What To Do When The Best Man Is Stressing You Out



Jen Glantz

Weddings can get complicated, especially when there’s a cast of characters involved along the way. One of those characters is the Best Man, whose main job is to be there to support your husband-to-be, stay in charge of the other groomsmen, and of course, deliver a memorable (for only good reasons) toast at the wedding reception.

But you might find, as the wedding planning is taking place and the pre-wedding events are happening left and right, that the Best Man is driving you crazy. Perhaps he is stressing you out with his drinking habits, which leave you feeling embarrassed after every pre-wedding event, or maybe he’s starting to step in and influence the decisions you make about what you should have on your wedding day. Maybe he’s negatively influencing your groom, who all of a sudden is behaving weird and making you wonder if there’s something more going on.

Either way, here are five essential tips to follow when you are starting to feel extra stressed out by your man’s Best Man before your wedding day.

  1. Keep Him Busy

If you’re dealing with a Best Man who seems to want to overstep the decisions you are making or is constantly calling or emailing you with questions, find a way to keep him busy. Perhaps that’s by putting him in charge of something you know he’ll enjoy doing (so he will do it right) or by asking him to handle some wedding tasks, so that he’ll have something to focus on.

  1. Have a Chat

The best way to find out what’s going on with the person who is supposed to be your partner’s number one friend is to have a direct chat with him. Ask to meet him for dinner or coffee and see what’s going on. Perhaps he has things going on in his personal life that’s making him extra tense and he’s offloading that stress onto you and your wedding. It could also just be that he has no idea that what he’s doing, or not doing, is making you stressed out. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to feel extra stressed or tense because of one person. Having a conversation with the person who is currently making you overwhelmed could help greatly.

  1. Ask Your Groom to Intervene

If anyone knows the Best Man best, it’s your groom. He might not be aware of how his BFF’s actions are making you feel a certain way, so first fill him in. Let him know what’s been happening and how it’s made you react. Ask him to intervene, whether it’s with a chat or just having your back when future situations arise.

  1. Let Your Bridal Party Takeover

If you are worried that the Best Man might get out of control on your wedding day, ask your bridal party to keep an eye on this person so that they can monitor anything going on and keep him in line.

  1. Ignore Him as Much As You Can

It’s your wedding, so try to stay in control of who is making you feel a certain way. If one person Is getting you extra stressed or making you wish your wedding was just over and done with, see how you can temporarily avoid them.

What Is Required To Run A Luxury Restroom Trailer?

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by Erik Hendricks

Hosting a big event or a fancy wedding? When planning which venue to choose for the big day, you may run into some issues. Mainly, some venues don’t contain enough restrooms to handle your expected attendees. The first thing that might come to your mind when you think temporary bathrooms are probably standard porta potties. Standard porta potties work fine in most instances, but maybe not your black-tie event or wedding day. That’s where luxury restroom trailers come in. Continue reading

The Dirt On Bathroom Rentals For Outdoor Weddings

Jennifer Tzeses dishes the dirt on Portable Bathroom Trailers. Luxury Portable Restroom Trailers are not only elegant, they are affordable. check us out after you read this great article.

Jennifer Tzeses

Published on March 30, 2015

Everything related to a wedding is so elegant, so refined, so proper that well, even the mention of a toilet sounds like potty mouth. But having a celebration alfresco when there are no bathrooms nearby means you need rental optionspronto. That’s where we come in: We’ve done all the dirty work (er, research) for you with the help of wedding planner extraordinaire Lyndsey Hamilton, creative director of Lyndsey Hamilton Events. From porcelain thrones (Kimye did have a golden toilet tower!) to porta-johns, here’s what you need to know.

The logistics

You don’t want the loo in full view of guests or near where they are eating, so careful placement is a must, says Hamilton. If there aren’t any areas to tuck them away completely, hide units behind a barn, outbuilding, or even nestled in a grove of trees. “Make sure the bathrooms aren’t far from the tent and the path is covered in case it rains,” she says. You’ll also need to figure out where the water and power sources are located ahead of time.

From toilets to trailers

In the realm of wedding-worthy restroom rentals, there are your individual porta-cabins that have flush units (non-flush option are a no-no for obvious reasons!) and sinks. These typically go for about $300 apiece. Then there’s the restroom trailer, which can be like the royal flush of the mobile bathroom world. They are essentially regular bathrooms with running water, ample lighting, climate control, flushing toilets, and space, says Hamilton. They range in size from 10 to 26 feet and cost anywhere from $2500 to over $15,000, says Hamilton. “Although restrooms are not an item people want to spend a lot on, they really do make a huge difference,” she says.

