It is thought that the average UK wedding costs around £20,000. A traditional Jewish wedding reception is usually quite a large and lavish affair hence why it can be almost double this figure. This being the case, wedding reception insurance is a must for Jewish couples preparing to tie the knot. It is not worth taking a risk, for the sake of a small insurance premium.
Little Difference, Extra Cost
When looking at a Jewish wedding it’s the little differences that can add all that extra cost to a wedding budget.
- The reception is usually a larger, lavish affair with plenty of food and drink to last well into the early hours of the morning. Providing enough food and drink to last can be very expensive. The size of a Jewish Wedding is normally larger than the average UK wedding and thus by default costs will be greater.
- The wedding must take place under a Chuppah. Again this adds to the cost to purchase/hire the Chuppah and decorate with flowers.
- Usually there will be a Jewish choir or musicians performing at the wedding and a band at the reception, again increasing cost.
- Kosher food costs a premium and you would expect to pay twice the cost than your average wedding dinner.
- Jewish Wedding Gifts are often of a high value, and therefore it is important that any loss at the function is fully insured.
Wedding Reception Insurance
Insurance is there to cover the unexpected. Whether that is extreme weather conditions, wedding vendor’s failure to supply or even theft, loss and/or damage to wedding attire. It will even cover illness or injury to those people that are most important to the wedding like the father and mother of the bride. Wedding reception insurance will help cover these costs for you if the unexpected were to happen, and when searching for the right policy it is always worth making sure it is the right policy for you and your wedding.
With the typical Jewish wedding far out-weighing the cost of an average wedding, it is important to understand the payout limits. For example, there is no point in choosing a cheap policy with £5,000 wedding cancellation insurance, when it cost you £10,000 in the first place.
Wedding insurance is vital for any wedding, but as we have just discussed, it is even more important for a Jewish wedding. With the right policy in place, you can rest assured that any problem will be covered. All you now need to worry about is keeping yourself firmly seated on the chair as you are hoisted in the air. ‘MazelTov’