Wedding insurance an increasingly popular trend

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GRAYSON CO., TX - As wedding bells toll on more expensive and elaborate weddings, wedding insurance is gaining popularity.

More brides are wanting to protect themselves financially from wedding day mishaps, and Insurance agencies are offering that protection against anything from rain to missing rings.

Kristi Rodgers got married on November 9th, and at the time, she didn't know wedding insurance existed.

"It's November in Texas. It can be hot, it can be cold, it can be raining. So the weather was an issue.", said Rodgers.

Rodgers says because she stuck closely to a budget, she didn't feel insurance was necessary, "but for some people, they're spending as much as a home cost. So in that case, possibly."

Owner and photographer of Jimmages Wedding Photography, Jacki Lee, has been photographing weddings for 17 years, "I've had some fallers and some fainters, I've had some tardy brides and grooms, and in one of my Dallas weddings I had a veil catch on fire!"

After witnessing first hand the disasters that can happen at a wedding, Lee says she can understand why some brides might want insurance, "More dollars are being spent on creating the perfect wedding and a lot more effort."

But She says there are other ways to reduce your chance of loss.

"To me it has to do with the vendors that you choose and making sure that you have a sense from them that they really care and that they want to make your day go perfectly.", said Lee.

While Rodgers wedding did go smoothly, she says it's every day after her wedding that really matters.

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