8 Wedding Registry Items For Film Fanatics


Erin Celletti

Comedies, dramas, action—doesn’t matter, you love them all. You’re a movie buff and you’re always looking to complement your hobby (or passion), whether you’re heading out to the theater or cozying up and watching a great movie from the comfort of your own home. Here are some things that all movie lovers—and perhaps wannabe movie makers!—should have in their lives. Why not add a few (or all) to your wedding registry?

Moviepass ($9.99)

Going to the movies is getting more and more expensive these days. Between the price of tickets, concessions, and parking/transportation, one movie can cost as much as getting a nice dinner. Does unlimited movies for less than $10 a month sound too good to be true? Thanks to Moviepass, it’s not. For just $9.99 every month, you can see one movie per day, as many as you can or want to fit in throughout the month. While there are a few caveats—it’s accepted in most, but not all, movie theaters, you can’t buy tickets in advance, and 3D and other specialized screenings are not included—Moviepass is a movie lover’s dream come true.

Sony X900 E ($1,199.99)

These days, between all the streaming services and premium cable channels, more moviesare available to us with the tap of a button than ever before. For optimal home viewing, having the right TV can make all the difference. What you want in a home TV for watching movies is bright colors and deep contrast, and the Sony X900E has what you need at a solid mid-price point. Whether you have the lights on or off, glares and fuzzy clouding will be gone, allowing you to lose yourself completely in the story.

Sonos Playbar ($699)

The better TV you have, the better the sound. However, the vast majority of TVs are lacking in the quality of the sound they output. If you want to come closer to replicating the pulse-pounding theater experience, a Sonos Playbar has you covered. This is a high-end soundbar, but for good reason. Sonos’ audio is among the best available to consumers, its sleek, minimalist design means it will go with whatever decor you’re sporting, and its wireless, Bluetooth technology makes setup easy. The Playbar is also part of Sonos’ 5.1 Surround Sound package, along with a subwoofer and two additional Play 1 surround speakers. If you really want to hear the movies as their sound teams meant for you to, the Surround Sound package won’t let you down.

Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures ($62.28)

Perfect for when you want a cozy night in, think of this as all you’ll need for Netflix and chillsans the ‘flix and instead, with your own box set of Warner Bro’s 20 films that have won Best Picture. With well-known classic titles including Casablanca and Gone with The Wind, to more modern flicks like The Departed and The Lord of The Rings, there’s a movie for every mood.

Cuisinart Popcorn Maker (59.99)

Any movie can be hit or miss, but one guarantee is that popcorn greatly enhances the movie-watching experience. To get that fresh, movie theater taste in the comfort of your own home, grab this Cuisinart popcorn maker. It’s compact enough to not take up too much counter or cabinet space, and it makes 10 cups of popcorn in just three short minutes so you won’t miss any of the action.

Redbox Movie Night Gift Box ($66.99)

Sometimes you need something sweeter than popcorn, and this Redbox Gift Box from Hayneedle has you covered. In addition to all the sweets you need, the set comes with six movie rentals from Redbox, so you won’t have to wait for that movie you missed to come out on Netflix.

Masterclass ($180/year All-Access Pass)

Ever think about turning your passion for movies into something more than a hobby? A career, perhaps? It might seem like a distant dream, but you have to begin somewhere, and what better way to start than learning about making movies directly from the experts. Thanks to Masterclass, you can do just that. At-your-pace, online courses from Masterclass cover a wide range of subjects, and their film category is stacked with high-profile experts. Learn screenwriting from the writer of hit movies like A Few Good Men, Moneyball and The Social Network‘s Aaron Sorkin, or learn filmmaking from renowned director and documentarian Werner Herzog. There’s also an acting course taught by Samuel L. Jackson and an upcoming filmmaking class from the great Martin Scorsese.

Roger Ebert’s The Great Movies ($9.99 and up)

Roger Ebert is one of the most well-known and respected movie critics of all time. While famous for co-hosting At the Movies with Gene Siskel and later Richard Roeper, Ebert’s words are what gave him his notoriety. Through the course of his career, Ebert compiled three books of essays on what he considered the greatest films of all time. The Great Movies Vol. IVol. II, and Vol. III are all a must-have for movie lovers. After watching a classic, there’s nothing better than opening up and taking in Ebert’s expert commentary.

