After an engagement celebration comes the process of extensive planning for your special event. Planning a wedding is all about the details and preparing those details well in advance.
Why Is It Especially Important to Start Planning Now?
- Covid-19 caused the postponement of many activities and events. Demand for travel, leisure, and personal events may mean limited service providers are available.
- Outdoor weddings have grown in increasing popularity. They provide a natural atmosphere, can accommodate many guests, and are more kid-friendly.
- Many people may opt for an outdoor wedding instead of an indoor one this year as a precaution or simply to enjoy the scenery.
How to Plan a Bathroom Setup With Outdoor Weddings
If you’re working out how to plan an outdoor wedding ceremony, consider the bathroom logistics. Outdoor venues may not have a bathroom, so you may need a portable restroom for your guests.
Portable toilets, commonly called “port-a-potties,” are small, single-stall bathrooms. While they work sufficiently, they have a reputation for being cramped, bad-smelling, and unsanitary. Upgrading to restroom trailers lets your wedding stand out and elevates your venue to a more luxurious experience.
Keep your bathrooms out of direct sightlines while eating, carefully placing your trailers behind a structure or some trees. Ensure the trailers are close enough to the main path or tent for guest convenience. If there are any water or electric sources on the property, place the restrooms by them for properly functioning facilities.
You can also organize a décor theme for the restrooms. Use candles, flowers, toiletry baskets, nice soaps, and hand towels to spice up the interiors.
Restrooms and the Small Details
Every detail is important in a wedding, and providing comfortable restroom facilities for your guests is an important one. Here are a few details about them to consider:
- Portable restroom trailers are an attractive amenity. We routinely cut and re-wax the exteriors to provide a nice white shine. You can add plants around the outside of a trailer to enhance the aesthetic.
- The trailers are equipped to play Bluetooth audio inside of them to which you can put a personal touch to.
- Do you have a theme for the floral arrangements provided for your wedding? There’s countertop space for them too!
- Dedicated men’s and women’s stalls are a massive benefit to your guests.
- Consider a trailer that has an accessible stall for a portable bridal suite.
Logistics and How Many to Get
To maximize guest comfort and convenience, find the right size restroom trailer. For weddings with 180 guests, a two-stall restroom trailer would work well. Although, sizing up to a four-stall restroom trailer doubles the available restrooms and ensures your guests don’t miss anything.
You’ll also want to consider the wedding itself when choosing restroom sizes — are guests going to drink and eat often? If so, you may consider sizing up to accommodate higher restroom use. Also, think about space — where will the bride and groom be getting ready at the outdoor venue? ADA-compliant restroom trailers provide ample room to get ready before the ceremony.
When renting a portable restroom, double-check space, water and electric needs, setup and pickup times, and other amenities. Does your venue have water and electricity, or will the company supply it? Will there be enough setup time before the event? Go over all of the details with your rental company to ensure everything operates smoothly.
The restroom trailer delivery process should be seamless and straightforward to reduce stress. Our staff will work with you to sort out the logistics of water, space, cleaning, delivery, and removal so you can focus on your big day. There should be sufficient space for the restroom trailer based on its size, with no low-hanging tree branches or uneven ground.
Other Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
You can browse various outdoor wedding ceremony ideas online, but personalizing your wedding creates a memorable event. Use vows, decorations and music that relate to you and your partner’s tastes. A marriage is about the two of you, so use blogs and pictures as inspiration, but add small twists to make it yours. Your favorite flowers, small knick-knacks and handwritten cards make the wedding more intimate and unique.
One of the best ways to keep track of the small details is by planning an outdoor wedding checklist. Write out restrooms, services, decorations, reservations needing confirmation, and note important dates. If you have any outdoor wedding, the rules to tell guests are inform them on the invitations and announce a quick reminder before the event starts.
Be sure to ask questions throughout the process. Talk to vendors and event hosts to discuss options from the first meeting to avoid confusion. Consider hiring a wedding planner to help with the wedding — they’ll work with you to ensure everything goes smoothly. Have fun planning your outdoor wedding — you’re celebrating an important event in your life. It should be an exciting, personal process you’ll remember for years!
At Stahla, we’re here to help with the critical details. We help with the essential components of providing your guests with upscale restrooms to help make your wedding perfect. Reservations require a 50% deposit. Do you have a Saturday wedding? We will set up the prior Friday, and pick up on Monday, so you have peace of mind. Get a quote or email us for more information.