An Intro to Luxury Restroom Trailers

If you’re planning an outdoor event, you’ve probably come across a variety of portable toilet options at different price points. You’ve likely looked at standard porta potty units and also some more upscale options and now you’re wondering whether it makes sense to spend a little more for a restroom trailer. Well, it may surprise you to learn that no matter what your budget is, there are luxury restrooms to fit your needs. Rentable portable restroom trailers come in many different shapes and sizes to serve different types of events, but the one constant is that they’re worth every penny! Let’s take a look at what makes luxury portable toilets so special:

Amenities

The amenities that restroom trailers offer are quite numerous! These are some of the top boast-worthy features that you’ll find in each unit:

  • Flushing toilets
  • Sinks with running water
  • Climate controlled interiors
  • Well-lit interiors
  • Stylish décor (decorative rugs, hanging pictures, faux flowers)
  • Wooden cabinetry
  • Large glass mirrors
  • Exterior lighting
  • Standard 20-amp power source
  • Standard garden hose hook up

As you can see, there are a lot of features that make luxury restroom trailers a great choice for both small and large events alike! Additionally, the ability to choose a trailer by number of stalls allows you to get just what you need for your event without overspending.

Benefits

With all of the high-end amenities in each trailer, your guests will likely forget that they’re even using a portable toilet! From the inside these types of trailers look more like the type of bathroom you’d find in a hotel or fancy restaurant. This makes them the ideal choice for weddings and black tie affairs.

Furthermore, the separate stalls in each bathroom trailer allow for privacy, while the shared sink and countertop area in front of the mirror makes them easy for families to use. If you’re looking for a highly versatile restroom option for your next event, these luxury bathrooms are definitely the way to go!

Spanning all of Michigan and the surrounding states, Kerkstra luxury restroom trailers can be utilized for events across a wide area. Not sure if your event falls within our service area? Give us a call or submit our request form!

Models

Learn more about each of our restroom trailer units:

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Wedding Planning 101 – Finding The Best Vendors

Having the right vendors can truly make or break a wedding! Nothing can bring down what would otherwise have been a really great event quite like hiring an experienced photographer, caterer, florist, or DJ. This is why it’s so important to find the best vendors for your wedding needs well in advance of the big occasion.

Follow these 4 tips for advice on how to make your special day go off without a hitch!

Do Your Research

Any vendor can have a great website, but what you really want to know is what other brides are saying about how they did! Look past the glamorous photos on their websites and carefully written text to dig deeper into how well they manage customer relationships and perform on the big day. There are plenty of online review sites that you can consult for feedback on what kind of a job they’ve done at other area weddings.

One thing to keep in mind though is that you should always take these reviews with a grain of salt because you don’t actually know any these brides personally, so what might have been a great experience for one bride may not be what you were envisioning for your wedding at all. Similarly, some brides can be incredibly demanding and even if a company performs well at the wedding, these bridezillas will always find something to complain about. Online reviews tend to polarize experiences, which is why personal referrals are always the most trustworthy sources. Ask other women that you know who have gotten married for referrals and then follow up with these companies to determine whether or not they sound like they’ll be a good fit for your event.

Ask The Right Questions

Always go into a phone or in-person meeting with a potential vendor armed with a lot of questions to clarify exactly what you should expect to receive (and pay for) if you choose them. Honest companies won’t hide the details about the products/services that they’re providing and will give you a heads up about any extra fees that may apply, but it never hurts to ask.

Find out from friends and family what they had wished that they asked of their vendors and then make a big list with any questions or concerns that you have so that you can discuss them upfront.

Get a Contract or Agreement

A written and signed agreement ensures that no additional expenses will pop up later on that you weren’t expecting. It also gives you legal recourse if there was an issue where the vendor didn’t show up or failed to provide the products/services as promised. The good news is that many vendors already have contracts written up to protect their businesses, so they’re not difficult to get put together. If, for some reason, your vendor doesn’t have these types of forms, you can find template online to customize for your wedding.

Follow Up Before the Wedding

A phone call or email in advance of your big day is a good way to ensure that all of the details are set and that nothing else is required of you. If there was a misunderstanding about any of the details, this will give you time to identify the problem and fix it before it negatively effects your wedding.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

What Kind of Portable Toilet Do You Need for Your Event?

There are a lot of details that go into planning an event, and a lot of decisions that need to be made along the way. As the number of decisions that you have to make increase, the worry that you may have made the wrong choices can start to creep in. This is especially true when it comes to areas that you may not know much about, like in the case of deciding which portable toilets to rent for your event. So if you’re scratching your head trying to figure out which kinds of event restrooms you need, let us help you out by explaining what your options are!

