MARKEL EVENT INSURANCE | No one really talks about it, but wedding insurance is kind of a necessity…


Think about it.  Instead of a down payment on your home, or a brand new car, or maybe that fabulously expensive piece of jewelry you’ve been coveting for a while, you’ve decided to spend a s**t-ton of your hard-earned cash on one single day of celebration – your wedding day.  Congratulations!  People do it every day without batting an eye.  But here’s my question: have you considered protecting that day the way you would all those other fantastically expensive things?

If not – why not?  You insure your home.  You insure your car.  You’d insure your jewelry.  Your wedding day is no different; it’s just another huge expense that can go horribly, horribly wrong… in seconds, and through no fault of your own.  That’s why we’re taking a moment today to talk about Markel Event Insurance.

Unfortunately, wedding insurance is something most don’t consider.   I DO NOT GET THIS.  Well maybe I do get this – it’s not something we normally talk about when we talk about our weddings.  It’s boring, and it’s not all that intuitive.  But that’s a definite shame, because we’ve ALL heard the horror stories.  Even the most calculating, think-of-everything brides fall prey to completely random and wholly unpreventable emergencies.  And then what?  What does one do?  Nothing.  There’s nothing you can do when something crappy happens.  And I’ve seen and heard about this exact thing happening to too many brides, in my opinion, for me *not* to talk about this today.

Let’s get more specific.  With Markel Event Insurance, you can be reimbursed for any non-refundable deposits you may have, in case you have to cancel or postpone your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, like:

-       vendor bankruptcy

-       extreme weather (think hurricane)

-       military deployment

-       an accident or illness to the bride or groom, or one of their immediate family members

-       vendor no-shows

So trust me, and decide to protect one of the most important days – and investments – in your life with Markel Event Insurance.  Once you’ve taken care of that, you can feel free to rest easy as the big day approaches.  Because that’s the point.  Well, the point is to get your money back if something you can’t control goes wrong.  BUT- the other point is to give you the peace of mind that having insurance provides.  And who doesn’t benefit from a little peace of mind when it comes to one’s wedding day, eh?  (That’s a trick question.  EVERYONE.  No one is exempt from desperately needing peace of mind when it comes to wedding planning.  Just ask anyone you knew, EVER, who has planned a wedding.)

By the way, Markel also offers Wedding Liability Insurance.  Why is this important, you ask?  I’m glad you asked that.  Because you’d be surprised how many venues require such a thing these days.  At weddings people drink.  And then they go home.  Usually not by flying through the air on wings.  And unless you’re Moneybags McGee, you may not be providing them with a limo to and from the venue/hotel.  Take a moment to think about that, and what could potentially happen in that kind of situation.  Wedding Liability Insurance COVERS your liability due to guest-related accidents during and even immediately following your wedding.  Because paying the hospital bills for someone’s accident is the last thing you need to worry about on your special day.

Hopefully I’ve convinced you of the importance of getting wedding insurance, because I am dead serious about this.  It’s obviously your call, but it’s something I find uniquely important, and I want to encourage you to do things that I find important.  It’s kind of my job.  You can click here to get an instant quote for your wedding on Markel’s site or give them a call at 1-855-480-9757 to find out why wedding insurance is such a necessary thing to have.  And may I note: plans start at just $75, you guys.  It’s more affordable than you’re probably thinking.  Best part.

xo, Alison

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  1. Tanzanite on May 30, 2014

    That’s a great idea to insure the wedding & beat the liability at the same time. i must share this post to those who are planning to get married. so that they can think about to insure thier marriage.

  2. Bridal Budget on May 31, 2014

    This is a great post and insurance is a must. When you are planning far in advance as with a wedding you cannot always 100% guarantee that vendors will still be around (especially in today’s economy).

    And when you can get yourself insured for such a relatively small amount, and often have many thousands invested in the day, it makes a lot of sense to take out insurance. Better safe than sorry!

  3. Opaline Pictures on July 22, 2014

    Insurance can be a really smart idea. We had one couple who lost their venue…although it had been booked. It was late in the game and they not only had to find a new venue, but the only ones they could find were a lot more expensive.

  4. Michael on August 12, 2014

    So true. As a wedding professional in the virgin islands, I tell ALL of my bride to get the insurance. Rates are so affordable and the chances are slim that you’ll need it but the peace of mind is priceless.

  5. Stacy {Woodsy Weddings} on August 18, 2014

    I agree, if you are investing a lot into your wedding, definitely consider the insurance. It lets you relax even more on your day!

  6. Fotograf Piekary Śląskie on October 25, 2014

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  7. Wedding photography adelaide on December 1, 2014

    Risk management is always a good idea.

  8. Leslie Weekes on September 24, 2015

    Great tips! It’s always a good idea to get insurance. However, be sure to read the fine print before you sign. It sucks even more when something happens and you think you’re covered and discover that you’re not.


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