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

Country Life magazine has suggested duos favour quality over length 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 bridals they accompanied. Here is a selection of reactions, with some figures 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 squad. Image: Alamy

A girlfriend from university rented out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has marries 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 enjoy the benefits of the cold and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the team. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an evening gown 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 highlighting of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend evidenced up uninvited and drink. He deprived in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to threw his equipment back on until she did. All the best weds are observed out by either their wretched extravagances or their giant flops. This one had both by the carload.

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

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

I went to a lavish marry in Barbados several years ago, switched it into official holidays and stood for 2 week. The uniting pedigree stayed in Fustic House which expense 5,000 per night. The majority of guests rented large-scale colonial-style houses on the Platinum Coast for the two-week date. Our mansion had two swimming pool and wild apes in the back garden. For the two weeks the two partners at the time and I spent in countries of the region of 4, 000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the marry, beach parties and boozing generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were sucked from morning to darknes. Cocaine was sourced readily from locals to the extent that when different groups went into town the pushers brandished at us. Those who took dopes went to bed when I was get up in the morning at around 8am. One happen involved going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of the working group knew actors in the team ). We encountered 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. Photo: 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 weather was cheerful as it was a red-hot summers epoch, but apache helicopters landing was a shamblings as the brides dress ripped while she was get out. The groom didnt is felt that riled though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

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

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

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

My sidekicks got married seven years ago during a two-week long marry in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there were daily sails on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island ship tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free barroom as part of an all-inclusive parcel for clients. The marriage itself has just taken place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Subsequentlies, there was a private disco and meal in a restaurant, must be accompanied by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I wasted around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the wedding the bridegroom had a three-day stag darknes in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving event, channel-surf assignments and ringside seats to a drunken bash 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 wedding 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 limitless booze had not been able curbed the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there were sorcerers wreaking the tables. Picture: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

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

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

We then went into dinner “where theres” magicians toiling the tables. Just before pudding, the waiters burst into song they were good and it was actually quite funny. The whole situation was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two parties pledging their “ve been wanting to” one another. And by 4am the hotel had only run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and hitherto startling marriage Ive ever been to.


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