Post # 1
I have a bit of a dilema!! My wedding is going to be at my FI’s Grandmother’s house in the country. We are having the ceremony in the pasture and then giving our guests hay rides to her barn where we will have the reception. Her house is close by…but I dont want to allow all of our guests to go in and out of her house to use the restroom. So i am going to rent restrooms! EEK! The restroom trailer is obvioulsy quite a bit nicer than port-poties, but also about 4 times the price. I was thinking about just renting 2 porta potties and putting them on the side of the barn in a tent. Everyone will know that this is going to be a country, casual wedding so we shouldnt have anyone dressed to the nines. But I wanted to get some opinions of weather i should just bite the bullet and pay for the restroom trailer or choose the budget friendly option and get the porta potties??
Post # 3
I’m having the same dilema. You should add a poll! Thank you for posting this, hopefully you will get plenty of responses
Post # 4
If I HAD to rent portapotties, i’d do the trailor, I mean.. it is your WEDDING, not a backyard bbq.
That being said, I find the regular portapotties, disgusting, and I refuse to use them, if that means I have to walk over to your neighbors house and ask to use theirs, I will. I have no shame in not wanting to put my butt on those flithy things!
That’s just me though. I’m sure there are a few people who share my digust for them. I’m a little crazy though, I don’t use public restrooms either.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t be comfortable using a port-a-pottie. GROSS.
Post # 6
We’re having an outdoor reception and decided with the restroom trailer because, like pp mentioned it is a wedding, not a bbq. Plus, people will be dressed nicer than usual, even if it is outdoors and casual, so we’re sucking it up and paying for the nicer bathrooms.
Post # 7
@ShadySkye: if the cost is an issue, go with the porta potties, I doubt that guests are going to turn up their noses at you and your wedding, people understand. If the cost isnt that big of a deal go with the trailer. Maybe bring it us with some family members and if they feel as strongly about not using portapotties they may be will ing to pitch in…?
Post # 8
If you go the porta potty route I do suggest spicing it up a bit… Kinda. Making it nicer. If you go on amazon they have toilet paper decorated for weddings. Put in a small basket for sanitation purposes and such, much sure there is a mirror. Use lots of air freshener since I hate the smell of porta potties, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Also be sure to have the seat covers for sanitation reasons which could help people feel a bit more at ease.
Oh and hand sanitizer of course
Post # 9
THanks for all the feedback!! I would def jazz them up ALOT! I want to put them in a tent and “decorate” them. I stole the picture below off another post i found…but i would do something along those lines. That wouldnt be so bad, would it? And keep in mind…the potties are delivered cleaned and never used…its not like potties at a concert where a thousands of drunk ppl are using them all day.
Post # 10
@ShadySkye: When port-a-potties are delivered, they’ve been thoroughyl sanitized and are super clean…however…my concern would be the smell as the day goes on and the sun beats down. My family has a horseshoe tourney every year and by the end of the day, those pots are stinky!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I wonder though, if the cost of renting them AND dressing them up nicely would just bump the price up close enough to want to rent the trailer? I mean in the end, I agree with a PP I think people will understand what had to be done had to be done. Plus they are cleaned before they are delivered to you so it’s not as bad as being at a very public event all day!
At my venue, once the guest list gets over a certain amount, they do have to rent a port a pottie. HOWEVER, the women use the indoor bathroom to the small B&B, and the men use the porta pottie. Sexist, a little bit… but men don’t ALWAYS have to sit….
Post # 12
@phillybride61513: The smell is my biggest concern as well. And there isnt enough febreeze air fresher to undo a nasty smell in the Texas heat, i dont care what the commercials say!
I will just have to talk to the family and try and come up with a solution, because i know i dont want to spend half my budget on bathrooms. lol
Post # 13
I would not use a porta potty at a wedding. Gross! Sorry!
Post # 14
We got a trailer because my mother was horrified by the alternative. Everyone loved the trailers.
Post # 15
@ShadySkye: Maybe fans? Although that might blow the smell in the wrong direction…haha! Well, I hope you guys come up with a solution that’s not too expensive! Good luck 🙂
Post # 16
I would definitely encourage you to rent the trailers. I used a porta potty a month ago at a parade and even in my jeans and t-shirt, I was completely grossed out by the fact that no matter how hard I tried, my clothes at some point were making contact with the walls or toilet seat. There was also no place for me to hang my purse. While wearing a chiffon dress in heels I would be really resistant to entering a porta potty, and would honestly probably leave the wedding early or completely avoid drinking alcohol so I wouldn’t have to use the restroom.