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.