Are Outdoor Wedding Luxuries Really Worth the Cost?

Outdoor weddings can be simple or elaborate, making them either a low-cost rustic option or an elegant engaging affair. If you’ve ever been to an upscale outdoor wedding, you’ve likely seen the kind of luxury that couples can bring into their big day. However, this luxury clearly comes at a price. Find out which items are worth the cost!

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Providing guests with adequate restrooms is essential. While porta potties can serve the basic function of providing bathrooms, luxury restroom trailers are so much nicer. These upscale units look nice from the outside and spectacular on the inside! Boasting flushing toilets, running hot/cold water, climate-controlled interiors, and elegant finishes, these bathrooms are the ultimate in outdoor event luxury.

The big question is, are they worth it? Absolutely! Luxury portable restroom trailers offer the kind of aesthetic that is expected at outdoor special events while giving guests of all ages a comfortable, spacious place to get ready, use the bathroom, and freshen up. These are a luxury you do not want to skip!

Event Tent

To tent or not to tent, that is the question. Many engaged couples end up fighting over whether to rent a tent for their outdoor function. No one wants to pay for something that they don’t need, which is why some couples opt to forgo the tent altogether.

So, is it worth it? The question you need to ask yourself is “What will happen if we don’t have a tent and we end up needing one?” If you are renting a tent to keep guests dry in the case of rain or to keep guests cool in the case of bright sun and hot temperatures, consider what your backup plan will be if you don’t have tent. If there won’t be anywhere else suitable for guests to take cover from the elements, you probably need a tent. The last thing you want is your big day getting rained out or guests getting overheated and sunburnt. Either of these scenarios will likely cause people to leave early, ruining your big day. Renting a tent ensures that guests will be able to stay comfortable throughout the duration of your event.

Patio Heaters

Much like a tent, heaters aim to keep guests comfortable if the weather doesn’t cooperate. However, unlike a tent, which can be necessary even with a small amount of rain, heaters are only important when it gets significantly colder than expected. Guests can typically deal with slight fluctuations in temperature because many people will bring a sweater or jacket to an outdoor wedding in case of such instances.

Are heaters worth the cost? Typically, no. Many times, engaged couples will plan for the worst, renting heaters in case of cold weather, only to not need them on the big day. Unless you are having an evening wedding or an outdoor wedding during the off-peak season (early spring or fall), you can probably forgo the cost of patio heaters. Additionally, heater rentals do not typically book up as far in advance as tent rentals (they also don’t take as long to set up), which means that you can wait until shortly before the event, when more reliable weather forecasts are available, to reserve them. For smaller weddings, you may even be able to borrow them from friends and family instead of splurging for the costs of commercial rentals.

Additional Entertainment

Some couples choose to have extra entertainment at their wedding receptions. This can range from live music to children’s entertainment (petting zoo, bounce house, etc.) to a photo booth, and everything in between. Typically, couples will choose to include entertainment for one of two reasons: to keep guests happy who aren’t as into the traditional wedding stuff like first dances, or because they can get a discount through the wedding venue or wedding planner that they’re using.

In our experience, this is typically a bad idea because it shifts the focus away from the newlyweds. If guests don’t want to be a part of the usual wedding details, they will probably just skip the wedding, instead of going and hoping that there will be something else to do. Also, unless these other activities have some sort of connection to the wedding couple, they usually come off as cheesy and confusing. Don’t spend money on things that may or may not be appealing to guests, instead focus on the things that have meaning for you and your spouse to-be.

Signature Cocktail

Offering a special cocktail is a fun way to personalize your wedding menu. Couples that select a signature cocktail usually pick a drink that they both love or maybe the first drink that they shared together. However, this drink usually carries a higher price tag than just offering beer or wine for guests. Is this added cost worth it?

While a special drink is a neat addition, there’s no guarantee that guests will enjoy it as much as the newlyweds, so you may end up paying for something that other people don’t want. In short, it’s definitely skippable. Instead, opt for some fancy cocktails on the honeymoon and keep the open bar options simple to reduce costs.

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!

Where do We Go? Kerkstra Portable Restroom Service Areas Explained

Whether you’re looking for standard porta potty rentals or luxury portable restroom trailers, we have you covered! Call us today at 888-320-9992 for a quote on restrooms for your next event. Our experienced team can determine which units will be best for your event, deliver them on time, and service them professionally.

