Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As you plan the details of your big day, you may be wondering how to make the portable restrooms at your outdoor venue more appealing to your guests.
While portable restrooms may not be the most glamorous aspect of your wedding, with a few simple decorating ideas, you can transform your porta potties into an inviting and attractive part of your wedding experience.
Here are some simple ways to create an enticing portable restroom experience for your guests at your wedding reception.
Add Curb Appeal
Whether you’re renting a portable restroom trailer or standard porta potty units, why not offer your wedding reception guests a little drama just outside of the restroom? Creating temporary landscaping beds, as seen above, is an excellent way to create a bit of curb appeal and add visual interest outside of your portable restroom rental.
Disguise the Units
While we believe our units are gorgeous as they are, your wedding may have a different aesthetic. One of the easiest ways to change the look of portable restrooms is to disguise the units with a barrier or wrap.
Wraps help to disguise the appearance of portable restrooms, making them look more like a part of the wedding décor. Visit local antique stores to find old doors, shutters or screens that can be used to spruce up the porta potties. If you’re handy, consider building a wrap that surrounds the unit!
If you don’t claim to be handy and you don’t like digging through antique stores, many online retailers offer affordable, tall privacy screens! Before you get started, make sure the rental company allows customers to decorate in and around their units.
Give your Guests Privacy
Another way to create separation between guests and the portable restrooms is to use temporary structures such as walls, gates, or fences. Not only do these structures provide a physical barrier between guests and the restrooms, but they can also be decorated with flowers, garlands, or other decorative elements to help them blend in with the wedding décor. This will create a more elegant and cohesive look overall.
Add a Tent
Placing the units next to a tent is another great option. Not only will the tent provide guests with shade, but it will also give the impression that the portable restrooms are a part of the wedding setup.
This is a great option for those who want to provide guests with a shaded area to wait for the restrooms. You can even enhance this area by including rugs, seating, lighting, and toiletries for freshening up.
Decorate the Units
To further enhance the overall look and feel of the portable restrooms, consider decorating the inside with lighting, pictures, and other small touches. By adding a few personal touches, such as framed photos, flowers, or decorative lighting, guests will feel more comfortable and at ease while using the restroom. You can also provide guests with amenities such as hand sanitizer, mints, and tissues to help freshen up.
Get Creative with Portable Restrooms at Your Wedding Reception
While portable restrooms may not be the most glamorous aspect of your wedding, there are plenty of ways to make them more appealing to your guests. By using temporary structures to create separation, placing the units next to a tent, and adding personal touches inside, you can make the portable restrooms an integral and attractive part of your wedding day.
Remember to stay creative and have fun with your decorating to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable throughout the entire day.
Ready to book your porta potty units? Rent-A-John offers a range of portable toilet options that are perfect for weddings and wedding receptions. Call us at (888) 44-POTTYor request a free quote to get started.
In the world of event planning, it’s easy to get caught up in the fun details and forget about the most basic necessity: restrooms. If there aren’t enough or any restrooms on site, renting portable restrooms is the next-best solution.
Portable restrooms aren’t the most glamorous aspect of the events industry, but they are very important to the attendees and the event workers. Of course, there’s one thing that must be taken into consideration: how many portable restrooms will you need?
Whether you’re organizing a wedding, a kickball league playoff, or a music festival — the number of people who attend your event determines the number of port-a-potties. But because no two events are alike, determining the exact number can be difficult without knowing the variables that impact your event.
In this handy guide, anyone planning an event will learn the following:
Considerations to make prior to renting portable restrooms
How many restroom units you should rent for events large and small
How to estimate your needs more precisely
Let’s get started by diving into things you should consider prior to renting portable restrooms for your upcoming event.
Getting Started: Event Planning Considerations for Portable Restrooms
We know you’re an ultra-organized event planner. However, it can be challenging to know what sort of information you should provide a vendor to get exactly what you need for your event. Here are some things to consider prior to placing an order for portable restrooms.
Is your headcount as accurate as possible?
Headcount is key when determining how many restroom units you will need for any event. Weddings can be a bit easier since the headcount is often fixed. However, large public events can fluctuate wildly. If you can, use similar past events to help inform your estimates.
Is the event date locked in?
