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Portable Toilets: How Many is Too Many for My Outdoor Wedding?

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Planning Tools Special Events Weddings

Finding the perfect venue for your outdoor wedding can take ages, but once you do, you feel that the rest of your wedding will be just as perfect as the space. But don’t be fooled by that ideal spot—you may find the restroom facilities sorely lacking, or even nonexistent! Planning for all of the amenities you’ll need at your wedding can be bewildering. You don’t want to overplan and wind up paying more than necessary, but you also don’t want to underplan and not provide enough restrooms for you and your guests. Most importantly, you need to prepare accurately for the amount of expected guests. You’ll also want to consider what type of restrooms you want to provide. Here’s how to decide how many portable toilets you’ll need and what kind will suit you best, getting you one step closer to the wedding of your dreams.

How Many Portable Toilets Do I Need?

Outdoor weddings can be a challenge when it comes to figuring out how to provide amenities. You certainly don’t want to fall short when it comes to restrooms! Not having enough bathrooms at your wedding can leave guests feeling uncomfortable, annoyed with having to wait in long lines, or even finding other places to relieve themselves! Once your guest list is finalized, you should have a fairly accurate idea of how many people will be in attendance. A good rule of thumb is that you should include at least one portable restroom for every 100 guests, or, if you have the available budget and want to err on the side of caution, one for every 50 guests. If you are still unsure of how many portable restrooms you may need to rent, check out On Site’s porta potty calculator for some extra assistance. Another factor to take into consideration is whether or not you’ll be serving alcohol. Providing drinks will likely increase the amount of liquids your guests will consume, and since alcohol is a diuretic, it will also cause them to frequent the restrooms more!

Types of Portable Restrooms

After you have figured out how many restrooms you will likely need, it’s time to determine the right type. There are several options out there to choose from for special events like weddings: you can go with standard porta potties or even opt for a luxury restroom trailer.

Standard Porta Potty

With a standard special event porta potty, all units are delivered clean, sanitized and ready to use. This event staple is perfect for servicing events with thousands of people, but is also small enough for a more intimate setting. With a standard porta potty, you may be worried about its appearance throwing off the mood of your wedding—but with a little creativity and decoration, you can create something that flows seamlessly with your theme, and no one will even notice there are porta potties around.  

Luxury Restrooms Trailers

If you are particularly worried about the aesthetic appeal of a standard porta potty, or even just want something a little more traditional and elegant, then a luxury restroom trailer could be just what you need. With a large range of size and functionality offerings, luxury restroom trailers can accommodate the bathroom facility needs for your wedding. These trailers are fitted with flush toilets and running water sinks, making them feel more like a traditional bathroom rather than your basic porta potty. If you’re looking for something even more luxurious, some of our larger restrooms offer heating and air conditioning, stereo systems, porcelain sinks, and individual stalls.

Other Accessories

If you opt to go with standard porta potties, you may want to consider offering some other sanitation amenities as well. Having a place to wash your hands, such as a hand washing station or SaniSink, is important for guests to feel clean and comfortable. Another vital option is to have handicapped accessible restrooms for those who might need a little extra room. These can either come standard or as a feature in an ADA luxury restroom trailer. Lastly, you’ll want to consider providing a baby changing station for parents and guardians with young children.

Your Portable Restroom Solution from On Site

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, but it can get overly stressful trying to make sure everything goes perfectly. At On Site, we can provide for all of your sanitation needs. From luxury restroom trailers to portable heating and cooling, your guests will be comfortable all day and night. If you’re ready to make your wedding dreams come true, contact us today for a quote!

Comprehensive Outdoor Wedding Checklist

by Erik Hendricks 0 comments

Planning Tools Special Events Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful ones. Planning a wedding—particularly an outdoor one—can be overwhelming. You’ve got a lot of details to remember and you definitely don’t want to leave anything out, potentially spoiling part of your day. We’ve put together a comprehensive outdoor wedding checklist to keep you on track and help you check off the essentials.

Venue and Catering

One of the first big decisions you’ll make when planning your outdoor wedding is choosing the perfect location. With a tent, you can set up camp just about anywhere. Choose your favorite park, winery, or even your own backyard to act as the backdrop to your special day. Tents these days come in just about any style, shape, and size you could want, so you should be able to find something that fits your unique needs. And don’t forget to weather-proof it! In the warm summer months, use portable air conditioning units to keep guests cool. If you’re planning an outdoor winter wedding, bring in heaters that will ensure your guests have a warm, dry space where they can escape from the cold weather. You should also make sure that your chosen location is suitable for your caterer. If your wedding isn’t near a building that has a kitchen, you’ll want to consider your options. Creating a makeshift kitchen could be an added cost on top of your other expenses. You might opt for a caterer that is able to bring food already prepared make do without a kitchen during the reception. You could also consider providing the caterer with his or her own separate tent if more room is required to prepare the food. When it comes to the menu, outdoor weddings give you a lot of room for fun, creative choices. Consider having a barbeque in the summer, or light a bonfire and have guests roast s’mores for dessert. Be sure to provide plenty of cool, refreshing drinks for your family and friends when the weather is hot. If there’s a chill in the air, add a delicious hot chocolate or apple cider to the menu.