Find out which areas we service below.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Whether it’s a 2-stall mini trailer or a booming 10-stall trailer, our luxury restrooms crisscross the states surrounding the Great Lakes. We’ve serviced some of the regions best outdoor events from sports competitions and music festivals to charity events and community functions. These luxury units are aesthetically appealing and make a great addition to any event where attendees want added amenities and more space.
We service the following states with our luxury portable toilets:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

 

Porta Potties

Need one or many? We can deliver as many portable toilet units as you need! Whether it’s a park, tailgate, or community festival, we have you covered. Our units are well-maintained to ensure that they will arrive at your event in great condition, fully serviced, and ready to use comfortably.

As the region’s premier portable toilet supplier, we service the following Michigan counties with our porta johns:

  • Allegan
  • Barry
  • Ionia
  • Kent
  • Muskegon
  • Ottawa
  • South Montcalm
  • South Newaygo

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!

Showers to Go? Say it Ain’t So!

Typically, when people think of luxury portable restrooms they envision large trailers with men’s and women’s sections made up of many individual stalls. But they usually forget that restroom trailers can also have showers. Showers to go? Absolutely!

Portable shower trailers are great for a variety of uses, including:

  • Home Bathroom Remodel

Home renovations pose a variety of challenges, but bathroom remodels have some added obstacles. Not having access to the bathroom where work is being done can be inconvenient, if family members need to use a bathroom on a different floor or area of the house in the interim. Or, it can become down-right impossible, if there isn’t another full bathroom option at all. (We’ve definitely seen people trying to bathe in kiddie pools and lawn sprinklers before!) Substituting a master bathroom trailer for a home bathroom during renovations is a smart move to keep family members happy… and clean!

  • Camping

Camping in a tent or rustic cabin is a fun activity with friends or family members. However, the lack of bathroom can be inconvenient and off putting for some (especially with kids). Adding a luxury restroom trailer into the mix makes the trip even better. Put a glamping spin on your traditional camping excursion with a luxury bathroom option.

  • Music Festival

Weekend or week-long music festivals are always a good time! However, in summer heat they can also get stinky and grungy when attendees are camping onsite or sticking around for long stints. Provide attendees with a place to get squeaky clean by renting luxury restroom trailers for VIP guests or passholders to use. These can be offered to attendees paying for premium experiences, or offered as a charge on per use basis to anyone who’s interested.

  • Sports Competitions

Whether it’s a marathon, tough mudder-style event, or sports tournament, giving athletes a place to get clean after competition is a great way to set your event apart. Similarly, rewarding top performers with luxuries like hot/cold showers to recuperate after competing makes athletes more likely to pay higher participation fees. Rent luxury portable restrooms for your next competition.

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!

Luxury Portable Restroom Spotlight – Lodge 4 Stall Trailer

Brand new for 2018 is the Lodge 4 Stall Portable Restroom Trailer. This unit features a men’s and women’s section with a private stall and urinal on the men’s side and two private stalls on the women’s side. The section for each gender has a shared sink with running hot and cold water as well as a solid surface countertop and custom maple cabinetry.

With homey touches, your guests will forget that they’re using a portable restroom. The Lodge 4 Stall trailer is clean and well-organized, with an appearance befitting of everything from weddings and black-tie charity events to outdoor festivals and concerts.

The 6-panel interior doors provide a nice aesthetic touch for users to compliment the rugged tile pattern vinyl flooring. This versatile unit boasts a sleek silver aluminum exterior and traditional-looking interior to impress guests at all types of functions. While the exterior attracts attention, the interior will wow users.
The Lodge 4 Stall joins our fleet of luxury portable restrooms, which range in size from 2 stall to 10 stall varieties. With delivery all over Michigan and in surrounding states as well, the Lodge 4 Stall has a 350 guest capacity for the duration of your event.

Contact us today for a quote and to determine if the Lodge 4 Stall is right for your needs. If not, our portable restroom specialists will find the perfect luxury portable toilet for your 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!

