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House Insurance - Newlyweds warned to check their cover

Published: 12/05/2009 by Comments

As the wedding season begins, newly-weds are being urged to keep track of their household contents cover. The value of personal possessions can increase sharply after the big day, due to wedding purchases and presents.

According to a recent survey held by Direct Line Home Insurance, Direct Line wedding guests spend £73 on average when it comes to buying gifts for the bride and groom. Based on a guestlist of 50 friends and family, this could net the married couple up to £3,950 in new items.

With the average wedding now costing 17,000, couples also fork out a lot of cash in the run up to the big day. Engagement rings, wedding rings and the all important wedding dress are just some of the items that will be kept at home after the celebrations have finished.

Head of Home Insurance at Direct Line, Andrew Lowe, warned newly-weds to be insurance savvy, explaining “The cost of the wedding dress, flowers, jewellery and outfits for the wedding party can easily run into thousands of pounds.”

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