Save Your Big Day by Avoiding These 5 Wedding Disasters

Your wedding day should be one of the greatest days of your life. However, without the right planning, a wedding can quickly turn into a disaster that will be remembered forever for all the wrong reasons. Before you say “I do,” plan for these potential snafus to keep everything running smoothly:

  • Lost Guests


If you’ve ever been to a wedding where a family member or group of wedding guests is mysteriously missing, you’ll know how stressful it can be to worry about everyone’s travel plans. Provide guests with easy to follow directions to the wedding venue. This is especially important if the wedding ceremony and reception are going to be held at different locations. Keep guests from getting lost by encouraging them to car pool, follow each other in multiple cars, or better yet, renting a shuttle bus to transport everyone.

If someone does get lost, know who will go looking for them or how you’ll handle the possibility of needing to delay your nuptials until they arrive. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress on the big day if you’ve run through these scenarios in advance, especially if the venue you’ve chosen has a strict schedule policy.

  • Running out of Food

It’s a major faux pas to leave guests hungry at your wedding. Ensure you won’t run out of food by coordinating the catering menu ahead of time to allow for plenty of food. If guests aren’t fed, they’re less likely to stick around through the whole event, which can bring your celebration to a premature end. Remember, it’s always better to have too much food than run out. This is especially true at longer events because guests will likely be expecting to be fed more than once (typically at a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour and at the formal meal itself). Providing an open bar without also having enough food can be a dangerous combination, which is why it’s important to plan for enough food. Extra food can always be donated or sent home with guests.

  • Long Lines for the Bathroom

People want to gather together to enjoy your in your special day eating, drinking, dancing, and chatting, not standing in line for the bathroom. Not having enough restrooms means that guests (especially those with children) may spend much of the day waiting to use the facilities. Eliminate this annoyance by ensuring that your venue has enough bathrooms. If there doesn’t seem to be plenty for the size event that you’re planning, bring in your own restrooms to supplement what’s already onsite. Luxury portable restroom trailers are perfect for weddings because they boast the same elegance of indoor bathroom options with the added flexibility of being able to be placed wherever you’d like.

  • Schedule Confusion

Tell guests what to expect at your wedding. Provide a schedule with relevant information. The last thing you want is for guests to leave before getting to experience planned items like the reception, after party, a bonfire, evening fireworks, or anything else that you’re including. Without a written timeline of what to expect, guests can easily get confused and miss out on the fun.

This schedule can be customized for members of the wedding party to tell them where they need to be at certain times and provide important details like what they should be wearing or what kinds of responsibilities they’ll have to attend to during those times. For instance, groomsmen may be responsible for ushering guests into the venue while the bridesmaids are taking pictures. Write everything down so that no one gets confused.

  • Wardrobe Malfunction

Don’t let a wardrobe issue ruin the pictures on your big day. Have backup outfits and accessories to complete your look and ensure that everyone in the wedding party will stay looking nice. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, consider having more casual outfits for everyone to change into after the wedding ceremony to allow everyone to be a little more comfortable and enjoy themselves while still looking uniform enough to allow for lovely pictures.

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!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Music Festival Edition

In this edition of Potty Like a Rockstar, we’re talking about your restroom options when it comes to hosting live music. Whether it’s a single concert, weekend or week-long music festival, or an ongoing concert series, we have the portable toilets needed to give guests an effective place to do their business. While most concert goers simply expect to see a line of porta potties, there are far more options available for concerts! Let’s take a look at how portable bathrooms can benefit your music event:

Keep Musicians Happy


Provide artists with the amenities that they want while performing by using luxury restroom trailers to give them a comfortable place to use the restroom, get ready, and freshen up. While bigger name musicians will likely travel with their own buses, openers and additional performers will rely on the organizer to provide the luxuries that they would have at a traditional indoor venue. Utilizing luxury portable restrooms provides top-flight amenities for artists anywhere where you want them, which is crucial for outdoor music events that have stages spread over a wide area. These units can either supplement artists’ buses or replace them onsite to provide bathroom options.