Knowing the date of your event (or at least a timeframe) ensures that your portable restroom vendor has the number of units you need when you need them. At the very least, knowing the timeframe of the event can help determine the best selection for the season.
How long is the event?
An outdoor music festival can last days whereas a wedding and its reception may last up to 12 hours. Knowing the duration of your event will help inform your overall rental rate. Plus, a vendor will need to understand what the cleaning and maintenance needs will be.
Are you serving alcohol?
If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, you can count on needing more units. Demand for restrooms increases with alcohol. Once you have a base number of units determined, consider increasing that by 10-to-20% to meet the demand.
What is the formality of the event?
Are you planning an ultra-casual wedding or a high-end charity gala or concert? All have their own styles and clothing requirements. Understanding the formality (or lack thereof) helps your vendor offer recommendations on the best units for the event and its guests.
If you have the answers to these questions, you’re ready to move on to determining how many portable restrooms you should rent for your event.
Portable Restroom Units: How Many to Rent for Your Event
Determining exactly how many units to rent for any event is a challenge. Here is a quick and dirty breakdown to help inform your event plans.
Weddings and Private Events
The number of guests and the date are locked down, and you know with certainty you need portable restrooms for the event. But how many should you reserve? For the purposes of this post, we define wedding sizes like this:
Small Wedding or Event: Up to 50 Guests
Medium Wedding or Event: 50-150 Guests
Large Wedding or Event: 150-300 Guests
Note: it’s wise to overestimate how many units you’ll need. That will help your guests avoid long bathroom lines and enjoy your event more. A good rule of thumb: rent at least one portable restroom unit per 50 event guests.
Small Formal Event Estimates– If your guest list is between 30 and 50 guests, we recommend one portable restroom unit. A standard unit is great for casual weddings and receptions, while an ADA-compliant, handicap-accessible unit offers more room for guests to freshen up and adjust their clothing.
Medium Formal Event Estimates – For a guest list of this size, a single portable restroom unit is sufficient. However, we recommend erring on the side of caution and renting two units when your headcount lands around 100 guests. For weddings with a guest headcount between 100-150, we recommend a minimum of two units, but three units would be ideal.
Large Formal Event Estimates – If your guest list is above 150, it would be wise to apply our rule of thumb mentioned above. If you have 300 guests and you rent one unit per 50 guests, that’s a total of six units.
As you know, public events can range wildly in attendance, making estimates for portable restroom rentals tougher to lock down. This is especially true for free public events that can range in size from 100 attendees to thousands! For a paid event, like a large outdoor concert, it’s slightly easier to estimate a headcount because of the ticket sales.
Unlike weddings, which typically have a clear start and end, public events can last hours or days. The length of your event is key here. The longer the event, the more units you will need. Are you serving alcohol to guests? As noted above, alcohol consumption drives greater usage and increases the number of portable toilets needed by 10-to-20%.
Again, we revisit the general rule of thumb: rent at least one portable restroom unit per 50 event guests.
Cheat Sheet for Renting Portable Restrooms
Don’t want to do the math? Check out the handy cheat sheet below to help you create estimates and ensure you’re renting the right number of units for your event. Have questions? We’re always eager to help our customers find the best solution for their events. Contact us to chat!
Which portable toilet units should I rent for my event?
As you know, the type of units you select will be based on the headcount, the formality of your event, and your budget. At Rent-A-John, we offer a range of units to suit your needs, taste and budget. Here are the units that are most popular for events large and small.
While this option is pricier than the standard units, restroom trailers offer a deluxe experience to your guests. These units both look and feel upscale, featuring sinks with running water, lighting, temperature controls, and plenty of space.
Standard Portable Toilet
You know them, you love them. These units offer your guests a place to take care of business and then get right back to the event. Rent-A-John’s units are ultra clean and are serviced regularly to keep them that way.
ADA-Compliant Portable Restrooms
If you know there will be mobility-impaired guests attending your event, these units provide exactly what those guests need. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, you should have one handicap-accessible restroom for every 20, portable restrooms. The path to these units must be accessible and without curbs, steps or other impediments.
Another benefit: these units provide more space for families with small children! They are also handy at formal events because they give your guests a little extra wiggle room for situating their clothing.
Rent Portable Restrooms for Your Event from Rent-A-John
You have put so much time and energy into planning your event; of course, you want it to be a huge success. Ensuring your guests have plenty of places to take care of business ultimately increases their enjoyment.
