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Wedding and event resources

Markel's wedding and event resources gives you essential event planning tips to make sure your perfect day goes off without a hitch!

Event resources

Affordable Wedding Decorations
10 affordable wedding decoration ideas that won't break the bank!
Avoid Wedding Disasters
You want to make sure your wedding is well organized, the guests don’t get too crazy, and for the what-if’s and worst case scenarios, that your wedding has Markel event insurance. You never know when a booked caterer or DJ will no show, or when your crazy uncle will decide to jump off of a landing and break his foot. Stay prepared and your wedding will go off without (too big of) a hitch.
Backyard wedding ideas
Having a backyard wedding? Welcome your wedding guests with these lovely and cozy backyard ideas for spring, summer or fall.
Beach wedding ideas
Having your wedding on the beach? From seashells to starfish, and many ideas in between, we’ve selected 15 of our beachy favorites to share with you.
Bridal party gift ideas
They people in your wedding party are very obviously very important people in your life - they are standing up in your wedding after all! You want to give them a gift that will not only be memorable, but also something they will enjoy. Markel Event Insurance offers a quick list to help spark your bridal party gift ideas.
5 Ways Not to Become Bridezilla
You want your wedding day to be perfect. What bride doesn’t? In the process of trying to make everything perfect, it can get overwhelming. So much so, that planning can start to make everyone miserable and the dreaded personality of “Bridezilla” might just rear her ugly head. We’re here to give you some tips so you can steer clear of this unbalanced being.
Common wedding day mishaps
You can plan every detail of your wedding, but unfortunately, accidents happen and your wedding day doesn't go exactly as planned. Markel looks into 5 common wedding day mishaps and helps explain what you can do to protect your wedding (and yourself).
The 3 Most Common Wedding Pitfalls
If you are putting together a wedding, you want everything to go off without a hitch. Here are 3 common pitfalls to look out for when planning your big day.
Top wedding destinations for outdoor weddings by month
You’ve decided to plan your wedding at a dreamy destination where you and your guests can relax and enjoy beautiful weather. When you plan a wedding in a warmer climate, you have to be concerned about extreme weather such as tropical storms, hurricanes and even hot weather advisories. You can’t control the weather, but you can choose the place and time of year that is more conducive to better conditions.
I'm engaged! Now what?
Congratulations on your engagement! There are a lot of details that go into planning a wedding - everything from dates, to wedding colors to invitations. Where do you start planning? Take a deep breath, and look at our tips and recommendations on planning your special day.
5 Etiquette Tips for your Engagement
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Enjoy the moment. You’re on cloud nine and that’s absolutely where you should be. Before you shout it from the rooftops, we have some pointers to help you make the most out of this exhilarating time.
Fall wedding ideas
Fall is the perfect time to get married as the summer melts away making way for cooler weather, changing leaves and rich colors. We’ve compiled a list of wedding ideas for fall to keep in mind as you plan your special day.
Tips for your first wedding dance
Your first dance as a married couple is an important milestone. It is a fun way to start the wedding festivities, and get your guests excited. How do you make your wedding dance memorable? Markel Event Insurance put together a few tips to keep in mind when planning your first wedding dance.
Tips to help get in shape for your wedding
Your fiancee loves you just the way you are. But, if you want to tone up before your wedding day so you look and feel your best, here are some things to keep in mind to keep you motivated and healthy for your big day.
Tips for having a green wedding
Each wedding in the United States produces approximately 400-600 lbs. of garbage. That is a lot of waste! More and more brides are looking for ways to "go green" with their wedding festivities - whether one eco-friendly element is incorporated, or the whole wedding is "green." Here are some ways you can help reduce your environmental footprint on your big day.
25 questions to ask a travel agent planning your honeymoon
In the midst of wedding planning, it is easy to forget that you also have to plan a honeymoon. Not just book a trip, but a "trip of a lifetime." Markel Event Insurance offers questions to ask your travel agent so you book the perfect honeymoon.
Keep kids safe (and entertained) at your wedding
Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, and if children are involved in the festivities, it is a big day for them as well. Learn 8 easy tips to help keep children at weddings safe and entertained.
5 Tips to Make Your Wedding More Memorable
You want your wedding to be memorable for both you and your guests. An unforgettable wedding is one that incorporates little touches that are unique to you and your fiancé. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
5 tips for planning the perfect wedding reception
You want your wedding to be memorable for both you and your guests. An unforgettable wedding reception is one that is carefully planned with attention to detail and the little extras that let your guests know you appreciate them celebrating your special day with you. Here is some helpful wedding advice to get you started.
5 tips when planning a wedding reception
Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times in your life and you want your dream wedding to be perfect. After you have set a date, your budget and chosen the wedding reception venue, you may be wondering what to do next. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips to help you on your way.