Three-day weds are becoming standards and norms 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 weds, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an forearms race. We expected our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weddings 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

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There was ice skating on the frozen wading pool of the club. Image: Alamy

A girlfriend from university rented out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has weddings 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 are determined to take advantage of the cold and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the fraternity. 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 spotlight of the working day was when the brides ex-boyfriend showed up uninvited and drunkard. He deprived in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride refusing to put his gear back on until she did. All best available marries are distinguished out by either their wretched excesses or their enormou loss. This one had both by the carload.

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

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Beach parties and drinking generally started at 10.30 am. Picture: Alamy Stock Photo

I went to a lavish wed in Barbados several years ago, became it into official holidays and stayed for two weeks. The marriage household stayed in Fustic House which expenditure 5,000 per night. The majority of guests hired big colonial-style rooms on the Platinum Coast for the two-week season. Our room had two swimming bath and wild apes in the back plot. For the 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 bridal, 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 the group went into municipality the dealers motioned at us. Those who took narcotics went to bed when I was going up in the morning at around 8am. One happen involved going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew musicians in the team ). We fulfilled the chairmen of Barbados who operated in his helicopter to watch the game.

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

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We were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages. Picture: Heinz-Peter Bader/ Reuters

I formerly listened 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 date, but apache helicopters property was a shambles as the brides dress ripped while she was getting out. The groom didnt seem that vexed 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 dad told me the grooms papa took a second mortgage out to pay for everything there is. At one point I questioned how I knew these beings. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

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

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

My sidekicks got married seven years ago during a two-week long wedding 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 saloon as part of an all-inclusive parcel for clients. The marriage itself took place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Afterwards, there was a private disco and snack in a eatery, must be accompanied by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I expended around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the marriage the groom had a three-day stag night in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving suffer, channel-surf readings and ringside sets 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 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 boozing had not been able checked the feeling that it was time to go.

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

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At dinner, there were magicians acting the tables. Image: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the uniting of my ex-husbands boss. The ritual took place in a exceedingly fancy Footballers Wives-type inn in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary area but the bridegroom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own plot. He also moved 10,000 in cash the day before just to pay for all the various entertainers not including the cost of the inn, meat and glass of course.

We arrived to a string quadruplet, and the acrobats appeared shortly after that and did a routine while we booze champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus prostitute, 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 ladies was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner where there were magicians operating the tables. Just before pudding, the attendants burst into chant the latter are good and it was actually quite funny. The whole situation was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two parties donating their love to one another. And by 4am the hotel had solely run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and yet startling marriage Ive ever been to.

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