Three-day weds are growing the norm 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 quantity when it comes to weddings, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an arms hasten. We requested our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weds they accompanied. Here is a selection of reactions, with some calls 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 swimming pool of the sorority. Photograph: Alamy

A girlfriend from university leased out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has bridals 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 association. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an evening gown strongly enough.

Im told the cost for alcohol alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had potential benefits of numbing us to the excess. The highlight of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend depicted up uninvited and drunkard. He stripped in the coldnes and demanded to speak with the bride was unwilling to gave his equipment back on until she did. All best available weds are recognized out by either their wretched extravagances or their monstrou failings. This one had both by the carload.

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

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

I went to a lavish bridal in Barbados several years ago, made it into official holidays and stayed for two weeks. The uniting household stayed in Fustic House which expense 5,000 per darknes. The majority of clients leased huge colonial-style residences on the Platinum Coast for the two-week age. Our home had two swimming pools and wild apes in the back garden. 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 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 locals to the extent that when the group went into municipality the traders waved at us. Those who took stimulants went to bed when I was get up in the morning at around 8am. One episode committed going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew participates in the team ). We satisfied the president of Barbados who winged 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. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/ Reuters

I once 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 cheerful as it was a red-hot summertimes period, but apache helicopters landing was a shambles as the brides dress ripped while she was going out. The bridegroom didnt is felt that bothered though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was actually out of this world. Chefs were run in from Pakistan to help with catering and my father told me the grooms parent 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 drinking became tiring

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

My friends got married seven years ago during a two-week long wed in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there used to be daily voyages on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island ship tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free rail as part of an all-inclusive parcel for clients. The wedding itself has just taken 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 invested around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the wedding the bridegroom had a three-day stag nighttime in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving suffer, channel-surf readings and ringside benches to a drunken fraca 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 standing there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and incessant boozing 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 magicians running the tables. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the uniting of my ex-husbands boss. The liturgy took place in a very fancy Footballers Wives-type inn in Surrey. Wed booked an everyday area but the bridegroom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden-variety. He too receded 10,000 in money the day before exactly to pay for all the various entertainers not including the cost of the inn, meat and potions of course.

We arrived to a cord quartet, and the acrobats seemed shortly after that and did a routine while we drink champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus prostitute, 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 females was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner where there used to be magicians toiling the tables. Just before pudding, the servers burst into sung they were good and it was actually quite funny. The whole thing was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two parties pledging their love to one another. And by 4am the inn had wholly run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and hitherto astounding wedding Ive ever been to.


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