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Insuring your Wedding

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've met a lot of our lovely readers of our blog in the wedding groups on Facebook, and one thing I see too often is couples either being scammed or venues or suppliers going bankrupt or closing without notice.

We have covered this before in short within other blogs, but wanted to really emphasise making sue you are covered as much as possible. So with this in mind here are a few suggestions to help protect yourselves, in conjunction with our other blogs.

 

Wedding Insurance

As soon as you start booking your wedding take out wedding insurance, but check the fine print as if you are planning more than two years ahead you may have to ask suppliers to re-issue contracts after two years. A few of the main suppliers of good insurance are John Lewis, Debenhams, and M&S.

 

PayPal

I think everyone knows they should never use friends and families to pay suppliers, I know some of you have to pay ourselves, however I have always expressed we are happy to be paid as a commercial transaction, and take the hit on the charges to insure our customers are happy.

 

Credit Cards

Now I would never advise anyone using credit cards to pay for a wedding, however for things like venue deposits I would suggest paying with a credit card then using your savings to pay it straight off, this was you you have extra insurance if the venue does have problems before your wedding. This goes for any major purchases where possible.

 

Contracts

Very simple, no contract no business and read the fine print, and that goes for any service supplier big or small, and please never pay a deposit before getting and signing a contract.

 

Receipts

Simply always ask for a receipt, even if just a PayPal one, and keep them until your wedding is over and fingers crossed you had the most wonderful day of your lives.

 

I hope this is helpful, and if anyone has further suggestions please let me know and either add them as a comment or I'm happy to add them to this entry.

Stay safe and have a wonderful day.

 

 


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