Three-day marries 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 pairs favour quality over quantity when it is necessary to weds, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an arms hasten. We questioned our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weddings they attended. Here is a selection of answers, with some reputations 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 wading pool of the club. Image: Alamy

A girlfriend from university hired 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 enjoy the benefits of the cold and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the society. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner gown strongly enough.

Im told the cost for booze alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had the well being of amounting us to the excess. The highlight of the working day was when the brides ex-boyfriend testified up uninvited and wino. He stripped in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to put his equipment back on until she did. All best available weddings are recognized out by either their wretched extravagances or their enormou failures. This one had both by the carload.

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

Beach states parties and sucking generally started at 10.30 am. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

I went to a lavish wedding in Barbados several years ago, changed it into a holiday and bided for two weeks. The uniting household stayed in Fustic House which cost 5,000 per darknes. The majority of clients rented large colonial-style lives on the Platinum Coast for the two-week point. Our house had two swimming bath and wild apes in the back garden. 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 marry, beach states parties and boozing generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were drunk from morning to nighttime. Cocaine was sourced easily from locals to the extent that when different groups went into town the dealers brandished at us. Those who took medications went to bed when I was get up in the morning at around 8am. One phenomenon concerned going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of the working group knew musicians in the team ). We gratified the president of Barbados who piloted in his helicopter to watch the game.

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

We were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages. Image: 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 charming as it was a red-hot summers era, but the helicopter property was a shamblings as the brides dress ripped while she was getting out. The groom didnt is felt that riled though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was certainly out of this world. Chefs were flown in from Pakistan to help with catering and my father was just telling me the bridegrooms father took a second mortgage out to pay for it all. At one point I questioned how I knew these people. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

Steven, 37, Poole: After a week even quad biking around the island and incessant booze became 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 acquaintances got married seven years ago during a two-week long bridal in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there used to be daily sails on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island barge tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free saloon as part of an all-inclusive bundle for guests. The wedding itself took 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 groom had a three-day stag night in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving experience, channel-surf readings and ringside accommodates to a drunken riot after the other 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 my best friend were biding there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and endless boozing 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 used to be magicians operating the tables. Photo: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the wedding of my ex-husbands boss. The ceremony took place in a very fancy Footballers Wives-type inn in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary room but the groom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden. He too receded 10,000 in money the day before merely is payable for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the inn, nutrient and beverages of course.

We arrived to a cord quartet, and the acrobats emerged shortly after that and did a number while we booze champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus floozy, and as there had 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 girls was extraordinary.

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


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