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

Country Life magazine has suggested couples favour quality over length when it comes to marries, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an forearms race. We expected our readers to share their experiences of the luxury marries they listened. Here is a selection of responses, with some refers 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 wading pool of the guild. Picture: 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 are determined to take advantage of the coldnes and have ice skating on the frozen wading pool of the squad. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner gown strongly enough.

Im told the cost for alcohol alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had the benefit of amounting us to the excess. The highlight of the working day was when the brides ex-boyfriend testified up uninvited and drunkard. He deprived in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride refusing to placed his kit back on until she did. All the best weds are commemorated out by either their wretched excesses or their monumental disappointments. 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. Picture: Alamy Stock Photo

I went to a lavish wed in Barbados several years ago, turned it into a holiday and stayed for two weeks. The uniting family stayed in Fustic House which expenditure 5,000 per nighttime. The majority of guests rented large-scale colonial-style rooms on the Platinum Coast for the two-week point. Our home had two swimming pools and wild apes in the back garden. For the next two weeks my partner at the time and I spent in the region of 4,000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the opening of the wed, beach parties and drinking generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were drunk from morning to darknes. Cocaine was sourced easily from locals to the extent that when different groups went into town the merchants rippled at us. Those who took pharmaceuticals went to bed when I was getting up in the morning at around 8am. One affair committed going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew players in the team ). We convened the chairmen of Barbados who flew in his helicopter to watch the game.

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

We were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages. Image: 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 weather was pleasant as it was a red-hot summertimes date, but the helicopter landing was a shamblings as the brides dress ripped while she was get out. The groom didnt seem that inconvenienced though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was certainly out of this world. Chefs were run in from Pakistan to help with catering and my pa told me the bridegrooms father 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 week even quad biking around the island and endless boozing became tiring

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

My acquaintances got married seven years ago during a two-week long wed in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there used to be daily sails on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island boat tour, snorkelling off a ridge out at sea and a free rail as part of an all-inclusive parcel for guests. The uniting itself took place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Afterwards, there was a private disco and dinner in a restaurant, followed 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 darknes in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving ordeal, channel-surf assignments and ringside sits 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 marry 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 are not able to strangled 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 wreaking the tables. Photo: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the uniting of my ex-husbands boss. The formality has just taken place in a extremely 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-variety. He likewise receded 10,000 in currency the previous day simply to pay for all the various entertainers not including the cost of the inn, meat and sucks of course.

We arrived to a cord quadruplet, and the acrobats sounded shortly after that and did a number while we booze champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus whore, 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 when you opened the door to the maidens 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 thought 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 inn had only run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and yet stupefying wedding Ive ever been to.


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