Originally Posted by dana
Janapana-We paid for the wedding by credit card the day of the wedding. The contract that she has you sign says that you have to pay 2 days before, but she verbally told me 1 day before. When I went to the front desk the day before the wedding the bill hadn't been added to my room yet so he told us to come back the next day (which was the day of the wedding). You will either have to pay by credit card or pesos because the RIU hotel is no longer taking amercian money. As for the rest of the places you can still pay with American money, the way they explained it to us is that the large corportations are no longer allowed to take american money (RIU being one), but small private places are still taking it. So if you want to pay cash then you'll have to do it in pesos, but you can use your credit card.
We used American money for everything else b/c it was accepted everywhere else. We never changed anything into Pesos.
You do not have an exit tax if you go through the airport, but we took a car service to Belize and if you go through the border by car it was $20 US per person. I'm not sure if it's different for the UK?
I took my own chair bows b/c if you rent them it was $4/bow. I bought them online for $0.59 a piece and they came folded in small package and easy to transport. I just left them for the day of the wedding at the front desk and she had them put them on the chairs.
thanks dana, i've bought my chair sashes off ebay already, they were like 50p each one, so i thought i'd chance it!
you've totally put my mind at rest on the dollar/peso thing too, thanks. i think our exit tax is about 50USD to fly back to uk, will have to have that put to one side i think..... did you tip in pesos or dollars????