Looking for a little luxury at your fall outdoor wedding? Find out how to plan for when nature calls.

Fall is one of the most popular times to have an outdoor wedding because of the cooler weather and beautiful colors in nature. But planning an outdoor fall wedding can be tricky – between knowing the right number of restroom facilities needed to keeping your guests warm – things can get complicated. With 50+ years of experience in the industry, we have some insider tips to help ensure all your guests’ needs are met and your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

1. Proper Restroom Facilities

Many outdoor wedding venues don’t offer a sufficient amount of restroom facilities for your guests, which forces guests to wait in long lines or walk a long way to the bathrooms. When guests are provided with adequate restroom facilities, they stay longer and have a better time. If you are planning on serving alcohol at your reception, it’s important that you increase the number of restrooms by 20%. If you know there are going to be a higher percentage of women in attendance (beyond 50%), increase the number of units by 25-50%. Additionally, it’s important always include at least one wheelchair accessible unit! For more guidance on choosing the correct number of restroom facilities check out our Event Planning Guide.

2. Upgrading from Standard to Luxurious

Almost as important as providing an adequate number of restroom facilities, is providing your guests with luxurious restroom trailers instead of standard units. Weddings should feel anything but standard and this simple switch is an easy way to wow your guests. The Don’s Johns’ luxury trailers come with amenities such as granite countertops, marble walls, shelving and climate-controlled heat and air. The trailers include a dual audio system that not only plays soothing music for visiting guests, but also ensures those waiting to use the restroom don’t miss any moments from your big day with three flat screen televisions. These trailers always give guests something to talk about!

3. Bathroom Décor

If you really want to get your guests talking, we suggest including a few subtle extras in the trailers such as, a bathroom essentials basket, monogrammed towels, fresh flowers or luxe soaps. Remembering small details like these create the finishing touches on a luxurious fall wedding. Guests will think they have transported from an outdoor venue to a five-star hotel!

Now that you know the industry tips to creating a luxurious outdoor wedding this fall, contact a Don’s Johns representative today for a free luxury restroom trailer quote. Let us help you with your special day!

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

You may have already read about how many porta potty’s you should have for your event in our Porta Potty Event Planning Guide. However, how do you determine which is best for your event: a restroom trailer versus a portable restroom? Let’s examine the benefits of both and other considerations to factor into your decision.

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Benefits of Restroom Trailers

A restroom trailer is one large unit which contains a few to many individual restroom stalls. You can rent a basic trailer to one of our most presidential functioning trailers. Trailers offer more space for your guests than an individual portable toilet unit does. Restroom trailers are a climate controlled environment.

Each Don’s Johns trailer come with dual audio sound systems and television screens to keep up with the outdoor engagements. You’ll also have large Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, hot and cold running water, and other beautiful amenities included. Restroom trailers are an excellent investment for large, formal events.

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Benefits of Portable Restroom

A portable restroom is a single unit meant for one person to use at a time. They also offer complete privacy, something individuals at certain gathers may appreciate more. If you are having a standard event or are budget conscious, portable toilets are a good way to go. You may also upgrade to Don’s Johns VIP Flushing Toilet with Sink.

How Long Will the Event Be For?

The first thing you want to consider is how long your event will be for. A one or two-day event is perfect for portable toilets. However, if you will be hosting an event for a few days, restroom trailers are an excellent choice. They have large holding tanks that do not need to be frequently changed.

Where is the Event Located and What Type of Guests Will Be Present?

Make sure to arrive at your event location and find out where you can set up your portable restroom or trailer units. That may determine which you can have on-site.

You’ll also want to factor in which your guest will appreciate more. An entire wedding party would not appreciate trying to squeeze into a single portable restroom to help each other dress for an outdoor wedding.

What are the Weather Expectations?

