Markel Wedding Insurance


One thing most couples are not aware of when it comes to planning their wedding is wedding insurance. In reality, you don’t really think that anything bad is going to happen, right? I have been there and I have done that nearly 5 years ago and while almost everything ran smoothly with our wedding, we did have to deal with some theft at our engagement party. Sucks big time, doesn’t it? Long story short, we found out that someone who we trusted and put in charge of watching our card box ended up stealing an unknown amount of cards that contained cash and gift cards. Fortunately, we were able to get some of that back (like the gift cards) but the cash had already been spent.


But what happens if someone does that at your wedding? Luckily for you, there is such a thing as wedding insurance. One of the top wedding insurers, Markel Wedding Insurance, offers wedding cancellation coverage that will protect you and your groom if your wedding gifts that are lost, stolen or damaged prior to and seven days after the wedding. 

Theft aside, what happens if you need to postpone your wedding due to unforeseeable circumstances such as weather or health issues of the bride and groom and their immediate family? Markel’s Wedding Cancellation coverage will also cover non-refundable deposits and non-reimbursable expenses. Some of the unforeseen circumstances that Markel Wedding Insurance covers are: extreme weather, an accident or illness of the bride, groom or immediate family member, military deployment, or if a vendor goes out of business. Another thing wedding insurance is great for is if a vendor just doesn’t show up to your wedding with the things you paid for!


Reality is that anything can go wrong on your wedding day and with wedding insurance, you don’t need to worry about that. Your wedding day will go by so quickly so the best thing for you to do is to enjoy it. Markel Wedding Insurance can tailor a policy to meet your specific needs. Visit Markel Event Insurance or call 1-855-480-9757 to get a free quote, and learn why you should protect your special day. Save yourself the unnecessary headaches that could arise and make sure you are covered. 

PS - More and more venues are starting to require wedding liability insurance (like art museums, wineries, reception halls, etc.) and Markel has that too for as little as $75. They’ve seriously thought of everything.


Coastal Georgia Beach Engagement Session

Their love story: Walter and I first met in college through a mutual friend, and immediately clicked. We became close friends until I moved, and we lost touch for a few months. When I came back to visit, he asked me out for dinner... as more than friends. I remember spending hours trying to pick out my outfit and wondering exactly how the evening would go. Walter is fond of saying that it was the most amazing first date, and I would have to agree! We sat and talked for hours, and when the time came to go our separate ways, I knew that I had found the one. Within a month, we were "official", and even though we have spent the last two years of our relationship long distance, we have grown closer and stronger than I could have ever dreamed.


How he proposed: Walter proposed to me on December 16, 2013. I currently live in Florida, while Walter is finishing up his degree in Georgia, so we take turns visiting each other as often as we can. You can imagine my shock when I came home from work and found Walter standing in my dining room! It was absolutely beautiful, complete with roses, a lit up Christmas tree, and home-made dinner. I was so excited to see him, I could barely eat, although Walter kept insisting that I finish my meal. While I was picking at my food, I noticed that I didn't recognize the plate, and there was something written on it. I pushed the food over, and saw "Will you marry me?" painted on the bottom. When I looked up at Walter, he was on one knee with his family's heirloom ring in his hand. He asked, and I said, "Of course!!"

About their engagement session: I couldn't imagine having a better photographer than Tara Peddicord. She made Walter and I feel completely at ease, and kept us laughing the entire morning. Tara puts so much love into her photography, and was so helpful with making us look comfortable. Walter and I are beach-junkies, so it was an obvious choice to have our engagement session on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. Once we left the beach, we went on an adventure around the island, where we stumbled upon the historic district, full of 1920's "cottages". I can not say enough about Tara, and her easygoing manner. She truly is an amazing photographer to work with.
Photographer: Tara Peddicord

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