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Aon Affinity’s WedSafe Program Releases Top Wedding Insurance Claims for 2016

Couples hope their wedding days will go off without a hitch, but unfortunately, wedding mishaps happen all the time, from dress damage, to weather cancellations, to vendor no shows. Aon Affinity’s WedSafe, which provides wedding liability and cancellation coverage to couples nationwide, recently released its list of top insurance claims from 2016.

“A couple’s wedding day is one of the most important days in their lives and WedSafe is proud to have helped tens of thousands of couples protect their special day through our insurance program, said Steve Lauro, vice president, Aon Affinity. “In the event a couple does experience a mishap with their wedding, WedSafe is here for them.”

The following is a breakdown of the top claims WedSafe saw in 2016:

29% – event cancellation or postponement

No matter how much couples try to plan, some mishaps are unavoidable, leading to financial loss. Severe weather, sudden illness or vendor bankruptcies are a few of the most common reasons for event cancellation.

28% – accident or injury

Weddings tend to be large and often include an open bar. Opt for a liability product that covers unexpected injuries and protects against alcohol-related accidents.

24% – issues with wedding vendors

Venues and vendors don’t always come through. If a venue goes out of business after taking your deposit, chances are, the bride and groom won’t be reimbursed. A no-show vendor could cause added stress on a couple’s big day. Event cancellation coverage can help you get back non-refundable deposits or take care of additional, unforeseen expenses.

15% – venue damage

Many venues require couples to purchase liability coverage for their wedding day, which comes in handy should any property damage occur at the reception.

2% – lost/stolen gifts or personal items

At large events, items can…

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