In addition to considering where your event will be, what is the weather expected to be like? If you are hosting an event outdoors, and there is a chance of rain, your guest will appreciate having a restroom trailer to retreat into. Guests can refresh themselves and hang out until the downpour is over if needed. If it’s extremely hot outside, you and your guests will appreciate being able to retreat to a burst of cool air.

What is Your Event’s Budget?

Don’s Johns has a variety of restroom trailers and portable restrooms. We have standard porta potty restrooms and you can upscale to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. You can be as fancy as you want. There is a unit for everyone though that can accommodate your needs and budget.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that affect your decision to rent a restroom trailer or a portable restroom. Contact our friendly representatives at 888-331-6323 today so we can find a unit to match your needs.

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I Plan to Have Luxury Restroom Trailers in DC for Every Event I Host

Dear Don’s Johns,

As a newbie event planner, I can tell you all sorts of horror stories. But none are as worse or embarrassing as the graduation event I threw. A bunch of parents from a private high school decided they wanted to throw one large graduation party since many families were so close. This was a huge event because families had their relatives and friends coming from out of town to this event. If I made a great impression here, other opportunities would open to me, such as:

  • Proms
  • Weddings
  • Anniversary parties
  • Retirement parties
  • Reunions

Being such a large scaled events, we held it outside. The weather was excellent. I had a summer theme with plenty of finger foods for the appetizers so the guests could mingle around. I coordinated with a local culinary school as many of the students from this school had an interest in culinary schools. Although it was an event for the graduates, we did use the on-site bar. We had plenty of entertainment also, which I knew would keep the party attendees engaged and stay all night.

To my surprise, I let one important amenity slip through my fingers. I saw a long line forming near the entryway to the cultural center. The entire event was outside so I went to investigate as to what was going on. Well, everyone was lined up for the restrooms! As I approached, I heard a few people state they were going to have to leave early because their children could not hold it. Some people had a lot to drink and waiting in line all night was not the way they wanted to celebrate their loved ones big night.

One of the parents pulled me aside and asked me where the next nearest restroom was. I had no idea. Another parent pulled me aside and gave me the number to Don’s Johns. I told her I wasn’t too sure that blue portable potties were what this event needed. She said they had luxury restroom trailers in DC. I never thought that would be something affordable, but I gave them a call.

Not long after, I was on the phone with a Don’s Johns specialist explaining the luxury restroom trailers in DC they offered. Talk about a lifesaver! Soon, they had the DJ5000L Luxury Restroom Trailer set up with a valet attendant. The inside of the restrooms were beautiful corian counters and hardwood flooring. There were three stalls for the women and two stalls for the men. The restroom lines were dramatically cut, and people stopped trying to leave because of this. I decided to order a few hand wipes & foam stations as well.

I now know to always make an early call to get at least one of the luxury restroom trailers in DC booked for my next event.

THANK YOU!

 

 

Porta Potty Event Planning Guide for Outdoor Events

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Don’s Johns is your trusted source for porta potty rentals in DC, MD and VA. Based on 40+ years of experience as a woman-owned business, we recommend the following:

Porta Potty Planning:

•If alcoholic beverages are served, increase the number of units by 20%
•If the percentage of women in attendance increases beyond 50%, increase the number of units by 25-50%
•Always include at least one Wheelchair Accessible Unit (Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant) per “cluster” of units. Ensure 10% of your total number of units are handicapped units. For events with a higher number of individuals in wheelchairs, increase this percentage accordingly

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Don’t hesitate to call 888-331-6323 or email sales@donsjohns.com for our expert guidance for your porta potty rental needs.

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Uncomfortable Family Outing without Proper Portable Restrooms

Dear Don’s Johns,

I can’t believe how some people do not plan their events properly. I’ve never really thought about the aspects of planning for a party with proper portable restrooms until I had this unfortunate event.

I have twins, a boy, and a girl. A friend of mine invited me to a party and said it was a family friendly event. My husband and I were ecstatic to get out of the house and possibly meet a few families that we could arrange our kids a few playdates with.

