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Shelley

Bringing your ring?

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Hi,

 

I'm getting married in the Mayan Riviera this August, and I've had a couple guests say things to me such as "you're not bringing your ring are you?" Is this something I should be concerned about? I had wanted to have our bands for the ceremony, but am not sure now if this is an unsafe move. Can anyone help?

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Well from what I heard Mexico has had problems with the cleaning staff stealing things. So just tip them and they tend to leave stuff alone. However I plan on assigning someone to "ring bodyguard" for our trip, a person that doesn't let our wedding bands out of their sight... Just to be on the safe side. I've also heard of people putting their wedding rings in a pair of socks because it's not a place someone would expect to look.

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We were cautious and put the rings (and cash and anything else important) in a safe in our room. I don't know if that's enough at all hotels though!

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I would figure out a way to bring your ring whether someone has to hold on to them or you put them in a safe or other secure spot. It would be a shame not to have them for your wedding day.

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The Riu resorts have in-room safes for you to use for just that type of reason. In general, just use the same precautions as you would at a hotel in the US. The people working and living in Mexico are wonderful, kind, generous people. You get a few bad apples here and there, but those are the exception.

 

On my trips to Cancun and the Riviera Maya I have always brought thousands of dollars worth of photo equipment with me and have never had a problem. I use locks on my bags and put money, passport and valuables in the safe. It might be a good idea to contact the resort to see what else they might be able to do for safekeeping of the rings as well.

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Thanks everyone. I think I will use the safe for our bands, and then also tip the cleaning staff. I just can't imagine not having our rings for the ceremony - I think it would feel like something was missing if we didn't have them.

 

Thanks again!

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I am putting my engagement ring in the safe deposit box here in the states and just bringing the wedding bands to Costa Rica. I figured I am going to be doing a lot of outdoor activities and I would DIE if I lost it. I am pretty sure if you just out your valuables in the safe you should be fine.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I remember reading a couple of reviews on tripadvisor in which people said their valuables were stolen from the safe. (I think it was money). They said it was obvious someone from the hotel staff used a card to come into the room and was somehow able to hack into their safe. I can't remember what resort it was but I will see if I can find the review. Sorry to sound like a bitch, I'm just trying to look out for everybody.

 

-Glenda

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