Post # 182
Your wedding sounds very unique and I am intrigued!
However, I would also have to decline. I had major surgery 2 years ago and I go to the bathroom quite frequently. Also, for women with heavy periods (me) 4 hrs w/o a restroom is a NO. I see a PP mentioned something about changing tampons and she would be okay. Good for her but the rest of us dont work like that. I am not a teacher and I can and do go to the bathroom numerous times in my work day.
I see your question wasnt asking if we would come but how to let guests know. I think this is a special exception where you would just put it somewhere in the invites on an enclosure which was your first option. If not, I would look into a Johnny on the Spot like some PPs mentioned.
Post # 183
I’m a water guzzler, so there is no way I could handle that! Also, I absolutely believe you need to spread the word both in invitations and by word of mouth. Several people mentioned camping type toilet seats and other options. If you are deadset on the location, I would consider as part of your decor, creating as best you can makeshift, covered men’s and women’s bathrooms for your guests whether using tents, dividers, etc. Also, I don’t remember if you mentioned the dress code, but assuming it is casual, I would make sure guests are aware of this as well. You know your friends better than any of us, so you might want to consider discussing all of this with a few of your closest friends who will be invited to get their thoughts and suggestions.
Post # 184
So, I’ve read all the posts and first of all – wow, so many of the pp seem to have bladders the size of humming birds! If I had to go the bathroom 24 times a day, I would seriously go and see someone for it!
That said, I think you should specify the dress code on the invitations. From what you’ve written so far, most of your guests will wear hiking boots. However, not all of them might realise that’s ok. I would probably add a line or two saying “wear comfortable shoes with a good grip, save your long dress for another day and your finest Patagonia is perfectly acceptable!”. Few things sucks as much as showing up for an outdoor event and not being dressed for the occation.
Post # 185
My only input is to keep trying to get in touch with those earlier brides, they managed to bring up a bunch of chairs so it seems like a port-a-potty might be possible? Otherwise I think phone, e-mail, insert etc. will all be fine.
Post # 186
@sarahuccs: OP, if you have found the information you are looking for you can request to close this thread so you don’t receive anymore replies.
This sounds lovely though and for the older women I know there is a product called a freshette or something like that, a woman who has had knee surgery uses it when she goes to snowshoe. Just unzip and hold into place and voila done. It should be practiced once or twice before hand but sounds simple. (I was thinking about getting one for camping.)
I think that if you set up a privacy area for the people who are outdoorsy it should be fine. I would worry about number 2 more than number 1 though. I’m just picturing how gross that would be to find when you took the tent down. I mean its not like there are doggie poop bags and even picturing that is so gross. And what if someone is having a bad stomach day? It sounds like you spoke with a bride about the bathroom situation? I hope that helped in some way. Best of luck to you.
ETA: I just realized that this venue is in Colorado. In Colorado you can marry yourselves. If you still really want to do this but the logistics don’t work out you can just have you and your Fiance go up there and have your super private ceremony. Then join everyone else at the reception.
Post # 187
Bees, I want to thank all of you for your input. This is going to be my LAST post in this thread as I believe I have received plenty of excellent advice on the restroom wording (that’s all I asked for!) and possible portable options.
I really appreciate the encouraging comments and am amused by some of the others’ assumptions about me and my guests. 😀
I don’t usually do this, but since this was such a hot topic today, I will update you Bees after the wedding on what we decided to do, how it worked out, and lessons learned. Thank you again!
Post # 188
@BlondeMissMolly: If it was my best friend, you better believe I would use a super plus and an overnight pad or change it behind a tree or something, because I’m not missing that. But I’m also a country kind of gal and don’t get too squeamish about that kind of stuff. I wasn’t at all trying to be offensive/rude with my “heavy flow” statement, because that used to be me for years before I was on B/C and it SUCKS. I absolutely know that. Maybe I find it rude/offensive for people to assume that since I can ‘hold it’ for 4 hours that I’m dehydrated. (I don’t, but still..) I would hate to have to go on a 10 hour road trip with someone that has to pee every 30 minutes.
+1 to post 171.
Yep, I’m baffled too – especially all of those that are calling her selfish and rude for having her wedding ceremony in a location that is special to her. She’s not having the whole dang reception up on the mountain, just the ceremony!
I, for one, am so excited to hear how it all turns out and to see your beautiful recap this summer! 🙂
Post # 189
@E_Lynne615: I didn’t say YOU would be dehydrated I said I would be. Like you said yourself before, everyone is different. But that isn’t so much a matter of “training” yourself. I’m glad you have such a superior bladder though, and hopefully you never have to take any road trips with such obnoxious people! 😉
Post # 190
@sarahuccs: HURRAY!! i love it when bees post updates. though if you arent coming back to this thread you might not read this
but other bees – i love to know how threads end! bad and good!
Post # 191
Closing this thread at the request of the OP- thanks!