(Closed) Port-a-potty?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Port-a-potty for a barn wedding?
    Don't do it! (please offer advice on what we should do) : (13 votes)
    41 %
    Do it! I did it and it was great! (if so what did you rent) : (8 votes)
    25 %
    Don't do it! I've done it/seen it and it was terrible : (8 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @MrsCasanova:  They actually have different levels so to speak some with running water and others with sinks and things so depending on what you choose it will be fine.

    Post # 4
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    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i think if you have the nice ones with running water its fine – you know the cabins with sinks etc. you could add a nice little bathroom basket too

    not the ones that are essentially a toilet seat over a hole

    Post # 6
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    We are renting a beach house for our wedding, but were told we need a port-a-potty for the ceremony/reception since the house’s septic can only handle the number of people the house sleeps. I was worried too, but I called the rental company but they actually have “special” ones for weddings. 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Most companies that rent out outside toilets for weddings make sure they are really nice. They realize that they are going to be at a classy event. We might have to rent these for our wedding and the company calls them “wedding cabanas”. Fancy word for outside crapper! 🙂 You’ll be fine!

    Post # 9
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsCasanova:  I have absolutely NO clue. Sorry. We haven’t priced them out yet. All I know is our venue would have automatically charged a $2750 fee for 50 or more people, which would have been specifically for a 40×40 tent and 2 cabanas.

    We are *hoping* to have less than 50 people so we ended up getting a smaller 30×30 tent on our own through the same company our venue gets the tent from and that costed about $1000. My guess is the cabanas would have been a few hundred?

    Post # 10
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    88 posts
    Worker bee

    @MrsCasanova:  Ours are gonna run $99/per potty and we only need one. We are on the texas coast. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I understand why some brides go for a port-a-potty but I am totally against them as a guest. I went to a summer time wedding and they smelled after a few uses. Girls had been on their period, and you had that smell, and poo smell as the night drew on, the seats got sticky, and someone barfed….It was absolutely awful. I ended up holding my pee because I couldn’t stand the smell and over all uncleanliness….

    If all you can afford is a port-a-potty then I understand why you’d purchase one, and I wouldn’t judge you for it, but as a guest who is a germophobe anyway I just could never do that. X_X

    Post # 12
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    1159 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have no option but to hire 2 port-a-loo’s for my ceremony venue. The site only has 1 bathroom and i have 200 guests! (My reception venue is luxury and has lovely toilets).

    My ceremony is a traditional hindu ceremony and there will be food at the ceremony (no alcohol, that’s for the reception)

    My wedding is in Fiji and they just don’t have an option to hire a nicer toilet (you can’t find it there) otherwise i would.

    I have hired a cleaner to attend to the toilet for the 3-4 hours that guests will be there. I’m providing expensive hand wash ($25 a bottle). Hand towels, seat liners and a mini bathroom basket.

    If that’s not good enough for my guests then tough luck, i have no other option.

    Post # 15
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve been to plenty of weddings with port-a-potties.  All had running water, some were the trailer type and some just the single stand alone type.  The only problem I had was with the single ones sometimes they don’t have lights in them so make sure you have one! I’d have no problem using them as long as there is water! I do like the trailer ones better though. 

    Post # 16
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Oh and if you get the trailor type (which I’d reccomend) make sure you have someone who can clean out the garbages through the night (they are smaller) and restock toilet paper. 

    And why is this in flowers… lol

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