Let’s face it; getting married is an investment in your future. You insure your life, your apartment or house, and your car—why wouldn’t you insure your wedding? These are all BIG investments.
Things happen and wedding insurance protects you against the unforeseen.
What Exactly is Wedding Insurance?
It protects a couple’s investment from circumstances beyond their control and reimburses them for expenses incurred.
What Does It Cover?
Insurance companies will generally offer two different types of event insurance:
- Cancellation/Postponement Package: This package offers protection if you need to cancel/reschedule your event for something like severe weather, sudden illness, lost/non-refundable deposits, or vendor bankruptcy.
The coverage also provides protection for damage to wedding attire (bridal gown, wedding rings), damaged wedding photos/videos, stolen gifts, … and so on.
- Liability Insurance Package: This package provides affordable coverage that protects you in the event of injuries or property damage—this excludes damage and injuries caused by intoxicated guests.
For that, you would need the additional liquor liability insurance, which is designed to protect you against liability claims for alcohol-related accidents at your event.
Here at The Haight, our alcohol caterers provide liquor liability insurance within their packages.
Is It Worth It?
We asked our preferred planners why wedding insurance is beneficial.
Leanne Valdes of YouNameItEvents says:
Event insurance is a very smart thing that most couples don’t even consider. The overall investment you are making in having this one single day be what you’re envisioning it to be is multi-faceted: emotions, finances, time, effort, and more go into the planning process. Event insurance can be a very simple and affordable way to put your mind at ease. It can give you the comfort of knowing that, if by some crazy chance, things don’t go as planned, you’ll be in a position to try again instead of losing everything you have put into it. When you compare the cost of a typical wedding, it is often one of the most expensive things you’ll ever pay for. We insure most of our valuable possessions—our homes and our cars are insured, just because your wedding isn’t a physical item doesn’t mean it isn’t just as valuable as those other investments.
Ashley Radosav of Ashley Nicole Events, Inc. says:
Hiring a wedding planner is insurance for your mental sanity. Event insurance is insurance for everything else.
As a venue, we do not require it, but we do recommend it for your piece of mind.