Use this comparison that only includes policies that cover overseas ceremonies and receptions to find the best insurance for your wedding abroad.

Most policies offer the same cover for your wedding, including cover for rings, suppliers and your venue, if it takes place abroad or in the UK.

However, there are extra benefits and exclusions with overseas wedding insurance you should be aware of.

Extra cover for weddings abroad

Overseas wedding insurance policies should include essential document indemnity.

This means you will be covered if any of the important documents you need to get married abroad need to be replaced.

These include things like:

  • Passports

  • Visas

  • Birth certificates

It will cover any reasonable fees or travel and accommodation costs you have to pay to get copies while you are abroad.

Exclusions for weddings abroad

Before you buy a policy, check if there are any things not covered if you get married overseas.

For example, most insurers do not include third party liability cover if your wedding takes place in the USA or Canada.

Find out what else is not covered under a wedding insurance policy here.

Do not forget travel insurance

The wedding party and any guests travelling with you will still need travel insurance to cover things like:

  • Medical expenses if you are ill or injured

  • Cancellation and delay of your flights

  • Baggage and personal money if lost or stolen

  • The cost of getting home if you are ill or injured

Wedding insurance does not cover your honeymoon, so if you are travelling elsewhere after your wedding make sure you get travel insurance for this too.

Wedding insurance abroad FAQs


Does wedding insurance abroad cover my honeymoon?


No, it will only cover your wedding ceremony and reception. You need to get travel insurance to cover your honeymoon.


Can I get travel insurance that includes wedding cover?


Yes, some insurers offer combined wedding and travel insurance policies.


Can I claim if there is bad weather?


Wedding insurance does not cover bad weather unless extreme conditions mean your guests are unable to reach your venue.


When should I buy insurance for an overseas wedding?


Get cover before you start spending money, e.g. booking your venue abroad. Most insurers let you take out cover two years before your wedding day.


Can I take out cover after I make a booking?


Yes, any bookings or orders you make before the start of the policy will be covered from the purchase date.

About our wedding insurance comparison


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