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Glamour + Camping = Happy Glamping!

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I recently heard the term “glamping” and my ears perked up wondering what in the world this new word meant. After getting a quick explanation that it’s basically glamourous camping, I was excited to dig deeper. So what did I find? Way more than I thought I would since I had never heard of this glamping thing before!

There is a wide range of ways to enjoy glamping from tipi’s, cabins, and tree houses to yurts, hi-end tents and even boat houses. It seems that glamping has become a term to describe enjoying the outdoors while camping without all the hard work of endless packing and broken tent poles. So why am I writing about glamping, you ask? Good question!

Recently the trend has caught on for large event gatherings and even weddings. We have seen an uptick for inquiries regarding bathroom and shower trailer rentals for our wedding clients that are planning to glamp with their wedding guests for their big day/weekend. For the non-traditional wedding couples, I think this is a wonderful idea. When you consider the amount of guests that would be able to forgo booking a hotel or other overnight accommodations to attend your wedding it makes sense to consider the glamping option for many couples. Plus, it would be something to be remembered for all involved and set your wedding celebration apart from all the rest.

If glamping is something you may be interested in for your next event gathering, consider renting a bathroom and shower trailer to provide the glam for even the most discerning or skeptical guests. Blue Ribbon Restroom Trailers would be an excellent choice for your glamping event. Our trailers are equipped with recessed ceiling speakers with music playing, automatic shut off faucets, skylight, interior and exterior lighting, air-conditioning or heating, and marble sinks with lighted mirrors. We can provide a whisper generator to quietly run your bathroom and shower trailer and even the water needed if there isn’t any available onsite.

We have recently added a “glamping board” to our Pinterest account to help you get ideas for your first glamping event. Don’t forget to ask about our combo bathroom and shower trailers to provide full scale accommodations for all your happy glampers!

Tents for Restroom Trailers

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You have undoubtedly spent a lot of time and effort planning your event and renting all the necessary equipment. For outdoor events, often times, you have rented a tent so your guests are comfortably out of the sun or the rain; but have you considered a tent to cover your bathroom trailer? There are two ways that we have seen tents set up for bathroom trailers. The first option is having the tent completely cover the trailer. This is nice because it offers more coverage. However, there are logistics that need to be considered. First, most restroom trailers venting systems are on the top of the trailers. In order for the tent to provide the proper space for the vent, you need at least a few feet of clearance from the height of the trailer. The other consideration is the timing and placement of the restroom trailer. In most cases, the trailer needs to be delivered and set up prior to the tent be erected.

If you are working with a tent rental company, it’s important to make them aware that you want the tent built around the trailer so they can plan accordingly with the restroom trailer company and your other vendors. Blue Ribbon Restrooms has worked closely with many tent rental companies that have the expertise to provide the service you would require. Over the years, we have had great success with and highly recommend Sugar Plum Tents and Select Event Group for all your tent rental needs in the DC Metro area.

Another option to provide shelter for those either waiting in line for the restroom or walking to the restroom trailer is having marquee type tents that are placed out from the doors. Marquee tents work well since they don’t cover the roof of the trailer, therefore, ventilation is not inhibited. Most importantly, discuss your tenting ideas with your bathroom trailer expert so they can provide you the guidance and expertise you deserve.

 

 

Portable toilets do more than you think…

water earthDid you know the portable restroom industry saves approximately 125 million gallons of fresh, drinkable water each day? That is over 45 billion gallons of fresh water each year. This is just the start of the positive impact portable restrooms have on our environment. You may not have the best image of portable restrooms when you recall the last time you were in a porta potty, however, leaders in the portable sanitation industry are working hard to raise awareness around the benefits they provide. Below are just some of the ways portable sanitation improves our lives.

  • Water conservation
  • Helps to stop the spread of disease
  • Increases construction worker productivity
  • Conserves fuel
  • Utilized in emergency management and disaster recovery
  • Protects natural resources from being contaminated

So, next time you find yourself using a porta-potty remember all the great things portable sanitation does for our environment and consider renting one for your next outdoor event or construction project. Together we can make a difference.

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Country Wedding Inspiration

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Blue Ribbon Restrooms has had a surge of country wedding clients in the past few years and it isn’t surprising given all the farms in the Mid Atlantic area. Finding inspiration for the country wedding isn’t difficult either! Here are a few pictures taken from Pinterest that we just adore. If you want more ideas click here to view our Country Wedding Pinterest board and get inspired! If the country theme isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other boards for you to find exactly what you are looking for. When you are planning your dream wedding day don’t forget to reserve your bathroom trailer in advance. Porta potties work well for outdoor events but nothing will impress your guests as much as a luxury bathroom trailer from Blue Ribbon Restrooms. I promise for your once in a lifetime event you won’t regret the extra expense.

Trailer VS Porta Potties

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Which one is best for my event?

The answer is… it depends. When you are planning your event and researching your options for rental bathrooms, you will find you have several choices and certain factors will help determine the best route for you to take.

Appearance

When considering the aesthetics of both bathroom options, restroom trailers are definitely the better looking option. This is why they are preferred for weddings, black tie events, and other fancy occasions. If you need something that will make guests feel like they’re at a nice hotel or restaurant, luxury restroom trailers are definitely the way to go!

