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

You’re reading MARKEL EVENT INSURANCE | No one really talks about it, but wedding insurance is kind of a necessity… originally posted on The Knotty Bride

Love all of this...

Markel Wedding Insurance | Because Sh*t Happens… And Your Wedding Day Is No Exception.

markel wedding insurance

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
• Accident
• Illness
• 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.

xo!  Alison

Love all of this...