Planning a wedding this summer? Consider these do’s and don’ts before you say “I Do”…

With all of the snow the area has gotten recently, it’s hard to think about warmer weather and sunny days. As anyone planning a wedding will tell you, though, those days will be here sooner than you think. So while you’re getting ready to say “I do,” keep in mind these wedding planning do’s and don’ts.

  • Do start planning now: Often times it’s easy to focus on the “fun” planning activities such as buying a wedding dress and ordering invitations, but don’t forget about the logistics of planning for guests, including their restroom needs. By calling us early in your planning process, you will get one major to-do out of the way that is hugely important. Haven’t started planning yet? The SCTimes has some great tips to help you start planning your wedding, including prioritizing and being realistic.
  • Don’t settle for standard restrooms: Don’s Johns offers quality portable restroom resources that aren’t your typical porta potty experience. Our award-winning luxury trailers are just what you need to impress guests and give your outdoor summer or fall wedding a touch of elegance.
  • Do provide us with as many details as possible: Have you found the perfect outdoor venue but there’s one drawback—no outdoor restrooms? The Washington, D.C. metro area is full of beautiful outdoor wedding spaces that will benefit from extra restroom units. This is especially true if you have a large number of guests or alcohol will be served. Our event planning guide will help you estimate how many units will be needed based on attendance, event duration, alcohol served and more.
  • Don’t ignore these common wedding mistakes: Planning a wedding is so much fun but often couples jump in too quickly and become overwhelmed. Little items like photographers and favors are just as important as budget and venue. We like Glamour’s wedding section to help with planning, especially their tips on avoiding major planning mistakes.
  • Do have fun while planning: This is a great time for you and your significant other! You’re getting ready to start a new journey together, so it takes both of you to plan your wedding. Even if there are snags along the way, just keep thinking like these men who secretly love wedding planning and you’re guaranteed to have the perfect wedding day.

Our main goal is to help make your wedding planning not only easy, but enjoyable. If you’re looking to bring luxury and comfort to your outdoor wedding, call Don’s Johns and start planning with us today!

Planning your Outdoor Wedding in Washington D.C.

It may still be cold outside, but before you know it there will be wedding bells ringing and reception entertainers singing! Our nations capital, Washington D.C. is a wonderful place to have a wedding. One of the best times of year to be in D.C. for an outdoor wedding is in the spring.  Cherry Blossoms and blooming gardens make the perfect setting for both the ceremony and reception, and will make your wedding memories last a lifetime. porta potty rental, washington DC, Wedding planning, event planning, DC wedding, porta potty, Restroom Trailer Rental, restroom wraps, DC portable restroom rental, restroom trailer DC, porta potty DC

We want your outdoor D.C. wedding to be as perfect as you do.  Here are a few of our favorite venues, event planners, photographers and porta potty rental options to help your dreams become a reality.

Venues –

Here are some wonderful venues in the Washington D.C. Metro and surrounding areas that would create a perfect outdoor wedding day for the bride and groom.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn, sits on 10 landscaped acres, looking over the Patapsco River. This location makes for a wonderful outdoor wedding, and we personally think that a Don’s Johns Restroom Trailer rental would make the outdoor reception convenient and comfortable. The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a full service facility that includes almost everything that you would ever ask for to have your big day.

The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek – Montgomery County Park spans across 26 acres of wooded parks, making a natural setting for an outdoor wedding. There is plenty of room for tents, portable toilet rentals and recreational activities, with the capacity to accommodate up to 300 people. Seneca Lodge provides ample parking, tables and chairs, as well as a warming kitchen for your caterer of choice.

Brookside Gardens has won awards for being a picturesque location for a garden wedding that you and your guests will never forget. Say your nuptials under a Gazebo, take a walk on the Heart Smart Trail and dance in the gardens with up to 250 of your guests. Brookside gardens provides plenty of parking space, tables and chairs and a warming kitchen for your caterer of choice.

