(Closed) No restroom facilities at ceremony venue for 3-4 hours

posted 9 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Aside from our website, how should guests be warned there are no restroom facilities for 3-4 hours?

    Enclosure slip with a statement in the invitation envelope

    E-mail (personal or mass)


    Don't mention it at all

  • Post # 92
    4173 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @sarahuccs:  I think this is an awesome wedding idea and I DIG IT!  Plus, the off site reception offers all the creature comforts a person would need if this portion of your day just isn’t their cup of tea.

    Post # 93
    2127 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    So let me get the straight.. you want me to drive 6 hours from where I live the day before your wedding, get dressed up, haul myself in an open jeep [dirt, leaves blowing up everywhere] for a rocky ride [aggrivating my bladder], watch your 20-minute ceremony in the July weather, “hang out” up there for another hour, then take another hour long rocky jeep ride down, & then probably have to wait in line to use the restroom down below because everyone else has to go too?!  

    Umm.. that is so unreasonable!  I have an iron bladder compared to most & don’t mind getting dirty every now & then, but this is absolutely ridiculous to expect this of all of your guests.  

    You better be having an open bar so I can use & abuse the provided bathroom & get my time worth that I missed out on earlier haha.

    I guess just put an extra card in your invitation clearly stating what you’re doing.  Don’t beat around the bush [no pun intended haha].

    P.S. Who voted for “Don’t mention it at all” haha?

    Post # 96
    1218 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @sarahuccs:  If you actually provided a pop-up cabana with a portable camping toilet, who is going to empty it after it is all said and done? I doubt you can just leave it there, so are you planning to clean the toilet in your wedding dress? I think you should seriosly reconsider your venue.

    Post # 97
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @sarahuccs:  I’ve only read the first page of this, so maybe someone has said this, but I’d see if the location could get you in touch with the other brides that have done this.

    I approach any wedding dilemma as “we are not the first people to get married, so this problem already has a solution” so that I don’t go crazy–and it seems like contacting others who have planned in this exact location could help guide you to an answer.

    good luck!

    Post # 98
    9168 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @HappySky7:  omg haha i just died laughing at the burrito binge comment!

    But in all seriousness, burrito binge or not, shit happens…I think this could be a non-issue or it could be a bit of a disaster.

    Post # 99
    1608 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @sarahuccs:  wow how beautiful. I can see why you’d want it there. However! I still think some sort of porta potty (at the very least like the ones suggested) is necessary if you are having all of your guests join you. I would still contact all guests to let them know about both the restroom and traveling situations. It seems to me your only other reasonable option is to have a private wedding. 

    Post # 100
    1693 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @MmeVT:  +1

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    @lolot:  +1

    i voted for a mass email because i think people would pay attention to that more so than an insert in the invitation. sometimes people just glance at the inserts thinking it’s info they already know (like directions) and don’t need to read it.

    Post # 102
    2865 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    No way, no how would I ever attend this ceremony.  I’m soo sorry because it sounds gorgeous but I have stomach issues and would FREAK OUT if I found out that there would be no access to bathrooms for that long.  It’s definitely something you have to tell you guests because it would be a dealbreaker for me.

    Post # 103
    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @sarahuccs:That’s gorgeous; I can understand why you want to go ahead with it! Personally, my only real concern would be rain, especially if the jeeps are open. Will you use the same ones as those yellow in the photos? Because if you do, you really need to come up with an alternative in case the weather isn’t cooperating. Rain ponchos?

    Post # 104
    30 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You need to not only put an enclosure in the invitation, but also personally call and speak to every guest you intend to invite. You need to think about things you might not know about some of your guests that could preclude them from being able to attend your ceremony. My husband has Crohn’s disease, which could leave him having to run to the toilet to go number 2 at any given time, so there is no way we could be toilet-less for any more than an hour at most. Plus, any female who is being visited by the red witch of the south, as I don’t care who you are and what you are doing, I am not changing my bloody tampon in the woods, EVER. And I bleed so bad I use a super plus an hour, so nope, not happening. You really should just think of it as an elopement and if you get any guests, be happy.

    Post # 105
    1364 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly I pee every hour (I drink a lot of water) there’s no way I could hold it that long, I’d decline. Sorry!

    Post # 106
    1677 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Nona99:  Almost all of your comments I’ve seen make me smile! Hehe


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    @sarahuccs:  Sorry people are giving you trouble on this thread. I think its great that you are doing what you want and I think it fits your circle of friends and family. Many of the people commenting that this is a bad idea probably arent too outdoorsy. I commented earlier but wanted to share something that this reminded me of. When we picked our venue, FHs family gave me so so soooooo much crap becasue our venue is a simulated tropical enviornment. Its a glass butterfly house that is controlled at 80° and 60% humidity. They think its “uncomfortable.” There is also no seating for our 15 minute ceremony. Give me a break. They were very upset actually. We are still getting married there, if they dont want to come, thats ok.  And, I wanted to add, if you were my friend and getting married somewhere like that, I would be pee/poo behind a bush if I had wipes! 

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