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#5851 TATrisha

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

The wedding coordinator set up our entrance.  We hid by the bar and then they said our names and we entered.  It was nice.

 

As for customs.  It is $300.  Not sure what she was talking about. Perhaps pesos?

One or more duty free goods which value may be proved with the invoice or note of sale and do not exceed $300 U.S. dollars or its domestic or foreign equivalent when the entry is by air or maritime transport or $50 U.S. dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, beer, manufactured tobaccos, cigarettes or automotive fuel may not be introduced within these exemptions.


For everyone else that is wondering about other restrictions...  I have in bold the restrictions for photographers... for those of you using inexperienced ones:

 

Luggage: Used or new goods for personal use such as clothing, footwear, and personal hygiene items that reasonably respond to the duration of the trip and that due to its quantities may not be used for commercial purposes; one photographic camera and one video camera, and its power supply; up to 12 rolls of film or videotapes; filmed or developed photographic material; one mobile phone and one pager; one typewriter; one used or new laptop, notebook, omnibook or similar portable computer; one used or new portable copying machine or printer; two portable used personal sports gear; one portable radio/CD player; 5 laser disks, 5 DVD, 20 compact disks (CD) or tapes; books and magazines that due to its quantities may not be used for commercial purposes; 5 toys, which can be normally transported by a person; medicines for personal use, provided that prescription must be submitted for psychotropic drugs; one set of binoculars; one portable musical instrument; one tent and one camping equipment; one surfing board or one windsurf board; and 4 fishing rods and its accessories.
 


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#5852 TATrisha

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

Here is a copy of the form which you fill out for customs.  The back talks about what you are and are not allowed to bring in duty free.

http://www.aduanas.g...heck_211005.pdf


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#5853 Maria1301

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    Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

    My fiance and I are planning to bring music with us to give to the resort DJ for our reception.  Did anyone else do this?  Did you use CDs or hand him an iPod?

    Was he good about mixing your music with the other music he played and did he play music that kept all your guests dancing?

    Thank you! :)



    #5854 yeemein

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      Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

      Maria1301, we hired DJ Bijan and he was amazing! Highly recommended!!! We walked passed a few pool parties after our wedding and all used resort DJ and hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I found their music really boring and didn't see many people dancing at all. If you use the resort DJ, definitely recommended to give him some CD's or an iPod. Good Luck! :)

      Originally Posted by Maria1301 

      My fiance and I are planning to bring music with us to give to the resort DJ for our reception.  Did anyone else do this?  Did you use CDs or hand him an iPod?

      Was he good about mixing your music with the other music he played and did he play music that kept all your guests dancing?

      Thank you! :)

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      #5855 780chick

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        Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

        We just got back last month and the customs card has been updated. The Max amount is still $300 but the quantities have increased. It's two cameras now. I'm pretty sure they got with the times and realized that in this day and age people own more things. http://www.aduanas.g.../139_10210.html WHICH ITEMS MAY BE INCLUDED IN MY PERSONAL LUGGAGE EXEMPT FROM DUTY? Goods for personal use, such as clothing, footwear and personal toiletries and beauty products, as long as they are appropriate for the duration of the trip, including wedding party items. Baby travel accesories, such as strollers and baby-walkers. Two photographic cameras or video recorders, 12 rolls of film or videocassettes; photographic material; three portable cell phone or other wireless networks; global positioning equipment (GPS); a portatil typewriter; an electronic calendar; a portable computer (laptop), notebook, omnibook or similar items; a copier or portable printer; a portable projector, and their accessories. Two sports equipment, four rods, three speedboats with or without sails and their accessories, trophies or recognitions, provided that they can be transported normally and commonly by the passenger, one stair climber and bicycle A portable radio for the recording or reproduction of sound or mixed tapes; or a digital sound reproducer or portable reproducer of compact discs and a portable reproducer of DVD’s, such as a pair of portable speakers, and their accessories. Five laser disks, 10 DVD disks, 30 compact disks (CD) or magnetic tapes (audiocassettes), for the reproduction of sound, three software packages and five storage devices or memory cards for any electronic equipments. Books, magazines and printed documents. Five toys, —included those that are collectible— and a video game console and five videogames. One device that permits measurement of arterial pressure and one for glucose, as well as medications of personal use; in the case of psychotropics the medical prescription should be shown. One set of binoculars and a telescope. Valises, trunks and suitcases necessary for the movement of goods. Passengers over 18 years of age, may introduce a maximum of up to 20 packs of cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco and up to three liters of alcoholic beverages, and six liters of wine; in excess of the above, cannot be imported without complying with applicable regulations and restrictions. Two musical instruments and its accessories. A camping tent and camping equipment, as well as their accessories. A set of tools including its case, it might have a hand drill, wire cutters, wrenches, dices, screwdrivers, current cables, among others. Up to two dogs or cats, maybe introduced as well as their accesories, provided that the corresponding  zoosanitary  import certificate issued by (SAGARPA) is presented to the customs officials.

