(Closed) WEIRD QUESTION about toilets

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which toilet would you expect as a guest?

    Basic toilets- It's outside so we came expecting this

    Posh toilet block- I would expect the couple to pay for the guests to have a better toilet

    I would expect an indoor toilet

    I wouldn't have any expectation so whatever was there would be fine with me.

    I wouldn't expect the 'posh' toilets but it would be a nice touch

    SAVE YOUR MONEY and get the basics! Toilets are toilets.

    Go for basic BUT add nice extras like mirror, nice soap etc

    A mid range porta potty- Bigger and no chemicals

  • Post # 4
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Of course the posh toilets are much nicer, but toilets are toilets, and really, its not like it’s going to be a portapotty that has been sitting there being used for days. It will only be your wedding guests using them the day of, and therefore it shouldn’t get too gross at all.

    Spend that extra $900 on something pretty for yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Definitely the posh!  OMG.  I am laid back, but I hate portapotties!

    Post # 6
    816 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    AS long as I could pee and then wash my hands after (with soap and water, not just hand sanitizer) I’d be fine. It’s a casual backyard wedding, people should be glad you’re renting the toilets not making 100 people stand in line for 2 bathrooms or whatever you have in your house. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I went to a backyard graduation party where they had “posh” toilets and everyone LOVED it.  I had never seen that before but it really added quite a nice touch to the event.  Portapotties are ok for sporting events or concerts but  if you’re going to have guests dressed up (even if it is casual) I think the nicer ones would be best.

    Post # 10
    2909 posts
    Sugar bee

    Frankly, I don’t like the posh toilets because of the stairs. I’m rather clumsy and would worry that I’d fall or trip and hurt myself. The standard portapotties are, at least, flat to the ground.

    Post # 11
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    I would go posh. Honestly? I wouldn’t go in a portaloo. They are the most horrific things ever and I would actually NOT drink to avoid having to go in one. I really do find them that bad.


    I would be so thankful if you had the posh ones. As a guest, it would really be something I would notice.


    Post # 12
    1201 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @EnglishWifey:  I think it depends on the level of formality to your wedding, if people are going to be dressed up I would go with the posher toilets for the sake of people not having to stuff themselves into a port-a-potty with a nice dress or suit on. ๐Ÿ™‚  And if people are spending money to come to your wedding, the least you can do is provide nicer outdoor bathrooms for them. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 13
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Being totally honest, I’m a germaphobe and would be pretty unhappy if I was dressed nice for a wedding (even a less formal, garden event) and had to use a port-a-potty. I am with

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    @Miss Jackrabbit: in that I’d probably mostly avoid liquids to try to avoid having to go in one.

    I too would be very thankful to have a nice facility.

    Of course, the cost is a factor and only you can decide whether you can afford it. Just trying to give you my honest opinion that as a guest, my experience would be impacted by the kind of toilet. As the previous responses show though, not everyone feels the way I do, so again, it’s ultimately your call!

    Post # 14
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee

    You’re lucky to have the trailer toilet option. I’m having my wedding in Fiji and we have “made” the venu and i have no choice but to use the portaloo. I’m having 3 for 180 guests and have to jazz them up with freshner, expensive hand soap and seat liners.

    I think the extra 900 is worth it.

    Post # 15
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    @EnglishWifey:  AHH I am having this EXACT dilemma! I got prices on toilets about 2 months ago and I can’t bring myself to make a decision. Originally I thought “no way am I having my guests use a port-a-potty!” but then a friend told me she attended a wedding with some really nice ones. Then I thought about the fact that they are only going to be used for about 4 hours… how dirty can they really get? Oh I’m so torn! But I will probably end up going with the cheaper version, because it is a rather informal affair, and I think our crowd would be ok with it. I think I might get the handicapped version for the ladies, since there is a little more room. Oh! I also plan on having one for men and one for women, since (sorry guys!) men tend to be a bit more messy with their toilet habits!

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