Wedding Cancellation Insurance


If you’re reading this post today, you’ve probably heard about Hurricane Dorian and you wonder about your wedding day. You also probably never thought about the possibility of having your elopement plans affected because of a Hurricane. I don’t blame you. I’ve lived in Florida for 30 years and I don’t even think about it unless it’s a direct threat to my area. Florida is big and a Hurricane passing through the Panhandle, for example, doesn’t necessarily affect us here in Orlando. Luckily, we are at least 50 miles away from any Florida coast and the impact is usually a lot less than coastal areas.

This week we had only one elopement scheduled. The couple decided to reschedule because it was going to be almost impossible for them to travel to Florida. They too were under Hurricane watch back home in Georgia. I talked to the venue and my vendors, and the couple agreed to postpone their elopement to a different date. I’m really happy that it all work out for them.

That being said, your situation could be a little different. Maybe you can’t reschedule flights or your vacation. If you are getting married in Florida during hurricane season (June through November with September being the peak month), it’s always a good idea to purchase wedding cancellation insurance. It’s actually affordable (less than $175 in most cases). Depending on the policy you purchase, you may recover some your investment in case of severe weather or a sudden illness that prevents you from getting married, and even if your venue goes out of business.

Wedding cancellation insurance is a wise idea for all couples, regardless of where or when they are getting married. I know there are many companies out there, but WedSafe seems to be a popular option with our clients. Click here to visit their website and read more information about wedding cancellation insurance.