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!
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.
If you’re looking for a porta potty that offers style, luxury and comfort, a portable bathroom trailer is exactly what you need! If you’re thinking to yourself, what on earth are they talking about, allow us to explain.
At its essence, a bathroom trailer is a high-quality portable toilet option that offers far more than the standard option. These facilities include lighting, heat and air conditioning, and plenty of space. Portable bathroom trailers are a fantastic upgrade to your worksite or next event.
In fact, bathroom trailers are a great option for the following:
Weddings and Receptions
Large Birthday Parties
Food Truck Courts
VIP Outdoor Concert Areas
Non-Profit Events and More!
Now that you have a better understanding of how portable bathroom trailers are used, let’s look at some of the reasons why you should rent one (or a bunch) right now.
Undeniable Reasons to Rent a Portable Bathroom Trailer
The heat (or AC) is on.
You want your guests to be comfortable at your event. A restroom trailer that’s temperature controlled allows your guests to take care of business without temperature fluctuations, which is particularly nice for formal occasions.
They include lighting!
You’ve likely used a standard portable restroom at night; it can get rather dark in a stall especially if it’s set up away from the event. Instead, portable bathroom trailers include lighting that makes guests or workers feel as if they are using an indoor restroom.
There is tons of space in a portable bathroom trailer.
Portable restrooms are meant for one thing and one thing alone: taking care of business. Therefore, there’s really no need for a lot of extra room. But bathroom trailers offer more room than the standard option, offering plenty of space for you to get refreshed or help someone else use the restroom.
Mirrors, mirrors on the walls…
People like the ability to check in on their appearance at most any event. Whether they ate something and want to check their teeth or want to reapply makeup or check their hair, a mirror allows guests to be comfortable in their own skin. We’ve got good news! Portable bathroom trailers have mirrors, allowing guests to check their appearance and enjoy the event.
Sinks for handwashing and freshening up.
Whether you’re considering traditional portable toilets or bathroom trailers, it’s critical to offer guests or workers a place to wash their hands. At Rent-A-John, our portable toilets include hand sanitizer dispensers. If you want to take your set-up a step further, we also offer hand wash or hand sanitizer stations.
If you select a portable bathroom trailer though, your guests will feel fresh as a daisy with amenities like a sink, soap and paper towels right inside the bathroom.
Upgrade your event with a portable bathroom trailer.
Standard portable toilets are an excellent option when you don’t need any bells and whistles. However, if you’d like to offer your guests a few more amenities and make them extra comfortable, portable bathroom trailers are an excellent option.
For more information portable toilets or to schedule a rental, call Rent-A-John at (910) 791-8333 and connect with us on Facebook.
Porta-potties aren’t something that automatically comes to mind when you think of events. However, they are an essential part of event planning.
And when it comes to high-profile glamorous events, your wedding or garden party requires a VIP bathroom.
While conventional porta potties offer the functionality and versatility needed for most bathroom goers – a VIP bathroom will give those special people at your event an option worthy of their… well… business. Keep reading for five reasons your event needs a VIP Bathroom from Rent-A-John.
What is a VIP bathroom?
A VIP bathroom in the portable restroom world is the restroom trailer. As its name suggests, a restroom trailer is a larger bathroom solution that remains portable.
These bathrooms benefit from their larger size and more expansive features and amenities. Your event goers will appreciate your restroom trailer’s added elegance and functionality. One step inside, and they will completely forget they’re inside a porta-potty!
Features to wow your guests.
Open the door to a VIP portable restroom trailer, and you’ll be greeted with a cool wave of fresh air. Our restroom trailers feature air conditioning and traditional air-scenting devices far from their less-classy counterparts.
Your restroom away from home and trailers includes all the familiar commodities of a traditional bathroom. In addition, they offer:
Fully functioning sinks
Cabinets for storage
While there’s still a special place in our hearts for more traditional portable restroom solutions, porta-potties at professional events stand in contrast to the formal environments.
It’s important to consider weather conditions for your event. If rain is a possibility, restroom trailers can ease your worries. Additionally, trailers provide an escape from the hot, humid Wilmington weather.
Offer higher capacity options.
Depending on which portable restroom trailer solution you choose – these trailers can offer more room and toilets to accommodate a larger number of guests.
A more elegant solution.
The outside of our executive restroom trailer is minimal in its design. You no longer must worry about jarring porta-potties littering your event’s landscape. Instead, restroom trailers provide clean edges that complement their professional interior. They suit any guest’s needs, from construction workers to brides with trailing trains.
VIP restrooms are also cleaner than other porta-potties. This is because the space is more like a standard home bathroom in your home where flat surfaces are available, and the floor is more expansive.
Rent-A-John’s offers unmatched quality and service.
The quality of our service is unmatched in our industry. Our service technicians are professional and courteous. They go out of their way to ensure our customers’ expectations are met every day.
Rent-A-John provides portable sanitation facility rentals throughout the Wilmington, North Carolina region. We can meet all your construction, industrial or special event mobile sanitation needs. We also offer weekly or twice-weekly service for portable restroom rentals that span longer than a day.
To read more about our VIP Portable Bathrooms, visit our dedicated VIP restroom trailer page, where you can place an order for your event and view more pictures.