Wedding insurance is an insurance policy that couples can purchase that covers any out of pocket expenses in the event that something goes wrong on the lead up to, and on, the big day. Wedding insurance ensures that you’re reimbursed for lost deposits and payments and will also cover additional costs associated with the wedding and related services.
New Zealand resident couples getting married anywhere in the world. Dream Wedding Insurance can be purchased by the Bride, Groom or a member of their immediate family.
You are able to purchase online at dreamweddinginsurance.co.nz by simply selecting the level of cover applicable to your wedding budget (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum), fill out the requested information and purchase with a MasterCard or Visa. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes!
Cover starts from the day you take out a policy. You can purchase Dream Wedding Insurance no less than 30 days and no more than 18 months prior to the wedding day. The policy coverage will cease at the completion of the wedding event.
You can purchase Dream Wedding Insurance no less than 30 days and no more than 18 months prior to the wedding day. The policy coverage will cease at the completion of the wedding event.
No. There is no excess or deductable on this policy.
My wedding ceremony and reception are on different dates. Will Dream Wedding Insurance cover me for both events?
The reception must directly follow the ceremony in order to be covered
Yes. Dream Wedding Insurance provides overseas wedding insurance. We will cover weddings taking place anywhere in the world. Section 9, Personal Liability is excluded for weddings taking place outside of New Zealand or Australia. Please refer to page 10 of the policy wording.
Generally, couples will choose a level of cover based on their total outlay/budget. This way, if the worst were to happen and everything had to be cancelled/rescheduled, you would not be left out of pocket.
Personal liability insurance (sometimes referred to as public liability) will cover you for the cost of compensation against your legal liability for injuries or damage to other people or property. Please read the policy wording for policy limitations and exclusions.
You must pay by credit card when you take out a policy. We accept MasterCard or Visa and transactions are completed securely online. Your confirmation email will arrive in seconds, along with your certificate.
Yes, please read the policy wording so that you’re fully aware of the policy limitations and exclusions. If you have any questions, jump on the web-chat and speak with a specialist. You can request a call at anytime if you’d prefer to speak with someone.
You are covered if your wedding is cancelled due to specified events listed in the policy. If any of the specified events occur, you may have to pay for suppliers or goods that you’ve booked but cannot use. Under this cover, you would be able to claim for these costs. Please refer to the policy wording for the list of specific events that are covered against cancellation of the wedding.
No. This insurance is for the wedding event only.
You are covered up to the limits detailed in the policy wording. You can increase the level of cover up to 30 days before the wedding, you will need to pay the additional premium. Simply email email@example.com and request an upgrade.
Each claim is assessed individually and our objective is to settle all claims as quickly as possible. We seek to resolve claims within 7 days.
Yes! Providing any event causing the cancellation of the wedding occurs after 30 days from the date of policy purchase. Please read the policy wording for limitations and exclusions.
No, the full premium must be paid at the commencement of the policy.
Cancellation costs incurred by either party deciding not to go ahead with the wedding will not be paid. Please read the policy wording for limitations and exclusions.
Yes. You can cancel the policy within the 14 day cooling off period provided that no claim has arisen. We will cancel the policy and give you a full refund of your premium.
If a weather-related event causes the curtailment or cancellation of your wedding, then cover is provided subject to limitations and exclusions. Please refer to Sections 1 and 2, on page 6 for limitations and exclusions.
Yes, this policy can be purchased for civil partnership ceremonies.
Yes, we cover visa holders, temporary residents and permanent residents.
If either you or your partner are a resident of New Zealand, then you are eligible to purchase a policy
No. This cover is for weddings only.
No. There is no cover for redundancy, please refer to the policy wording for further details.
Am I covered if the bride's wedding dress, groom's suit or bridal party outfits are damaged or stolen before the wedding?
Yes. This policy covers the cost of repair or replacement of clothing or accessories that are damaged or stolen while in the possession of the Bride, Groom and/or immediate family members and/or members of the bridal party. Please refer to Section 3, page 7 on the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
What happens if the bride, groom or family member gets sick or injured just before the wedding/ceremony?
Cover is provided if the illness or injury of the bride, groom or immediate family member causes the cancellation or curtailment of the wedding. Please refer to Section 1, page 6 of the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
This policy does not cover pre-existing medical conditions of the bride, groom or immediate family members.
The policy provides personal liability cover. Please refer to Section 9, page 10 for exclusions and limitations.
We cover non-refundable deposits for lost goods or services should your wedding suppliers fail to meet their contractual obligations. Please refer to Section 5, page 8 on the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
Yes, we provide coverage against accidental damage to hired equipment including marquees. Please refer to Section 7, page 9 on the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
This policy covers the cost of repair or replacement of clothing or accessories that are damaged or stolen while in the possession of the Bride, Groom and/or immediate family members and/or members of the bridal party. Please refer to Section 3, page 7 on the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
A Certificate of Insurance will be provided via email immediately following your policy purchase.
Yes, subject to a maximum sum insured under your chosen level of cover. Please refer to Section 3, page 7 for exclusions and limitations.
Does Dream Wedding Insurance cover all wedding presents, including cheques, gift certificates, etc.?
Yes, we will cover wedding gifts including gift certificates and money, up to the limit outlined in the policy wording.
We will cover any pre paid fees and additional costs incurred in arranging alternative flowers. Please refer to Section 5 – Supplier Failure, page 8 on the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
We will cover any pre-paid fees as well as additional costs incurred in arranging alternative transport.
A New Zealand resident is a person who is living in New Zealand and is either a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or visa holder or a protected Special Category Visa (SCV) holder
The wedding venue requires us to purchase liability insurance in case of accidental damage or injury during the reception. Is this included?
Yes. Liability insurance up to $5,000,000 is included as standard in every policy that we offer. Personal Liability insurance is not covered for overseas weddings. Please refer to Section 9, page 10 on the Policy Wording for exclusions and limitations.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to provide you with an option through one of our partners.
My venue wants me to have more Liability cover than $5m, can I get more through Dream Wedding Insurance?
Yes, in some cases we are able to provide liability cover for more than $5m, please email us at email@example.com and we will arrange a quote for you.
Generally speaking, when a venue requests that you purchase public or personal liability, they want to insure that you are covered, from a legal standpoint, against third party property damage and/or injury. For this instance, personal liability and public liability are the same thing. Ask your venue for clarification if there is any doubt.
The insurance is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London. Lloyd’s of London is the world’s leading specialist insurance and reinsurance market.
No, this cover is for the wedding event only.
One of my parents is ill and may pass away at the time of the wedding, will we be covered if we buy wedding insurance now in case this happens?
Pre-existing medical conditions are excluded and you will not be able to make a claim under the policy. Please refer to the Pre-Existing Medical conditions definition on page 12 on the Policy Wording.
My Fiancé and I live overseas but are New Zealand Citizens, are we able to buy a policy from Dream Wedding Insurance?
Yes. Bare in mind that there will be no coverage for Personal/Public Liability if your wedding is taking place outside of New Zealand.
Yes. Please use the web-chat to advise the agent that you’d like to receive a phone call. A specialist will then call at your convenience and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us your phone number and best time to call, and you’ll be contacted promptly.
No. As with most insurance policies, there is a general exclusion applicable for any instances involving a terrorist attack. Please refer to General Exclusion 10 on page 13 of the Policy Wording.
If a volcano erupts and ash cloud cancels our travel plans, is this classed as Severe Weather and is it covered?
Yes, this would be classed as severe weather and there is provision in the policy for a claim.
Please use your Child’s name and their partner’s name for the online form.