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Guide to Wedding Insurance

Find out about what your wedding insurance covers

With the average cost of a wedding not cheap at around £28,000 it is clear to see why wedding insurance should be on your priority list when planning your big day.

By Kevin Pratt

Published: 29 March 2019

With something so financially and personally valuable to you insuring your wedding costs very little and will give you that peace of mind should the unexpected happen

Some policies cover from up to 2 years in advance and with varying levels of cover available to suit your needs and your budget wedding insurance is a sensible precaution.

General setbacks that are covered

It does not matter whether you are having a civil ceremony or a church wedding as most policies will cover you for a standard set of problems should they rise. In addition to this you are often covered whether your wedding is in the UK or abroad.

Whilst each policy varies you will normally be covered for:

  • Cancellation or rearrangement of the wedding or reception due to accident, illness or bereavement within the main wedding party
  • Cancellation or rearrangement due to supplier failure
  • Damage to the wedding attire - Brides dress, bridesmaids or groomsmen
  • Retake of photographs
  • Loss of wedding rings
  • Failure to receive or damage to the flowers and cake
  • Wedding cars
  • Wedding video
  • Essential documents
  • Personal liability and legal expenses

Additional cover

Many companies will allow you the option to take additional cover for those extra special things that make your wedding unique, such as:

It is always recommended that you check your policy wording to see what is and isn't covered however in general most policies would exclude cover for the following:

  • You change your mind
  • Can't afford to go ahead
  • Damage to wedding attire due to cleaning
  • Theft

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