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

Country Life magazine has suggested pairs favour quality over sum when it comes to weds, with ceremonies now the nuptial equivalent of an limbs hasten. We asked our readers to share their experiences of the luxury weddings they listened. Here is a selection of responses, with some calls changed to protect peoples identities.

Hannah, 46, Boston: She leased out an entire country club in Long Island

There was ice skating on the frozen wading pool of the golf-club. Picture: Alamy

A girlfriend from university leased out an entire Long Island, NY, country club. First, it was incredibly cold. Who has marries in New York in January unless theyre raging sadists? This wouldnt have been so bad if everything had been inside, but the bride and groom decided to are benefiting from the coldnes and have ice skating on the frozen swimming bath of the sorority. I cannot recommend not ice skating in an dinner dress strongly enough.

Im told the cost for alcohol alone( with 500 guests) came to over $10,000, which had the benefit of numbing us to the excess. The highlight of the day was when the brides ex-boyfriend pictured up uninvited and drink. He deprived in the cold and demanded to speak with the bride refusing to placed his kit back on until she did. All best available weddings are distinguished out by either their wretched extravagances or their monumental flops. 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 wed in Barbados several years ago, made it into official holidays and stayed for two weeks. The wedding clas stayed in Fustic House which expenditure 5,000 per darknes. The majority of guests hired large colonial-style mansions on the Platinum Coast for the two-week age. Our mansion 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 marry, beach parties and drinking generally started at 10:30 am. Lots of rum sours were drunk from morning to nighttime. Cocaine was sourced readily from neighbourhoods to the extent that when the group went into municipality the traders curved at us. Those who took doses went to bed when I was get up in the morning at around 8am. One event implied going to watch Cheshire Polo( some of our group knew players in the team ). We satisfied the chairmen of Barbados who piloted in his helicopter to watch the game.

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

We were chauffeured in individual horse-carriages. Photo: 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 weather was agreeable as it was a red-hot summertimes epoch, but the helicopter landing was a shambles as the brides dress rent while she was going out. The groom didnt is felt that riled though as he already had a bottle of something in his hand.

The wedding was really out of this world. Chefs were run in from Pakistan to help with catering and my daddy 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 beings. It was like something out of a Bollywood film.

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

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

My acquaintances got married seven years ago during a two-week long bridal in the Caribbean. During the two weeks there were daily sails on personal catamarans, a day-long seven-island craft tour, snorkelling off a reef out at sea and a free saloon as part of an all-inclusive parcel for clients. The uniting itself took place in the shade of some trees on the beach. Subsequentlies, 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 marriage the bridegroom had a three-day stag nighttime in the UK followed by another one in the Caribbean. We had a race car driving ordeal, channel-surf lessons and ringside accommodates 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 wedding 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 limitless boozing has not been able to suffocated the feeling that it was time to go.

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

At dinner, there used to be magicians wielding the tables. Picture: Graham Turner for the Guide for the Guardian

In 2010 I went to the marriage of my ex-husbands boss. The formality took place in a exceedingly fancy Footballers Wives-type inn in Surrey. Wed booked an ordinary room but the bridegroom had paid for everyone to be upgraded to suites with their own garden-variety. He likewise receded 10,000 in currency the previous day exactly to pay for all the different entertainers not including the cost of the hotel, nutrient and glass of course.

We arrived to a fibre quadruplet, and the acrobats showed shortly after that and did a procedure while we imbibe 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-wee when you opened the door to the dames was extraordinary.

We then went into dinner “where theres” magicians working the tables. Just before pudding, the servers burst into song they were good and it was actually quite funny. The whole situation was absolutely ridiculous and had nothing at all to do with two people donating their love to one another. And by 4am the hotel had entirely run out of champagne, apparently. Quite the most horrible and hitherto stupefying uniting Ive ever been to.


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