If you're planning on having an outdoor public event, portable restrooms are a must. Having bathroom facilities readily available will help ensure your guests’ comfort and the likelihood of them staying longer.
If you're planning an event where there will be plenty of food and drink, you may need to supply more portable restrooms than what you may have originally estimated. When there is a wide array of food and drink, people tend to use the restroom more frequently than usual. The average individual will go to the restroom once every four hours. However, if you are throwing food and beverage into the mix (especially if there is going to be alcohol), then you can reasonably anticipate everyone going to the bathroom once every two to two-and-a-half hours.
People tend to get very impatient when “nature calls”, and they hate having to wait in line, so it is crucial that there are enough portable bathrooms to accommodate everyone. At the very least, there should be enough bathroom facilities so that your guests do not have to wait more than 10 minutes to relieve themselves.
If you're planning an event to promote a product or service, promotional giveaways are just as important as portable restrooms. While everyone is at the event, you want them to be comfortable, enjoy themselves, and stay longer. When your guests leave, you want them to take something home to help remind them of the event, your business, and the promotion.
You may consider adding a few more restrooms than you had originally planned just to ensure that your guests are not spending too much time waiting to use the facilities, rather than participating in your event. There could be nothing more frustrating for a person than to have to leave the premises to go searching for an available bathroom; that kind of scenario will likely result in your guests leaving earlier than you want them to.
For the convenience of your guests, you might want to consider added equipment. Obviously, if you plan on purchasing portable restrooms with added accessories, you're going to pay more. Some of the extras include sinks, mirrors, miniature trash cans, wooden floors, faux marble floors, and men and women's sides. This could be good PR for your company because you obviously are going the extra mile to ensure your guests’ comfort. Again, this decision depends solely on how much money you have available for spending and what you want to provide to the customer.
Although there is definitely much to consider in planning your event, paying attention to the details, and examining the facts, such as the number of individuals you feel are going to attend your event will definitely be worth it. When it's all said and done, you can be confident that your guests will have a positive experience overall.