Post # 1
Hey bees! Although I fought hard for my casual wooded park wedding, I’m starting to worry about one thing…the restroom.
We’re getting married at Manchester State Park in Port Orchard, Washington. Since it’s a state park, there’s really only one big bathroom for the whole park grounds. Thank god it’s right next to the reception site. But every park guest, including my wedding party and those who aren’t, will be using this.
It’s a normal park bathroom with three or four stalls, a mirror, and a shower/changing area. Horrible lighting and those stupid faucets that you have to press down with one hand to wash the other and then quickly switch before the water turns off. I would really like to clean it up a bit, but wonder if it’s a waste of time right before the wedding when my time is limited. I also have seen so many cute baskets and accessories put in bathrooms durring weddings. But again, this will be a public restroom. I’d hate for a non-guest to mess something like that up.
Any bees out there with this challenge or have already been through something similar?
Post # 3
Can you assign a clean up crew so you don’t have to waste your time for it? Is the area around the park a good neighborhood? I would think most people who aren’t attending the wedding, would have enough brains to realize any nice basket is for the wedding party, but even then you could put up a cute sign saying something like, “Free to use for the wedding party.” Or something. Also, if you are worried about the baskets, maybe put someone in charge of making sure they are stocked throughout the day. I’m sure it will be a beautiful wedding, and even if the bathroom’s are kind of crappy, guests won’t care about that. I def think cleaning them up and putting out cute baskets is a good idea.
Post # 4
It’s actually an upperscale area on the waterfront accross from Seattle. It’s a well-kept park, but their standards of cleanliness are obviously lower than mine! Plus it takes just one person to be a jackass and make a mess or steal stuff. I guess I’m just being paranoid!
Post # 5
Well if you are paranoid about it, then you should def assign someone to make sure the bathrooms are kept relatively neat. It may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but I’m sure if you asked nicely (and gave a super nice gift afterward) that someone would check in on the bathrooms for you.
Post # 6
I think I wouldn’t put a basket ther personally … and I’m sure someone would be willing to help clean the bathrooms! I have faith.