Three-day marries are growing the norm but Country Life has called for limited. We asked about the extravagant ceremonies youve been invited to

Country Life magazine has suggested duets favour quality over quantity when it comes to marries, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an arms hasten. We requested our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weddings they listened. Here is a selection of answers, with some mentions 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 society. Photograph: Alamy

A girlfriend from university leased 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 are determined to take advantage of the coldnes and have ice skating on the frozen wading pool of the organization. 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 amounting us to the excess. The highlighting of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend showed up uninvited and drink. He deprived in the cold and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to set his paraphernalium back on until she did. All the best weddings are marked 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 parties and sucking generally started at 10.30 am. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo

I went to a lavish marry in Barbados several years ago, revolved it into a holiday and remained for 2 week. The wedding lineage stayed in Fustic House which cost 5,000 per night. The majority of clients rented huge colonial-style mansions on the Platinum Coast for the two-week stage. Our home had two swimming bath and wild monkeys in the back garden-variety. For the two weeks the two partners at the time and I spent in the region of four, 000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the opening of the wed, beach parties and boozing generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were sucked from morning to darknes. Cocaine was sourced easily from neighbourhoods to the extent that when the group went into city the pushers rippled at us. Those who took pharmaceuticals went to bed when I was getting up in the morning at around 8am. One contest implied going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of the working group knew participates in the team ). We fulfilled the chairmen 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. Picture: 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 climate was charming as it was a hot summertimes epoch, but apache helicopters landing was a shamblings as the brides dress rent while she was get out. The groom didnt seem that riled though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was truly out of this world. Chefs were operated 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 people. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

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

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

My acquaintances got married seven years ago during a two-week long bridal in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there were daily sails on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island barge tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free table as part of an all-inclusive container for guests. The wedding itself took place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Subsequentlies, there was a private disco and dinner in a restaurant, must be accompanied by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I expended around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the uniting 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 exercises and ringside tushes 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 abiding there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and endless booze could not curbed the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there used to be sorcerers running the tables. Image: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the uniting of my ex-husbands boss. The ceremony has just taken place in a exceedingly fancy Footballers Wives-type hotel in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary area but the groom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden. He also moved 10,000 in currency the day before only to pay for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the inn, meat and guzzles of course.

We arrived to a string quadruplet, and the acrobats showed shortly after that and did a routine 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 madams was extraordinary.

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


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