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Why do you need wedding planner insurance?

From that first referral to the last dance of the night, you make the magic happen. It’s the human touch – with impeccable organisation skills – which sets your work apart, but also exposes you to risk. Wedding planner insurance can cover you for accidents during the design stages, from property damage to laptop theft.

  • Tick iconprotect yourself against big claims for things like a breach of contract
  • Tick iconcover for the specifics from your employees to your phone and laptop
  • Tick iconwork with peace of mind, knowing legal and medical costs are covered
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What does insurance for wedding planners cover?

We’ll build your insurance around the business you’re running. Maybe it’s just you, working solo, or you have a team and need employers’ liability cover. Or you might want to learn more about public liability insurance for wedding planners, which can cover you for an injury or property damage during the planning stages.

Do you help clients plan other big events, like parties and christenings? Our event organiser insurance might give you the broader cover you need.

Public liability insurance

For injury or property damage, caused by your wedding planner business.

What’s typically covered by public liability insurance for wedding planners?

Claims against your business for:

  • Tick icondamage to someone’s property, because of your work
  • Tick iconan injury caused by your business activities
  • Tick iconaccidental damage or injury caused by your employee, if you have one

If you do employ anyone, you’re usually required by law to have employers’ liability insurance too.

For example:

  • during a planning meeting you spill a cup of coffee on some dress fabric your client is planning to use
  • while visiting a venue with your client, you back your car into them, breaking a bone in their foot

What you’ll need additional cover for

  • cover for the wedding itself, including cancellations and risks to attendees – you or your client may need specialist wedding event insurance for this

Read more about public liability insurance

Employers’ liability insurance

In case your employee gets sick or injured because of working for you.

What’s typically covered by employers’ liability insurance?

Claims against your business for:

  • Tick iconan employee suing you because they get injured or fall ill as a result of working for you (including temps and casual workers)

**Employers’ liability insurance is required by law if you have people working for you. Without it, you could be fined up to £2,500 a day for each employee.**

For example:

  • your assistant trips over a loose floorboard in your office entrance, breaking their wrist
  • you order the wrong type of desk chair for your pregnant employee, making their sciatica worse

Professional indemnity insurance

In case a client loses money because of your advice, services or designs.

What’s typically covered by professional indemnity insurance for wedding planners?

Claims against your business for professional negligence and breach of contract which causes your client a financial loss. This could include:

  • Tick iconadvice you’ve given which turns out to be incorrect
  • Tick iconerrors in your work which cost your client money

For example:

  • you recommend a florist in the planning phase but their contract falls through a week before the wedding, costing your client money
  • an oversight on your part pushes the client over budget by £5,000, but your contract agreed a set amount

Read more about professional indemnity insurance

Business and office equipment insurance

In case something happens to equipment like your laptop.

What’s typically covered by business and office equipment insurance?

  • Tick icontheft of the equipment you use to run your business
  • Tick iconaccidental loss of your equipment
  • Tick iconflood, fire or accidental damage

For example:

  • you accidentally drop your laptop during a meeting at the venue, damaging the screen
  • your client is showing you a website on your phone, but drops it onto a stone floor

Read more about business and office equipment insurance

Legal expenses insurance

In case you’re faced with legal costs from running your wedding planning business.

What’s typically covered by legal expenses insurance?

  • Tick iconlegal costs associated with day-to-day operations, like an employee dispute
  • Tick iconproperty damage, nuisance or trespass and associated legal costs
  • Tick iconHMRC, tax and compliance issues, if they come up
  • Tick iconincludes a tax advice helpline, a 24/7 confidential legal helpline and crisis PR support to help you protect your reputation, as a sought-after wedding planner

For example:

  • your client is refusing to pay your final invoice, claiming you haven’t fulfilled certain obligations in the contract
  • an employee makes a claim against you for unfair dismissal, and you need to defend your legal rights

Read more about legal expenses insurance

Personal accident insurance

In case you or anyone you’ve covered has an accident at work, or elsewhere.

What’s typically covered by personal accident insurance?

  • Tick iconinjury or death of anyone you’ve chosen to cover in your policy – whether this happens at work or elsewhere
  • Tick iconlost income, hospital bills or other medical costs associated with the accident

For example:

  • you’re on your way to meet a supplier and trip on an open drain in the pavement, injuring your leg and delaying work for two days
  • your assistant catches their hand in a cake mixer at the weekend, injuring two fingers

Read more about personal accident insurance

How much does wedding planner insurance cost?

Find out how much you’ll pay by comparing prices from a range of trusted insurers. You choose what goes into your policy, so you only pay for what you need.