        The wedding coordinator set up our entrance.  We hid by the bar and then they said our names and we entered.  It was nice. As for customs.  It is $300.  Not sure what she was talking about. Perhaps pesos? One or more duty free goods which value may be proved with the invoice or note of sale and do not exceed $300 U.S. dollars or its domestic or foreign equivalent when the entry is by air or maritime transport or $50 U.S. dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, beer, manufactured tobaccos, cigarettes or automotive fuel may not be introduced within these exemptions. For everyone else that is wondering about other restrictions...  I have in bold the restrictions for photographers... for those of you using inexperienced ones: Luggage: Used or new goods for personal use such as clothing, footwear, and personal hygiene items that reasonably respond to the duration of the trip and that due to its quantities may not be used for commercial purposes; one photographic camera and one video camera, and its power supply; up to 12 rolls of film or videotapes; filmed or developed photographic material; one mobile phone and one pager; one typewriter; one used or new laptop, notebook, omnibook or similar portable computer; one used or new portable copying machine or printer; two portable used personal sports gear; one portable radio/CD player; 5 laser disks, 5 DVD, 20 compact disks (CD) or tapes; books and magazines that due to its quantities may not be used for commercial purposes; 5 toys, which can be normally transported by a person; medicines for personal use, provided that prescription must be submitted for psychotropic drugs; one set of binoculars; one portable musical instrument; one tent and one camping equipment; one surfing board or one windsurf board; and 4 fishing rods and its accessories.  

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        #5856 stylishmeNC

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          Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

          Originally Posted by yeemein 

          Maria1301, we hired DJ Bijan and he was amazing! Highly recommended!!! We walked passed a few pool parties after our wedding and all used resort DJ and hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I found their music really boring and didn't see many people dancing at all. If you use the resort DJ, definitely recommended to give him some CD's or an iPod. Good Luck! :)


          I think it really depends on your group... I used the resort DJ and can say that he played a great mix of music that got everyone in our group dancing - young to old, country fans to techo fans. We made multiple requests through the night and he played all of them - he even found and downloaded a song he didn't have for us. We did have a couple of special songs that we had on our ipods just for ease of use (our first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, etc) and we just gave him the ipod and he played those straight from there. Like I said, we all had a great time and no complaints for the resort DJ :)



          #5857 yeemein

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            Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

            Oh good, glad to hear the resort DJ worked out! Maybe the pool parties we saw were just low key parties. We just had such a great experience with DJ Bijan that I want to pass the experience along. Half of our group are not dancing type people and he managed to play all the right music to keep everyone on the dance floor - including my mother which I have NEVER seen dance! AMAZING! For 3 hours we paid $450CAD and $90USD for the day pass.

            Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 


            I think it really depends on your group... I used the resort DJ and can say that he played a great mix of music that got everyone in our group dancing - young to old, country fans to techo fans. We made multiple requests through the night and he played all of them - he even found and downloaded a song he didn't have for us. We did have a couple of special songs that we had on our ipods just for ease of use (our first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, etc) and we just gave him the ipod and he played those straight from there. Like I said, we all had a great time and no complaints for the resort DJ :)



            #5858 Shan2012

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              Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

              Originally Posted by Tlseege 

              The wedding coordinator set up our entrance.  We hid by the bar and then they said our names and we entered.  It was nice.

               

              As for customs.  It is $300.  Not sure what she was talking about. Perhaps pesos?

              One or more duty free goods which value may be proved with the invoice or note of sale and do not exceed $300 U.S. dollars or its domestic or foreign equivalent when the entry is by air or maritime transport or $50 U.S. dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, beer, manufactured tobaccos, cigarettes or automotive fuel may not be introduced within these exemptions.


              For everyone else that is wondering about other restrictions...  I have in bold the restrictions for photographers... for those of you using inexperienced ones:

               

              Luggage: Used or new goods for personal use such as clothing, footwear, and personal hygiene items that reasonably respond to the duration of the trip and that due to its quantities may not be used for commercial purposes; one photographic camera and one video camera, and its power supply; up to 12 rolls of film or videotapes; filmed or developed photographic material; one mobile phone and one pager; one typewriter; one used or new laptop, notebook, omnibook or similar portable computer; one used or new portable copying machine or printer; two portable used personal sports gear; one portable radio/CD player; 5 laser disks, 5 DVD, 20 compact disks (CD) or tapes; books and magazines that due to its quantities may not be used for commercial purposes; 5 toys, which can be normally transported by a person; medicines for personal use, provided that prescription must be submitted for psychotropic drugs; one set of binoculars; one portable musical instrument; one tent and one camping equipment; one surfing board or one windsurf board; and 4 fishing rods and its accessories.
               

               

               

              Hey,

               

              Thanks for all that info so IF i have 48 of luffas, chapstick, mini floaties, hand sanitizer, shot glasses, mentos, and tissue packs do you suggest i split all that up between 4-5 people? Do I declare all of this? This is super confusing so your help is amazing.

               

              thanks

              Shannon



              #5859 TATrisha

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              Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

              Tough to say.  I had an entire suitcase which as only out of town bag supplies... so 35 cups, beach balls, lotions, lip balms, etc... but I also didn't hit a red light!  My husband, parents, and myself had a deal.  We'd approach the light as a group and set that bag in the front (but not obviously).  If the first person hit the green button, they casually would grab it.  If they hit red, they'd leave it.  And so on.  We all got green, so it was never an issue.  But I would not want to deal with Mexican customs, that's for sure!


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              #5860 aquamaniac

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                Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

                Hey ladies, we leave tomorrow morning so I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the help, support and amazing advice! I have no idea what I would have done without you!

                I'll post pictures once we return, and hopefully I will run into some of the other brides this week!






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