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!
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
40 questions to ask your cake designer
Next to the wedding dress, your wedding cake will be one of your wedding's most important icons. Weather you want a traditional multi-layer confection, cupcakes, or a cake in the shape of a carrot (you love carrot cake!), your cake should reflect your personality. Here are some questions to ask your potential cake designer to make sure your wedding cake is perfect.
85 questions to ask a wedding destination resort
Finding the perfect resort for your destination wedding can be difficult when you are thousands of miles away. Markel offers questions to ask your travel agent or on-site resort wedding coordinator to make sure your destination wedding goes off without a hitch.
35 questions to ask your florist before your wedding
Flowers are a big part of your wedding day. Does your florist have all of the details of your day covered? Here are 35 questions to ask your wedding florist to help ensure your flowers are picture perfect on your big day.
35 questions to ask your wedding DJ
Having the right music at your wedding reception can mean the difference between a good dance party and a party bust. Markel offers 35 questions to ask your wedding DJ to help keep the party going all night at your wedding reception.
40 questions to ask your wedding caterer
Food is one of the things that guests remember most at weddings, so finding the right caterer can mean the difference between "rubbery chicken" and a meal that melts in your guests mouth. Markel offers 40 questions to ask your wedding caterer to give your guests a meal worth remembering.