Decorations and Lighting

When it comes to pulling off the perfect outdoor wedding, it can be difficult to choose decorations if you’re starting with the blank canvas of a plain tent. Research some possible themes and color palettes around which you can base decorations. Renting can be a cost-effective option here, as you won’t have to worry about what to do with the decorations after your wedding is over. You can also opt to create your own decorations, for a personal touch. Recruit your family and friends to help, and consider reaching out to those who have a business that works for weddings, like a floral design company, to see if they can offer any advice. If you’re wanting a more rustic feel, consider bringing in old, vintage couches and chairs for some unique seating. Don’t forget to take lighting into account. Your tent won’t come with built-in lights, so it’s important to provide something that will allow you and your guests to see once the sun goes down. Be thoughtful about the placement of your lights, as well. If your guests need to leave the tent to use the restroom, have lights surrounding the path so they know where they are going and won’t wander away.

Restrooms

While you may have nailed down the glamorous aspects of the occasion, such as the venue, the food, and the clothes you’ll wear, you don’t want to miss out on the little things that will keep the event running smoothly. With outdoor weddings comes the all-important task of providing a place for your guests to use the restroom. Take numbers into account. How many restrooms will you really need? You don’t want to rent too many and overspend, but you also don’t want to leave your guests with only a couple of options and cause them to wait in long lines. While standard porta potties are typically a great option for outdoor events, many couples want a more upscale feel. Consider renting luxury restroom trailers for your wedding. Your guests will feel more at ease in these comfortable units, and the options are endless. Restroom trailers come in various sizes and with several different amenities. With trailers that boast heat, air conditioning, running water, and even enough space for guests to change, you’ll be able to keep your wedding attendees happy throughout the whole day. You may also want to consider offering options for mothers with small children and infants. Having a baby changing station can be extremely invaluable at a busy event like this.

Rent Your Wedding Necessities with On Site

Make your outdoor wedding a day to remember by nailing all those little details! With luxury portable restroom trailers, baby changing stations, and heating or cooling options from On Site, you’ll be sure that your guests are happy and comfortable. Our range of products boasts something for everyone, allowing you to find exactly what you need to make your wedding go smoothly. Contact us today for a quote!

When to Rent a Temporary Air Conditioner

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Air Conditioner Construction Weddings

The summer months can be hot, humid, and hard to find relief at times, especially if you’re outside. More than likely, at a construction site you’re already working up a sweat, and nobody wants to go to an outdoor event in the summer and feel uncomfortable. A/C rental can make a huge difference for a company or event. With the option to escape the heat and truly cool off, guests won’t wish they had stayed home and your employees will likely feel more comfortable throughout the day, boosting morale. Air conditioning rental for outdoor events can be the key to happy guests, and A/C rental for construction can make working a little more bearable.  

6 Ways to Save Money When Planning a Wedding

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Weddings

Your wedding is one of the most memorable events of your life. Wanting to plan the perfect wedding isn’t wrong, but it can be extremely overwhelming at times. One of the top issues that arise when planning is the budget. There are things you definitely don’t want to compromise on for your big day, but figuring out how to save money when wedding planning can be a lifesaver. With your wedding planning checklist in hand, sometimes going through and thinking of areas that can be a money saver is the best way to start. Maybe you would have never thought of creating your own photo booth backdrop or making the place cards yourself. On top of that, if you’re having an outdoor wedding during the hot months is booking an indoor venue for the reception or having a tent with an air conditioning unit the better option? With these money saving tips for a wedding, you’ll be wishing you had come up with it sooner.  

4 Tips for Planning the Perfect Winter Wedding

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Heating Sanitation Special Events Weddings

If you’re from Minnesota, chances are you are a lover of winter. So planning a winter wedding is a must for those cold-loving couples. Although, not everyone is a huge fan of the cold, and if you have friends and family coming from out of state, you might want to offer them a place to escape from the chill.  

3 Things You Might Overlook on Your Big Day

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Weddings

Organizing a wedding is no simple task. It’s a demanding process that requires you to answer several key questions. How many guests should be invited? How long should the reception last? Should the groomsmen wear suits or tuxes? Should the bridesmaids wear plum or maroon dresses? Unfortunately, getting caught up in all of these decisions can cause you to overlook other critical details and considerations. At On Site, our number one priority is ensuring that your big day goes off without a hitch. So today, we’ll be discussing three important things that are easy to forget about while planning your wedding.  

How to Cool Down Your Outdoor Wedding

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Special Events Weddings

Outdoor weddings are a quickly increasing trend, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Popular outdoor wedding venues include barns, vineyards, parks, and even a family member’s property. While these types of venues will fulfill your wedding dreams, they come with very particular challenges. One of the more difficult issues to solve may be climate control. Particularly, cooling down your outdoor wedding.  

Finding a Portable Toilet Provider Near Me

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Construction Sanitation Special Events Weddings

Planning an event, wedding or construction project involves finding a lot of vendors. Deciding on the right equipment providers can either make or break your project, so you may always be worried about picking the right one. Finding the right portable toilet vendor near you can also be a struggle.  

Accessorizing Ideas for Your Portable Bathrooms at a Wedding

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Sanitation Special Events Weddings

Porta potties are often judged as stinky places that are full of strange sights and smells. However, with the right accessories and decorations, there’s potential for these restrooms to become luxurious. The portable bathrooms that you’ll rent aren't going to experience the same traffic as those fixed inside of a stadium or a music festival. In your wedding, these porta potties will be plentiful, stylish, and smartly stocked.  

Fun Ways to Incorporate Porta Potties Into Your Event

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Planning Tools Sanitation Special Events Weddings

Porta potties are the perfect solution for social events hosted in places that do not have access to traditional plumbing. But despite how incredibly convenient they are, some may feel apprehensive about renting porta potties, fearful that they may be too tacky or unsightly for an event. Fortunately, there are many fun and creative ways to mitigate these issues and effectively incorporate porta potties into your events, festivals, weddings, and get-togethers.