Your local portable toilet supplier will likely have the following options:

Standard Portable Toilet

These are your basic porta johns. They have a toilet, urinal, and typically a hand sanitizer pump mounted inside. Porta potties are a no-frills option for your event, but that doesn’t mean that they’re all created equal. Before renting portable toilets, always ask the supplier whether the units are newer or older models (sometimes older models haven’t been kept in good shape, and you don’t want that for your event). Your porta potty should always arrive clean, fully stocked, and in good working order from the supplier that’s renting it to you.


If you need restrooms for your event and was to keep expenses low, these are your best bet!

Elite Unit

An elite portable toilet is a porta potty that has added amenities. In addition to the basic features mentioned above, it also houses an interior fresh water sink and flushable toilet. Soap and hand towels are provided to enable users to properly wash and dry their hands. The interior is also large on these units, making them feel more spacious and user-friendly. A mirror, shelves, and coat hook give users a place to hang and store their belongings while they use them for added convenience.

These units are great for times when you want added features for your guests to give a more upscale feel – like weddings and neighborhood parties.

Handicapped Accessible Unit

ADA-compliant portable toilets allow individuals in wheelchairs safe and convenient use while also providing a great option for anyone who needs a little extra elbow room. The no-step ground-level accessibility of these units allows for easy entry by handicapped individuals and also small children. These are a popular option for family-friendly events because they allow parents to take their kids in with them without being too crowded.
You should plan on having at least one of these, and maybe even more depending on the number of people you’re expecting for your event.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Restroom trailers are the ultimate in luxury portable toilets. One step inside and you’ll forget you’re using a portable bathroom at all! These trailers boast the same flushing toilets and fresh water sinks of the elite units, but they also have stalls that offer luxurious details like wooden cabinetry, large mirrors, and decorative accents. Some also include showers! The faux flowers, hanging wall art, and accent rugs make these units look more like a five star hotel bathroom rather than a portable restroom inside. They are also climate controlled for comfortable use in hot or cold weather.

Their incredible versatility makes these luxury restrooms a great choice for upscale events like black tie fundraisers, weddings, and outdoor banquets. They’re also the perfect choice for events where guests may need room to get changed or cleaned up like athletic competitions and weekend festivals.

Don’t Forget…

Many portable toilet suppliers also offer accessories for your event such as hand washing stations and large capacity holding tanks. Discuss whether or not you may need any of these add-ons with your rental company so that you can be sure to reserve these for your event as well.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Wedding Etiquette Tips for Newlyweds

Nothing is trickier to navigate than the world of wedding reception etiquette! These 5 tips will help the soon-be-be-married couple avoid any social faux pas and have a great wedding day:

Make Expectations Clear in The Invitations

Make sure that guests know what to wear and what to expect when it comes to the ceremony and reception to avoid making anyone uncomfortable. There’s nothing that can alienate a guest quite like being woefully over or under dressed, so if your wedding has an expected attire, be sure that that is clear in your invitations.

Also be sure to spell out what guests should expect in the way of food. You don’t want people arriving expecting a full meal if you only plan on doing drinks and light appetizers in a “cocktail hour” format. On the other hand, you don’t want to pay for a full buffet or fancy sit down dinner for guests and then have them arrive having already eaten because you didn’t tell them to expect a meal.

For examples as to how you should word your invitations to properly set expectations, you can look online at other wedding invites.

Get Pictures with Guests

It’s easy to get wrapped up in taking keepsake photos with your new spouse and family members, but your guests want to make memories too. Don’t forget to get lots of pictures with them as well. Let them take as many of you as they want and be sure to ask your photographer to take some professional pictures too.

You may also consider having your photographer take a picture of each of your tables while guests are seated so you have individual shots of everyone and their date. If you have room in the budget, it’s a neat idea to include a copy of one of these in each of your thank you notes so that your guests have a memento for themselves!

Don’t Make It Too Structured

Having too many speeches, individual dances, and other “must-attends” at your wedding makes it hard for guests to socialize and enjoy themselves. For this reason, avoid making your wedding too structured so that guests can have fun. This will give them the opportunity to meet other people at their table and cut loose on the dance floor.

Give Guests Enough Time

Some weddings feel really rushed because couples try to fit too many things into their big day or because they can only book their venue for a short amount of time. Make sure you give guests enough time to take pictures, drink, eat, dance, and chat. You want your wedding reception to feel easy and comfortable for guests, not frenetic and stressful.

Thank Everyone for Coming

Most weddings have a receiving line so that everyone has a chance to congratulate the newlyweds, but taking the time to thank everyone before they leave reception is classy and respectful. Make your rounds while people are eating and dancing to thank people and don’t forget to partake of the festivities as you go!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!