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#1 hola

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    Posted 17 February 2007 - 12:48 PM

    Hi! Sorry if this question has been answered already - I'm new!

    I was thinking that I would just pack the mini bottles of sunscreen and other beauty products for my OOT stuff in my suitcase, but I'm worried that the Customs in Cabo will see all the bottles and think I'm trying to start a beauty supply store or import/export business!! (I know that not every bag gets searched, but I've got the type of luck that always makes the red light turn on when you push the customs button.)

    How do other brides get stuff down there?



    #2 LEIGH

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      Posted 17 February 2007 - 02:04 PM

      I think that I'm just going to mail mine ahead of time to the resort... :)
      I'm gonna go ahead and make all of my OOT bags and mail one box to the Resort...
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      #3 MikkiStreak

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        Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:15 AM

        I was curious about this too. I'd really like to do my own silk flowers for centerpieces, but I have no clue how to get them down there without crushing them in boxes, etc... Suggestions on this would be great....

        #4 TammyWright


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        Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:46 AM

        i posted this in the OOT thread:

        we were brining down stuff for 60 people and i was def. worried about the stuff going through customs...what i did was split the stuff between bags and had some go in my mom and dads bag...i wasnt worried about the OOT bags but was mainly worried about the many bottle of sunscreen i had...

        also, it is a little bit of a clusterfuck (excuse my french) there...so we got all clustered right before the button(you have to press it-get red and you get checked, green-you go through)....as soon as steve pushed green, i pushed him through with ALL the bags with the stuff in it. that way if i pushed red, they would only search my small bags with out anything in it.

        if steve had pressed red, and i pressed red (which wouldn't happen) i would have left the stuff with my parents right behind us in line.

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        #5 MelissaH

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          Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:01 AM

          Originally Posted by host
          i posted this in the OOT thread:
          look at you go, ms smartie pants
          never would have thought of that!

          to be honestwith you girls though i'm not overly concerned...if i get questioned about it i'm just gonna be honest and say i'm giving them to my wedding guests...i mean i'll have my wedding dress right there, ya know?

          i think it would be different if you had like 3000 bottles of sunscreen or something hehe but 40 or 50 i don't think would raise *too* many eyebrows, especially if they know you're going down there to get married.

          #6 jfwolfe72

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            Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:00 PM

            Have any of you who went through customs experienced problems (e.g., they wouldn't let you take something threw or they charged you for your items)?

            #7 antonia321

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              Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:39 AM

              I brought 70 mini laterns in two packed boxes. Customs could tell I was a bride because I was holding my wedding dress bag. We told them they were wedding favors and described them. No problems at all! I think they are used to brides bringing stuff. I ended up taking about 20 lanterns back home and no problems again.

              Good luck!

              #8 ACDCDCAC

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              Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:47 AM

              FYI gals, if you are bringing any lotion, gel, or cream-type items for your OOT bags, if you pack them in your carry-on's you are only allowed ONE quart-size zip-loc style clear baggie with bottles/containers sized 3.4oz or less, per person.

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