Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#345604 - 07/20/09 11:04 AM Wedding Insurance
Ernie_P Offline
Hi All,

We will be having a pretty large and expensive wedding in Belize next March and where concerned about everything that can go wrong with a wedding. Here in the U.S. they sell something called "Wedding or Event Insurance" - to cover anything that can go wrong from cancellation of weather, performer or vendor issues to damages from the event - I know we worry too much here in the U.S. :-)

Unfortunately that insurance doesn't cover events ourside the U.S. - can someone recommend a local insurance broker that might be able to assist...

Hopefully no hurricanes to cancel the event and no palm trees catch fire with the end of night fireworks show... :-)

Thanks to all as always for the help...
Life promises only opportunities!

#345607 - 07/20/09 11:27 AM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: Ernie_P]
elbert Offline
check with the people that are conducting the wedding for you.
but this is unlikely
The Dive Shops Daily Blog

#345609 - 07/20/09 11:37 AM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: elbert]
deadserious Offline
If you are concerned about such things, perhaps you would be better off having the wedding in the US.

If you have a wedding in Belize, things will go wrong, and not-according-to-plan. I guarantee it. You have to be able to go with the flow to some degree.

When my wife and I were married in San Pedro, there was a hurricane sitting off the coast and most of the people who would have serviced the wedding left the island for protection. In fact, when we were waiting in line at the international airport to go through security for our Maya flight, we ran into a honeymoon couple that were leaving. They told us that they were evacuating the north end of the island. My wife looked at me and I said, there is nothing keeping me from the island. Hurricane or no hurricane, we're getting married.

We had rain for a good part of most days while we were there, the cake lady left and we had to use a third or forth backup (which was not at all good btw), our preferred reception location had been evacuated and closed, etc.

Luckily I was marrying a very go-with-the-flow type woman and my guests all fed off our no-problem energy. We had a terrific time and an amazing experience that we'll take with us to the grave.

Rarely does everything go according to plan in Belize (or elsewhere for that matter), but if you can't roll with the flow, then Belize in particular might not be for you.
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

#345612 - 07/20/09 11:46 AM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: deadserious]
Gela Offline
Ernie, March really isn't hurricane season so you likely wouldn't encounter what deadserious did. Maybe you can research a plan b backup. What does your wedding planner say?
Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's" frown

#345613 - 07/20/09 11:49 AM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: Gela]
deadserious Offline
Originally Posted By: Gela
Ernie, March really isn't hurricane season so you likely wouldn't encounter what deadserious did.

Mine was just an example of what we encountered. The problems he will face in march will likely have nothing to do with hurricanes, but things will not go according to plan. When you have a country full of go-with-the-flow type people who operate on their own time schedules, it's bound to happen. And if you are the type of person who worries about insuring an event so that it goes according to plan, then you are going to be sorely disappointed.
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

#345628 - 07/20/09 12:52 PM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: deadserious]
Diane Campbell Offline
I don't believe you can buy insurance like that here, but I do understand your concerns.
We just wound up a week of wedding activities - including outdoor ceremony and reception. 7 days before the wedding it was horrible weather, on wedding day it was perfect (whew).

A few suggestions that should make you a bit more relaxed --- first, hire a wedding planner and communicate often with them. Make an excellent plan well in advance. Then play devil's advocate and think of the major things that could derail the event, and at least know what would be a reasonable back-up plan.
As with anything, the more people, the more that can go wrong - and the more elaborate the event the more that can go wrong --- the best insurance of all is to keep it simple. Our family could not manage the "simple" part so we hired Iraida and prayed a lot.
Family of Bride and Groom stayed at Caye Villas, and we used the gardens/grounds for the wedding and reception. It was stunning. It also gave a private central gathering spot for everybody during the week of arrivals and preparation.

#345633 - 07/20/09 01:05 PM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: Diane Campbell]
deadserious Offline
Originally Posted By: Diane Campbell
Our family could not manage the "simple" part so we hired Iraida and prayed a lot.

Iraida was our planner as well. She is terrific and is highly recommended.
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

#345642 - 07/20/09 01:30 PM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: deadserious]
KC Jayhawk Offline
I dunno about wedding insurance, but I do know there is no such thing as marriage insurance!! crazy
When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.

#345722 - 07/21/09 11:59 AM Re: Wedding Insurance [Re: KC Jayhawk]
Barbara K Offline
I would guess you could get travel insurance that would cover a lot of it for yourselves. Then advise all your guests to get insurance too.


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 13 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,632 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,698 Topics
461,211 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.