6 Must-Haves for Outdoor Events in Winter

Planning and preparation are always involved when hosting an outdoor event! This is even more so during the winter season when the weather is cooler.

6 Must-Haves for Outdoor Events in Winter


  1. Portable tents. When hosting an outdoor event or function, it is important to plan for the chance of precipitation (no matter what season)! If forecasts are predicting even a slight possibility of rain or snow during the day of your outdoor event- be prepared by having portable pop-up tents to cover your guests. Guests who are cold and wet are less likely to enjoy themselves during your big day. By having a tent for inclement weather will save the day if it begins to rain/snow, especially with winter temperatures.
  2. Portable heaters. For an outdoor event held during winter months, it’s a good idea to have a heat source for guests. Portable heaters range in size and functions and also offer guests a warm retreat between socializing and enjoying winter’s outdoor charm.
  3. Heated portable restrooms. One of the most important amenities you MUST offer your guests is a restroom, especially at an outdoor event where public restrooms may not be available! We recommend using a luxury heated portable restroom trailer. Standard portable stalls may make guests uncomfortable and chilly when the time to relieve themselves’ arrives! Heated restrooms provide your guests with not only a place to relieve themselves comfortably, but luxury portable restrooms also include benefits such as: controlled temperatures, private stalls, hot/cold water, and hand-selected interior detail and décor to compliment the theme of your outdoor event. At Edmunds Waste Removal, we offer several luxury portable restrooms equipped with a variety of finishes and styles. If you have any questions, or would like to reserve a luxury portable restroom for your outdoor event, contact us today!
  4. Warm snacks and food. If you are planning on offering snacks or entrees to your guests at your outdoor winter event, make sure they are warm! Warm breads, comforting flavors, and hearty or steamy foods will make your guests mouths’ water will keeping their bellies warm and content!
  5. Warm beverages. Offering water is always a standard to serve guests when hosting an event, but when choosing additional beverages, think of ones on the warmer side! A few of our favorite warm beverages include: coffee, hot cocoa, and hot apple cider. These heated beverages will keep your guests refreshed and will also provide warmth to cold hands while being held!
  6. Warm accessories. Some guests may come a little underdressed or feel the cold of winter a little quicker than others! Provide a tasteful stand or booth where guests may find a warm shawl or instant heat packs to warm up again!

Just because it’s a little chilly outside, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful outdoor event! Plan your day ahead of time and prepare for accommodating your guests to suit your outdoor setting!

Come see us at the Richmond Weddings Expo!

Edmunds is excited to be showcasing it’s restroom trailers at the Richmond Wedding Expo this January 11, 2015!

Stop by our booth see pictures of our full line of luxury restroom trailers from the elegant to the very affordable. Here are some of our featured trailers:

  • Presidential Series portable restroom trailer: professionally decorated and come equipped with air conditioning and a stereo system
  • Black Tie Series portable restroom trailer: combines elegant and fashionable amenities that make guests scream “WOW” with excitement (and they have!)
  • Prestige Series portable restroom trailer: the most luxurious interior of any of our units featuring a 42 inch flat screen tv!
  • Advantage Series portable restroom trailer: Tastefully decorated and features air conditioning and a stereo system.
  • PortaLisa portable restroom trailer: ideal for smaller groups and very durable.
  • Cottage Series portable restroom trailer: Featuring distinctive wainscoting, crown molding, wood grain flooring, and a neutral pallet of wall colors with white trim which create a clean and spacious feeling.

Susan and Tommy will be there to talk to you about your specific needs to create your ideal outdoor wedding.

Tickets are available online and at the hotel on the day of the show. This annual event takes place from 11:30-4:40 at the Richmond Marriott and includes a fashion show, free samples, games, thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes, plenty of ideas for wedding planning and information, along with us and many other fabulous vendors.

You can find even more information and by your ticket by clicking on the link below:

Richmond Weddings Expo!

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