What you probably won’t find?
Anything related to what to do if, for example, your chosen locale floods five days before the big day, or your seamstress accidentally massacres your dream wedding dress.
That’s where wedding insurance—which can protect you against a slew of nuptials-sabotaging mishaps like natural disasters, illness and vendor issues—comes in.
But is it something that every couple should consider?
To find out, we asked insurance experts, wedding planners and even real couples who’ve purchased coverage for the 411 on these policies—and if they’re really worth the expense.
The Back Story on Bridal Insurance
Given that the average wedding bill comes out to $30,000, protecting such a costly investment is, understandably, becoming more and more popular these days. According to USA Today, the event-specific insurance company WedSafe alone has seen a 60% bump in wedding insurance policy sales since 2007.
And not only are more couples—as well as their check-writing parents—opting to buy wedding insurance, but venues are increasingly requiring it, says Robert Nuccio, president and founder of Wedsure, which exclusively insures events and weddings.