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Is it worth the risk ?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

It can sometimes seem as if Wedding insurance is the elephant in the corner when it comes to organising a wedding… Everyone knows it is an option but no one really wants to talk about it or admit to the fact that it might be needed. There is of course some truth in this belief as nine times out of ten nothing unforeseen does happen at a wedding and the premium paid for the insurance is never needed. The reality is however that there is no way of knowing in advance if you will need insurance or not and for a relatively small sum of money you can buy the security of being sure that if something unplanned does happen you will be re-reimbursed for the mishap.

Take the example of one of our lovely April brides who married here in Nerja. The church was booked, and the villa too. Catering was organised along with music, flowers, a photographer and beauty. Guests had arrived and we had double checked all arrangements for the day. The day of the wedding dawned bright and sunny….. Alas the bride was not feeling so bright and sunny. She was feeling distinctly under the weather with severe abdominal pains which meant a swift trip to a nearby hospital - and a diagnosis of appendicitis!!

In this situation we sprang into action alerting vendors and checking what could be done at this stage. Thankfully the bride and groom had taken out insurance so although some things could not be saved they were able to claim some money back for the changes. In the event the caterers made the wedding meal into a “pre wedding dinner” for guests and when the bride was out of hospital a few days later the ceremony and a quieter party took place then too. Not quite the wedding day the couple or their guests expected but not the disaster it could have been either. It is unlikely that the unforeseen will come along and change your wedding day this much but for the sake of the average insurance premium 50 – 150€ is it really worth the risk? 


Wedding Day Details - the value of a planner part 2!

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

It was not our intention to start a series of articles on the subject but sometimes life is just too incredible to avoid it! Last week we shared the story of a wedding which could have ended in disaster had the couple not had a planner and again this week we have another behind the scenes snippet for you! 

As the bride and groom you want to enjoy your wedding day to the full, but you also want to ensure that all your family and friends, who have travelled to be with you, have a fantastic time too. But what happens if they need help on the wedding day? You don ́t want to ignore them but equally you can ́t always stop everything and rush to their aid... This is where, as wedding planners we step in again. At a wedding this week the sun shone, the cava was sparkling and the couple were on cloud nine. But that was not the case for one poor guest who starting feeling very ill indeed. She (the guest) did not want to bother the bride on her Big Day but equally needed to get back to the hotel and fast.
Our wedding planner discreetly informed the venue staff and the best man, drove the guest back to her hotel and gave her a contact number for an English speaking doctor. When told of the incident later that night the bride admitted that, caught up in the whirl of events, she had not even noticed her guest was off colour and would not have known what to do if told earlier in the day.

Obviously we are biased but the anecdote does illustrate that wedding planners are not only there to organise the big things for your wedding day but also to take care of the small details which turn a good wedding into a really great one where both you AND your guests have the best day possible......