Everyone loves a wedding and for good reason; they’re happy, joyful events that bring people together, but we all know they can also be incredibly stressful and expensive.
What is wedding insurance? Do I need it?
With the average UK wedding costing £20,000, this often means that taking out wedding insurance gets pushed right down the list of priorities and you could be thinking Is it worth paying for when you might not even need it?
At a time when we’re all worried about the cost-of-living crisis it’s very easy to dismiss it as an unnecessary cost, but wouldn’t it be nice to have the wedding-associated stress to be taken away?
How can wedding insurance benefit me?
Wedding insurance covers you for financial losses that could occur because of unforeseen circumstances in the run up to your wedding, or on the day itself.
Some of the most common claims in recent years seem to be associated with bankruptcy; whether that’s the dress supplier, the caterers or the venue, which is a sad indictment of the times.
Loss of wedding photography and damage to wedding attire are also quite high on the list, it just goes to show that you never know what’s round the corner.
However, you’re planning on saying I do, the chances are you will want to protect yourself, your pocket, and your big day against life’s unexpected.
The Insurance Emporium boasts a range of policy options, with seven levels of cover with five Optional Benefits you can select from so that you can make your special day your own. With a one-off payment starting from £27.00* for the Amber level of cover, it could be a question of why not?
Explore & compare our range of cover at The Insurance Emporium & get your free customisable quote today at theinsuranceemporium.co.uk/WEDDINGIDEAS. *This is based on a UK Wedding with the Amber Level of Cover and no Optional Benefits selected.
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Wedding Brand of the Month: Blue Lion Band
This month, we’re looking to something that’s a key part of every wedding – the music! Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, offering high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events.
Their band size is fully customisable from three to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style.
Blue Lion’s talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping.
This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. They can perform any genre including Rock, Pop, Motown, Dance, Disco, Jazz, Classical, and current hits.
There’s no better feeling than seeing the excitement couples have when their friends and family join them on the dance floor and that feeling is why the Blue Lion musicians love what they do.
You can watch their talented musicians perform live at a free showcases near you! At the showcase, you’ll be able to preview a variety of musical styles and band sizes to help you find the perfect fit for your event.
It’s also a great opportunity to speak with the Blue Lion musicians and producers in person and ask any questions you have about the band. Make it a date night or invite friends for a fun evening out.
See upcoming dates here: bluelionband.co.uk/live-showcases
Ceremony & Reception Music
When it comes to your big day, the Blue Lions can perform for every special moment:
Ceremony: Whether you prefer traditional music, classical songs, or modern tunes, they can work with you to set the perfect tone for your day.
Cocktails & Canapés: Start the party off right with a jazz quartet or easy listening trio to accompany your cocktails & canapés and give your guests beautiful background music while they mingle.
Reception: Amazing dance parties are how the Blue Lion have earned their fantastic reputation! They pride themselves on high energy, flawless performances; it’s all about great preparation and a genuine love for what they do to ensure you have the best night of your life.
If you’re planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world. They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
The Blue Lions also offer a number of add ons for an all inclusive event package, including Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Lighting, MC Service, DJ Sets, Sound Production, and more. As with all Blue Lion services, these add-ons are fully customisable to your needs and style.
They make it easy to capture your most precious moments by matching you with the perfect team based on your event, vision and budget. Choose your base investment and add extras from there to create a bespoke package. Get in touch for a personal consultation and follow along @bluelionband!
How to Book Blue Lion Band for Your Wedding
Blue Lion is available to perform at events throughout the UK and for travel. The band is fully customisable and starts from £1,790 for a DJ+Sax Hybrid up to £6,990 for a 14-piece band with a full horn section and multiple lead singers.
Wedding Brand of the Month: Cicinia
This month, we’re looking to wedding dress brand Cicinia. If you’re looking to buy an elegant dress for your bridesmaids, look no further than this excellent-value brand, home to a collection of affordable bridesmaid dresses, accessories and personalised gifts for the bride.
The high-quality gowns come in over 66 colours and 150 styles, meaning there’s truly a dress to suit every bridal colour scheme and theme out there.
And, if your wedding budget is your biggest concern, you’ll be pleased to know that the bridesmaid dresses start at just £69. Discover the top styles and colours to buy at Cicinia now below.
Hannah Chiffon Off The Shoulder Long Bridesmaid Dress in Mist, £79
Ruby Halter Zipper Back Long Bridesmaid Dress in Blushing Pink, £79
Gracie Cowl Floor Length Long Bridesmaid Dress in Dusty Blue, £79
Charlie Cap Sleeves Elegant Bridesmaid Dress in Mulberry, £78.99
Emily Modest Split Long Bridesmaid Dress in Dusty Sage, £75
Luna V Neck Split Long Bridesmaid Dress in Dark Navy, £79
Hope Charming Chiffon V Neck Long Bridesmaid Dress in Rust, £79
Charlie Cap Sleeve Elegant Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress in Dusty Rose, £78.99
Cicinia‘s dresses retail from £69.