Luxury Portable Restroom Spotlight – Villa 3 Stall Trailer

With the designation of “Best interior in the industry,” the Villa 3 Stall trailer has a stunning modern interior. If you want to impress guests, this trailer is the unit to do just that! The wow factor of this luxury restroom unit comes from the gorgeous details on walls the floor as well as the cabinetry and countertops. Tile-style flooring complements the two-tone walls and dark custom cabinets. White countertops pop against this darker background setting.

The Villa 3 Stall is a flex trailer, meaning that the stall configuration can be 1 male/2 female or 2 male/1 female to cater to your guest demographics. The men’s private stalls include a urinal, flushing toilet, and sink, while the women’s private stalls include a flushing toilet and sink. All sinks have running hot/cold water.

There is an A/C or heat option (depending on the season) to keep the stalls climate controlled for greater comfort during use. There is also low-level exterior lighting for use in the evening. Guests will love using these gorgeous bathrooms at a variety of different event types.

A standard garden hose hookup or onboard water holding tank services the unit for practical use almost anywhere you can think of for your event. The 400-gallon waste holding tank services 350 max attendees for an 8-10 hour event. The standard 20-amp outlet uses a house, garage, or powered outbuilding as the power source.
Stylish décor like rugs, pictures, and faux flowers complete the look by rounding out the trailer’s appearance. These special touches make the unit a one-of-a-kind luxury portable restroom.

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!

All About Luxury Restroom Trailers

If you’ve never seen a luxury portable toilet trailer first-hand, you’re probably wondering what makes them so special and whether they’re actually luxurious. Well, you’ve come to the right place!

We’re the top portable toilet supplier in Michigan, which means we’re the foremost authority on fancy bathroom trailers. Here’s all the info you need to really understand these elegant restroom options:

Spacious Versatility

With far more interior space than your average portable toilet, luxury restrooms allow users to comfortably do their business as well as apply makeup, change clothes, and share the space with children and other family members that require assistance. This makes them a wonderful choice for weddings and black-tie affairs.

Well-Appointed Amenities

Flushable toilets, running hot and cold water, and climate-controlled interiors are just the basics. Luxury portable restrooms also boast wooden cabinetry, recessed lighting, large mirrors, decorative rugs, faux flowers, and hanging wall art to make users feel at home. In fact, people frequently tell us that they remind them more of a hotel lobby than they do a portable toilet. (And we’re very proud of that compliment!)

True Luxury

When people are looking for something extra special for their event, we have the right unit for job! Our fleet of luxury portable toilets come in combinations of 2-10 stalls, accommodating 50-1,000 people for a 6-hour event. Furthermore, we have specialty bathroom trailers with interiors designed to mimic everything from a modern farmhouse washroom to a shabby chic rustic barn. Finding an elegant unit for your event has never been easier.

Practical Usability

Most luxury portable restrooms run off a 20-amp outlet and standard garden hose hookup, making them capable of being hooked up to a house or garage. This makes them very versatile and allows them to be used in a variety of outdoor locations.

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!

Renting Luxury Restroom Trailers 101

Intimidated by renting a restroom trailer? Don’t be!

If you’ve ever gone through the process of renting porta potties, it’s basically the same. If you’re entirely new to this whole thing, it’s not difficult. Choose the right portable toilet supplier and they’ll do most of the work for you.

Follow these four steps to ensure your rental will go smoothly

  • Select a Date

Depending on the nature of your event, choosing a date might be easy. For instance, a Memorial Day parade probably won’t have much variation in date. A wedding, on the other hand, can be anytime of the week or year so you’ll have to decide when to hold your event.

If you’re flexible on dates, that’s fine too. You can always start the conversation with some different options in mind to explore what’s available for each date. Checking with major vendors for your event will help you find the date that will work best for the combination of vendors you’d prefer to use.

  • Estimate the Number of Guests

Knowing how many people to expect at your event is the next piece of the puzzle. Sometimes this can be a difficult thing to estimate (especially if the event is open to the public). However, you’ll need a ballpark estimate of how many people the portable toilets you’re renting will need to service.

For larger events, portable restroom trailer suppliers will sometimes build in contingency plans in case the event ends up being larger than expected. This may include supplementing trailers with standalone portable toilet units or bringing in additional trailers, as available. Typically, these can be added to the rental roster up until the event; however, depending on the circumstance, they can sometimes be added once the event has started. This second scenario is more common for weekend-long or week-long events.

