The vanishing voice: a New Year’s Eve case study
If you’re planning your wedding your music choice is paramount. Golden oldies for the older generations or new indie classics for the kids? Nineties chart hits to take you back or something that’s a bit more unique?
Whether you’re planning on skipping the traditional organ at the procession or if you’re looking to dust off your dance moves for your reception, who really wants to suffer through the same cheesy tunes or dial-a-DJ for the first party of their new married life – especially if that reception is due to take place on New Year’s Eve?
Such a case demands a truly incendiary maestro. A musician with fiery skills to set a room ablaze. But for the vocalist booked for one of our policyholders’ reception, the only thing smoking was his suspect turbo as he ground to a halt on the motorway only half an hour before he was due to play. While the car trouble must have been infuriating for the wedding singer, we can hardly imagine the frustration the newlyweds must have felt: barely any time to spare to find a replacement and save the big night – not to mention trying to ignore the hundreds of pounds in lost deposits.
Jilted at the altar (by your own supplier)
As previously highlighted on our infographic for top causes of wedding claims, lost suppliers’ deposits were the top cause for claims representing over a quarter of all claims made in 2014. To put this number into a bit more perspective, it totals more than the next couple of categories put together.
In a case where the supplier doesn’t turn up or goes into financial failure and loses the deposit, bride and groom-to-be are often left watching significant chunks of change disappear, up in the air like so much confetti. Or up in smoke perhaps, like our client’s vanished vocalist.
It’s not perfect until its protected
While we’re not offering our musical prowess and classy compering as part of our policies – at least not yet – www.my-weddinginsurance.co.uk does provide substantial cover for such risks threatening to ruin your wedding, and you can at least be spared the scare of lost deposits. Visit our overseas wedding policy benefits page to learn more.