My gown isn’t fussy and I’ll have no problem with a porta pot.
Thanks for the support, about half the guests are avid campers and hikers and shouldn’t bat an eye at a porta pot, many of the rest would deal, I’m more concerned about the noisy 5% who might make a stink. The idea of bringing in additional ones is helpful though.
It’s not a matter of saving for it, or as someone suggested, using wedding gift money for it, we made a busget of $10,000 for our wedding and will not exceed that.
For the bees suggesting we cut other expenses, here’s the breakdown of a $10k wedding in MD:
$1,200: all clothing (bride & groom), accessories, bouquets, hair, makeup, etc.
$1,500: rain plan (if the weather turns out nice, this could be $800 for just the tent deposit)
$3,000: food, alcohol, dinnerware for 70
$600: photographer (all of our other services will be done by friends for free/small gift)
$800: misc expenses (marriage licnese, rehersal dinner, gratuities)
$300: decor we are making most ourselves
$300: wedding rings
This totals $9,500, leaving just $500 for emergencies and price increases for 2017.
If we could guarentee good weather, we could squeeze out the bathroom trailer. But we wont be able to rent one last minute. We don’t have vendors to cut because we’re borrowing everything and having “frendors”. And $3,000 is about as cheap as it gets for food and drinks for 70 people. We’re not using a wedding caterer, just a local BBQ restuarant. And we love this venue. The 3 or 4 other options in Maryland under $3,500 (that include tables and chairs and don’t require you to use one of their caterers) just don’t do it.