Travelers offers couples a chance at $10,000 to make their wedding wish come true in the “Dreaming of I Do” contest. (Leon Rafael/ Shutterstock) Forty-one percent of Travelers wedding claims in 2018 were due to vendor issues and 22% were due to property damage caused by wedding day accidents. (Leon Rafael/ Shutterstock)

After months of planning, your big day is finally here. Everything is going perfectly until … you arrive to find your venue is closed. Or maybe a thunderstorm descends upon your outdoor ceremony …

These are the realities of many unlucky couples every year. From weather and illnesses to vendor issues and accidents, there are a myriad of factors that can potentially lead to a wedding day disaster. And with the financial investment behind planning a wedding, a wedding insurance policy can help protect a couple’s special day.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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