Say "I Do" To Portable Toilets: How To Keep Restrooms From Stinking Up Your Wedding Day

Having your wedding ceremony in a secluded area outdoors is a fantastic way to make your ceremony private, romantic, and personal. However, one possible downside is that you will be far away from modern conveniences—A.K.A. indoor plumbing. Read on to see how you can make portable bathrooms comfortable for you and your guests on this special day.

Get the Right Number

Believe it or not, but there actually is a mathematical breakdown of how many portable restrooms you'll need for your wedding. The two things you need to figure out—or at least estimate—are:

  • how many guests will be in attendance

  • the duration of the wedding ceremony and reception

For instance, if you expect to have about 100 people for a 4-hour reception, then you'd need two or three portable toilets. Some companies may come up with slightly different numbers depending on the women to men ratio or where the toilets are located; but for the most part, coming up with the number of guests and expected duration is enough to figure out the right number.

Make Sure They Smell Great 

One big concern you probably have about the portable toilets is the smell. After all, no one wants to have a pervading bathroom smell on their wedding day! The good news is that there's lots of things you can do to mitigate this potential problem.

Formaldehyde-based chemicals are great at neutralizing odors from portable bathrooms. Since your wedding is outside however, you may not be allowed to use formaldehyde-based chemicals. If so, you can use environmentally-friendly enzymes. These break down the waste and can release a nice fragrance.

When the bathrooms are not in use, you'll want to actually leave the doors cracked open if you can to get better ventilation. You can also place air fresheners inside the outhouse and deodorizer packets, which are available in both liquid and powder forms, inside the water tank to mask bad smells.

Last but not least, you can ask the portable bathroom company that you rented from if you can throw ashes or sawdust down the toilet bowl. Both of these additives can reduce odors because they cause sewage sludge to break down and settle more quickly.

Consider Splurging on High-End Bathroom Trailers

You may still be hesitant to invest in portable bathrooms because their look doesn't exactly scream "romantic wedding." However, did you know that you can get portable toilets that are high-end?

These bathroom trailers can come with lots of amenities like:

  • sinks, mirrors, and vanities

  • soap dispensers

  • air conditioners and heaters

  • baby-changing stations

But as you can imagine, these trailers also cost a bit more than your standard portable toilet. While a standard portable bathroom may cost a few hundred dollars, portable bathroom trailers can cost 1,000+. However, this may be an invaluable investment if you have a lot of people coming and if your ceremony is really off the beaten bath. Also, these trailers can be invaluable if the bride and bridesmaids have to do hair or make last-minute makeup touch-ups for pictures. If you are interested in renting portable toilets for your upcoming event, contact a business such as Onsite Portable Toilets & Septic