D.C. Event Planners

Some of the best outdoor weddings have taken place in Washington D.C., and we’re sharing a few well known event planning companies that have been there to help produce the special day multiple bride and grooms.

Bash D.C. Is well known for serving people on their outdoor wedding day.  Bash offers full and partial planning services to meet each client’s needs and also serves D.C. Destination weddings.

Amy Van Meter Events is a well established event planning company near Washington D.C. that can help you plan your perfect outdoor wedding.  Amy Van Meter Events offers full service planning, custom level planning & coordination and DIY planning consultation.  Amy also offers discounts for military couples.

Table 6 Productions serves the Washington D.C. wedding mecca with Full and Partial Planning packages, as well as premium packages and more.  Table 6 productions helps you plan everything from the venue to the wedding day itself!

D.C. Event Supplies

When you’re planning your outdoor wedding in D.C., it’s important to think about the supplies you’ll need.  Here are a few vendors that will be able to deliver!

Select Event Rentals is a event supplier that offers the supplies you need for your outdoor wedding from tables and linens to equipment, furniture and even tents. Contact them for your outdoor wedding needs

Party Rental, Ltd.
has been in the event industry for over 35 years and is well known for their wide selection of products for your outdoor wedding.  Their showroom in Washington D.C. allows guests to build mock table settings for their events and play with the vast designs and styles of products that they offer.

D.C. Catering

Great weddings have great food!  These Washington D.C. catering companies will make sure that the meals at your wedding taste perfect from the first to the last bite!

As Don’s Johns was named one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011,  Main Event Caterers was awarded as Catering Magazines caterer of the year in 2010.  Main Event Caterers fulfills the unique needs of the bride and groom with flawless elegance that will create happiness, and let you relax.

Occasions Caterers
has celebrated 25 years in the event catering business, providing menus that have proved themselves, making Occasions caterers a business that many newly-weds have selected and many more nearly-weds look to for serving their catering needs.

Wolfgang Puck Catering is the recipient of many accolades and awards and is also available for your private event.  The nationally recognized chef has come to Washington D.C. to create an edible experience that will leave you saving those leftovers for the wedding night at your D.C. hotel!

D.C. Photographers

Want to capture the moments in time that made your wedding day special and unique? Not only will these photographers make your outdoor wedding look nice, they can take some pretty nice angle shots of a portable restroom rental.  Check out one of these photographers that can immortalize the wedding moments that you will remember most.

Greg Gibson Photography was voted as one of Washington D.C.’s best wedding photojournalists by the Washingtonian Magazine in 2009.  Greg Gibson provides full exclusive packages and associate packages, complete with CD’s, bridal portraits and fine art collections with hundreds of photos.

James Reyes Photography is an Alexandria based Wedding Photographer that offers Wedding Photography in the Washington, DC metro area for couples who seek a contemporary and fun storytelling style for their wedding day. James Reyes takes a a non-traditional, organic approach in capturing your wedding that you will cherish for years to come.

Story Tellers Photography
will tell the story of your wedding in a light that will shine brightly in the thoughts and memories of everyone.  Story Tellers offers numerous options for blocks of time as well as
many “A la carte” services. They also offer photography with no session fees or sitting fees in their price structure.

D.C. Entertainment

After you’ve come back from taking a break at the Restroom Trailer, you’ll most likely be returning to some entertainment at your wedding. These companies will bring you entertainment to carry the energy of your reception well into the night.

NYX Events
is well known in the Washington D.C. area when it comes to providing entertainment and more for your wedding.  NYX Events provides ideas, music, entertainment, lighting, novelties and more that will make your wedding unforgettable.

Cast of Thousands has won local and international awards for their entertainment productions. Cast of Thousands brings enthusiasm and fresh ideas to each new event with highly trained staff members that will entertain your wedding guests for hours on end.

DC Portable Restrooms

When it comes to Portable Restrooms at your outdoor wedding, there’s only one company that needs mentioning, and that’s one of America’s Best Restrooms, Don’s Johns.

