When you think about your wedding day, what do you focus on? Do you think about your dress? The decorations? Your walk down the aisle, and whether or not your sweetie’s gonna cry when he first catches a glimpse? Maybe you think about your first dance as husband and wife, and what it will feel like. Maybe you think about your family, and how everyone’s going to be together in one room, just to celebrate the love you two share. Whatever it is, I bet you tend to focus on the good stuff, right? I certainly do.
But if you’re smart, you’re probably also aware of the things that can go wrong…. the many, many things that can go wrong…. on your big day. Or maybe you’re not at all aware of them. Or maybe you’ve been told not to worry, so you put it out of your mind.
Because why stress over such things? Wedding planning is stressful enough.
Here’s why: because sh*t happens. And your wedding day is no exception! So that’s where Markel Wedding Insurance comes in.
No one really talks about it, but wedding insurance is kind of a necessity in my eyes. It’s also one of those things you don’t think about until you suddenly and desperately need it… and by that time it’s too late. For example:
“As a little girl, Catherine’s mother shared stories of her wedding day while they looked through her mother’s scrapbook. The pictures of her mother in her beautiful dress and her father gleaming as her mother walked down the aisle were what brought her parent’s love story to life for Catherine. When Catherine thought about her wedding day, she knew she wanted all of those special moments to be preserved in the same way as her parents – awe-inspiring photos. When she chose a wedding photographer, she made sure that no stone was left unturned – not only would she have gorgeous pictures and a scrapbook to share with her future children, she also would have a DVD album and a slideshow of the day. Catherine checked “Wedding Photographer” off of her “Wedding To-Do List” and went on with her planning…
A week after she booked her photographer, the photographer called and said he could no longer photograph her wedding for her. The photographer (an independent photographer contracted through Catherine’s venue) refused to work with Catherine’s venue, as they still owed him money from a few previous weddings. Suddenly, Catherine was back at square one. She had to find a new photographer that would work with her venue and provide all of the services her original photographer was going to offer. Catherine would also have to pay for it herself, as the venue had already taken her payment for her current photographer. Then she remembered that she had purchased cancellation insurance from Markel Wedding Insurance. Catherine was able to recoup the deposit she had paid for her first chosen photographer, plus: Markel paid for another photographer to complete the keepsake DVD album and slideshow for her, as those were included in the original contract but the second photographer was unable to perform those services.”
Markel’s Wedding Cancellation insurance reimburses you for any non-refundable deposits you may have if you have to cancel or postpone your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, such as:
• Extreme weather
• Military deployment
• Vendor bankruptcy
Just because your event does take place, doesn’t mean you are free from the need for wedding cancellation insurance. You also have coverage in case of the following:
• Lost wedding rings
• Damage to special wedding attire
• Vendor no-shows
• Lost / damaged photography / cinematography
• Lost / damaged wedding gifts
One more thing! Markel also offers Wedding Liability Insurance coverage (which many venues now require), which would help protect you and your groom from financial loss if an accident occurred at your wedding. That’s pretty neat you guys. Like if someone accidentally fell on the dance floor and got hurt, or if a friend had a few drinks too many and got into a car accident on the way home. See? This is the sh*t you don’t expect. But it happens. More often than we’d like it to. So why not be prepared?
Visit Markel’s Reviews & FAQs page to learn more, if I haven’t succeeded at convincing you here. You guys know I don’t write these posts if I don’t believe in them. I strongly urge you to consider this option.