  • Determine Trailer Size Needs

Once you know how many people to expect, you can determine your trailer size needs based on the duration of the event. For instance, the Chalet 6 Stall trailer can accommodate a maximum of 500 attendees for 8-10 hours.

The important thing to remember is that while a bathroom trailer has a set number of guests that it can accommodate, the size of the waste holding tank will limit how long it can be used for by those attendees. In the previous example, the Chalet 6 Stall trailer probably wouldn’t be the right choice for a 500-person event that was 14 hours long. In that case, you would have to look at other trailer options.

The portable restroom service that you use can advise you on which trailer will best fit your needs and even propose creative scenarios if the trailer you want isn’t available. This may include renting a slightly larger trailer or renting multiple smaller trailers to suit the needs of your event. For events spread over a wide area, having several rental units can actually be the best solution because it ensures that attendees will have access to bathrooms in convenient locations.

  • Rent Add-Ons

Once you’ve decided on a trailer (or trailers), your job is almost done. The last thing to consider is whether you’ll want any add-on rentals such as standalone handwashing stations or hand sanitizer stations. While these are primarily used with porta potty rentals, your event specifics may be conducive to adding these options. For instance, for events where people will be preparing and consuming food these stations offer the ability to get clean quickly without tying up bathrooms.
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!

Does Your Event Need a Luxury Restroom Trailer? … Or Will a Porta Potty Work?

Standard porta potties are the most cost-effective option when it comes to renting portable toilets.

 

However, depending on the nature of the event, luxury restroom trailers may actually be the best option. If you’re trying to decide which type of portable toilet is right for your guests, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do aesthetics matter?

Luxury restrooms look better than regular porta johns on the interior and exterior. This is an important distinction because while your guests will see the well-appointed inside of a restroom trailer, people passing by will not. So, if you’re hosting a paid public event, people may spot luxury restroom trailers and find them appealing, helping to convince them to attend.

At elegant events like weddings, high-end fundraisers, and black-tie parties impressing guests with fancy interiors is a key component for deciding on which portable bathrooms to use. Making guests feel like their presence is valued should carry through every aspect of the event from the food and entertainment to the restrooms.

  • Will guests need extra space?

Luxury portable toilets have more spacious interiors, mimicking most restrooms that you would find in public establishments. This key difference makes luxury bathrooms a great choice for weddings because they allow the wedding party enough room to get ready. The wide countertops and large mirrors are conducive to doing hair and makeup, while the big stalls give men and women enough space to change clothes for photography sessions. Wedding attendees also appreciate the extra room because it gives them ample space to use the restroom in more formal clothing that may take up more space.

  • Is accommodating multiple people simultaneously important?

For smaller events, you may only rent one portable toilet, which means that people must use the restroom one-at-a-time, which can lead to long lines. Renting a luxury restroom trailer provides the opportunity for several people to use the facilities simultaneously because of the multiple stalls. The result is a shorter wait, which leaves guests with more time to enjoy the event.

While the same effect can be achieved by renting numerous portable toilets, having many porta potties means you’ll end up with a bank of toilets. While there’s nothing wrong with this, some people would prefer to not have that look at their event.

  • Do you want the bathrooms to feel like home?

The homier look inside luxury restrooms promotes a cozier feeling than the more sterile feeling inside of a regular porta potty. The result is a bathroom that feels more like an inviting restroom in a hotel lobby.

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!

Keep Your Black-Tie Event Classy with Luxury Restroom Trailers

Whether you’re planning an elegant outdoor wedding, swanky charity function, upscale fundraiser, or some other black-tie event, every detail matters! It’s the sum of all the small items that adds up to the overall ambiance of the event. Functions that have inadequate facilities, sub-par food, poor transportation considerations, and other oversights are sure to disappoint attendees, which is why it’s so important to provide stunning restroom options for guests.

Luxury portable restrooms will give guests the feeling that they’re using the bathroom at a 5-star hotel or restaurant instead of an outdoor event. These high-end features are the reason event planners across Michigan rent luxury restroom trailers for black-tie events of all sizes:

  • Comfortable Interiors
  • Unlike the space-saving design of traditional porta potties, restroom trailers off spacious interiors. The extra space gives guests plenty of room to comfortably move around without feeling cramped, which is a must-have when dressed nicely. It’s also conducive to primping, which is something that wedding guests and guests in formal attire appreciate. The countertops and large mirrors provide an area that’s suitable for grooming activities like fixing hair and touching up make-up.