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Don’s Johns has served many outdoor weddings with our superlative selection of porta potties.  Depending on your needs and size of your guest list, we can provide any number and variety of portable restroom rentals.  If you need a Standard Portable Restroom, we can provide as many as needed.  We can also add portable restroom wraps to your porta potties or restroom trailers to perfectly match a garden wedding at one of the venues mentioned above.

The next step up from the standard porta potty rental for your wedding is the VIP Premier flushing porcelain restroom.  Enjoy a personal porta potty with every restroom convenience you would have at home.  If you want to provide the luxury restroom experience, one of our restroom trailers would serve your wedding with elegance and comfort.  A Luxury restroom trailer rental offers everything from Flat Screen TV’s to Family rooms, perfect for the Bridal Party.  Baby changing stations are also available if your guests will be bringing young children to your wedding.

Our duty is to take care of your sanitation needs in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area, no matter how big they are or how soon you need them.  Call us at 888-331-6323 or  email for questions on how to make your upcoming outdoor wedding perfect!



Portable Restrooms for Fundraising Events

If you are having a fundraiser, the more the merrier, right? The whole purpose is to draw in a crowd to help support your cause. So if you are a church, school, or other not-for profit organization, there are many ways to hold a successful fundraiser.

Like most events, hosting fundraisers outdoors offers you the freedom to have many participants. This is why summer fundraisers are so popular. Outdoor fundraisers make it easy to serve finger foods, which are much more affordable than a sit-down menu. Being outdoors, you want your guests to be well hydrated, so keeping plenty of drinks is necessary. With that, having portable restrooms should be a key accommodation on your to do list.

Easy Planning to Help save You Time

Having portable restrooms at your event saves you time. Don’s Johns make it easy because we help you plan how many restrooms you should have. Just let us know how many participants you are expecting and we will take care of the rest. You don’t need to worry about staffing helping with setup, take-down, or even keeping the portable restrooms clean and stocked, as our valet services are available to handle it all.

Helping to save You Money

You’re also able to save and make more money with portable restrooms on site at your event. Your guests will appreciate having them near and won’t feel as though they have to cut their drink minimum or go home early. Having Quad Wash Stations on site keeps clean hands and guests eating. Guests understand they are at a fundraiser and you need to raise money, so they are willing to pay for bottled water and other drinks you serve. Having portable restrooms means you won’t have to disturb or pay nearby vendors for the use of their restrooms.

These Are Not Your Typical Portable Restrooms

Don’s Johns have portable restrooms to fit your taste. A basic fundraiser can have a more affordable, yet comfortable restroom trailer such as the DJ3000 Restroom Trailer. There are ample mirrors, lighting, and well-stocked paper towel and toilet tissue. It’s a climate-controlled environment as well.

For more upscale fundraising events, upgrade to the DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer, which features granite counters, marbleized walls, and hardwood designed flooring. This is a comfortable environment to rest in and has three flat screen televisions to continue viewing the event outdoors. This is so luxurious, it will slip your guests’ minds that it’s a portable restroom.

Don’s Johns is one call away at 888-331-6323 to help plan your fundraiser event. You can also visit Don’s Johns or contact us today for a free quote. porta-potty-rental

Porta Potty Rentals for all Seasons

porta-potty-rentals-winter We’re all accustomed to summer barbeques in the park where family and friends gather to have a good time. From dusk until dawn, the music is going and everyone is eating and drinking. One thing you can depend on being there, whether you’re an attendant of the party or not, is a standard porta potty at the park.

Porta Potty Rentals – Multi-Purpose

However, porta potty rentals are available all year round for festivities and events of all kind. You don’t need to be a business to rent Dons John’s portable potties. Our customers use our porta potties for:


Porta Potty Rentals – Available All Season

Dons John’s is not like a standard seasonal company, closing in inclement weather or when business starts to slow down. There is always a need for porta potty’s, especially with outdoor events.

