Three-day weddings are becoming the norm but Country Life has called for self-control. We asked about the extravagant ceremonies youve been invited to

Country Life magazine has suggested duets favour quality over length when it is necessary to weddings, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an arms hasten. We questioned our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weds they attended. Here is a selection of answers, with some identifies changed to protect peoples identities.

Hannah, 46, Boston: She rented out an entire country club in Long Island

There was ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the society. Picture: Alamy

A girlfriend from university hired out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has marries in New York in January unless theyre raging sadists? This wouldnt have been so bad if everything had been inside, but the bride and groom are determined to are benefiting from the coldnes and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the sorority. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner gown strongly enough.

Im told the cost for booze alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had potential benefits of counting us to the excess. The spotlight of the working day was when the brides ex-boyfriend showed up uninvited and drink. He stripped in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to set his paraphernalium back on until she did. All the best weddings are commemorated out by either their wretched excess or their giant failures. This one had both by the carload.

Stuart, 43, Cheshire: Cocaine was sourced easily from locals

Beach states parties and drinking generally started at 10.30 am. Picture: Alamy Stock Photo

I went to a lavish marry in Barbados several years ago, shifted it into official holidays and stayed for two weeks. The wedding house stayed in Fustic House which expenditure 5,000 per nighttime. The majority of clients rented huge colonial-style residences on the Platinum Coast for the two-week stage. Our mansion had two swimming pools and wild monkeys in the back garden-variety. For the two weeks my partner at the time and I spent in the region of 4,000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the wedding, beach states parties and sucking generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were boozed from morning to nighttime. Cocaine was sourced easily from neighbourhoods to the extent that when different groups went into township the pushers rippled at us. Those who took medicines went to bed when I was get up in the morning at around 8am. One incident implied going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew participates in the team ). We convened the president of Barbados who winged in his helicopter to watch the game.

Amanda, 34, Birmingham: The bride ripped her dress get out of the helicopter

We were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages. Image: Heinz-Peter Bader/ Reuters

I formerly attended an Anglo-Pakistani wedding ceremony at York Cathedral where we were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages to the Royal York Hotel where the bride and groom arrived by helicopter. The condition was pleasant as it was a red-hot summers period, but apache helicopters property was a shambles as the brides dress ripped while she was getting out. The groom didnt seem that riled though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was genuinely out of this world. Chefs were winged in from Pakistan to help with catering and my dad told me the grooms father took a second mortgage out to pay for it all. At one point I questioned how I knew these parties. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

Steven, 37, Poole: After a few weeks even quad biking around the island and interminable boozing became tiring

Even quad biking around the island could not stifle to feeling that it was time to go. Photo: Tim Jones/ Alamy

My friends got married seven years ago during a two-week long bridal in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there used to be daily voyages on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island boat tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free barroom as part of an all-inclusive pack for guests. The marriage itself has just taken place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Subsequentlies, there was a private disco and banquet in a eatery, followed by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I spent around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the marriage the bridegroom had a three-day stag darknes in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving experience, channel-surf exercises and ringside seats to a drunken skirmish after another stag ended up overdoing it. I must admit at the start of the second week I was ready to go, as the wed was over and we were just waiting to go home our friends were biding there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and limitless booze could not suffocated the feeling that it was time to go.

Sarah, 48, Bedford: There were acrobats, magicians and opera singers

At dinner, there used to be magicians acting the tables. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the wedding of my ex-husbands boss. The liturgy has just taken place in a extremely fancy Footballers Wives-type inn in Surrey. Wed booked an everyday room but the groom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden. He likewise withdrew 10,000 in currency the previous day merely is payable for all the various entertainers not including the cost of the inn, meat and potions of course.

We arrived to a fibre quartet, and the acrobats emerged shortly after that and did a routine while we imbibe champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus whore, and as there had been so much champagne before the banquet, there was a rush for the loo before the main course. The smell of asparagus wee-wee when you opened the door to the females was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner where there were magicians working the tables. Just before pudding, the servers burst into song they were good and it was actually quite funny. The whole occasion was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two beings donating their love to one another. And by 4am the inn had exclusively run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and yet startling marriage Ive ever been to.


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