someone pop into them every once in awhile to make sure the paper products were stocked and cleaned.  she had fewer than 200 people (100ish) and i think she had 2 or 3 units.  i think 4 would be safe. 1 men’s, 2 women’s, 1 unisex.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went to a fancy party of about your size, and they had 3- one men’s, one women’s, one unisex.  I never saw a line, and it was just fine.

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