    Luxury portable toilet units are also climate controlled, providing cool air-conditioned insides on hot summer days as well as warm toasty interiors on chilly fall or winter days. Your guests will feel comfortable using the restroom in any season, and this consideration on your part will go a long way in making them feel valued.

  • Flushable Toilets
  • The hallmark of any porta potty is the large holding tank of standing blue water that collects waste and paper. Luxury portable bathrooms, however, have flushing toilets to keep improve aesthetics, comfort, and odors. This makes restroom trailers like the plumbing you’d find in an indoor bathroom, making them more familiar to guests.

  • Functional Sinks
  • Bathroom trailers have sinks with running hot and cold water to make hand washing convenient and comfortable. Many guests prefer traditional sinks over hand sanitizer pumps because they provide a batter clean. Improve the sanitation at your event by renting bathrooms that have built-in sinks for easy handwashing.

  • Décor
  • The most pleasantly surprising feature of luxury restroom, trailers is their aesthetic appeal. Unlike the utilitarian interiors of porta johns, luxury restrooms have elegant décor to invite guests in and set them at ease while inside. Accent rugs, recessed lighting, hanging wall art, faux plants, and other decorative touches give the essence of a high-end restroom. While it may seem odd to discuss the ambiance of a bathroom, you want impress guests with luxury and comfort across every space at your event.

  • Safety Lighting
  • Low-level exterior lighting makes restroom trailers safe and convenient to use even after the sun has set. At night, this light illuminates the location of restrooms in a way that’s not overpowering. It also makes going up and down the stairs safer for guests of all ages.

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!

Planning a Spectacular Spring Birthday Party

It’s cold and dreary out, which makes it an excellent time to start planning your fun outdoor spring events. If you have a loved one with a birthday coming up in the next few months, make them feel special by throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate! Taking the time to plan in advance ensures that your event will go smoothly and leave friends and family talking for years to come. So, whether it’s a milestone birthday or just another year, celebrate the life of a friend of family member this spring using these helpful tips:

Choose a Location

The first thing you’ll want to do is find a venue. If you’re planning an outdoor celebration, you’ll likely have plenty of options to choose from in the spring because it’s a less busy time for event planning than the summer. Whether you choose to have the party at a local park, campground, farm, or other outdoor location, make a reservation ahead of time (where available) to secure your preferred date.

Pick a Theme

Themed parties are back in style for adults and have always been popular for kids. So, pick a theme, or at least a color scheme, and go crazy. The further you plan ahead of time, the more likely you are to find great ways to incorporate the theme into every element of the party. Pinterest is great for finding inspiration around almost any party idea that you can think of, and you can organize your favorite ideas on a secret board to avoid tipping off the birthday gal or guy.

Get Entertainment

Live entertainment like a band or magician is always fun for a birthday party, but if you don’t have the budget for hiring entertainment, you can make your own fun by organizing inexpensive activities for guests. Plan games, sports, and other friendly competitions with prizes to give the party some structure. Consider your guest list when selecting games to make sure that they’ll be age and skill-level appropriate.

Set a Guest List

Determining who to invite is often the trickiest part. Invite any friends and family that you can’t imagine not being there and then add additional “nice-to-have” guests as the budget or venue selection allows. Keep in mind that while not everyone you invite will attend, you’re likely to have a higher turnout than you would if you were planning the party at a busier time of the year (like around the holidays or during summer break).

Plan Food/Drinks

Nothing gets people talking faster than good food, which is why having delicious food and drinks is integral to any great birthday party! No matter how old your guests are, find the right foods and snacks to offer a stunning meal. Whether you’re going to have the party catered or do the preparation yourself, select foods that will keep well outside and delight guests.

Rent Luxury Restroom Trailers

Luxury portable toilet trailers will wow your guests and make them want to stay at the party all day. Their climate-controlled interiors are perfect for any weather, and their spacious interiors are great for families. Most of your guests probably have never experienced the luxury of a portable restroom trailer, which means that booking one for your outdoor party will be a topic of conversation in the best possible way. Go big for your birthday bash, we guarantee you’ll be glad you did!

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!