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#21 kristi

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    Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:21 AM

    How are you guys getting your dress there? Are you putting it in a suit case?

    #22 Tracy

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:57 AM

      Shipping in advance can be a little iffy -your stuff wil have to clear customs (and you are not there to explain you are getting married, show your wedding dress etc). It's very possible things could get hung up there for days, or that duty could be assessed on your items. I say try to bring with you whenever possible, even if it means begging others to carry some stuff with them. I am getting very concerned about this too.......but I did just find a huge suitcase at Walmart for $80 and the room inside it is incredible.

      #23 1elephant

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        Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:05 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by kristi
        How are you guys getting your dress there? Are you putting it in a suit case?
        there are a bunch of threads about this, but most girls carry it on and ask an attendant to hang it in the coat closet, or lay it flat in the overhead. also, a lot of resorts can have it pressed for you.

        #24 ButlerGirl08

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:13 AM

          I hung my dress in the captain's closet...with no problems.

          #25 KelandJay81

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            Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:30 AM

            We plan on splitting some stuff up with our bridesmaids and family, asking them each to bring on a carry on with some of our decorations in it. I am not for a while yet, but if you ask people close to you to carry a little it may be a lot better than paying the extra amount.. Just make sure you track who has what! 

             

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            #26 JayKay

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            Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:44 PM

            I'm going to find my FI the biggest suitcase we are allowed to take and then ask him to pack (he always packs the bare minimum!) I then plan on using the rest of the space in his suitcase for all our stuff, cause I doubt I will have extra room in mine!! ha!



            #27 meeshie77

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              Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:24 PM

              Best way to pack a lot of items without losing any space is Ziploc bags :)  Thanks Oprah for that lifesaver tip.  I can fit 8 shirts in one bag....lol.  Honest, Ziploc EVERYTHING from underwear to swimsuits to pants and shorts, toiletries....literally everything!  You'll be amazed at how much you can fit and how it won't go overweight.  My BFF didn't even believe until I repacked her 'busting at the seams' suitcase and everything fit ;)  Good luck!
               

              Originally Posted by NewOrleansbride 

              I was curious as to how everybody planned to get all their wedding supplies to their destination. I have been going over this in my mind for a while and I'm worried about carrying so much through customs. Do most people break it up into different suitcases? LOL- I told FI that he has to use a big suitcase (he normally packs very light).

              I'm not a great packer to start with, so I'm totally lost.


               



              #28 JayKay

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              Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:41 PM


              I usually pack my toiletries in ziploc bags, but would have never have thought to pack clothes in them!!
               

              Originally Posted by meeshie77 

              Best way to pack a lot of items without losing any space is Ziploc bags :)  Thanks Oprah for that lifesaver tip.  I can fit 8 shirts in one bag....lol.  Honest, Ziploc EVERYTHING from underwear to swimsuits to pants and shorts, toiletries....literally everything!  You'll be amazed at how much you can fit and how it won't go overweight.  My BFF didn't even believe until I repacked her 'busting at the seams' suitcase and everything fit ;)  Good luck!
               



               



               



              #29 meeshie77

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                Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

                I know, right!?!  Give it a try...  oh and for clothes roll them up long wise.  They won't wrinkle and that's what allows for so many per Ziploc (use the large ones..they work best).  Also, bite the corner (just a wee bit) to let the air out of the bag.  It allows for even MORE room in your suitcase :)  You know how us women like to pack lots and lots and lots!  LOL.  This works for me every time!!!
                 

                Originally Posted by JayKay 


                I usually pack my toiletries in ziploc bags, but would have never have thought to pack clothes in them!!
                 



                 



                 



                #30 Katiem2012

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                  Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:39 AM

                  Meeshie that is such a great idea!! I've been worried about how I'm going to fit all of my clothes let alone the decorations and everything! I'm definitely going to try ziploc bags!! :)
                   

                  Originally Posted by meeshie77 

                  I know, right!?!  Give it a try...  oh and for clothes roll them up long wise.  They won't wrinkle and that's what allows for so many per Ziploc (use the large ones..they work best).  Also, bite the corner (just a wee bit) to let the air out of the bag.  It allows for even MORE room in your suitcase :)  You know how us women like to pack lots and lots and lots!  LOL.  This works for me every time!!!
                   



                   



                   






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