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

Country Life magazine has suggested duets favour quality over sum when it comes to marries, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an arms race. We requested our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weds they listened. Here is a selection of responses, with some calls changed to protect peoples identities.

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

There was ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the squad. Photograph: Alamy

A girlfriend from university leased out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has weddings in New York in January unless theyre storming sadists? This wouldnt have been so bad if everything had been inside, but the bride and groom decided to are benefiting from the cold and have ice skating on the frozen wading pool of the team. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner dress strongly enough.

Im told the cost for alcohol alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had the benefit of counting us to the excess. The highlight of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend depicted up uninvited and drunkard. He stripped in the cold and demanded to speak with the bride refusing to applied his kit back on until she did. All best available bridals are commemorated out by either their wretched extravagances or their colossal failings. This one had both by the carload.

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

Beach states parties and sucking generally started at 10.30 am. Photograph: 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 lineage stayed in Fustic House which expense 5,000 per night. The majority of clients rented huge colonial-style mansions on the Platinum Coast for the two-week span. Our home had two swimming bath and wild monkeys in the back plot. For the two weeks the two partners at the time and I spent in the region of 4,000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the marry, beach states parties and boozing generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were boozed from morning to nighttime. Cocaine was sourced readily from locals to the extent that when the group went into township the merchants curved at us. Those who took doses went to bed when I was getting up in the morning at around 8am. One occurrence committed going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of the working group knew musicians in the team ). We converged the chairmen of Barbados who hovered in his helicopter to watch the game.

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

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

I once 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 climate was lovely as it was a red-hot summertimes era, but apache helicopters landing was a shamblings as the brides dress ripped while she was going out. The bridegroom didnt seem that vexed though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was genuinely 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 it all. At one point I questioned how I knew these beings. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

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

Even quad biking around the island could not stifle to feeling that it was time to go. Picture: 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 voyages on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island ship tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free saloon as part of an all-inclusive package for clients. The marriage itself took place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Subsequentlies, there was a private disco and snack in a restaurant, followed by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I spent around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the uniting the groom had a three-day stag nighttime in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving know-how, channel-surf assignments and ringside accommodates to a drunken fraca after another stag ended up overdoing it. I must admit at the start of the second week I was ready to go, as the bridal was over and we were just waiting to go home my best friend were remaining there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and incessant booze has not been able to stifle the feeling that it was time to go.

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

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

In 2010 I went to the uniting of my ex-husbands boss. The rite has just taken place in a exceedingly fancy Footballers Wives-type hotel in Surrey. Wed booked an everyday room but the groom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own plot. He too receded 10,000 in money the day before only to pay for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the inn, food and drinkings of course.

We arrived to a cord quadruplet, and the acrobats seemed shortly after that and did a routine while we booze champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus floozy, 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 dames was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner where there were magicians operating the tables. Just before pudding, the waiters burst into song they were good and it was actually quite funny. The whole happening was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two parties donating their love to one another. And by 4am the inn had alone run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and hitherto astounding uniting Ive ever been to.


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