Why Should You Hire A Wedding Planner?

You were just engaged. You’ve agreed on a day to get married and decide on a destination wedding in Maine.  Planning your own wedding is a fairytale come true…but is it?  Is hiring a professional to assist the way to the fairytale ending?

We took the time to reach out to some local event experts for their advice on why the key to planning the perfect day really lies with hiring a professional.  Here’s what they can help you accomplish: Continue reading

High-end Portable Toilets Are Reaching New Heights In Design And Comfort

A great article on High-end portable toilets amenities and marble. We offer Luxurious Restroom Trailers at a much more affordable rate. Check us out after you enjoy the article.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette msciullo@post-gazette.com

It’s widely acknowledged that the Oakmont Country Club golf course won’t win any beauty contests. Given its history of bringing some of the world’s best players to tears, Miss Congeniality is out of the question, too.

That doesn’t mean its facilities aren’t first-rate, however, and that extends to restrooms.

As U.S. Open crowds flock to the course this week, those with premium tickets or corporate connections will have access to trailers whose branding titles often include the word “elite.” Call them trailers or just fancy porta-potties, they represent a nod to a modern sensibility: Just because you’re out in the middle of nowhere doesn’t mean you have to forgo the niceties in life.

This, of course, extends to the wedding industry. Barn weddings have been a fairly big deal in recent summers, but even backyard events have kicked up the glamour a notch.

Shari Zatman owns Fox Chapel-based event planning business Perfectly Planned By Shari. Her company works with vendors to secure the kind of air-conditioned units often seen outside of TV and movie shoot locations. Generally, it’s a trailer with at least three toilets, often gussied up with paneling, nice countertops, running water, towels and other powder-room accoutrements.

“They’re actually very nice,” Ms. Zatman said. “They really feel like you’re walking into a nicer restroom.”

“Some have stereos in them, some have little TVs. Some have little fireplaces,” said Jeff Wolfarth, general manager for Mr. John of Pittsburgh.

Mr. John, a family-run company in McKees Rocks, supplies portable toilet units for events large and small. At the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field, Mr. Wolfarth also served as a restroom valet.

“People would go in and say to their friends, ‘Hey, come in. You’ve got to see this bathroom in here!’

For the U.S. Open, better portable facilities are expected by the big-ticket holders. In general, said Mr. John vice president Chris McCarthy, “People are leaning toward higher-end, nicer things … you can have that special VIP area, sell the ticket, and tie together all the extras.”

Charlie H.R. Howe IV, championship manager for the Open, said 500 regular “portolet” units have been trucked in, in addition to 40 of the VIP variety. He added that the Oakmont Country Club terrain “lays out extremely well, operationally. There are also temporary access paths we installed to enable us to place and service the facilities throughout the site.”

Ms. Zatman said she has organized corporate events using fancy restroom trailers, but for real rustic elegance, wedding season provides the biggest challenge. If the nuptials take place in the middle of a meadow, for instance, generators will have to be trucked in to provide power.

The trailers must be air-conditioned, she said, because no one really wants to use the equivalent of a campground bathroom.

Latrobe-based Windswept is a vendor that provides, among other event services, potty trailers and tenting for weddings. It handles about 10-12 tents a weekend during the summer, and the restroom trailers are booked months in advance, according to a spokeswoman.

It’s not just trailers that must be serviced; tanks also are required for holding fresh water and collecting waste.

Windswept’s three- and four-stall units rent for $1,650 a weekend, which means Wednesday or Thursday with a Monday pick-up. The six-station unit is $2,200.

For the 2010 wedding of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on an estate in Rhinebeck, N.Y., the media picked apart all cost aspects of the event. Guesstimates ranged from $2 million to $5 million, and TMZ.com went so far as placing portable restroom rental at $15,000.

Ashley Moss Kurkiewicz owns Pittsburgh’s Hello Productions, which also has a location in Raleigh, N.C. She said she’s yet to meet a bride who didn’t appreciate a restroom upgrade. She noted many will add decorative touches, such as a basket of soaps or potpourri, and “tenting” the unit also adds a bit of formality.

This involves setting up a tent, usually white or off-white, or drapes around the unit. Just the door and stairs are visible to guests.

“We typically will recommend it is tented just because with Pittsburgh weather, you just never know,” she said.

Ms. Zatman, the Fox Chapel event planner, agrees. “For a nicer effect, I’ll actually tent around [the restroom] so you’re not actually looking at the trailer. Or we might do a walkway tent leading from the wedding tent.”