At Rent-A-John, we work closely with all of our customers to ensure they have the right rental equipment for their needs. If you’re ready to get a quote, have questions or are ready to place an order, contact us today or call (888) 44-POTTY!
Planning a large public event in 2023? Whether it’s a marathon, a huge outdoor concert or a big craft fair, you need equipment that’s going to make it a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Here are the three pieces of rental equipment you should have at any 2023 event.
Portable restrooms come in all shapes and sizes: standard, handicap-accessible, or even a portable restroom trailer. The portable toilet option you choose is largely dependent on your budget and the type of event. The number of attendees matters, too! But there is truly a portable restroom option for any type of event.
In addition to being environmentally friendly and easy on your wallet, they’re also easy to maintain and clean. At Rent-A-John, we offer weekly cleaning of our restroom units. However, we can always work with our clients to add more cleanings to keep the units in tip-top shape. That way, you can offer guests the best experience possible!
Portable Hand Washing Stations
Large events have a lot of attendees, and each attendee has two hands. That’s a whole lot of potential for germs to spread. Hand washing stations can be placed near rented portable toilets to prevent the spread of diseases and illnesses at your event.
Our premier hand wash stations have a 60-gallon capacity and hands-free pumping using foot pump operation. These stations are easy to maintain and perfect for large events.
Hand Sanitizer Stations
Hand sanitizer stations are a must-have for any event in 2023. This is especially true if there will be a lot of food and beverages for guests to partake in. Hand sanitizer makes it easy for event attendees to clean their hands quickly and efficiently, helping you avoid to keep germs and illness at bay.
To ensure that your guests are always able to clean their hands, we recommend placing these units close to your food vendors’ stations and at every entrance and exit. That way, guests can sanitize often and forget about taking the germs home with them when they leave.
Successful Events in 2023 Start with the Right Rental Equipment
In 2023, people expect ways to tidy up at large events. When you rent these items, you’re showing your attendees you care about their safety and comfort. You want them to have a great time at your event. By planning ahead and making sure you have the right equipment, your event will be a big success.
Rent-A-John is the premier supplier of sanitary rental equipment for large events, movie sets, and concerts in and around Wilmington, NC. Ready to reserve rental equipment for your event? Click here to learn more or call (888) 44-POTTY.
If you’re in the market for a portable toilet, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with how many options are out there. Not only do you have many styles to choose from, but you may wonder which option is best for your situation.
From the standard porta potty to deluxe versions, we’re breaking down the array of portable toilet options that are available for your public event, wedding, formal fundraiser, construction site, and more.
The Fancy Option: Portable Restroom Trailers
Portable restroom trailers provide all the functionality of your traditional portable toilets but with the luxury of your home bathroom. Although this is not the best solution for work zones, portable restroom trailers provide on-demand bathroom access for weddings or other formal events.
“Luxury” and “portable toilet” are two terms that rarely see one another’s company. However, these trailers come furnished with hardwood floors, high-quality sinks, artwork, and full mirrors.
The design of the standard Porta-potty has largely gone untouched and for good reason. These functional, easy-to-move units provide toilet access with an optional instant hand sanitizer.
If you’re hosting a large public event like a concert or a marathon, or if you need to add restrooms to a construction worksite, the standard portable toilet units are the way to go.
This unit is Rent-A-John’s most economical solution. To read more specifications on the standard porta potty, click here.
The Rooftop Option: Lifting Sling Portable Toilets
The lifting sling portable toilet model has the same dimensions and features as a standard unit. However, this unit also has a lifting system installed.
This solution is perfect for rooftops and brings the restroom to your workers, saving you time and money. Learn more about lifting sling portable toilets now.
The Ultra-Portable Option: Poly Lift Portable Toilets
Similar to the lifting sling unit, you can crane the poly lift portable toilet to rooftops and other building levels for easy worksite access. The fundamental difference though is that the poly lift unit is on wheels, making it possible to roll a portable toilet on and off the site and into elevators!
Wedding season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time for your ceremony. The changing leaves are particularly stunning and the air is crisp in the evenings. Does it get better than that? Fall really is the best time for a wedding.
