Wedding Insurance FAQs

Who can purchase wedding insurance?

Residents of U.S. may purchase coverage. The Insured/Policyholder must be at least 18 years of age. An honoree will always be defined as an insured on the policy but may or may not be the named insured. The Named Insured can be either of the honorees or someone such as a parent or other family member that has a financial stake in the wedding.   

 Please note: The Wedding Protector Plan is currently not available to residents of Alaska, Hawaii, & Louisiana. 

Why should I purchase wedding insurance?
Should you experience a covered loss, your non-recoverable costs can be as much, if not more, than the cost of an automobile. The quality of your wedding may depend upon your decision to insure against financial loss. For example, you buy insurance to provide a replacement automobile against unfortunate mishaps. Why not protect wedding like you would your other valuable investments?  

For examples of possible event day disasters see Why Wedding Insurance.

Can I view a sample policy?

Yes, you can view a sample policy specific to your state. View Sample Policy.

What does the basic policy insure?

The basic policy (Core Coverage) can reimburse you in case you lose your non-recoverable deposits and purchases if covered circumstances beyond your control cause you to cancel or postpone your wedding. You can also be protected against no-show or bankrupt vendors, damage to wedding attire, damaged gifts, and much more.

Does the Wedding Protector Plan private event insurance cover “change of heart”?
The Private Event Insurance Policy does not provide coverage in the event that either the bride or groom changes their mind and does not want to proceed with the wedding.
Why might I choose Travelers private event insurance over another plan?
The Wedding Protector Plan, through Travelers, offers several advantages that other policies may not.

No deductibles
If you have a claim, covered losses are paid from the first dollar up to the applicable limit.

Fair price
Shop around. You will find the Wedding Protector Plan premium compares with other policies.

Easy application
You can apply in a matter of minutes and have your policy via email. Quote / Buy Online

Trusted source
You have a nationally known and respected insurer, Travelers, standing behind your policy. Check out

What if I have already signed contracts and put down deposits for the wedding? Will those be covered?
Yes, deposits you have already made will typically be covered as long as there is no impending claim or existing claim situation that you have knowledge of when you purchase the policy.
How much wedding insurance do I need?
It is recommended that you choose a coverage level equal to the amount you would stand to lose in a worst-case scenario if you were forced to reschedule your wedding at the last minute. Consider costs and deposits of venue, gown, wedding rings, caterers, entertainment, flowers, cake, invitations, even postage, etc.

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I live in one State, but, my wedding will be in a different state. What state do I choose for a quote?
You should select the state in which you reside.

Please note: The Wedding Protector Plan is currently not available to residents of Alaska, Hawaii, & Louisiana.

Many people are helping to pay for the wedding. Will their deposits be protected?
Deposits of the honoree(s) and their “immediate family” could be covered. “Immediate family” is defined in the Special Provisions as the parents, children, and grandparents of an honoree who has paid for or contracted to pay for any item, service, or location covered under the policy.

It is important to keep all receipts and contracts in case you must file a claim.

Is there coverage if the honoree(s) cannot make the ceremony?
Yes, reimbursement is available if a necessary and unavoidable cancellation or postponement of the event occurs. Reimbursement is available for transportation, food, catering services, property and equipment rentals, hall and location rentals, and more. Refer to the policy for full details regarding exclusions and limitations of coverage.
Does wedding insurance provide coverage for illness or injury to the honoree?
Yes. Coverage will apply if there is an unexpected illness, injury or death that prevents the appearance of the honorees, parents, grandparents and children of the honorees or ceremony officiates. Refer to the policy for full details regarding exclusions of coverage with respect to pre-existing conditions.
The honoree is in the military? What if he/she is called up right before the wedding?
If circumstances beyond your control (for example, an unforeseen deployment or withdrawal of leave) cause you to postpone your wedding, coverage is provided for all deposits forfeited and any amount incurred due to contractual obligations subject to the policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.
Am I covered in case of bad weather on my wedding day?
The Wedding Protector Plan makes a distinction between a rainy day and truly severe or catastrophic weather, such as a hurricane. If catastrophic weather causes you to postpone the wedding, we can potentially provide coverage for expenses incurred, but not reimbursed.
When should I buy wedding insurance?

