Whether Looking to Buy a Home or Get Married, Insurance is Available

April 30, 2011

chicago real estate and weddingsHomeowners insurance in a necessity if you’re about to take the step and purchase a new Chicago home. But many homebuyers are changing residence because they’re about to get married. If that’s you, you may want to talk with your agent about wedding insurance, too.

You may think that you would only need wedding insurance if you were concerned about your betrothed backing out after you’ve made a large investment. According to Linda Rey, insurance expert at the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog, wedding insurance can indeed help you if that unfortunate situation were to arise. But wedding insurance is about far more than protecting yourself from fickle fiancés.

In her recent Equifax post, “

Protect Your Big Day with Wedding Insurance,”  Rey describes many instances where weddings may need to be postponed or plans changed at the last minute, resulting in huge unplanned expenses. Illness or injury to the bride, groom or someone in the wedding party; failure of the vendors or venue to follow through on promises, or even an officiate who fails to show could create huge financial problems.

How much will the insurance add to your (already high, probably) wedding expenses? Rey says about $125 to $500 invested in insurance can protect a $24,000 wedding.

To see more situations covered by wedding insurance, visit the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog.  Then, we’d love for you to come back and post your unexpected wedding expenses. What wedding cost surprised you the most?

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Carol Flammer is a public relations and social media marketing expert, strategist and consultant. With 20 years of experience, Carol has established herself as the “go to” for real estate and construction products public relations and social media. Carol is president of Flammer Relations, Inc., and managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Atlanta and Chicago.

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