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Ok girlies I have a question:

 

I ordered starfish for my escort/place cards for the reception tables.  Well when they showed up, I was pretty surprised they smelt fishy....OMG...they were REAL!!  sad.gif Ok, totally not expected but now I am wondering if Customs will accept them (if found).  They are pretty small (2-3 inches) but I am not sure if it is on the prohibited list.  I would be pretty screwed if I had to throw them all away.

 

I know they say you cannot bring shells, but I am assuming that is real shells, not manufactured shells - or do they care?  I baught a pretty large starfish statue from Kohls (clearly manufactured) and a big manufactured shell which I am assuming are ok.

 

I tried to google but I couldnt find anything specific....does anyone know?

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hmm..they are wildlife, so usually they are not allowed.  However u can smug them in, because they don't check everyone at the Cancun airport. You can also spreadout the risk, like each of your close relatives carry a few of them for you.  Just bring spare paper place card for Plan B.

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Hey girls -

 

I was a Royal Cancun bride back in May... I have a question for those past and present brides.

 

My friend is having a wedding there in 2012. I know the whole schpell about the outside vendor crap and she's trying to avoid this. My husband is going to be her photographer/guest... however you want to put that. Do you think they'd try to charge her the fee for him even though you could technically say he's a guest? Has anyone does this where their friend/guest is a "vendor" whether it's photog or anything?

 

Thanks yall! wink.gif

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Stacy,

 

If he is staying at one of the REAL Resorts it shouldn't be a problem at all!  If he is a guest at the hotel and at the wedding, there wouldn't be a vendor fee.  This is what I am doing!

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Originally Posted by kshows03 View Post

 

Stacy,

 

If he is staying at one of the REAL Resorts it shouldn't be a problem at all!  If he is a guest at the hotel and at the wedding, there wouldn't be a vendor fee.  This is what I am doing!

 

 

 

Originally Posted by Bride2B22 View Post

 

Stacy- No vendor fee if he is a guest of the Real Resorts!

 

Thanks girls!! That's what I was hoping for but just wanted to make sure.

 

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Ya it is kind of hit or miss with this unfortunetly. If you wrap them really well in something and like Pretty Pig said scatter them the chances are less. But I would consider what happens if you do get stopped and they get  confiscated? Whats plan B just in case :)

Originally Posted by kshows03 View Post

Ok girlies I have a question:

 

I ordered starfish for my escort/place cards for the reception tables.  Well when they showed up, I was pretty surprised they smelt fishy....OMG...they were REAL!!  sad.gif Ok, totally not expected but now I am wondering if Customs will accept them (if found).  They are pretty small (2-3 inches) but I am not sure if it is on the prohibited list.  I would be pretty screwed if I had to throw them all away.

 

I know they say you cannot bring shells, but I am assuming that is real shells, not manufactured shells - or do they care?  I baught a pretty large starfish statue from Kohls (clearly manufactured) and a big manufactured shell which I am assuming are ok.

 

I tried to google but I couldnt find anything specific....does anyone know?



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I brought 60 starfish with me and had no problems. But I really think it all depends if you are stopped by customs or not. I used them for decorations on the tables so my attitude was if they get confiscated they get confiscated but luckily they did not. Good luck!

 


 

Originally Posted by kshows03 View Post

Ok girlies I have a question:

 

I ordered starfish for my escort/place cards for the reception tables.  Well when they showed up, I was pretty surprised they smelt fishy....OMG...they were REAL!!  sad.gif Ok, totally not expected but now I am wondering if Customs will accept them (if found).  They are pretty small (2-3 inches) but I am not sure if it is on the prohibited list.  I would be pretty screwed if I had to throw them all away.

 

I know they say you cannot bring shells, but I am assuming that is real shells, not manufactured shells - or do they care?  I baught a pretty large starfish statue from Kohls (clearly manufactured) and a big manufactured shell which I am assuming are ok.

 

I tried to google but I couldnt find anything specific....does anyone know?



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Well we were supposed to leave this AM for Mexico, wedding is thursday...didnt our flight get cancelled due to mechanical problems!! We will try to leave again tomorrow AM. I had a meeting sched with Michele tomorrow at 10AM, so I just called and spoke to Lily, she re booked it for me to meet with michele tomorow at 5pm. She said they would really rather meet ASAP and can't wait until the day before the wedding to meet with her. Great!! So I need all the prayers I can get that we get out of here tomorrow and get to Mexico on time!!

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