As you most likely know, the East Coast has been hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath has taken it’s toll on New Yorkers and surrounding areas. One thing I can’t help but think, is what it must be like for brides in this scenario. No matter how much you plan, Mother Nature sometimes has other plans in mind. I specifically remember New York last year having a snow storm on October 29th and this year we had Hurricane Sandy ironically happen on the same day this year. Does weather have an affect on when you plan your wedding? What are the most important things to think about when deciding to reschedule your big day? In this case, for brides on the East Coast, some have lost their venue, their dress or other wedding day essentials. I have been following The Knot and they have set up a Facebook page for brides who need vendors/venues and for vendors/venues to offer their services. If you had a wedding that was impacted by a crazy weather situation, I’d love to hear what you did to move forward, or if you canceled your event.
Also, we recommend purchasing event insurance to protect you in the event of a natural disaster or other unforseen circumstances. You may first want to check with your homeowners or renters insurance policy to see if you can add this coverage on to any existing policies you have. Or, you can purchase event insurance through a company called Wed Safe – www.wedsafe.com – it’s a couple hundred dollars, depending on how much liability coverage you obtain, and definitely worth looking into to protect yourself and your wedding investment.
We sincerely hope all of you in the East Coast are safe and our thoughts are with you as we all move forward in recovering from this tragic storm.