Wedding Insurance

At Ovation Insurance, our job is to make sure that you are protected on your wedding day.  From a vendor failing to show up on the big day, to a reception hall burning down the week before your wedding causing you to relocate in a hurry, to a guest having a bit too much to drink and wreaking havoc on your day, you're going to want to make sure you have the proper wedding insurance in Indiana or Ohio.

Your big day is coming up.  You’ve got 17,000 things to organize and the costs are adding up.  Now that you’ve got several vendors booked and the venue is picked out, you’re wondering, “Should I buy wedding insurance?  Why should I buy wedding insurance?  What is wedding insurance anyway?  Do I even need it?”

The short answer is that you do need wedding insurance.  Every wedding is different.  Each one will have different needs, and that means that everyone will need a different wedding insurance plan.

Let’s go over the basics.

What is Wedding Insurance?

Essentially, wedding insurance is there to protect all of the investment you’ve put into your big day when things happen that are beyond your control.  Unfortunately, disasters can happen on your wedding day.  The dress gets ruined.  The photos don’t turn out.  The limo doesn’t show up.  What if you have to book another vendor at double or triple the price at the last minute because the one you selected went out of business 2 weeks before your wedding?  This is what wedding insurance is meant to protect.How much does Wedding Insurance cost?

There are several plans available, but the basic wedding insurance plans start around $160 and can range up to around $1,000.  You’ll want to evaluate the limits on each plan to determine what it will take to adequately protect your investments and assets including clothing, presents, decorations, videos/photos, and deposits, and that will guide you on what type of plan you need.  You may also need to carry General Liability and Liquor Liability coverage, depending on how your venue handles the insurance on their end.  Liability coverage can typically be added for $200-$300 on average.

Liquor Liability (Optional)

An intoxicated guest causes an accident at the venue, which could lead to a liability claim for you.  This would protect you against alcohol-related incidents.  Again, this is often covered by the venue but you will want to verify with them whose responsibility it is to carry this coverage.

General Liability (Optional)

A wedding guest trips and falls during the ceremony and now has a severe back injury.  This would pay the liability you may have.  This is often covered by the venue but you will want to verify with them as to whose responsibility it is to carry this coverage.

Special Attire

The bride’s dress catches fire during the ceremony, damaging it significantly.  This coverage would reimburse her to replace the dress at equal value.

Cancellation / Postponement

The groom is in the military and is called to active duty the week before the wedding, forcing the wedding to be postponed.  This coverage would reimburse them for the deposits they put down for the wedding day.

Event Gifts

Sometime during the reception, several of the gifts are significantly damaged.  This coverage would pay to recover/replace the damaged items.

Event Photographs / Video

Upon reviewing the photos that were taken, the photographer realizes that the negatives or data was lost or damaged.  This coverage would pay to help reconvene the wedding party for an additional photo shoot.

Additional Expense

The caterer lets you know 3 days before the wedding day that they will now be unavailable for your wedding, and now you need to book someone new in a hurry.  This coverage would pay for the difference to book someone else.

Special Jewelery

 Special note – we recommend highly that you list your jewelry on your homeowners policy in detail as it will be much more comprehensive.  However, this coverage would reimburse you for a lost or damaged wedding band.  This coverage will be limited and may not extend to an engagement ring.

Lost Deposits

The DJ fails to show up to the wedding at all.  This policy would reimburse you for the lost deposit for booking that company.

What Wedding Insurance Doesn't Cover


Other Jewelry:  As mentioned earlier, any jewelry coverage on a wedding policy MAY cover the wedding bands themselves, but any other rings, gemstones, watches, etc may not be covered.

A change of heart:  Pretty self-explanatory, but you won’t have coverage if you get cold feet.

Do you need Wedding Insurance?

  • How much did your venue cost to rent?  What happens if they unexpectedly can't host your wedding?  What do you do and how do you pay for your next move?
  • How much did you pay each of your vendors?  What happens if your florist can't make it?  What if none of the photos that your photographer took don't turn out?  What if you put the deposit down on the limo, only for them to skip the event entirely?
  • How much did your wedding dress cost?  What happens if it's stolen or damaged prior to the ceremony?
  • Are you in the military?  Or a firefighter?  What if you are called out unexpectedly and need to reschedule?
  • What if grandma gets horribly sick the night before and you want to postpone?
  • How much did you pay for your destination wedding?  What happens when the hurricane prevents you from going?

While it's true that many venues will provide some liability coverage for you, they may not provide coverage for cancellation/postponement, lost or damaged items, or vendor issues.

For those venues that do not provide liability coverage, it can be added to a wedding plan for as little as $165.  This will protect you from injuries that happen during your wedding, accidental damage to the venue, and you can even extend for wedding liquor liability as well.

Are you engaged and ready to get started with our wedding insurance process?  Let's get your wedding insurance quote in Indiana and Ohio started!


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