But before you walk down the aisle, have you considered where your guests will freshen up and take care of business? Whether you’re having a large outdoor wedding or small backyard reception, it’s important to consider where and how your guests can use the restroom.
Your wedding venue is a field or other outdoor location.
So you’ve found yourself a beautiful outdoor venue. What a great choice! Your wedding will be the talk of the town. But there is one thing you need to do right away: make sure that there are enough toilets for your guests.
Renting portable toilets ensures that your guests have access to clean and safe restroom facilities at all times during the event. This is especially true if your booked location doesn’t include any or limited facilities. Plus, it’s affordable to rent portable toilets. Also, you will have peace of mind knowing that your guests’ comfort has been considered.
You will have guests of all ages and abilities.
Don’t forget about your youngest and oldest guests! You will want to ensure that restrooms at your wedding are accessible to the elderly, disabled, and young children. With handicap-accessible portable restroom units, you can keep everyone happy by providing them with a clean and safe place to use the bathroom.
Also, elderly guests may have trouble walking long distances or are unable to stand for long periods of time. Portable toilets allow them the convenience of being able to use the bathroom without having to make their way through crowds of people or wait in long lines to use the restroom.
You have a very large group of wedding guests.
If you’ve planned a large wedding with a lot of guests at a venue that doesn’t have enough bathrooms, then renting portable toilets is likely right for you. You can select from the standard porta potty units or up the ante with VIP restroom trailers! These temperature-controlled trailers include amenities like running water and lighting.
At Rent-A-John, we have more than 20 years of experience providing high-quality service to our customers. We can help answer any questions that may arise while planning your special day!
Your wedding venue is a residence.
A wedding at a home you love is so special. Guess what isn’t special: overwhelming your plumbing with an influx of use. Home plumbing simply isn’t built to handle large amounts of waste. You should consider renting portable restrooms to avoid wreaking havoc on your home’s pipes and sewage system.
Ready to Rent Portable Toilets for Your Fall Wedding?
Portable toilets are the last thing on anyone’s mind when planning their dream wedding. But it’s just as important to consider your guests’ comfort as it is to select the right venue. Rent-A-John makes the entire process painless and keeps their units spotless. They work directly with you to understand your unique needs and are available at a moment’s notice should you need them.
There are many reasons people choose to rent portable toilets for events. Porta potties protect residential restrooms from an influx of usage while also being convenient, flexible and cost effective. However, the challenge lies in accurately assessing your portable restroom needs as part of the event planning process.
If your headcount seems to stretch beyond the current bathroom accommodations, it’s time to look at your portable restroom options. But, you need to be prepared before you start submitting quotes online or calling around to different vendors.
Here are some factors you should consider when selecting portable toilets for events.
Your Event Needs
Not all events are created equal. Each one has its own unique needs. Once you have an official head count, a rental equipment company like Rent-A-John can help you determine the porta potty set up that will work best for your event. Some of the items they’ll cover with you could include:
The type of event you’re planning
The amount of time for the rental
The length of your event
The number of people using the rental(s)
The upcoming weather
The portable toilet options
The best locale for your portable restrooms
Portable Toilet Style
There are portable toilets for every event under the sun. It’s important that you have a clear understanding of the type of facilities your event guests might expect. Here’s a good rule of thumb to follow when selecting from various toilet options.
Standard Portable Toilets: The common porta potty units are super affordable and can be placed just about anywhere. If you’re planning a large event that’s open to the public, this is the best choice. Just remember to include ADA-compliant and handicap accessible options, too! Also, you can rent hand washing stations to place outside of the units to ramp up cleanliness at the event.
When looking for portable toilets for events, it’s key to get a quote from several providers. This will give you a clearer understanding of costs and which provider to choose. Make sure you have the exact numbers to offer the provider. This will help them deliver an accurate quote the first time. This includes the following:
Type of event
Location and space available
Dates and times of the event
At Rent-A-John, we work closely with our customers to ensure their experience is seamless and delightful.
Delivery and Setup
Be prepared to work directly with the portable restroom service on what is required for delivery and setup. Portable toilets are large and require some maneuvering when setting up and dismantling. A reputable portable toilet service like Rent-A-John takes care of everything so you can focus on your event.