No matter the weather or the size of the event, planners say, people are happy to realize that when they go, they can go in style.

Maria Sciullo: msciullo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG.

Questions To Ask Your Tent Company Before You Book

You and your partner have decided to have a tented wedding.  You plan to have your destination wedding reception either in Southern Maine or New Hampshire.   Today’s couples immediately turn to their computer and start top research wedding tents.  Ah, we Google Tent Rentals New Hampshire

There are so many options sailcloth or clear?  What size is right.  How much do tents cost to rent?  Dance floors, tent lighting, stages oh my!

As owner of Sperry Tents Seacoast I want to help you make the decision that is best for you. You might be thinking I am going to say that a Sperry Sailcloth is the right tent for everyone.  I would love to say it is but there are some circumstances due to small spaces or fastening limitations an alternative tent or structure might be a better option.

1.If I describe to you the vision of how my wedding day will flow then can you assist me in designing the right tent for me?

2.What are the core values of your company and your staff.

3.Do you provide a man on site during my wedding?

4.If I have an unforeseen emergency on the Saturday of my wedding do you have emergency staff available

5.Is the company insured

6.Is the tent safe? Is the tent engineered?

7.Do I have enough electricity for the band and tent lighting

8.Is permitting required?

9.Do I need a restroom trailer for my wedding guests

10.What is your tent delivery and scheduling policy

3 Reasons To Choose A Restroom Trailer Vs. A Portable Toilet For Your Outdoor Wedding

Here is a great article from Mae Bricker, plumber extraordinaire comparing portable to restroom trailers. It is a great read before you decide what option best suits you. Once you have or you need any more information give us a call.

9 August 2017
Categories: , Blog

If you are going to be hosting an outdoor wedding, you might be thinking about renting portable toilets for your guests to use. Even though you will obviously need to arrange for some type of restroom facilities for your guests on your big day, you might find that portable toilets are not actually the best option. Instead, you may want to look into renting a restroom trailer, which is typically larger and more like a regular bathroom. These are a few reasons why this might be a better choice for your wedding.

  1. It’s a More Luxurious Experience

Many people associate portable toilets with outdoor music festivals and construction sites. This might not be the type of impression that you want to have at your wedding, however. Luckily, a restroom trailer can be a much more luxurious and appealing experience for your guests. For example, the toilets actually flush — which is not the case with portable toilets — so you do not have to worry as much about unpleasant odors that might put a damper on the big day.

  1. It Can Help Your Guests Look and Feel Their Best

When at a wedding, a lot of people like to look their absolute best. In a portable toilet, there often is no mirror at all. If there is, it’s often very small and difficult to really see yourself in. Plus, there might not be a sink available. For those who would like to be able to check their hair, makeup and clothing, a restroom trailer can be a much better choice. Then, your guests will have the opportunity to make sure that they look their best before they head back out to enjoy the festivities.

  1. There’s More Room to Move Around

A restroom trailer is typically a lot more spacious than a portable toilet. For someone who is disabled, this can be a much better choice. For someone who is wearing a big dress, it can also make it much easier to move around and to avoid getting the dress dirty. Overall, a portable toilet can be a much more comfortable choice for anyone who has to use it.

Of course, having portable toilets at your wedding is a better choice than not having any facilities at all. However, before you rent a portable toilet or two for your big event, you may want to consider looking into restroom trailers instead. For more information, talk to a company like AAA Pumping Service.

3 Reasons To Choose A Restroom Trailer Vs. A Portable Toilet For Your Outdoor Wedding

Why Do Brides Need To Have Something Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue?

Reader’s Digest

Claire Nowak

The traditional wedding rhyme goes: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.

It describes the four (technically five) objects a bride should have with her on her wedding day for good luck, and brides have been following this custom for centuries. But why?

The mantra started as a Victorian-era rhyme that came out of the English country Lancashire. In that time, the ‘something blue’ was usually a garter, and the blue and old items protected the bride against the Evil Eye, a curse passed through a malicious glare that could make the bride infertile. ‘Something borrowed’ was preferably the undergarment of a woman who already had children. Legend says that wearing this would confuse the Evil Eye into thinking the bride was already fertile, and the curse would be thwarted. (Find out where the bouquet toss comes from.)

These special items have taken on slightly different meanings today, but their symbolism is still important for brides on their special day. According to The Knot, ‘something old’ stands for continuity; ‘something new’ shows optimism for the future; ‘something borrowed’ symbolizes borrowed happiness; and ‘something blue’ represents purity, love, and fidelity.