Well, we arrived at the party and everything was set up beautifully. It was an outdoor event. There were play areas for the kids, plenty of food and drinks, and a wonderful dessert bar. As the kids played, they, of course, got dirty. We also needed to change their clothes as they are still being potty trained. With all the excitement, they were losing their concentration!

To my surprise, there were no family restrooms available at this family friendly event! All they had were a few standard porta potty’s! You know the blue kind you see along construction sites! There were no sinks or towelettes around.

My husband and I had to take our kids to our truck and get them cleaned up. I glanced around and saw a few other families doing the same thing. I used up about all our baby wipes cleaning the kids back up after they hit the dessert bar. I’m sure you can imagine chocolate everywhere! We didn’t really stay that long as it was a bit warm out and didn’t want them to get overheated.

I thought how wonderful this other event was that I attended the summer before. I didn’t bring the kids with me then, but the event planner had Don’s Johns luxury restroom trailers. It was nice and cool in there and a nice size family area. Parents had their children in changing them or letting them cool down for a while. How I wish everyone knew about Don’s Johns and your portable restroom.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

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Dear Anonymous,

We’re sorry about your unfortunate event. We’re glad you have used our portable restrooms in the past and enjoyed them.

Here at Don’s Johns we pride ourselves in bringing innovation in portable sanitation with porta potty rental and restroom trailer rentals in VA, MD and DC. Our people make the difference!

For more than 40 years, Don’s Johns has been a leading provider of porta potty rentals in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. regions.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Do let us know if you ever need us in the future for any portable restrooms.

WJLA-DC (ABC) – Best Bathroomsrestroom-trailer-rental Don’s Johns caters event services with porta potty rentals ranging from the Standard Porta Potty Rental to the Premier Flushing Portable Restrooms to Restroom Trailer rentals of all different styles and sizes

 

ADA Handicap Portable Restroom Rental for your next Event

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Every day we take the little things in life for granted, such as enjoying a good BBQ event with our friends. There are plenty of food, entertainment, and drinks. As a host, you may be friendly and invite many over, however, cautious enough to keep the party outdoors.

As a noteworthy gesture, you should always order portable restroom trailers to keep your guests happy. They can consume as many drinks as they wish and have a perfectly acceptable area to relieve themselves in. Portable restrooms allow guests to stay as long as they wish.

Unfortunately, some things can be overlooked. One of them is ensuring there is at least one ADA handicap portable restroom at your next event. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but for those on crutches, use a cane, or are wheelchair bound, it’s very different from their point of view.

ADA Handicap Portable Restroom Rental – Your Guests Need Secure Features

You don’t think about security when it comes to portable restroom. However, a standard porta potty is different from that of an ADA handicap portable restroom.

For starters, an ADA restroom standard porta potty makes it easy for a wheelchair to roll across the entrance. For a restroom trailer such as the DJ2300LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room, you’ll see your guests that need accommodations can comfortably use the wide steps and handrails to ease up to the door. There is also an ADA compliant entrance ramp. You’ll also find inside there are interior safety bars. The floor is non-slip to help prevent any accidents.

Your Guests Need To Be Comfortable

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At any party, your guests should be comfortable. Having the right luxury restroom trailer is available for all your guests. The DJ2000LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room has beautiful Corian countertops and woodgrain non-skid floors. There is plenty of fresh hot and cold running water for your guests to freshen up. It also has heat and air conditioning available.

Guaranteed that if you ensure your guests have ADA handicap accessibility options, you will be remembered as the host that considers everyone’s needs. It’s so much better to do this than not at all. Then, you could be remembered as the inconsiderate host whose next party they dare not attend.

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Restroom Trailer Virtual Tours are a HIT in DC, MD and VA

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Restroom Trailers are increasing in popularity for events of any size. That’s right, a standard porta potty rental is not always the best option for your outdoor or luxury event.

