Questions and Answers
What you need to do before you can get married
You will need to know when and where you want to get married when you complete your application for a marriage license. It’s always better to add a second option in case of bad weather and the Dream Maker can help with this situation.
To get a Marriage License
To get a license, you will need to complete an application form (BDM 60, BDM 58 or BDM 59) . You can download the form as a .pdf document to print and fill out later from the link above.
Making a Statutory Declaration
As part of completing the application form for a marriage license, you need to make a statutory declaration. Either you or your partner will need to make a formal statutory declaration that there is no lawful impediment to the
Paying for your Marriage License
Terri only conducts ceremonies outside of the registrar office; The National Parks, Private properties or local parks and gardens.
What is Qualmark?
The Dream Maker has been awarded the Qualmark and the Enviro Bronze Award which is is New Zealand tourism's official mark of quality and the world's first integrated quality assurance system, you can book and buy with confidence knowing that The
How to pay your marriage license fee
Registry offices will accept over the counter payments by cheque, cash, NZ money order or, in most offices credit card and EFTPOS.
Collecting and Using Your Marriage License
A marriage license is normally issued no sooner than three calendar days after the Notice of Intended Marriage form is submitted and the fee is paid.
How do you make payments
Direct Debit payments can be made into my bank account, please email me for the number. Cheques and Paypal to be cleared before confirmation of booking can be made. Customers will be responsible to pay all fee's incurred, and an admin fee.
What happens in bad weather
All events are designed with a wet weather option in advance to save disappointment and ensure a smooth transition. Most alternative options are incorporated with your chosen accommodation and as much care is taken, in creating a beautiful backdrop no matter what nature delivers on the day.
Keep up to date with the weather Click Here
What are the Tides like in The Abel Tasman
The Abel Tasman tides have a fall and rise between tides of up to 5.2 meters and depending on the type of tide will depend on access of some of the beaches and estuaries within the parks
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What does this mean
The Dream Maker provides a safe and friendly environment without conditions to all members of the community and without exception the product and service providers who work with the Dream Maker accept the same standards warmly welcoming everyone using our service.
What concessions do I need for my Wedding in the Abel Tasman National Park?
As operators of Sealimousines and the Dream Maker we are concious of the environment that we work in and in doing so we make sure we support the Department of Conservation and the Bird Song Trust. To run a commercial business in the National Park we hold a NM-30483-SSE concession permit. We ask all customers using the park to give a donation to the Bird Song Trust which helps conserve the native bird life.
Please note the advantages and disadvantages of choosing between a water taxi and a private charters
- Charters hold concessions allowing them to land on the more unaccusable beaches
- Water Taxis can only land on their schedules beach and at scheduled times.
- Charter boats generally have toilets on board, whereas Taxis do not.
- Charter boats tend to be more comfortable.
- Charters are exclusive to you and therefore you control the pace of your day.
- Taxis have to be shared with the general public and at their scheduled times.
- The Dream Makers Sealimousine is hosted and decorated for the occasion, adding that special touch to your event.
- For a very basic event on the mainland beaches with budget in mind then a Water Taxi is advised but for something exclusive to you and for the management of the whole event and everything involved an 8 hour boat charter is advised.
Drinking In public Places
(1)Every person is liable to a fine not exceeding $300 who, in or on any aircraft, hovercraft, ship or ferry or other vessel, train, or vehicle that is carrying passengers for reward,—
(a)drinks any intoxicating liquor; or
(b)supplies or offers any intoxicating liquor to any other person for consumption there; or
(c)has in his possession or under his control any intoxicating liquor for consumption there.
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), if any aircraft, hovercraft, ship or ferry or other vessel, train, or vehicle carries any passengers while under charter it shall be deemed to be carrying those passengers for reward.
(3)Without limiting subsection (1), every person under the age of 18 years commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $300 who, in any public place (or in a vehicle in any public place) and while not accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian,—
(a)drinks any intoxicating liquor; or
(b)has in his possession or under his control any intoxicating liquor for consumption there.
(4)This section does not apply in respect of any licensed premises under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989.