Sol and Chaya planned their wedding in downtown Washington, D.C., at a grand, historic hotel. It would be a formal event with 300 guests and a four-course meal at the reception. Sol’s father was a retired senator, so the guest list was diverse and included many influential and well-known people.
The night before the big event, a more casual, albeit quite swanky, rehearsal dinner was scheduled at the historic bar and grill attached to the hotel. Sol’s 88-year-old father, David, was riding the train from New York and two of his favorite indulgences, lobster and prime rib, were on the menu. David was quite proud of his son and fond of his soon-to-be daughter-in-law. He relished the thought of mingling with old friends and spending time with his family.
All was going according to plan until the evening of the rehearsal dinner, when Sol went to the train station to pick up his father. As riders exited the train, David was nowhere to be found.
Sol called his father’s cell phone, but there was no answer. He then went to the ticket counter to ask if David had purchased a ticket. Indeed, he had – so where was he now?
Sol noticed a policeman and an EMT boarding the emptied train, and his heart started pounding. He asked a few onlookers what was happening and learned that a passenger had been found unconscious. Soon, Sol’s worst fears were realized – the passenger in question was his father. Worse yet, his father was deceased – not unconscious as initially believed. The whole situation was so surreal and unexpected. Sol struggled to think clearly.
Thankfully Chaya was his rock. One thing he had always admired was her ability to remain calm under pressure and today was no exception. After consoling Sol, and logistically discussing the next steps, she calmly stated that the wedding could not proceed under these circumstances. She called a group of her closest friends and family members to help her dispatch the news to all expected guests. Then, she called WedSure.
Just as she expected, Wedsure confirmed that she had purchased Wedding Cancellation coverage on her wedding insurance policy and that she and Sol would be reimbursed for all expenses the couple had incurred. At this late date, final payments were already required. The costs incurred totaled $103,000! Thanks to their WedSure policy, Sol and Chaya recouped every penny. They were greatly relieved and able to put the wedding behind them and truly focus on the moment at hand – saying goodbye to their beloved father.