Think about the various seasons. Who wants all their guests tracking snow, or mud, or having their wet shoes track their floors? Our porta potty rentals are safe rentals because they have slip resistant floors. You’ll never have to worry about your guests being uncomfortable using our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer as they have been measured against some of the most elite hotel restrooms.

We’re just a phone call away, at 888-331-6323, to answer your questions regarding renting a porta potty, this season, or any. Check out our posh porta potty’s and see the difference we make first hand.


Rent a Restroom Trailer for Your Outdoor Wedding in VA, MD or DC

Weddings are such happy and busy moments for everyone involved. Many people love having outdoor weddings in the summer, spring, and even the fall seasons. Outdoor weddings allow ample space for their guests to mingle, dine, and dance. When planning your outdoor wedding event, you are often busy with planning the food, the wedding party attire, and guest area preparations. One key thing you should not forget is to provide your guests and wedding party with a clean and convenient portable restroom facility. The best solution is to rent a restroom trailer.

Why You Should Rent A Restroom Trailer For Your Outdoor Wedding?

If you’ve ever attended a wedding in the summer, you’re sure to remember how hot and uncomfortable you were. If there are no cool breezes, you are worrying about leaving,


not enjoying the party. Sometimes the portable restrooms are far away from the area the reception is in and your guests will have to walk so far to get there. This is very uncomfortable for women in heels or families with smaller children. You are putting a lot of time and money into the reception for them. Show them how much you appreciate them by renting a restroom trailer or luxury porta potty to add comfortable and restroom familiarity to their experience. Many of our units look and feel just like your bathroom at home – they are spacious, elegantly decorated, clean, full stocked and some even come with granite counter tops and flat screen tvs.

What Types Of Wedding Restroom Trailers Are Available For Me?

Luxury Restroom Trailer – This is perfect for large weddings to keep your guests from waiting. They are sophisticated designs with beautiful Corian counters, hardwood floors, and have air conditioning. They come with 4 private stalls for women and 2 private stalls for men. These include hot and cold running water and liquid soap for clean hands. There are plenty of paper luxury-restroom-trailertowels to dampen and keep them cool.

Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer – This is the grand restroom trailer featuring granite counters and marble walls. Your guests will keep cool and rest comfortably with an audio system playing soothing music and also wide screen televisions to keep up with the party outdoors.

Contact Don’s Johns today and let one of our representative’s help you choose the perfect restroom trailer for your outdoor wedding.


Porta Potty Rental – Tips for Event Planning

Winter can be the time of the year where it is OK to be a hermit where there are very little outdoor events. Summer means getting out and seeing friends and family. It is the time for good food, music, and conversation. Planning the event can take time and lot of work so we havetips-for-event-planning put together a great list of tips for event planning.

We have all been to parties where the food was horrible or had to wait in long lines for the porta potty. For those who love event planning, you want everything to be spectacular. You want your guests to be happy, comfortable, and enjoy themselves. There are many hats to be worn as an event planner. You must make sure to cover all necessities so here is a great list of tips for event planning that can help even the most experienced event planner.

Tips for Event Planning

Plan for the Number of Attendees

Try to get as accurate as possible of a head count of those expecting to attend. If you are unsure, it is better to plan for how many people were invited plus one. Therefore, if you believe 50 people know of the event, plan for 100, especially if this is a mixer of some sort where many people do not know each other.

Organize For Food, Drinks, and Entertainment

After you’ve finalized an accurate head count, it’s time for the meat of the party. You want enough food and drinks to be passed along the entire time. Have a good blend of entertainment as well.

Make the Environment Comfortable

If your party is lasting more than 3 hours, have children expected to attend, or you have liquor, plan for restroom services. An excellent and professional porta potty rental company is a sure way to bring comfort to any event. As mentioned, you never know how many attendees you may have and you want them to have a clean and sanitized area for them without a long wait.

Don’s Johns
has over 40 years’ experience helping event planning personnel with their porta potty rental needs. Servicing the greater Washington DC area, we have portable restroom, restroom trailers, and sanitation solutions your guest will appreciate. Give us a call at 888-331-6323 today.