Planning a wedding is a costly affair which means it would be more than just disappointing were it to fall to pieces.
While we mostly make careful plans to ensure that nothing goes wrong on that big day, some things are out of your hands such as if your wedding caterer burns all the food or your photographer is a no-show, or the whole wedding venue burns down. It's all happened before.
It makes sense then that many are choosing to take out insurance for their big day. Wedding insurance could ease that stress.
At first, the idea of wedding insurance seems ludicrous - just another black hole to swallow up your money, but if you consider how financially demanding such an event can become, it's perhaps a smart idea. In fact, wedding insurance is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa with companies such as Plan B and Diamondsureforlife offering affordable cover to couples should any unexpected mishaps arise that could wreck their day.
There are various policies available but most cover disasters such as a AWOL photographer, the venue burning down or becoming bankrupt, wedding rings stolen, wedding dress damaged and wedding suppliers like the florist and DJ not fulfilling their contractual obligations.
One thing they definitely won't cover is cold feet, so make sure you're certain you want to say "I do"!
If you're wondering whether wedding insurance will really give you peace of mind, it's worth checking what back-up plans the venue and vendors have first. Some are already covered for certain unexpected eventualities, meaning you will be compensated should your wedding be cancelled on their account.
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