I recently read a fabulous informative blog on what to pack and a check list for travelling bride to be by Mary McGrath.
Mary talks about essential items that brides will need and the shipping costs involved when providing your wedding party with welcome bags.
I added a comment to Mary’s blog to assist future brides when it comes to travelling with their engagement rings. As an experienced wedding travel planner, this is what I sent to Mary:
What a fabulous blog with some fantastic ideas for travelling brides to be. I am also in the business of planning international weddings from Australia and I thought I might add a comment for your clients to learn from an experience one of my recent brides had.
Of course our brides want to wear their engagement rings during their wedding trip however please be careful. My client lost her engagement ring while swimming in the ocean one evening prior to her wedding, this obviously had an impact on the enjoyment of rest of the week as the ring was of great value to them.
The situation may have not hurt so hard if she had of been insured. My client did not realise that her normal travel insurance policy does not cover any item over $500 so they can only claim $500.
So ladies, before you travel you need receipts, a valuation and an extra premium to cover your ring. To be super safe, why not hand your ring over to one of your trusted family members who is having an early night when you plan on partying until the early hours.
I hope I have saved some of your clients the same heart ache.
Personal Travel Manager and Group Travel Specialist
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