There are so many luxury restroom trailers to choose and so little time for event planning that virtual tours are a must before making the final booking decision. Don’s Johns is the leader in restroom trailer rentals in DC, MD and VA. You can view all of our restroom trailer rentals from Don’s Johns on Youtube.

There are so many uses for restroom trailers including: Weddings, Big Celebrations, Celebrity Events, Government Events, National Mall Events, Sporting Events, Movie & Production Companies, Festivals, Emergency Services.

All of our restroom trailers have different features, benefits and specifications according to the size of your event, type and budget. Below is informaton on one of our popular models, Don’s Johns Exclusive DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer.

Restroom Trailer Features and Benefits

● Beautiful interior with granite counters and shelves, black marbleized walls, wood panel doors, and a hardwood-designed floor.

● A multi-zone, climate-controlled heat and air conditioning also guarantees to keep guests in maximum comfort during their restroom visit.

Specifications

● The womens suite features 4 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

● The mens suite features 2 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, 4 urinals with courtesy shelves, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

You get MORE with a Restroom Trailer Rental

Don’s Johns porta potty predominance doesn’t stop there either. The dual audio system not only plays soothing music inside for the visiting guests, but those waiting to use the restroom can keep up with the event with three flat screen televisions!

Restroom Trailer Capacity

300 gallon water tank (if city water is not available)

Waste holding tank capacity: 1,150 gallons

Additional information: All restroom trailer rentals arrive on your site fully stocked. Connections necessary for complete operation are 3/4-inch city water supply via garden hose and (3-4) 20-amp 110-volt power connections

Please check out this restroom trailer virtual tour and others. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Planning you awesome Event Planner You!

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 888-331-6323. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Outdoor Events Guide for DC, MD & VA

The weather will be heating up and we’re ready for Spring! In fact, we’re already envisioning outdoor events -weddings, barbeques, concerts and festivals.  Everyone knows that it’s time to start thinking about planning those outdoor events!  Event planners from far and wide, both professional and novice come to the Mid-Atlantic Region – DC, VA & MD – to plan and witness some of the nation’s finest ourdoor events (and portable toilets of course). event-porta-potty

If you’re planning an outdoor event or having someone plan it for you, we can help   We’ve rounded up some great event planners in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas that you can go to for event tips, information and updates.  They know about everything from party and event planning to the portable toilets, both normal porta potty rentals and restroom trailers. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are a few great resources for you!

Wedding Savvy

Wedding Savvy is a wonderful wedding and event planning company in Baltimore.  If you’re looking to have your wedding around the beltway, owner Raquell will see that your needs are perfectly met. Her detail-oriented, organized and highly professional service as a wedding and event planner will be sure to please.   When you ask for Raquell, pair her winning service with a winning Don’s Johns portable restroom rental to make a perfect match for your party or event

Magical Memories Event Planning

Established in 2007, Magical Memories Event Planning is a full service Wedding and Event Planning Company in the Southern Maryland Area. Magical Memories is based on the belief that their customers’ needs are first priority and welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust.  Similar to Don’s Johns’ customer dedication, owner Kim Breedlove is dedicated to your satisfaction 100%. A planning company paired with a portable toilet company that are both dedicated to the success of your event is always a good pairing.  Talk to Kim and tell her you want the best, including the portable toilet rentals!

Evoke DC

Jodi and the Evoke team are passionate about what they do.  No matter how big or small your event, details are extremely important to the Evoke team. Their customized and personalized service assists clients in the designing, planning and management process one step at a time, creating a stress free environment as they design, plan and manage their special occasions. When you want to evoke a successful event, give Jodi a call to see what they can do for you.  If you’d like to have them take care of your needs, be sure that they make your outdoor event a success by supplying the best, including the portable restroom rental or restroom trailer rental.

Baltimore’s Best Events

Gia at Baltimore’s Best Events is ready to help make your event dreams come true. From Birthday Parties for any age and baby showers, to Corporate Events and everything in between, BBE and crew has the experience, capability and expertise to create the best event for any occasion. If you want to truly make your outdoor event one of the best in Baltimore, make sure you tell Gia that you want one of the best bathrooms in Baltimore! We’ve got the restroom trailers and portable restroom rental options that will give you the best in the beltway.

