Weddings are becoming more and more extravagant, and we're all aware of it. Haven't you ever found yourself at a wedding reception and thought, "Gosh, this must be a record-setter"? Well, a record was quite literally recently at a Sri Lankan wedding, when the bride rolled in with 126 bridesmaids. Yes 126! This got us thinking -- what other world records* are out there relating to weddings?
Wet and wild.
The largest underwater wedding was achieved with 303 divers in Poland attending the nuptials of Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski in 2011. Even the priest, Father Pawel Wrobel, was a licensed diver!
All that glitters.
The record for most pearls on a wedding gown was set by Yumi Katsura of Japan, who put a whopping 13,262 cultured Akoya pearls on her gown in 2012.
That's a lot of conjugal visits.
In 2000, 120 prisoners at Carandiru prison, Sao Paulo, Brazil, got married to their respective fiancées, setting the record for largest prison wedding.
Also in 2000, Peter Schmidl and Anna Turceková of Bratislava, Slovakia included a wedding procession of 597 motorcyclists on their bikes. What, they couldn’t make it an even 600?
That's some meal.
Jayalalitha Jayaram took the cake for largest wedding feast when she spent $23,299,162 on her foster son's reception in 1995, hosting 150,000 guests. The menu alone was estimated at $621,311!
Weighing in at 15,032 lbs, the largest wedding cake in the world was made by the chefs of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for their New England bridal showcase.
Watch your step!
The longest wedding veil measured 11,017 ft 0.5 in and was worn by Lebanese bride Sandra Mechleb. How do you store something like that?
Bark if you believe in love.
The largest dog wedding took place in the United States in 2007 and involved 178 dog "couples." Though not official, we're sure the dogs enjoyed themselves.
The Vomit Comet.
All it took for Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor (USA) to perform the first zero-gravity wedding in 2009 was a "modified Boeing 727-200" (and, we assume, a daredevil preacher).
In 2011, Eleanor Franks of the UK set the record for fastest marathon ran in a wedding dress (veil included) by clocking in at 4 hr 11 min 01 sec.