Three-day marries are becoming the norm but Country Life has called for self-restraint. 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 weddings, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an arms race. We questioned our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weddings they accompanied. Here is a selection of responses, with some reputations 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 pool of the squad. Photo: Alamy

A girlfriend from university rented out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has marries 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 decided to take advantage of the coldnes and have ice skating on the frozen swimming pool of the association. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner gown strongly enough.

Im told the cost for alcohol alone( with 500 clients) came to over $10,000, which had the benefit of numbing us to the excess. The highlighting of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend presented up uninvited and drink. He deprived in the cold and demanded to speak with the bride refusing to employed his equipment back on until she did. All the best marries are differentiated out by either their wretched excess or their monumental failures. 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. Image: Alamy Stock Photo

I went to a lavish bridal in Barbados several years ago, turned it into a holiday and stood for two weeks. The wedding household stayed in Fustic House which expenditure 5,000 per darknes. The majority of clients leased huge colonial-style residences on the Platinum Coast for the two-week age. Our house had two swimming pools and wild apes in the back garden. For the 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 marry, beach states parties and boozing generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were boozed from morning to darknes. Cocaine was sourced easily from locals to the extent that when different groups went into township the marketers motioned at us. Those who took drugs went to bed when I was going up in the morning at around 8am. One affair implied going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of the working group knew musicians in the team ). We matched the president of Barbados who piloted in his helicopter to watch the game.

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

We were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages. Photo: 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 day, but the helicopter property was a shambles as the brides dress ripped while she was going out. The bridegroom didnt seem that vexed though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was certainly out of this world. Chefs were moved in from Pakistan to help with catering and my dad “ve told me” the bridegrooms papa 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 few weeks even quad biking around the island and endless booze grew tiring

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

My sidekicks got married seven years ago during a two-week long marry in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there used daily voyages on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island boat tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free saloon as part of an all-inclusive pack for guests. The marriage itself took place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Afterwards, there was a private disco and banquet in a restaurant, followed by clubbing till 2am, then a casino. I spent around 1,700 when I was there.

Prior to the uniting the bridegroom had a three-day stag darknes in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving know-how, surfing lessons and ringside tushes to a drunken clash after another stag ended up overdoing it. I must admit at the start of the second week I was ready to go, as the bridal was over and we were just waiting to go home our friends were biding there for another week for their honeymoon. Even quad biking around the island and interminable boozing could not strangled the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there were sorcerers working the tables. Image: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the uniting of my ex-husbands boss. The ceremony took place in a extremely fancy Footballers Wives-type hotel in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary chamber but the groom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden-variety. He likewise withdrew 10,000 in cash the day before merely to pay for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the inn, meat and alcohols of course.

We arrived to a cord quartet, and the acrobats sounded shortly after that and did a procedure while we drink champagne before the meal.The starter was asparagus prostitute, 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 when you opened the door to the maids was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner where there were magicians labouring the tables. Just before pudding, the waiters 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 beings pledging their love to one another. And by 4am the hotel had entirely run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and hitherto stunning wedding Ive ever been to.


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