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#881 RachelTX

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    Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

    Originally Posted by Billandstina 

    And thanks for the advice! I'm keeping all my receipts in a file folder. Would we include our decor in what they consider $300 worth though?? Hmmm...they're not gifts.

    not decor...just gifts.  Each person can claim $300 worth of goods :) 



    #882 Billandstina

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      Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

      Ok great to know...thank you so much!!

      #883 alexisinjamaica

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      Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

      So are you and your FI each only bringing a carry on for your clothes, then the 2 bins with all of your OOT/decor stuff? Or are you also checking bags and paying extra for the bins?
       



      #884 Billandstina

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        Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

        I'm hoping between my FI and my parents we can get it all in the luggage that we're allowed to have! Fingers crossed...especially since my carry on will be my wedding dress!

        #885 normas09

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          Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

          Thanks you for sharing this information...especially about the sunscreen as I can see this being a big expense.



          #886 melnryluvco

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            Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

            Just out of curousity what are you all planning to package the "hangover" kits or what not in? Plastic bags? Travel cases? Then put them in the OOT bag?



            #887 Billandstina

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              Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

              I'm going through this too...I don't know if I want to put them all in their individual zip-locks before packing them (I'm worried about the pressure on the plane causing leaks of the anti-bacterial soaps etc) or to leave them how they were shipped to me and assemble them when I get there. I just think that'll take time I'd rather be on the beach to assemble 50 hangover kits! Lol

              #888 RachelTX

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                Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

                Originally Posted by Billandstina 

                I'm hoping between my FI and my parents we can get it all in the luggage that we're allowed to have! Fingers crossed...especially since my carry on will be my wedding dress!

                I flew American and I was able to bring my wedding dress AND a carry on bag!  Plus, with American you can check two bags each for FREE!  

                 

                I brought bags to individually package hangover kits when we got to Mexico, but then didn't want to spend the time, so my FI and I just did it assembly line style and dropped all of the "goodies" from our hang over kit into the individual OOT bags.  I don't think anyone minded.  It wasn't as "cute" but whatever ;)



                #889 Billandstina

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                  Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

                  We're flying American too so this is awesome news! Lol!

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                  Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

                  Originally Posted by Billandstina 

                  I'm going through this too...I don't know if I want to put them all in their individual zip-locks before packing them (I'm worried about the pressure on the plane causing leaks of the anti-bacterial soaps etc) or to leave them how they were shipped to me and assemble them when I get there. I just think that'll take time I'd rather be on the beach to assemble 50 hangover kits! Lol


                  I actually just put all of my Oh Sh*t Kits together in their ziploc bags this weekend. I was going to wrap them carefully in my checked baggage with my other OOT bag stuff and decor and hope for the best, but now you have me nervous about possible explosions! I figure I want to do as little as possible when I'm actually at the resort and I will already have a decent amount of assembly to do as far as the bags are concerned since I'll need to throw everything together and that is one less thing I'll have to worry about. So maybe I'll leave as-is and bring extra ziploc bags in case of any spills.

                   

                  I also had first planned to distribute the bags at our welcome bonfire Friday night, but it now seems like a good amount of people will be there as early as Wednesday and I want people to have an opportunity to use the goodies inside for as long as possible, so I might arrange to give each bag to each person whenever I first see them or pay the fee to have the resort deliver them to rooms ($4/room, which in my opinion is crazy.)






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