Give Guests the VIP Experience

Concert planners are always looking for ways to distinguish ticket levels so that they can increase profit margins. Adding unlimited usage of a luxury restroom to the lineup of VIP experience features is a great way to wow ticket holders. These bathrooms are even more spectacular when used in conjunction with VIP lounges or bar areas for guests. Set your event apart by providing the kinds of amenities that will stun attendees who are willing to pay more for an enhanced experience.

Charge Extra for Premium Features

Another way to boost event revenue is to charge for a la carte items like access to shower trailers. These added revenue opportunities are great for music events where attendees are camping. Giving people a way to get clean is an opportunity that many attendees will jump at when given the chance, even for an added fee. Some music venues even find that they make more money on shower access than they do on campsite fees or music access tickets because attendees may use them several times throughout the event.

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!

4 Reasons Experienced Event Planners Always Choose Kerkstra

Looking for a portable restroom supplier for your next event? Look no further! There’s a reason that the area’s top event planners choose Kerkstra for their outdoor functions. Actually, there are four reasons:

  • Customizable Options

Our wide variety of porta potty and portable restroom options allow for effective customization. Choose as many or as few as you’d like and save on your rental by scaling up your rental needs. We have elegant luxury restroom trailers that range in size from 2-stall to 10-stall varieties to suit any size event. Mix and match to get the right combination for your needs. We can deliver multiple trailers and types of toilets to accommodate specific needs. For instance, for a local half and full-marathon race we delivered a bank of standard porta potty units, several accessible units, and a couple luxury restroom trailers. General spectators could use the portable toilets while the top ranked runners were given access to the restroom trailers to get changed and gear up for the race.

  • Availability

Our large fleet of portable toilet solutions enables us to have better availability than other suppliers even during the busy summer months. This means that you won’t have to compromise on getting the right units for your event or consider moving the date. We can deliver and service the units you want when you want them. And if you reserve a trailer with us and something unforeseen happens, we’ll make it right to provide the best possible customer service.

  • Timely Delivery

You won’t have to guess when your units will show up (or if they’ll show up at all). When you rent with Kerkstra, our experienced restroom pros will get your units there on time. When the portable toilets or trailers you rented show up, they will be clean, well-maintained, and fully stocked. This means you won’t have to wait for our team to show up to get your event underway.

  • Professionalism

Timely delivery is only one of the factors that makes up our professionalism. We show up on time and do our job with a smile. We love the work we do because it means that we get to be a part of wonderful events and meet great people. We take pride in our work and will make it our mission to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch. Find out why we get so much repeat business from event planners.

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!

Finding the Right Bathroom Solution for Your Winter Construction Jobsite

A construction jobsite has its own unique needs when it comes to portable toilet rentals. Couple those needs with the distinct challenges of the winter months, and you have a very specific use case scenario. Using just any portable bathroom in this instance can be foolish and even negligent. A standard porta potty may do the job just fine on the ground when no snow is present but may be entirely the wrong choice at height or where snow needs to be cleared.

Find out what the right bathroom solution is for your winter construction site:

Construction-Specific Portable Toilets

Standard construction portable restrooms have non-slip floors to keep users safe, while other types of construction bathrooms include other features like crane racks and roller casters for easy movement. Using construction-specific toilets for use on the jobsite is always the best idea because they are specifically designed to accommodate workers in safety gear on construction environments. Crane rack portable toilets can be safely hoisted to different floors using a crane without requiring any special accommodations. Similarly, roller units can be moved in freight elevators to provide access inside of active construction areas. Additionally, both these units can be moved easily to clear snow and allow for easier movement from employees and machinery.

Renting Enough Units

Getting enough units for the jobsite is one area that some managers struggle with when securing units. Renting too few units can result in workers waiting to use the bathroom or choosing to go elsewhere to do their business at a nearby public restroom, which hurts productivity and increases the likelihood of accidents. Both are productivity killers, which can delay job completions or require overtime from employees, driving up project costs.

Restroom Placement

While there may technically be the right number of units for the number of employees on the jobsite at a given time, the units may not be effectively spaced out or placed where it is convenient for workers to use them. Ensure that plenty of units are rented to avoid losing on-the-job efficiency. Keep units clear of roadways and high-traffic paths, especially when snow is expected that will need to be moved or cleared.

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!