Getting hitched without a hitch

Lauren Baldwin

Web Editor, John Lewis Insurance

How John Lewis Wedding Insurance can help make sure your wedding day goes to plan

The moment when you get down on one knee or say 'yes' to a marriage proposal is one to treasure forever. But once the planning starts, there can be a lot to think about to turn your wedding dreams into reality.

That’s why it’s important to make sure that you protect all the time, effort and money that go in to your special day. And that’s where wedding insurance comes in.  

What is wedding insurance?

A good wedding insurance policy will protect all the essential elements of your wedding. This can include cover for illness and the wedding dress, as well as protection for any of your pre-booked services like the venue, photographer or transport.

It’s a good idea to take wedding insurance out as soon as you’ve paid for any part of the event, so that your deposits are covered.

How do I choose the right cover?

The level of cover you need will depend on the size, type and cost of your wedding and reception. If you consider each separate cost associated with your wedding, this should help you decide the level of cover you need.

John Lewis Wedding Insurance offers six levels of cover starting from just £58*, so whatever the size and budget of your big day it’s easy to find the right protection.

What are the benefits of John Lewis Wedding Insurance?

Cover for cancellation or rearrangement

If you have to cancel or rearrange your wedding, Cancellation Cover pays you any deposits or costs that you can't get back.

Before buying Wedding Insurance, check the upper limits of the Cancellation Cover to make sure it would be enough to give you back all your costs if you did have to make a claim.

Cover for failure of suppliers

Our Wedding Insurance also protects any pre-booked wedding services or suppliers. So if your photographer doesn’t turn up, or your florist goes bankrupt, you’ll be covered. Suppliers can include:

  • wedding cake
  • hired wedding transport
  • ceremonial and bridal attire
  • professional wedding photographs and video

Cover for loss or damage

This covers the repair or replacement of things like your wedding attire, wedding flowers and wedding cake if they’re lost or damaged before or during the day.

Optional Marquee Cover

This covers loss or damage to your marquee as well as things inside it like flooring, staging and lighting.

Cover for weddings abroad and civil partnerships

We can cover weddings and civil partnership ceremonies in the UK, and if optional Overseas Wedding cover is selected, abroad too.

These are just some of the ways that John Lewis Wedding Insurance can help protect you wedding day. For more information, take a look at our FAQs or read our buying guide.

*Based on Cover Level 1. 

Terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and eligibility criteria apply.

John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England (No. 233462). John Lewis plc is an appointed representative of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc. John Lewis Wedding Insurance is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (No. 93792). Registered in England and Wales at St. Mark's Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XL. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 202323). Calls may be recorded and monitored.