Getting married? Congratulations! The average UK wedding costs around £20,000—but whatever your own budget, a wedding is a major financial commitment. To help safeguard this investment in your big day, consider buying a wedding insurance policy. WeddingPlan Insurance offers 9 levels of cover to suit most wedding budgets, to help give you peace of mind while planning for this truly special day.
In This Review
- How Much is Wedding Plan Cover?
- What's covered by Wedding Plan Insurance?
- Wedding Plan Customer Reviews
- Wedding Plan Features
Wedding Plan Insurance Prices
Wedding Plan insurance starts from £19.44 for a low-budget wedding with one ceremony and one reception and goes up to £254.95 or more for a wedding costing up to £65,000 and spanning two ceremonies and two receptions. Regardless of the size of your wedding, this puts the cost of insurance at less than 1% of your wedding budget. And while you're unlikely to need the insurance, having it in place can certainly make your planning more relaxing.
|How Much is Wedding Plan Insurance?||1 Ceremony + 1 Reception||2 Ceremonies + 2 Receptions|
|Bronze (£2,500 cancellation cover)||£19.44||£64.04|
|Silver (£7,000 cancellation cover)||£26.29||£70.88|
|Gold (£10,000 cancellation cover)||£36.79||£81.40|
|Diamond (£12,500 cancellation cover)||£47.32||£91.92|
|Diamond+ (£17,000 cancellation cover)||£57.84||£102.43|
|Platinum (£22,000 cancellation cover)||£73.62||£118.21|
|Platinum+ (£27,000 cancellation cover)||£89.40||£133.99|
|Premier (£32,000 cancellation cover)||£105.17||£149.77|
|Premier+ (£65,000 cancellation cover)||£210.35||£254.95|
|starting prices, including Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)|
What Is and Is Not Covered by Wedding Insurance?
Wedding insurance doesn't cover you if you change your mind about getting married—it is meant to provide a measure of financial protection when a situation that's out of your control wrecks havoc on your wedding ceremony or reception. For instance, if your vintage wedding car hire goes bust and you lose the money you've paid them or extreme weather means you have to rearrange your big day. For full details see the coverage limits below and read the policy wording, but here is a brief summary of some of what's covered, and not:
What's covered by Wedding Plan Insurance?
- CANCELLATION & REARRANGEMENT: if a supplier, your venue or extreme weather causes you to cancel.
- LOSS, DAMAGE & THEFT: protection of important wedding items such as your cake, flowers, attire, transport, gifts, ceremonial swords and more
- SICKNESS & INJURY: rearrangement of the wedding day if a close relative becomes ill or injured and can't attend
What's not covered by Wedding Plan Insurance?
- Deciding not to proceed with the marriage or register the civil partnership (and/or celebrations)
- Personal Liability cover for weddings or receptions in the USA or Canada
- Public Liability Cover or Marquee Cover for weddings located outside of the UK
- Wedding planning services where the planner is responsible for paying other suppliers (you need written evidence directly between you and your individual suppliers)
- Receptions finishing 21 days or more after the ceremony
- When you know before buying the policy that there may be a problem (from a close relative with a terminal health prognosis to a vendor being nonresponsive)
- Bouncy castles, fireworks, etc.
- Travel and/or accommodation for weddings outside the UK (get a travel insurance policy for this)
Which Wedding Plan Insurance is Best for Me?
Choosing the right plan is simply a matter of knowing your wedding budget and buying a plan that covers your irrecoverable expenses in case of unavoidable cancellation, such as ceremonial attire, flowers, photographs, caterers, a wedding car, accommodation and the services from any other wedding services supplier. Once you have an idea of your wedding budget for food, drinks, music, venue, etc., you can figure out how much cancellation cover you'll need.
For example, if your wedding budget for these items is £20,000 then the Platinum plan with £22,000 of cancellation cover would probably be suitable. Use the table below to look up your budget and find the best Wedding Plan policy accordingly. (The premiums below represent the starting price, which covers one ceremony and one reception. Prices can increase if, for instance, you have two weddings.)
|Your Wedding Budget||Best Wedding Plan Policy||Premium|
Also check the cover limits on other items such as rings and financial failure of suppliers to make sure these limits are sufficient for you as well in the plan you choose. These limits are available in the policies section below.
Wedding Plan Customer Reviews
There are no Trustpilot reviews of WeddingPlan insurance as of the time of writing, but Wedding Plan is rated with 4.8 out of 5 stars by customers at feefo. Remarkably, there are no 1 or 2 star reviews, and 80% of customers rated them with a full 5 stars. Here are some real customer quotes:
"Appear to cover everything we require."
"Easy insurance to set up at competitive price."
"Excellent. Good website, good value!"
"Great selection of products at a good price."
"Very easy to do, it only took a few minutes. Everything was very clear and easy to understand."
Separately, Wedding Plan surveyed over 1,0000 customers in 2016 and found that 99% of WeddingPlan policyholders would recommend them.
Wedding Plan Insurance Policies
Wedding Plan Insurance offers nine different policies to cover wedding budgets up to £65,000. Higher levels of cover not only have bigger limits for cancellation, but also have higher coverage for rings, financial failure, wedding attire, flowers, etc. Wedding Plan's Premier+ policy has the highest level of cover, with £65,000 for cancellation, £35,000 for financial failure of a supplier, £10,000 for each of wedding attire, rings, cake and flowers. This Premier+ policy starts from £210.35 and is their most expensive plan.
|Wedding Plan Cover Levels||Bronze||Silver||Gold||Diamond||Diamond+||Platinum||Platinum+||Premier||Premier+|
|Premium (from, including Insurance Premium Tax)||£19.44||£26.29||£36.79||£47.32||£57.84||£73.62||£89.40||£105.17||£210.35|
|Financial Failure of Suppliers||£1,000||£3,500||£6,000||£7,000||£8,500||£11,000||£14,000||£16,000||£35,000|
|Public Liability||£1 million||£1 million||£2 million||£2 million||£2.5 million||£2.5 million||£5 million||£5 million||£5 million|
|Photographs & Video||£750||£2,500||£4,000||£5,000||£6,000||£8,000||£10,000||£12,000||£22,000|
|Overseas Essential Documents||£125||£250||£250||£250||£500||£500||£1,000||£1,000||£2,000|
|Personal Liability||£1 million||£2 million||£2 million||£2 million||£2 million||£ 2million||£2 million||£2 million||£2 million|
In addition, those hiring a marquee may want to add on Marquee cover (but this is not available for weddings outside the UK):
|Marquee Cover Add-On Premium||Up to 4 days||Up to 7 days|
|Up to £25k of cover||£36.81||£77.79|
|Up to £50k of cover||£73.63||£155.58|
Asian Wedding Cover
Wedding Plan also offers specialist cover for Asian weddings with higher coverage levels for up to 7 ceremonies, including pre and post ceremonies, such as an engagement ceremony, Mehendi, Miaya, Milni, Sangeet, Sagai, Kirtan and Vagdana ceremonies, and a reception party, Kirtan or Walma (Valima) ceremonies.