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

Country Life magazine has suggested pairs favour quality over quantity when it is necessary to weddings, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an limbs hasten. We expected our readers to share their experiences of the luxury bridals they accompanied. Here is a selection of reactions, with some appoints 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 pool of the sorority. Photo: Alamy

A girlfriend from university hired out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has weddings 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 coldnes and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the team. 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 the benefit of counting us to the excess. The foreground of the working day was when the brides ex-boyfriend pictured up uninvited and drink. He stripped in the cold and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to set his gear back on until she did. All the best weds are recognized out by either their wretched excess or their enormou downfalls. This one had both by the carload.

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

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

I went to a lavish bridal in Barbados several years ago, moved it into a holiday and abode for 2 week. The marriage clas stayed in Fustic House which cost 5,000 per night. The majority of clients rented big colonial-style mansions on the Platinum Coast for the two-week stage. Our live had two swimming bath and wild apes in the back garden-variety. For the next two weeks my partner at the time and I spent in the region of four, 000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the wed, beach parties and sucking generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were sucked from morning to nighttime. Cocaine was sourced readily from locals to the extent that when the group went into city the merchants curved at us. Those who took narcotics went to bed when I was getting up in the morning at around 8am. One episode committed going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew participates in the team ). We matched the president of Barbados who piloted 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. Photo: 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 condition was charming as it was a red-hot summertimes period, but apache helicopters property was a shamblings as the brides dress rent while she was going out. The bridegroom didnt seem that bothered though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was actually out of this world. Chefs were winged in from Pakistan to help with catering and my father told me the grooms father 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 few weeks even quad biking around the island and endless drinking grew tiring

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

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

Prior to the wedding the bridegroom had a three-day stag night in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving ordeal, surfing lessons and ringside benches to a drunken skirmish after the other stag ended up overdoing it. I must admit in the early stages of the second week I was ready to go, as the bridal was over and we were just waiting to go home our friends were standing there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and limitless booze had not been able checked the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there were magicians cultivating the tables. Photo: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the marriage of my ex-husbands boss. The liturgy took place in a exceedingly fancy Footballers Wives-type inn in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary chamber but the groom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden-variety. He also receded 10,000 in money the day before only is payable for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the hotel, nutrient and alcohols of course.

We arrived to a fibre quartet, and the acrobats sounded shortly after that and did a number while we imbibe champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus tart, and as the man has been so much champagne before the snack, there was a rush for the loo before the main course. The smell of asparagus wee-wee when you opened the door to the maids was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner “where theres” magicians running the tables. Just before pudding, the attendants burst into song the latter are good and it was actually quite funny. The whole circumstance was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two beings donating their “ve been wanting to” each other. And by 4am the hotel had solely run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and hitherto stupefying marriage Ive ever been to.


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