Pedestal Events Group

David and the Pedestal Event group creates a wide variety of specialty events for any occasion… Pedestal also offers Catering for your special event that can be tailored to your preferences as well as amusements, games, activities and live entertainment.  Since 1989, Pedestal Events has assisted Mid-Atlantic event organizers and created multiple productions.  As Pedestal Events Group grows, they continue to produce creative and innovative events for clients. Talk to David and see how he can help you.  Don’t forget to mention that you only want ONE type of porta potty at your event, and that’s one of Don’s Johns!

Now that you have the 411 on some fantastic planners in the Mid-Atlantic, your event planning should be a breeze.  If you’re just gathering information from them to make more informed decisions and streamlining your planning process, remember one thing.  The ONLY portable restroom company in the Mid-Atlantic that has been named one of America’s Best Restrooms is the one you want to go with for your next outdoor wedding, outdoor event, sporting event, family reunion, picnic or backyard bbq. 

With over 50 years of experience, we are here to help you every step of the way. You can also visit Don’s Johns today to find the perfect porta potties that’s fit your needs. Contact us today for a free quote or call us today at 888-331-6323. porta-potty-rental

Portable Toilet Rental & Sanitation – Emergency Services

There is really no such thing as predicting a disaster in your area. As much as we make efforts to predict the timing and severity of a natural or man made disaster, anything can happen, at any time.  Emergency and Disaster Planning keeps people safe and even saves lives within a community.  Within the last year, our region has seen it all.  From mudslides to hurricanes and earthquakes, there was no telling what Mother Nature had in store for Emergency Managers and Disaster specialists.  When a natural disaster strikes, water, gas and electric lines can quickly become disabled, leaving individuals and entire communities in need of sanitation, portable johns and restroom trailers.Business, Construction, Emergency, Event Planning, Home, Porta John, Porta Potty, Restroom Trailer, Trailer Rentals, Porta Potty Rental, Portable Sink, Sanitation, Wastewater Pumping, Emergency toilet rentals, emergency restroom rental

One thing that remains consistent during these times of trouble is the 24/7 ability of Don’s Johns to provide the right Emergency Services for those in need of a portable toilet rental or restroom trailer. Shower trailer rentals are also used often to maintain hygiene in an affected area.  Even hand sanitizer and hand washing stationsare often found within temporary medical facilities. Emergency preparedness is in the hands of our local, state and federal Emergency management agencies, but every individual effort helps.  A few things you can do to take a pro-active approach to managing an Emergency are: 

Purchase a used porta john for sale

Buying Portable Toilets for your locale during an emergency is a lot more realistic than you may think.  You can purchase a used porta john for sale at Business, Construction, Emergency, Event Planning, Home, Porta John, Porta Potty, Restroom Trailer, Trailer Rentals, Porta Potty Rental, Portable Sink, Sanitation, porta john for sale, Wastewater Pumping, Emergency toilet rentals, emergency restroom rentala reasonable price, and have your own portable restroom available for the health, safety and comfort of you and your neighborhood.

Stay Updated with information

When an emergency happens in the Washington, D.C. area, it’s important to stay updated with the latest Emergency resource information and district resources.  A great website to have on hand is http://72hours.dc.gov.  There, you can stay updated with the latest information and updates on an Emergency in the local area.

Don’s Johns is a leading emergency services provider, bringing portable restroom rentals and multiple other sanitation services to the Entire Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, including:

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Don’s Johns provides the leading 24/7portable restroom rental and sanitation service that is necessary to be available at anytime, anywhere in our service area. If you’re an emergency management specialist or pro-active citizen, please contact info@donsjohns.com or call us at 888-331-6323 for questions or portable restroom rental and sanitation requests.