If you’re looking for inspiration to have a really fantastic wedding, then take a look at this guide of record-breaking wedding accomplishments put together by Wyboston Lakes, which has spectacular wedding venues in Bedfordshire available to book today.
And the world record for… Largest Wedding Banquet or Reception.
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and movie star Jayalalitha Jayaram hosted the largest wedding banquet at over 150,000 guests for her foster son’s wedding. The ceremony was held in Madras, India, on September 7th 1995.
And the world record for… Oldest Person to Conduct a Wedding Ceremony
Was in the UK! Reverend William Noel Tavernor was oldest person to conduct a wedding ceremony. He was 98 years when he married his grandson Jack Thomas Tavernor to Rebecca Jane Floate at a ceremony in Bettws-y-Crwyn on August 15th 2015.
And the world record for… Most Expensive Wedding Dress
The most expensive wedding dress was priced at $12 million. Created by Martin Katz Jewellers and bridal couture designer Renee Strauss, the dress featured 150 carats’ worth of diamonds. Think of all the houses you could buy with that?!
And the world record for… Longest Wedding Veil
Vivian Shun-Wen Cheng of Taiwan had the longest wedding veil for her wedding ceremony, which measured over 6000 metres long. Three people spent over three months making the veil by hand. It was a gift from the bride’s father and she wore it on December 10th 2016 at Papago International Resort in Chihshang, Taitung County, Chinese Taipei.
And the world record for… Longest Wedding Dress Train
And the longest wedding dress train measured over 2500 meters. Imagine the weight of that dragging it down the aisle? It was worn to a ceremony on August 20th 2015.
And the world record for… Largest Wedding Bouquet
Measuring 60.09 metres long and weighing 92kg, the bouquet was made up of 1,500 flowers divided into 500 roses, 400 carnations, 340 baby breaths, 200 daisies and 60 lilies. An array of bear grass, Italian Ruches and Ontario Cedar completed the bouquet. The wedding was between Christa Rasanayagam married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim.
And the world record for… Most Bridal Bouquets Caught
Attending weddings between June 15th 1996 and April 30th 2016, Jamie Jackson has caught over 50 bouquets. In her home state of Utah she is a local celebrity and goes by the nickname The Bouquet Slayer.
And the world record for… Most bridesmaids to one bride
American Tina Ackles holds this record as she had a whopping 168 bridesmaids when she got married in April 2015. That’s more guests than most people have at their wedding!
And the world record for… Largest Wedding Cake
The largest ever wedding cake created wasn’t for any particular couple as it was created for this specific record attempt. It weighed 6818 tonnes and was put on display at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino for the New England bridal showcase.
And the world record for… First Zero Gravity Wedding
American couple Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor are credited with having the first zero gravity wedding. To achieve this record, the ceremony took place aboard a modified Boeing 727-200 on June 23rd 2009.
And the world record for… Deepest Underwater Wedding
When Hiroyuki Yoshida of Japan married Sandra Smith of the USA, their ceremony took place 130 metres below sea level thus making it the deepest underwater wedding.
And the world record for… Largest Underwater Wedding
The marriage of Polish couple Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski is credited with being the largest underwater wedding ever, with 303 divers present. The communication and service was conducted via waterproof texts and sign language.
And the world record for… Largest Motorcycle Wedding Procession
Peter Schmidl and Anna Turceková enjoyed a wedding procession of 597 motorcycles. This made it the largest motorcycle wedding procession ever.