Functionality

Standard portable toilets usually come equipped with hand sanitizer pumps inside, and some portable toilet suppliers may also offer handwashing stations rentals to keep your event sanitary. When you are having an upscale event those options don’t compare to an actual dedicated sink with running hot and cold water inside a restroom trailer. This is another reason why people often prefer bathroom trailers for their events.

A luxury portable restroom also offers the added functionality of flushing toilets. While some portable toilet units offer this, a bathroom trailer will handle a much higher volume. This allows for them to be used for longer periods of time by more attendees before needing serviced.

An important thing to keep in mind is whether your event will be in the evening or after dark. Portable toilet units don’t have a light source inside them. I’m sure you can imagine what it would be like for your guests trying to navigate a porta potty in the dark!

Lastly, restroom trailers have climate control with both heat and AC making it much more comfortable for you and your guests.

Versatility

Luxury restroom trailers are more spacious, providing a place for guests to change and get ready for the event. This feature is great for weddings, where the wedding party needs to be able to get dressed for the big day and community events like marathons where participants may need to get changed and clean up afterwards.

Whether you decide to go with a bathroom trailer or porta potties Blue Ribbon Restroom Trailers is ready to service your event. We are a woman owned company and we take pride in providing the best in customer service and the finest restroom trailers.

Venue Spotlight – Weddings at Magnolia

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Weddings at Magnolia may be one of the best kept secrets for your Annapolis wedding venue. Touted as “Your Affordable Annapolis Wedding Venue” on their website, you may think you won’t get the service or ambiance you are looking for but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Just reading through the reviews found online you will find many extremely happy newlyweds revealing how wonderful their experiences have been at Magnolia. Blue Ribbon has provided luxury restroom trailers for clients having their wedding at Magnolia’s. We too have found the service and attention to detail provided by the staff at Magnolia’s boundless.

From personable staff willing to go above and beyond, to the in-house officiants, to the bridal gift shop; you will be more than impressed with the comprehensive services provided at Magnolia. If you are shopping for an inclusive wedding venue with professional staff at a great value, we recommend visiting Wedding’s at Magnolia at 600 Broadneck Rd., Annapolis, MD.

It’s the Little Things!

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After you have made the choice to upgrade your special event with a restroom trailer you may want to consider adding a little extra to your presentation. Clients can choose to add fresh cut flowers or flower arrangements inside the trailers. Another idea is to provide hand rolled towels, lotions, mints and tissues in the bathroom trailer for your guests. For the women’s restroom, providing feminine hygiene products is always a great idea and often very much appreciated!

All of Blue Ribbon’s Restroom trailers come with a music sound system to add to the ambiance. We provide soft jazz background music. However, clients are free to provide us with their own music CD to be played in the bathroom trailer during their event.

Another option to add to the visual appeal of the trailer is adding topiaries to the front (as seen in the photo above). To impress your guests, providing the little “extras” goes a long way.

If you love these ideas but don’t want the extra work of putting them all together, Blue Ribbon Restroom’s offers a VIP package upgrade which includes all the above mentioned “extras”.

Fun entertainment ideas for outdoor weddings!

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There is more to entertaining your guests at outdoor weddings than just dancing these days. Outdoor weddings and receptions are very popular for obvious reasons but keeping your guests engaged and having fun can be a challenge if you don’t think ahead. We loved the three ideas in these pictures!

  • Making a Jenga game with 2×4’s is easy and inexpensive and will keep your guests entertained at any age.
  • Corn Hole can be made classy with a wedding theme paint job and they are sure to be used for years to come. Couples can even make a Corn Hole tournament a yearly tradition on their anniversary!
  • An unfinished Adirondack chair makes a great template for an alternative guest book. Guests will have fun writing messages and you will have a useful keepsake full of well wishes.

If you have any fun ideas for outdoor weddings please share them in the comments below.

A Blue Ribbon Wedding!

Blue Ribbon Wedding Clients

Check out these adorable newlyweds celebrating their BIG day at the Caboose Farm located in Sabillsville, Maryland. They were kind enough to send us a picture of themselves having fun in front of Blue Ribbon’s Restroom’s Bridal trailer. We wish them the very best in their future endeavors and look forward to working with them again. We sincerely appreciate their kind review of Blue Ribbon Restroom Trailers.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding and will need a restroom trailer it is best to reserve your date a few months in advance. Our Bridal trailers book fast so call for your quote today (877) 444-4274 or click “Get a Quote Today” and we will email you an estimate.

Rustic Weddings Ideas

Rustic weddings have become very popular over the past few years. At Blue Ribbon, we have provided restroom trailers for many weddings with the rustic theme and I must say how impressive these weddings can be. Rustic doesn’t always mean cheap and homemade although much of the décor and favors can be made this way. From rustic winery weddings to barn weddings anyone can create an elegant atmosphere that will impress every guest no matter what the budget is.

Rustic weddings aren’t always outdoors but when they are, one thing to keep in mind is the ground. It’s not easy to wear high heels in the dirt or grass so you may want to inform your guests ahead of time. I mention this because we have seen this become an issue at many outdoor weddings! You can also find Blue Ribbon Restrooms on Pinterest to find more great ideas!