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#6061 leigh2011

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    Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:57 AM

    When I traveled through customs with ~100 small starfish & shells (laid out around floral centerpieces) they didn't say a word about them.  However, I did get pulled to the side by customs to serch my bags to make sure we were under the $300 per person limit for non-clothing items.  The customs official saw my wedding dress bag and all of the luggage we took and probably thought we would be easy pickings to pay the tax if you are >$300/pp (for non-personal/clothing items, like OOT bags and wedding decor).  So it is important to take receipts for all of your wedding items to prove you are under the $300/pp.  The second customs official eventually got frustrated with looking through the bags and comparing them to the receipts and eventually let us go without paying any tax.

     

    Originally Posted by jana297 

    I am going to have around 25 starfish with me for my place settings. Will I have an issue going through customs. When we went for our site visit last year they did not even search my bags but it would figure if they did.



     



    #6062 jana297

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      Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

      Oh boy I did not think of this. I better start looking for receipts!

       

      Originally Posted by leigh2011 

      When I traveled through customs with ~100 small starfish & shells (laid out around floral centerpieces) they didn't say a word about them.  However, I did get pulled to the side by customs to serch my bags to make sure we were under the $300 per person limit for non-clothing items.  The customs official saw my wedding dress bag and all of the luggage we took and probably thought we would be easy pickings to pay the tax if you are >$300/pp (for non-personal/clothing items, like OOT bags and wedding decor).  So it is important to take receipts for all of your wedding items to prove you are under the $300/pp.  The second customs official eventually got frustrated with looking through the bags and comparing them to the receipts and eventually let us go without paying any tax.

       



       



       


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      #6063 leigh2011

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        Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:13 AM

        Try and have as many receipts as you can.  If you have enough (and they are low enough in value) you will overwhelm the customs agent and they will eventually let you pass out of frustration and having better things to do.

         

        Also, if the customs agent initially asks you the value of what you have with you - have a clear answer in mind.  I think this is what got me in trouble (and thus sent to an inspection table), I was fumbling trying to do math in my head.  When the agent asked for the value of the wedding items he wasn't clear about wedding dress was part of the total or not - so a good response would have been something like, "Between the two of us, we have approximately ~$450 worth of wedding decorations and gifts for our guests and my dress is worth about $xxx".  They won't care about the value of your dress, but it will look like you are being very forthcoming with information if you are giving out extra info.
         

        Originally Posted by jana297 

        Oh boy I did not think of this. I better start looking for receipts!

         



         



         



        #6064 Sandy Planner

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          Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

          Hey Dreams Cancun ladies: Your wedding is aproaching  I have had the pleasure to work at Dreams Cancun for some of my weddings , if you have any questions  just let me know I would be  very happy to assist you.

           

          I see Claudia often because sometimes she order Luxury cakes  with me, It is my understanding their bakery has some limitations  so time to time they order the cakes with us.

           

          Please if you have any specific  questions I will be happy to answer...

           

          Sincerely

          Sandy 



          #6065 Katnkiko

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            Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

            This is the response I got.

             

             

            All day $89 usd per person and half day $55 usd per person.

             

             

             

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            Cecilia Rangel
            Coordinadora de Bodas/Wedding coordinator.

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            #6066 Channing

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              Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

              Can someone tell me if I have to contact Claudia once I arrive at the resort or will she know to contact me?

               

              Also,non-wedding question, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if club promoters came to Dreams at all? Last time I was in Cancun people from the bars came to the resort selling wrist bands that would give you admittance and free drinks once you were at the bar- I think it was like $45

              Not sure if they go to all of the resorts down the strip or not but it sure made it easy!



              #6067 leigh2011

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                Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

                When I arrived I went to the Concierge desk and they called Claudia for me to set up our pre-wedding meeting.  I had attempted to set up the meeting over email the week before my trip and Claudia wanted to wait until I got there to set it up.  I think hte reason is they were always running around working on a wedding, so they didn't want to commit to a time too far in advance.

                 

                In the pool area (next to the volleyball court) there is a hut where the club promoters set up shop to sell the writst bands.  We only talked to the Coco Bongo promoter, so I am not sure what other clubs sent a rep.

                 

                For those of you that haven't been to Cancun before - Coco Bongo is THE place to go.  It isn't a great place for dancing because it can get very crowded, but there are so many show/numbers they put on that are a complete and utter spectacle.  I had gone to Coco Bongo back in 2004 and told my younger guests they should check it out.  A group of 8 of us went out one night and everyone was AMAZED!  Side note:  Coco Bongo is walk-able from Dreams Cancun as long as you aren't wearing super heels (I wore flat sandals that night).

                 



                Can someone tell me if I have to contact Claudia once I arrive at the resort or will she know to contact me?

                 

                Also,non-wedding question, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if club promoters came to Dreams at all? Last time I was in Cancun people from the bars came to the resort selling wrist bands that would give you admittance and free drinks once you were at the bar- I think it was like $45

                Not sure if they go to all of the resorts down the strip or not but it sure made it easy!



                 



                #6068 Channing

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                  Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

                  Thank you!



                  #6069 jana297

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                    Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:25 AM

                    Does anyone know how many songs or length of music you give to the videographer for the 30 minutes of ceremony taping he does? I don't even know which company they use. It is included in my Dreams Ultimate Package....any help would be great..Thanks


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                    #6070 julieyjlee

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                      Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

                      Hi ladies,

                       

                      Are there any brides who has used the resort photographer (adventure photos) or will use in the future?

                       

                      Could you tell me your experience with him? How are the photos come out?

                       

                      I want to upgrade the photo session so that I can have more pictures than 50 photos, which are included in the ultimate package.

                       

                      Do you know how much they charge for additional photos?

                       

                      It seems everyone is using an outside photographer.

                       

                      I don't know what I should do.

                       

                      Please let me know~

                       

                      Julie

                       






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