Sunday, December 28, 2014
Understated Elegance: Porta Potties for All!
Originally Posted by Liza Kendall on Sat, Jun 09, 2012 @ 02:25 PM
Does anyone watch “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” on Bravo? Well, me neither - usually - but I do admit that it’s kind of fun. Like the Star magazine you only read on summer vacation, just to see which high heeled shoes Suri Cruise likes best, or what crazy antics that Snookie is up to now.
So I was really drawn in when I caught part of an episode where the shows’ stars - Kim Zolciak (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Kroy Biermann (Defensive End for the Atlanta Falcons) take their wedding planning reality show to a place that truly interests me. The bathroom, of course!
As a veteran on the event planning scene with almost a decade in the quality portable restroom business, I just had to see what Kim and Kroy were thinking in this bit Bravo calls “Atlanta Water Closets and Royal Restrooms.” Since Kim emphatically opposed the thought of 200 guests using her home bathroom during the wedding, she had no choice but to go out shopping for porta potties.
Apparently, Atlanta boasts a central browsing location, a porta-potty “lot”, if you will. Money is really no object for these two, so the first option - a basic portable toilet - was immediately taken out of the mix, especially since the toilet paper covering the floor made it look like it may have been a while since it had been cleaned... yuck.
The next level didn’t look much different from the outside, except that it was much cleaner within. The first thing you saw was a big chalkboard atop the john congratulating the bride and groom...which was just plain tacky, in my opinion. And where were the amenities? A little lotion and soap would have gone a long way.
The piece de la resistance of the day's potty tour was a trailer. It wasn’t very attractive on the outside, but it did look more like a regular in-home bathroom on the inside. Not sure what the point of a “welcome mat” is, though...except something to trip over on your way in.
I gotta tell you, though - shameless self promotion aside- my line of porta potties are much nicer. Too bad we don’t service the Atlanta area! (Although we do have franchise opportunities, hint, hint). ElizaJ portable restrooms are understated, attractive, clean and efficient, and they actually add an element of elegance to a special event without being over the top. Our Powder Room Comfort®Trailers offer separate bathrooms for men and women, amenity baskets with ElizaJ® and name brand soaps, lotions and scents (included in all of our rentals), plus air conditioning, music, and a solar power option! And the price is less than you might think. Really, the reason I personally designed the Powder Room Comfort Series® in the first place was to deliver ElizaJ understated elegance for ALL budgets (no construction units, and no toilet paper on the floor...ever).
So it is actually possible to use a porta potty that won't make you cringe. And who knew they could be so nice? Good to know, even if you’re not in the portable toilet market right now. But in any case, you should watch the Bravo TV clip if you have a few minutes...if anything, it’s good for a laugh!