And if a non-British bride is so lucky to find a sixpence to put in her shoe, she uses it as a wish for good fortune and prosperity. With all that settled, here’s why bridesmaids all wear the same color.

Storm Cleanup Continue, But More Bad Weather Coming More bad Weather On The Way

More bad news seems to be on the horizon. Please stay safe as we all wish you the best during this next Nor’easter.

By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com

BRYAN EATON/Staff photo Jamie Emard of Smith Properties, a management company in Merrimac, uses a shovel Monday afternoon to create water flow and a submersible pump to drain the bottom floor of a property on North End Boulevard at Salisbury Beach.

NEWBURYPORT — In the aftermath of last weekend’s nor’easter that knocked out power, temporarily closed some areas and resulted in serious coastal flooding, officials are hard at work cleaning up local communities.

Wayne Amaral, Newburyport Department of Public Services deputy director, said DPS has been continuously mitigating flooding and clearing fallen tree limbs since the storm began Friday. He said the department hoped to finish the cleanup efforts soon.

“We look fine,” Amaral said Monday afternoon. “I think we’ll be able to pick up everything that’s down on the ground by the end of today.”

In addition to the “five or six” trees that were knocked down in Newburyport, Amaral said DPS has mainly been dealing with fallen branches and also high tides bringing in debris at Joppa Flats and other coastal areas.

While astronomical high tides flooded roads on Plum Island and other areas near the Merrimack River, including Water Street and Cashman Park, Amaral said most of the city’s coastal flooding issues should be resolved soon as the high tides recede.

Salisbury Department of Public Works Director Lisa DeMeo said on Monday that although the town’s roads are all open, many areas are still covered with displaced sand, which town workers will clean up in the coming days. Meanwhile, she said, the storm’s effects are still being felt during high tides.

“We had to rebuild the dune at the end of Broadway after each tide,” DeMeo said. “Today, the ocean was still topping over the dune we built.”

DeMeo noted that the town elected to close certain roads to nonresidents as officials dealt with floodwater and sand over the weekend, which proved to be useful in speeding up cleanup efforts.

“I realize everyone wants to witness the awe of nature,” DeMeo said. “It’s about keeping the thrill seekers away because it always hinders our activities. We’ll probably do it again next time.”

In Seabrook, officials said cleanup is ongoing at the beach and on several roads, including Route 286.

“They did their job,” said John Starkey, manager of Seabrook’s Department of Public Works. “I try to be like Bill Belichick. We come in and we do our job.”

Starkey said the northern section of Seabrook Beach has changed dramatically from intense flooding, pushing copious amounts of sand onto roadways.

“We were concerned with too much sand,” said Starkey, who added that workers are using a vacuum truck to remove debris. “We can’t have that much sand on the street clogging up the drains.”

Cross Beach Road and River Street were closed due to high tides and storm surge. Route 286, which is commonly shut down during storms, experienced flooding along Seabrook Beach.

Brown’s Lobster Pound was surrounded by water, Starkey said, although the building is designed to withstand flooding from the marsh.

But just as things have started to wind down from the weekend, communities are bracing for yet another coastal storm that could bring up to 12 inches of wet, heavy snow and strong winds to the North Shore, starting Wednesday morning and continuing into Thursday.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency issued a press release Monday, warning that snow is forecast to begin mainly after the Wednesday morning commute and continue through Wednesday night before tapering off during the morning commute Thursday.

But with winds predicted to come at between 30 and 40 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph in some places, the storm appears to be less intense than last week’s nor’easter, which brought winds up to 70 mph to the Newburyport area.

MEMA also forecasts a smaller storm surge of about 2.5 to 3 feet, with 15- to 20-foot waves just offshore. At worst, the release said, the storm could result in minor coastal flooding and moderate beach erosion from the early Thursday morning high tide, which will hit Newburyport at 3:59 a.m. This will likely be the only high tide with any coastal impact.

Amaral said he is less concerned about coastal flooding and predicts the storm will be a much more manageable wind and snow event.

“It’s minor for us, we could deal with that with our eyes closed,” Amaral said. “It’s when you get over 12 inches of snow that it becomes challenging. And it’s going to be windy but not 70 miles an hour, which is nice.”

Jack Shea can be reached via email at jshea@newburyportnews.com or by phone at 978-961-3154. Follow him on Twitter @iamjackshea.