KayDwitWill
Master May 2015

Porta Potty Rentals Cost What????

KayDwitWill, on April 11, 2014 at 9:01 AM Posted in Planning 0 17
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Our wedding will be at our house in the front and back yards on the family's farm land. We have 3.5 bathrooms but 3 of them are not "guest friendly" meaning they are located in bedrooms. That leaves us with just the guest bathroom for 100 people. I wanted to rent the nicer porta potties as to not over do our septic tanks. According to FH, when he built the house in 2012 he ask for 2 of the biggest ones on the market. I'm not sure about all of that as I'm a city girl. My concern is I didn't want a lot of people running in and out of the house even just for the half bath plus even though many of the people we are inviting are family and friends, I just feel weird having so many people in and out of the house.

So far out of the 2 companies I have contacts, one has gotten back to me with a price. For a 2 stall restroom they want $950 plus $350 to deliver, set up and pick it back up. I admit we live about an hour from the city but we may as well rent a building!!

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Latest activity by Roxana , on February 24, 2018 at 6:06 AM
  • Out the Window
    Master May 2014
    Out the Window ·
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    Think of it this way. How much would YOU want to be paid to deal with people's filth?

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  • KristenMeowza
    Master October 2014
    KristenMeowza ·
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    We had to rent a restroom trailer as well because our reception is in a barn and there's no bathroom! The bigger and nicer they get the more costly they are. Those prices sound like they are for top of the line, or from a bigger corporation. You may want to check smaller companies. The one we're renting is $600 plus a $90 delivery fee.

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  • Allison
    Super May 2014
    Allison ·
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    That's cheaper than dealing with a septic issue. (Think of Meet the Parents scene).

    Suggestion - is there s golf course or park nearby that uses portapotty. Fond out the company they use and maybe delivery won't be so high.

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  • Nikki
    Dedicated October 2017
    Nikki ·
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    I can't comment on the cost, as I haven't explored that option yet. But, you do not want to test the septic system, not on your wedding day!

    Second the part of people running in and out of the house, lookey-loos will wander off the prescribed path to the half-bath and be all up in your business. I like it when everything the guests need is outside, why, there's no reason to pop into the house. But I have some *very* nosy people about, lol.

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  • Barbara
    Master September 2014
    Barbara ·
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    Yep-- exactly why at-home weddings aren't always necessarily the cheapest option!!

    You are definitely right in not wanting people to use your home bathroom, though. If anything should happen to it, the repairs will be MUCH more expensive than renting a port-a-potty, and I would also suggest blocking your home bathrooms off completely, b/c otherwise EVERYONE will chose that over a port-a-potty.

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  • KayDwitWill
    Master May 2015
    KayDwitWill ·
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    I feel so bad. I'm trying to find other companies in the area but I don't think I will find one that rents nice ones but will rent the construction ones. FMIL is familiar with the area. I'll ask her if she knows of anyone. I'm sure she does as she got FH in contact with someone when he had his house built.

    We went with a backyard wedding because we wanted outside and to be close to our home which is an hour from the city. All the "home" type vendors wanted min. 11K and we were required to used their food caterers. Our budget is 10K. I admit this is costing more than I expected but we are somewhat getting what we want. So far we are at 2,500 for the rental of the tent, tables, chairs, tent siding, dishes, tableclothes (bought) and chair sashes (bought). Now 1,300 for shitters. $3,800 for venue costs. What's yours?

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  • SunshineJenn
    Master August 2014
    SunshineJenn ·
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    Backyard weddings are cheaper when you are doing them as a small wedding...typically what they are intended for. Using your backyard as a regular venue means you need to figure out and provide all the amenities of a regular venue.

    During Christmas when I was a teenager, we were visiting my father's side of the family and staying with my aunt because she had the room. Our family is huge and she always hosted Christmas Eve dinner which was about 50 people. That year, her septic broke/overflowed/was destroyed somehow. The smell was horrible. The bill was large. You don't want that hassle.

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  • FutureMrsForbes
    Super August 2014
    FutureMrsForbes ·
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    I would google it up and see what you can find in your area and consider renting a bathroom trailer rather than just porta potty. It's a little nicer for your guests and from what I've seen depending on your area can be a cheaper than $900

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    That's about right.

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  • KayDwitWill
    Master May 2015
    KayDwitWill ·
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    @FutureMrs.Forbes this $950 +$350 is for a bathroom trailer. I called a second place and they want $1,250 for everything.

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  • FutureMrsIsa
    Super September 2014
    FutureMrsIsa ·
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    My cousin had two for her wedding and honestly they were SO nice! Right when you open the door a light comes on and if you have ever used a camper toilet or motorhome its just like that. I would say its well worth it! even has running water and soap dispenser and she put a little flower arrangement on the sink! I loved them and think they are ingenious!

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  • R
    Just Said Yes October 2014
    Rebecca ·
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    Take heart...i just got a quote for $2100 (gulp.)

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  • G
    Just Said Yes July 2017
    Gary ·
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    Restroom trailers are SO expensive to rent! Has anyone tried renting an RV or two, which have restrooms in them? One obvious advantage is price (RV's can go for as low as $150/night). But you would also get the perks of having a place for people to sleep, and a air conditioned living room area. I'm curious what the capacity of an RV black water tank is, though... how many 'uses' can it handle?

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  • Joe  Shelton
    Joe Shelton ·
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    Here is a great page to help navigate renting a porta potty for your Wedding. The article includes cost & why to rent a portable restroom. Most restroom vendors will supply discount prices for Weddings. Thank You.

    http://www.viprestrooms.com/porta-potty-rental-for-weddings/

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    For local vendors and price quotes, use the WW vendor search for Event Rental and Unique Services!!

    https://www.weddingwire.com/vendor-reviews

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  • R
    Just Said Yes August 2018
    Roxana ·
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    Who did you use?
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  • R
    Just Said Yes August 2018
    Roxana ·
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    Where are you getting the tents etc from? What company? Thanks
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