Prices start from £6.79 per month

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How we work out example prices We take the highest price from the bottom 10 per cent of all our customers paying in monthly instalments (based on data from 1 July - 31 December 2020). Most customers pay more than this but some pay less.

Example wedding planner quotes, real prices

£10.20 /month

£82.03 /year

A part-time wedding planner specialising in small to medium-sized events

  • Less than 1 years' experience
  • Sole trader
  • No employees
  • Based in Bournemouth

Professional indemnity

£50,000


Public liability

Not included


Employers’ liability

Not included

£52.85 /month

£469.78 /year

A small family-run business offering full wedding planning and on-the-day management services

  • 5+ years' experience
  • Limited company
  • 2 employees
  • Based in York

Professional indemnity

£250,000


Public liability

£2,000,000


Employers’ liability

£10,000,000

How we work out example quotes These examples are real quotes from our online system (created 20/01/2021). They’re based on a range of factors, like employees and location. Your own quote will be based on what you tell us about your business. Prices may go up or down from day to day, so the prices you’re quoted may differ to the ones you see here.

What kind of excess should I expect?

An excess is an amount you pay towards any claim you make on your insurance. For example, if your excess is £250 and you make a claim worth £1000, your payout will be a maximum of £750.

Insurance coverLowest excessHighest excess
Professional indemnityNo excess£2500
Public liability£100£2500
Employers' liabilityNo excessNo excess
Business and office equipment£50£750

The figures above are for guidance only and any excess applying to your quote may differ. You’ll get a breakdown of the excesses for each quote when you compare with us.

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How do I choose insurance?

Making sure you have the right type and level of business insurance can be the difference between getting a claim paid and having to cover the cost of an expensive accident yourself. Read our tips for guidance on what to consider when buying a policy.

Which type of workers do I need insurance for?

Employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement if you employ people.

If you have people working for you, including bona fide subcontractors (BFSC), labour-only subcontractors (LOSC), part-timers, or full-time staff, employers’ liability insurance is required by law.

Read on for our simplified guide to the difference between labour-only subcontractors and bona fide subcontractors.

Does wedding planning insurance cover my work correctly?

Make sure you're picking the right cover to protect you properly. It's important to know that if you have another trade or job, you'll need additional cover. For example, do you need to consider catering insurance or makeup artist insurance?

Do I need cover for other types of work?

If you provide these services alongside building work, make sure you’re covered:

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Which public liability cover limit should I choose?

Think about the maximum possible loss your business could face in the event of a claim, and make sure you take legal fees and damages into consideration. You can choose from three levels of coverage – £1 million, £2 million, or up to £5 million.


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Unlike price comparison websites, we take the hassle out of claims for you. We know how important it is to get your business back on track quickly – and with a minimum of fuss. That’s why you get access to your dedicated claims any time, day or night. Call them on 0333 207 0560 or claim online. They’ll do their best to be fair and supportive. The figure below is rounded across our range of products. Our claims process may vary for different products and operates on a ‘claim by claim’ basis.

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Wedding planner insurance FAQ

Whether you’re new to buying business insurance or you’ve been trading for a while, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about wedding planning insurance.

  • Yes. You may start offering additional services that require you to use different skills or carry out different tasks. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to give us a call on 0333 043 8527 to update your policy before you take on this new work. If you don’t have the correct type of cover in place for the work you do, you may be unable to claim on your policy if something goes wrong.

  • You can choose the payment type that suits your business and cash flow best. Some customers prefer to pay in one go, while others prefer to pay a regular monthly amount, like you do with lots of other bills. Simply Business offer three ways to pay for your policy:

    • one-off credit or debit card payment
    • BACS payment
    • Direct Debit

    If you choose to pay by Direct Debit, our credit provider, Premium Credit, pays Simply Business the full amount for your policy up front. You then repay Premium Credit in 10 monthly instalments.

  • This will depend on whether you have employers’ liability insurance in place. Public liability insurance is designed to protect your business against the consequences of legal action brought by members of the public for injuries or damage to their belongings. But when it comes to your employees causing injury or damage, this protection only activates if you also have employers’ liability insurance.

    If you employ people, you’re required by law to have employers’ liability insurance.

    There’s one exception here. Family businesses that aren’t incorporated as a limited company are not legally required to have employers’ liability insurance. The government defines a “family business” as one where all your employees are closely related to you (as a spouse, civil partner, sibling, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, step-parent, stepchild or half-sibling). So if you run an unincorporated family business and you choose not to get employers’ liability insurance, it’s important to know that when planning your client’s wedding, public liability insurance wouldn’t cover you against damage or injury caused by your team.

We create this content for general information purposes and it should not be taken as advice. Always take professional advice. Read our full disclaimer

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