To our customers impacted by recent storms:

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

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Storm Warning

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 storm events likely to affect the U.S.  This includes Hurricanes Florence and Isaac.

To our customers impacted by recent storms:

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

Wedding Emergency Kit

Unexpected things happen, even on your wedding day. But, if you make sure you have some “just-in-case” items on hand, you can be sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. We’ve compiled a list of 50 must-have items to include in your Wedding Day Emergency Kit.

50 Essentials for your Wedding Day

  1. Safety pins
  2. Bobby pins
  3. Corsage pins
  4. Mirror
  5. Water
  6. Lipstick
  7. Lip balm
  8. Blush
  9. Waterproof mascara
  10. False eyelashes
  11. Eye drops
  12. Makeup remover wipes
  13. Blotting paper
  14. Face mist
  15. Tweezers
  16. Nail clippers
  17. Nail file
  18. Clear nail polish
  19. Perfume
  20. Comb/brush
  21. Hairspray
  22. Hair ties
  23. Deodorant
  24. Cough drops
  25. Breath mints
  26. Mouth wash
  27. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  28. Dental floss/toothpicks
  29. Band-Aids/First aid kit
  30. Mini sewing kit (needle and thread, scissors, etc.)
  31. Hand and body lotion
  32. Tissue
  33. Sunblock
  34. Bug spray
  35. Stain remover stick
  36. Tampons/panty liners
  37. Q-tips
  38. Medicine (antacid, pain reliever, allergy, etc.)
  39. Snacks
  40. Super glue
  41. Fabric tape
  42. White duct tape
  43. Hand sanitizer
  44. Earring backs
  45. Lint roller
  46. Pantyhose
  47. Pens and paper
  48.  White chalk (covers stains on gown)
  49. Phone charger
  50. Money

As you prepare for your day, another tip to consider is buying wedding insurance. Markel offers wedding cancellation insurance, which reimburses you for lost deposits and non-refundable amounts if you have to cancel or postpone your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, venue bankruptcy, or vendor no-shows. Coverage can be purchased anytime at least 14 days before your event, and policies start as low as $130

Markel also offers wedding liability insurance, protecting you from incidents outside of your control such as property damage to the venue or if someone gets injured at your event. Up to $2 million in wedding liability insurance can be purchased from Markel any time up to the day before your event. Policies start as low as $75. 

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