(Closed) Trying to make the best out of a stinky situation…the dreaded porta potty!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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8455 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@future_mrs_ak:  I don’t have any ideas for sprucing it up, but I’d definitely emphasize to my guests that it’s casual.  I dread going into porta potties, but I’d absolutely refuse to use them if I was all dressed up.

Post # 4
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

maybe a table or something outside with sanitzer and towelets, and some lotion.   Make sure there is a ton of toilet paper, I hate when those things run out of TP and maybe some spray that smells nice.  The porta poties aren’t that bad, as long as you get to them early, as the night goes on they get gross. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HisIrishPrincess:  +1

And the table would also be useful in case the guest happens to bring their drink with… then they can leave it outside the portapotty!!  🙂

I would also vote for some sort of air freshener… not something too overpowering, but something to make the experience a little more pleasant. 

Post # 6
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you absolutely hate the porta potties they have on site, you can always rent some better ones, [mind you they are costly]. But there are big, spacious ones on trailors that you can rent, they are actually pretty nice.

If it’s a typical green portapotty, I don’t think there’s alot of sprucing up that can be done!

Post # 7
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is what I’m talking about.

Post # 8
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh crap, didn’t see your post about the luxery option, sorry!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Is the venue going to make sure they’re freshly cleaned before your wedding?  I don’t mind a clean porta potty too much.  

Also, I hope your dress code is slightly on the casual side.  I wouldn’t want to be in my best dress and heels and using a porta potty.

Post # 10
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

There probably won’t be enough room to include much inside of them, but I would for sure try to put one of those automatic spray airfreshener things in there! After they are used a bunch they smell AWFUL!

That being said, I don’t use portapotties, ever. I find them disgusting, I would do my business in the woods before I used one [not kidding].

As PP said, sanitizing wipes would be a must unless there are sinks as well.

Post # 11
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2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

have some lysol wipes on hand so that they can easily get wiped.down if necessary (especially important if you are going to have to use them in your dress)

some sort of light….as the evening goes on if there isnt light people are going to get more and more messy

 

maybe mark one ladies only to prevent it from getting peed all over? 

Post # 12
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1431 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with the pp about renting upgraded ones. They are like trailors , nice tiled floors, granite sinks, look like regular bathrooms. My friends rented them for a ranch wedding. I am a pretty laid back wedding guest who doesn’t let things get to me very often but a porta potty would really put a damper on things for me. I think it would be worth the extra money to rent better ones.  If it is the typical small porta potty I am not sure there is much you can do to make it a whole lot better. At least have hand sanitizer available, hand towels or paper towels and maybe some kind of air freshener inside. Good luck!

 

EDIT: Sorry I just saw your no luxery potty comment also. 

Post # 13
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1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have had to use these a lot at horse shows.

First of all, make sure they are SPOTLESS before your wedding. I don’t mean just cleaned but freshly emptied then preferably hosed out the day before. I would also suggest that someone should tidy them every hour or so throughout the night. Make sure there is plenty of extra TP on hand and somewhere to wash hands…sanitizer sounds great but no one in my family can use it due to allergies so take that into consideration. If you will be there at night lighting is important as well as bug control…led lights inside would do and maybe some tiki torches planted around the area?

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