A wedding gone to the dogs


happy-couple.jpgPhoto: Tina Fineberg / Associated Press
Last week when pooches Chilly Pasternak (a poodle) and Baby Hope Diamond (a Coton du Tulear) tied the knot, they set a Guinness World Record for the most expensive canine wedding ever. According to a news report in the latimes.com, the soiree cost $158,187.12, significantly more than the average people wedding, which is $27,000. The news report notes that the doggie bride’s wedding gown cost more than the wedding gown that Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s wife wore in their recent wedding!
While many may think this decadence is a sure sign that we have gone to the dogs, the event had a serious purpose: it was a fundraiser for the Humane Society of New York. It’s actually a good reminder for pet lovers everywhere that the Humane Society can use support!
A story in Business Insider puts the wedding’s price tag even higher, at $250,000. You can read a first hand report of the wedding and peruse a photo gallery of the gala festivities.
Wedding Insurance offers peace of mind
We didn’t read anything about it, but with such an expensive event, we can only hope that the event planners budgeted in wedding insurance!
Even if a planned event will only be a fraction of the cost that these dogs spent, human brides and grooms may want to discuss wedding insurance options with an independent agent agent. Wedding insurance can cover costs for cancellation due to weather, illness, or venue unavailability. It can also cover losses if gifts are stolen, damage or loss of photos, rings, gowns, and the like, and other unforeseen problems. In addition to insurance for cancellation or other problems, your reception venue may require liability insurance. You should also be sure to verify that your wedding venue and your vendors are properly insured, and learn exactly what and how their insurance might extend to cover any problems you might experience.