From April 12, 15 guests were able to attend a wedding, and that number will increase to 30 guests from May 17. The government intends to lift all restrictions on social contact by June 21 at the earliest.
PolicyBee predicts a boom in wedding photography services once events start to ramp up later in the year.
“After spending so long waiting for government regulations to allow weddings to resume, business is booming again for the marriage business,” said Jane Aldous, head of the customer service and claims team at PolicyBee, who is also the resident expert of the Photographers’ Insurance Broker.
“Photographers need to make sure their insurance is up and running and that they have the right level of coverage, especially if they’ve invested in new equipment during the lockdown.”
Citing its own claims data, PolicyBee said that last year 20% of all claims made on the policies it issues came from photographers. The broker also noted that 36% of those received from photographers were for portable equipment, including cameras and laptops.
“Equipment insurance will also cover you for the rental of the camera kit while yours is being repaired, or if it takes a while to get the correct replacement kit,” Aldous commented.
“So if your tripod and camera are knocked over and damaged by the witness, you don’t risk losing your trade-in.”
Aldous added that weddings can be stressful situations for everyone involved, but having the right insurance saves photographers the frustration and potential financial fallout.