Some events stretch over the course of multiple days and that means one thing: those portable toilets will see a lot of action. You can certainly manage the maintenance of your porta potty rentals on your own, but it’s better to rely on professionals. The team at Rent-A-John is ready to service your toilet rentals as often as you need.
What would happen if there was an emergency with your rental equipment after hours? Be sure to discuss what type of support you can expect should something arise. At Rent-A-John, customer satisfaction is the driving force of our business. We are available to anyone using our rental equipment anytime they need us.
Rent-A-John Makes Selecting Portable Toilets for Events a Breeze
If you are planning an event in Wilmington or the surrounding area, we’re ready to help make your guests comfortable. We have a range of portable toilet options, so there’s something for every type of event you can imagine. Our expert team offers custom solutions with hands-on service, so you can stress less and enjoy your event.
There are a vast number of reasons for renting portable outside restrooms. From large outdoor events to movie sets, from construction sites to block parties, you’d be amazed at all the situations where a porta potty comes in handy. So, what makes this toilet option so appealing?
If you’re considering porta potty rental options, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we reveal some of the key benefits our customers experience when renting portable outside restrooms. Let’s get started!
Key Benefits of Renting Portable Outside Restrooms
They Safeguard Your Private Restrooms
Perhaps you’re having an outdoor wedding reception at your home. Or maybe you finally get to do the home remodel of your dreams. No matter the reason, sometimes a temporary restroom solution is called for.
When remodeling, there could be stretches of time that the main waterline is shut off. Also, we don’t advise the use of a personal restroom for a big event. The plumbing for residential toilets wasn’t built to handle of influx of usage. And this can lead to costly sewage issues.
During these times, a short-term restroom rental makes all the difference.
They Offer Flexibility
The very nature of a portable restroom is flexibility. Therefore, you are able to place them just about anywhere that suits your needs. At Rent-A-John, we work closely with you to create a tailored solution. From helping you find an out-of-photos location to calculating how many portable toilets you need for your party, event or worksite – we’re here for you.
They are Convenient
Sometimes it’s a haul to find a restroom at a large event or big construction site. Don’t make your guests or crew members struggle to find a place to go. Portable outside restrooms can be just footsteps away from high-traffic areas, providing guests or workers a handy way to relieve themselves.
They are Cost-Effective
Have you considered renting out a building near your event or worksite specifically for bathroom access? Don’t do it! You can get much more bang for your buck when renting porta potties.
Reserve Portable Outside Restrooms with Rent-A-John
Our customers come to us for solutions to a wide variety of situations. We pride ourselves in finding unique solutions for each customer. Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom, hosting a large party or need a seasonal restroom for your pool or other area, we can help.
Estimating your portable restroom needs is a crucial step to take when ensuring your guest’s needs are met.
Enduring long bathroom lines at a wedding, concert or other special event is an experience you need to avoid at all costs. Not having enough portable toilets can result in long lines and unsanitary conditions, which can have a negative impact on your event.
Use these five tips when estimating your portable restroom needs, so that awkward potty problems don’t become an issue at your next event.
Several websites claim to offer comprehensive calculators to narrow down the number of portable restrooms needed; however, it’s not so wipe-and-dry.
Crowd size is an essential factor to consider, so keep that in mind. One toilet per 50 guests is a safe measurement – but again, this is dependent on other event factors.
Are your guests attending a 1-hour event? Perhaps you can be a little more lenient about your portable restroom requirements.
However, if your event exceeds the three-hour mark, it may be worth adding a few extra restrooms to your event.
If your event provides any form of refreshment, then extra portable toilets are a must. A good rule of thumb is to add 15-20% more if food or alcohol is served. Having additional portable restrooms will allow your attendees to enjoy refreshments in comfort.
If your event is geared towards toddlers or young children, bathrooms will become more of a necessity. Keep this in mind for seniors as well.
If your special event is being hosted at a venue, consider the possibility of existing restrooms. This will help ease your portable restroom needs. However, be sure to ask the venue if restrooms are a part of the package. Also, be sure to keep the following in mind:
Location of existing restrooms.
Size of existing restrooms.
How many existing restrooms will be available to your guests.
Providing your guests with bathrooms will ensure their safety and comfort throughout the event. You and your guests deserve to be lavished in only the best bathroom equipment. That’s why Rent-A-John is the number one choice for coastal Carolina residents.