Originally Posted by b21fly
Hi again Smiles33,
A few more questions for you:
- How did you get from the airport to resort? And did you arrange this travel prior to arriving in Mexico?
- How did you pack your wedding dress?
- Did you do any shopping in Playa Del Carmen? If so, how were the shops? Do you by any chance remember seeing maracas? I would like to buy maracas for the wedding ceremony/reception (based on some very cute ideas from this forum!) and am contemplating between buying online now versus waiting until I get to Mexico...wondering if you shopped and found any for a good price...
Hi b21fly! I know you didn't ask me this question, but I thought I could help answer since I live down here in Playa Del Carmen. There are LOTS of shops selling maracas, and they go from $1-$3 each, depending on the vendor and the size of the maraca. (There are large and small ones) The bigger shops have set prices, but the smaller ones you can see if you can get a bulk deal and barter with them. Also ask if they have ones in the back, since the ones in the bins have been picked through and are sometimes in rougher shape.
It's great that you are considering buying them down here and support the local vendors! Plus you'll save room in your luggage.
About the wedding dress, it depends on the airline. I just carried mine on in a garment bag and put it in the overhead compartment, folded in half. My dress was lace so it didn't wrinkle, but it depends on what your dress is made of and if you plan on getting the resort to steam it for you or not.