In a recent press release, the Associastion of British Insurers (ABI) have highlighted some of the common things that can go wrong at a wedding and emphasised the need for wedding insurance to protect couples’ big days.

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They listed plenty of wedding mishaps that wedding insurance can cover including:

  • The DJ not turning up
  • The photographer’s camera breaking
  • A public liability claim as a result of someone slipping on a spilt drink
  • Bankruptcy of a supplier, such as the florist or caterer

Nick Starling, Director of General Insurance and Health at the ABI said: “While wedding insurance can’t guarantee that everything will go without a hitch, it can give you the peace of mind that any unforeseen events will be covered and go a long way to easing those pre-wedding jitters. It won’t cover your other half getting cold feet, but it can reassure you that an already expensive day doesn’t become even more costly.”

The ABI quoted the average wedding cost to be close to £20,000 (although we’ve recently found it to be much lower than this) which is likely to be the third most expensive purchase a couple will ever make! It’s therefore certainly sensible to consider protecting it with wedding insurance in case something goes wrong.

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Weddingplan
Diamond +
£17,000 £56.81 £25 Visit Weddingplan »
Weddingplan
Gold
£10,000 £36.15 £25 Visit Weddingplan »
Weddingplan
Silver
£7,000 £25.82 £25 Visit Weddingplan »
Debenhams
Gold
£10,000 £58.88 £50 Visit Debenhams »
Debenhams
Emerald
£15,000 £78.51 £50 Visit Debenhams »
Dreamsaver
Gold
£10,000 £37.00 £0 Visit Dreamsaver »
InsureForWeddings
Gold
£10,000 £35.99 £25 Visit InsureForWeddings »
Wedinsure
Tier 3
£10,000 £35.00 £25 Visit Wedinsure »
Wedinsure
Tier 2
£7,000 £28.00 £25 Visit Wedinsure »
Weddingplan
Diamond
£12,500 £46.47 £25 Visit Weddingplan »
Dreamsaver
Amber
£15,000 £57.00 £0 Visit Dreamsaver »
Wedinsure
Tier 4
£12,500 £45.00 £25 Visit Wedinsure »
Wedinsure
Tier 5
£17,000 £57.00 £25 Visit Wedinsure »

Please see the full comparison table for all levels of cover available from these insurers.

Policies are available from as little as around £20 with higher levels of premium and cover available to suit most people’s wedding budgets.

Our comparison table lists a number of UK wedding insurance providers and can be sorted by both premium and the level of cancellation cover provided.

Adam Leyton

A little bit about Adam Leyton, founder of CompareWeddingInsurance.org.uk

Adam has been working in the wedding industry since 2006. As a keen advocate of wedding insurance, he launched a comparison website in 2009. See his Google+ profile.