Updated March 2010
Events Are Booming
were 2.3 million weddings in the United States last year.
The total costs, not including the honeymoon, were
over $60 billion. That averages out to $25,000 per wedding.
Although today's weddings tend to be smaller, they are more
states, especially destination states such as Hawaii and Nevada,
have seen the number of weddings double over the last ten
year. 40 percent of all wedding guests now fly to attend a
longer regulated to spring and summer, weddings are now year-round
affairs. May through August are still the peak wedding months,
accounting for just over 40 percent of weddings annually,
September and October aren't far behind, together averaging
almost 20 percent. January is the slowest month, averaging
only 4.5 percent. But the remaining five months — November,
December, February, March and April — show strong numbers,
ranging from 6.5 to nearly 8 percent, accounting for a combined
average of 34 percent.
number of weddings we insure increased 300% in 2004 over the
same period the previous year. After many requests, we have
arranged to provide a package of insurance coverage specifically
designed to protect weddings and other private celebrations.
new Wedding Insurance Package
and Private Celebration Package
contains most of the coverage needed for these special events,
including liability, event cancellation, weather, and property
protection. Premiums for both programs start at only $220.