California Wildfire Warning

To our customers impacted by the recent wildfires:

We hope you and your family are safe. If you have been affected by one of the recent wildfires and need to make an insurance claim, please call 1-800-362-7535 or click here to file your claim online.

Event Insurance policies exclude losses due to events that are known to be likely to cause damage or cancellation of your event.  Policies purchased at this time will not be covered for losses resulting from known events; including the California wildfires.

Three Ways to Avoid Wedding Day 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.

Potential Disaster #1 - Rain, Rain Go Away
While some let rain ruin their parade, others see it as a mixed blessing. Many cultures around the world view rain as good luck. If you had in mind a sunny, clear-skied day for your wedding, you can always cancel and reschedule, that is, if you invested in insurance. Once again, it helps to be prepared, so if you are planning a wedding at all during a potentially rainy season, take precautions unless you and your guests are prepared to bask in the rain.

Potential Disaster #2 -If the Music Falls Flat
What happens when you get stood up by your wedding day DJ? Without someone to play that special first dance song, the party isn’t going to seem near as fun.  Dig into your event insurance policy and take advantage of the help you get from having taken the precaution in investing in insurance. With event insurance, you can get reimbursed for the expense and no-show, and then put that money straight into another DJ who will come and deliver.

Potential Disaster #3 -When the Caterer Doesn’t Meet Expectations
There are times when a caterer’s sample meal just far exceeds their actual performance. If you have seen red flags in the day prior to your event, or at the event itself the food is subpar, don’t force you and your guests to experience poor service. Demand a refund, or at the least, reach out to other caterers to see if they can do better. You need to keep people’s bellies happy to keep them enjoying the event. If you find you get into a catering snafu, again, contact Markel and make sure you get some money out of the caterer who is failing to deliver. From there, you should be able to find someone who will serve you well.

No matter what you do, if your guiding principles are taking care of your guests, respecting all, and to have a great time, then you’ll love your special day!  Take it a step further, and protect yourself (and your guests) with an event insurance policy.  Click the button below to get a quote and see how affordable peace of mind on your wedding day can be!

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