Coverage can be purchased as early as two years before your wedding day and as late as 24 hours before your event in most states. We recommend you purchase coverage as soon as you begin making deposits and purchases for this event. Purchases already made can be covered provided you have receipts for them, and you did not know of any impending or existing claim situations when you purchased insurance.

Can I purchase wedding insurance for events outside the U.S.?
Yes. You can purchase coverage for locations in U.S. and its territories and possessions, Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Turks, Caicos, the Caribbean Islands (excluding Cuba & Haiti) and cruise ships leaving from a port within these territories. There is no additional cost for these locations.
How do I purchase a policy?
Buying a Private Event Insurance policy is as easy as…

  1. Choose your coverage.
  2. Fill in your information.
  3. Pay online via credit card.

You’ll receive a confirmation email to view and print out your policy.

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How will I receive my wedding insurance policy?
Upon purchase, your policy will be emailed to the email addresses you entered in the application.
What is the refund policy for the Wedding Protector Plan insurance policy?
Policy premium, taxes, and any other charges are fully earned once the policy is issued with exception of residents of New Hampshire, New York, and Oregon.
Does the Wedding Protector Plan Wedding Insurance provide any coverage if I cannot go on my honeymoon?
If your wedding is canceled due to a necessary and unavoidable covered reason, any non-recoverable travel and accommodations for your honeymoon may be covered under the Cancellation / Postponement coverage up to the covered limit on the policy.

Postponement or cancellation of the honeymoon for any reason other than cancellation or postponement of the wedding will not be covered under the Wedding Protector Plan.

What does liability insurance cover?
Liability Insurance is an optional coverage that can provide coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and personal injuries to third parties at the location of your event. You also have the option to include liquor liability coverage, which protects you from alcohol-related suits brought as a result of an intoxicated guest who was served alcohol at a wedding you hosted. You may add your Venue(s) as Additional Insured at no additional cost.
Do I have to buy liability insurance?
Liability coverage is an optional addition to your Wedding Protector Plan. However, you may wish to contact the locations where you will hold your Wedding Ceremony and Reception as they may require you to show proof of liability insurance.
What does liquor liability insurance cover?
Liability coverage is an optional addition to your Wedding Protector Plan. However, you may wish to contact the locations where you will hold your Wedding Ceremony and Reception as they may require you to show proof of liability insurance.
Does the Wedding Protector Plan insurance have a deductible?
No, there is no deductible with our insurance coverage. Many of the other event insurance providers may require deductibles.
My venue requires me to show proof of liability Insurance for my event. Is event liability insurance appropriate for this?
Yes, the liability endorsement on the special event policy will allow you to name your Ceremony, Reception, and Rehearsal Dinner venue as additional insured at no additional cost.
My venue requires special wording for the Additional Insured. Is this acceptable?
In most cases special wording is not a problem; however, it is recommended you call our customer service line for assistance or email us with the specific language required so we can determine if it is acceptable.
Can I add my other wedding vendors to my policy, such as my band or DJ?
No, the Wedding Protector Plan offers coverage for the Named Insured and the Honorees. The venue is the only entity that can be added as an Additional Insured.
My wedding is running past midnight. How long do I have liability coverage?
The liability portion of your policy remains in force until 2am the morning following your insured event date.
How do I make a claim?

If you have a claim, simply report your claim online with your policy number or call Travelers toll-free claim service number 1-800-CLAIM33 (1-800-252-4633). Travelers claim representatives will guide you every step of the way.

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So much has been invested in planning your dream wedding, but what happens if something goes wrong?
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