Three-day weddings are growing 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 pairs favour quality over sum when it is necessary to weds, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an forearms hasten. We expected our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weds they attended. Here is a selection of responses, with some calls 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 club. Photo: Alamy

A girlfriend from university rented out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has weds in New York in January unless theyre storming sadists? This wouldnt have been so bad if all had been inside, but the bride and groom decided to take advantage of the cold and have ice skating on the frozen wading pool of the sorority. 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 potential benefits of numbing us to the excess. The highlighting of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend indicated up uninvited and drunkard. He deprived in the cold and demanded to speak with the bride refusing to threw his kit back on until she did. All the best weds are recognized out by either their wretched plethoras or their gigantic failings. This one had both by the carload.

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

Beach parties and drinking generally started at 10.30 am. Photograph: 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 marriage clas stayed in Fustic House which expense 5,000 per night. The majority of clients hired large-scale colonial-style lives on the Platinum Coast for the two-week span. Our residence had two swimming pool 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 4,000 -5, 000 between us.

In the week prior to the opening of the bridal, beach states parties and boozing generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were sucked from morning to nighttime. Cocaine was sourced readily from locals to the extent that when different groups went into city the dealers waved at us. Those who took medications went to bed when I was getting up in the morning at around 8am. One event concerned going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew players in the team ). We convened the chairmen of Barbados who ran 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. Picture: Heinz-Peter Bader/ Reuters

I once 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 weather was delightful as it was a red-hot summers day, but the helicopter landing was a shambles as the brides dress ripped while she was get out. The groom didnt is felt that inconvenienced though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was really out of this world. Chefs were moved in from Pakistan to help with catering and my daddy told me the grooms parent 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 week even quad biking around the island and endless drinking became tiring

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

My friends got married seven years ago during a two-week long marry in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there used to be daily voyages on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island craft tour, snorkelling off a ridge out at sea and a free rail 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. Afterwards, there was a private disco and snack in a eatery, followed by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I wasted around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the uniting the groom had a three-day stag darknes in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving knowledge, surfing assignments and ringside tushes to a drunken clash 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 marry was over and we were just waiting to go home our friends were staying there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and interminable drinking could not strangled the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there were sorcerers cultivating the tables. Photo: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the marriage of my ex-husbands boss. The rite took place in a extremely fancy Footballers Wives-type hotel in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary area but the bridegroom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own plot. He likewise receded 10,000 in currency the previous day merely is payable for all the various entertainers not including the cost of the inn, nutrient and alcohols of course.

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

We then went into dinner where there used to be magicians running the tables. Just before pudding, the servers burst into anthem the latter are good and it was actually quite funny. The whole occasion was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two parties donating their love to one another. And by 4am the inn had wholly run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and yet stunning wedding Ive ever been to.


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