Lynn Evans
Lynn Evans 31 Mar 2020

Wedding Insurance Suggestions

Not getting married until 08/21 but thought with what's happening at the moment, getting insurance world be a good idea so who would you suggest going through for wedding insurance?

35 Comments
UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We will be getting insurance but currently they've suspended all new policies and quotes so unable to take it out xxx

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

The last i checked, wedding insurers weren't taking on anyone at the moment due to Covid-19... but generally, I'd recommend John Lewis :)

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I got mine through wedinsure xx

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We used Debenhams when we got married back in february x

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Uve got no chance at the moment

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I'd recommend Debenhams. They have been amazing as 2 weeks ago I had to postpone 3 days before we were due to marry. They are happy in helping with my claim for the flowers and extend the policy to cover my new date. Our policy did cover infectious diseases.

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I’m with John Lewis. I would stay clear of wedinsure. I’m on another wedding group and brides on their are saying that their insurance isn’t worth it as they aren’t covering a lot

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Debenhams x

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We have wedding insurance but they have sent us a letter saying they cant cover covid as it's a 'notable disease' 😔xx

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Can’t get any

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I went with John Lewis x

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I have Debenhams insurance

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We used Debenhams, it was about £70 (there was a cheaper one but ours covered weather stopping people getting to the venue, we got married in January in Otterburn and it had been known to flood/snowed in so we needed that), we got a £10 gift voucher too. I think if anything this virus has shown that having wedding insurance should be a top priority, it’s cost nothing in comparison to the money you would lose. You’re lucky that your wedding isn’t until next year as most insurers aren’t taking on new clients atm. When they do open up, I’d have a look around as I imagine some will put a clause in about things like this moving forward. Good luck with everything 😊

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I just took a policy out with the insurance emporium! They’re still taking new policies, as well.

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We’re with John Lewis’, they been great with us as we had to postpone and they moved our cover to our new date free of charge.

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Ours is wedding plan insurance xx

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We used John Lewis

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We used wedinsure, they specifically cover the outbreak of an infectious disease, but do not cover inability to proceed with your wedding due to government regulation and actions - including governments restricting opening of venues and weddings 🙄

Whoever you go with, read the t&cs very carefully!! We never expected to be in this position 😔

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020


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UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

John Lewis was who we got ours through

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Think you'll find that no insurance company will now cover cancellations or postponement due to covid as you are taking out insurance when there is a pre existing risk (like medical insurances don't cover pre existing illness) also most insurance companies are claiming this is an act if god

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Debenhams

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Apparently my fiancé read that insurance companies are constantly changing their policies...stating this current crisis is an act of God...so no pay out! 🤦🏻‍♀️

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

Mines with John Lewis

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

I got ours through wedinsure ☺️

UKbride Member 31 Mar 2020

We used Debenhams but they’ve suspended all new applications at the momentz

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

We’re with WedPlan. Our first reception venue went into administration and they paid out on the deposit for that. They seem to be covering covid-19 during the government outright ban on weddings, but not during the “discouraging large social gatherings” phase as apparently you could legally still hold a wedding and it’s a personal choice not to. I don’t think they are taking on new policies at the moment though, as others have said, you may find it difficult to find a company willing now to cover covid19 xxxxx

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

Is anyone else with Dreamsaver? I have an open ongoing claim with them from earlier in the year but they’ve suddenly stopped responding and not even sending automatic responses anymore?

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

Absolutely. Before this I would say that too. It’s not that expensive and worth every penny for the peace of mind. You wouldn’t spend so much on a car, a piece of jewellery etc without insuring it

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

Insurance companies currently arent covering for cancellation postponememt or illness of a member of the bridal party. I looked into this at the begining of all of this and got told to holf off cause they where reviweing the situation. Then to be told that....it was disappointing to say the least

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

Yeah I would say get insurance, not sure you'll be able to at the moment, some places aren't taking on new claims yet. For the cost of your wedding the insurance is nothing in comparison.
We used John Lewis I'm so glad we did, they have an been so great and quick in consideration of how many closings they have had.
I was meant to be getting married on the 9th of may, I'm heart broken 😔💔 ... Moved to next year

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

Also John Lewis also be will cover our wedding next year with no extra cost

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

John Lewis

UKbride Member 1 Apr 2020

Oh no that's not good xxx

Lynn Evans
Lynn Evans 2 Apr 2020

Thank you for everyone's suggestions. We went with Insurance Emporium x

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