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How do you take all the stuff for the wedding to your destination?

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Everybody has such great ideas for their weddings, but how the heck do youtake all that stuff with you to your destination? I am starting to plan the details for my wedding and I have so many ideas and things I want to make, buy, take with but I don't know how to get it to Mexico. Especially now that lots of airlines are charging fo extra baggages. Do you ship things ahead of time? Isn't it costly? I am stumped!smile43.gif

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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do a search using some keywords & you should find lots of info. many brides shipped stuff in advance.

 

i tried to keep stuff I took to a minimum. I always kept in mind when I bought stuff that it had to be packed. I wasn't willing to spend extra on shipping.

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Hi there,

I beleive that if you are going to send stuff down there ahead of time you will need to allow yourself extra extra time. I read somewhere that you should hire a "customs broker"....they assist with customs procedures and how to handle taxes. To me it sounds like a lot of work with too much worry involved that things may not make it there in time. Or they could get there too early and get mishandled and lost in the shuffle. I have decided to just carry it all down there with me. I plan on doing a dry run of how I will pack beforehand. Most fragiles will go in my carry on. That way if it breaks I know that it was my fault not the airlines. As for my OOT bags, I am buying the snacks, toiletries, and first aid nick nacks when I get there, I read up that there is a Walmart nearby my hotel destination. Hope this was somewhat useful.

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We went for a site visit earlier this month and took down our centrepieces (two boxes that we carried on!). Everything else is going with us in two huge suitcases - check with your airline to ensure that you are not way over your baggage limits (although most you can pay per extra bag!)

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My mom is coming to visit in a few weeks & I am sending a bunch of things back to my home town with her. She is going to give a little bit to each of my guests (inc. my MOH) so that they can take it for me! I'm just hoping that I have everything in time!!!

Another option is to ship things directly to your mom/MOH/BMs/etc. when you order things online!

Good Luck!!

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Originally Posted by Nitnylyin1 View Post
Hi there,
I beleive that if you are going to send stuff down there ahead of time you will need to allow yourself extra extra time. I read somewhere that you should hire a "customs broker"....they assist with customs procedures and how to handle taxes. To me it sounds like a lot of work with too much worry involved that things may not make it there in time. Or they could get there too early and get mishandled and lost in the shuffle. I have decided to just carry it all down there with me. I plan on doing a dry run of how I will pack beforehand. Most fragiles will go in my carry on. That way if it breaks I know that it was my fault not the airlines. As for my OOT bags, I am buying the snacks, toiletries, and first aid nick nacks when I get there, I read up that there is a Walmart nearby my hotel destination. Hope this was somewhat useful.
I was just reading that you are going to buy your stuff down there, great idea! I am doing half and half but wish I would have done more down there! I was thinking that you could make labels for things at home beofre you leave... lots of girls put a label around chapstick and made it their own, you could make a label to stick on a baggie with first aid, etc. Just an idea!

As for me, I am trying to keep it simple... but bringing everything with me so far. I am having my mom and sisters all take something in their bags... and if they have an extra bag I'll pay for it... I am also using duffel bags for the unbreakables, they can be packed in the suitcase on the way home that way I am only paying one way~

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I have a bunch of stuff since I am working on table runners and all my flowers are fake.... My OOT bags are all being given out the days before to the local people and then I making everyone take something with them on that day ... flowers, runners, raffia fans, and what not. Another good thing on my part is that my son is only 6 and we can use his checked bag just for all the stuff I am bringing down. All his clothes can fit into his carry on. YAY

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I am so lucky that my W.C is in the states visiting family so I'm shipping her a box of stuff that she will bring back with her. Which reminds me, that box needs to go out today! She had told me that shipping things to Mexico can be a nightmare, pricey and can take forever to get there. I didn't want to take the chance of it getting lost either.

 

Then I'm giving some stuff to bridesmaids to bring down with them and we are buying some things there (like snacks for the oot bags). And like someone else said, we also handed out our wedding party gifts a few weeks ago.

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Being a Cuban Bride, shipping things in advance really isn't possible.

 

My loop hole is that my FSIL has FIVE children... she says that all of children will take a max of 3 suitcases... not five... so i can send two free suitcases with her.

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