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Getting Married?
Prep for Your Big Day



Wedding Planning Checklist

The average engagement lasts 14 months. We've arranged this handy guide as a countdown to the big day, so you can check off your to-do list based on how far out the ceremony is. Here's a sample:

  • 9 months out: Choose your florist.
  • 6 months out: Send save-the-date cards.
  • 3 months out: Schedule the rehearsal dinner.

Download and print the full checklist to get started.

8 Ways to Save Money

We consulted the professionals, from event planners to money-saving experts, to find tips on helping keep wedding costs down. One pro tip:

  • Opt for a morning reception with a brunch menu to help with catering expenses. Think breakfast foods and brunch time drinks.

Destination Wedding Guide

Holding your wedding away from home? Your planning may require a whole different set of details. This guide can help you through it, with specific travel and attendance tips. For example:

  • Check with your airline in advance regarding its policies for transporting a wedding dress.

Download and print the full checklist to get started.



Special Event Insurance 101

Event insurance may help protect your investment if your special day doesn't go as planned.

  • What Is Event Cancellation Insurance?

    If you unexpectedly need to cancel your scheduled event, cancellation insurance may help reimburse you for certain related expenses, such as down payments.

  • What Is Event Liability Insurance?

    Accidents can happen, even at a celebration. If a guest is injured or damages the venue, and you're found responsible, event liability coverage may help pay the costs.

Event Insurance and Your Wedding

After the Honeymoon.

After the Honeymoon

New Bride Name Change Checklist

If you're taking your spouse's last name, your new surname could affect everything from filing a tax return to your voter registration. This checklist details important places to change your name, including:

  • The U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Your driver's license
  • Your bank and other financial institutions

Download and print the guide to see the full list.

Start Your Shared Financial Life

Do you and your partner have a joint bank account? How about a monthly budget? Check out these smart ways to help get your money matters in order now that you're married.

Decorating Your Home Together

Marriage can be all about compromise, especially when it comes to decorating a space as a couple. Don't disrupt your newlywed bliss — consider these four guidelines to help your individual styles shine in your home.


For Your Guests

In the Bridal Party? Your Role

Being asked to stand up in an upcoming wedding is an honor. Learn more about the part you'll play.

A Guest's Guide

Attending a wedding can be an exciting occasion. Find out what you need to know if you're attending upcoming nuptials.

Event insurance policies are underwritten by Markel and offered under an Expanded Market Program. Markel is not affiliated with Allstate.

The Expanded Market Program provides access to products underwritten by non-Allstate companies. Allstate does not operate or control any company that provides policies through this program. In this program, Allstate does not have any financial responsibility to you for any policy purchased, is not responsible for any claims you may make with such companies, and makes no representations nor accepts any liability related to the operations of such companies, including, but not limited to, their financial condition and claims handling. © 2016 Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL.

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