Three-day weddings are becoming standards and norms but Country Life has called for limited. We asked about the extravagant ceremonies youve been invited to

Country Life magazine has suggested pairs favour quality over sum when it comes to bridals, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an forearms race. We expected our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weds they accompanied. Here is a selection of reactions, with some appoints changed to protect peoples identities.

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

There was ice skating on the frozen swimming pool of the guild. Image: Alamy

A girlfriend from university rented out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has weds in New York in January unless theyre feelings sadists? This wouldnt have been so bad if everything had been inside, but the bride and groom decided to take advantage of the cold and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the guild. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner dress strongly enough.

Im told the cost for booze alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had potential benefits of numbing us to the excess. The foreground of the working day was when the brides ex-boyfriend indicated up uninvited and drunkard. He deprived in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to introduced his equipment back on until she did. All the best marries are differentiated out by either their wretched excesses or their gargantuan downfalls. This one had both by the carload.

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

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

I went to a lavish bridal in Barbados several years ago, changed it into a holiday and stayed for two weeks. The uniting category stayed in Fustic House which cost 5,000 per night. The majority of guests hired huge colonial-style homes on the Platinum Coast for the two-week season. Our home had two swimming pool and wild monkeys in the back garden-variety. For the next 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 drinking generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were boozed from morning to darknes. Cocaine was sourced easily from locals to the extent that when the group went into town the dealers waved at us. Those who took medicines went to bed when I was going up in the morning at around 8am. One event involved going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of the working group knew actors in the team ). We matched the chairmen 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 accompanied 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 weather was pleasant as it was a hot summertimes period, but the helicopter landing was a shamblings as the brides dress rent while she was going out. The groom didnt seem that riled though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was certainly out of this world. Chefs were moved in from Pakistan to help with catering and my papa told me the grooms papa took a second mortgage out to pay for everything there is. At one point I questioned how I knew these parties. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

Steven, 37, Poole: After a week even quad biking around the island and endless booze became tiring

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

My pals got married seven years ago during a two-week long wed in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there were daily sails on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island craft tour, snorkelling off a ridge out at sea and a free rail as part of an all-inclusive parcel for guests. The marriage itself has just taken place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Afterwards, there was a private disco and dinner in a eatery, followed by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I expended around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the marriage the groom had a three-day stag nighttime in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving suffer, channel-surf assignments and ringside seats to a drunken brawl after another stag ended up overdoing it. I must admit at the start of the second week I was ready to go, as the wedding was over and we were just waiting to go home our friends were staying there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and endless boozing has not been able to strangled the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there were sorcerers labor the tables. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the marriage of my ex-husbands boss. The rite took place in a extremely fancy Footballers Wives-type hotel in Surrey. Wed booked an everyday room but the bridegroom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden-variety. He also went 10,000 in cash the day before precisely to pay for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the hotel, food and boozings of course.

We arrived to a string quartet, and the acrobats seemed shortly after that and did a procedure while we drink champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus floozy, and as there had been so much champagne before the dinner, there was a rush for the loo before the main course. The smell of asparagus wee-wee when you opened the door to the girls was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner “where theres” magicians running the tables. Just before pudding, the servers burst into song the latter are 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 hotel had entirely run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and yet stunning marriage Ive ever been to.


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