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My DIY stuff for the wedding...just wanted to share!

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How much did a box cost you to ship, I've heard like $300?
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner! It cost $100 to ship the package down to Cozumel. I didn't know this at the time, but customs in Mexico can charge you a "fee" to get your package out of customs! Personally I think it's a BS fee b/c they know us American's will pay it! We were charged $100 to get it out of customs. I was really mad about this, b/c it's suppose to be a % of the value of the package and my package was valued at $100. I think I got ripped off.
Anyways it was still cheaper for me to make them and ship them down. My only other choice was paying $90/per centerpiece (I had 9 of them) from a local florist. I wasn't about to do that since I wouldn't of been able to take the real flowers back on the ship!

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I got just enough vases. I shipped the centerpieces and the wedding favors (we got small beach picture frames that doubled as place cards). My shipment should get there in a few days! I wrapped the vases with bubble wrap and packing paper. I'm keeping my figures crossed everything gets there in one piece! If not I'll just have to bring new ones down with me. If I have to end up doing that then I'll just have to carry it with me at all times so nothing gets broken. I'll do the bubble wrap again!
I also have some very bulky shipments to make (flowers mostly) ;I looked online at USPS, Fedex, UPS and the quote were horrific !

How did you do it ? Did you make smaller boxes ? Which carrier did you use ? How long did it take ? I just saw the answer on the price so not asking how much, but super interested by the size of your box, and the carrier !!

Thanks a bunch !

Ayita

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I also have some very bulky shipments to make (flowers mostly) ;I looked online at USPS, Fedex, UPS and the quote were horrific !

How did you do it ? Did you make smaller boxes ? Which carrier did you use ? How long did it take ? I just saw the answer on the price so not asking how much, but super interested by the size of your box, and the carrier !!

Thanks a bunch !

Ayita
I think my box was around 30x20 and weighed under 25 pounds. That seemed to be the key...the weight! I was very careful what I put in there because I didn't want it weighting too much or the price would've been crazy! I used the Post Office. I found they were the cheapest and it too about 10 business days to get there. I could've mailed it for cheaper with them but I decided to do delivery confirmation and tracking(which is realized once it got into Mexico the tracking stopped!)

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I think my box was around 30x20 and weighed under 25 pounds. That seemed to be the key...the weight! I was very careful what I put in there because I didn't want it weighting too much or the price would've been crazy! I used the Post Office. I found they were the cheapest and it too about 10 business days to get there. I could've mailed it for cheaper with them but I decided to do delivery confirmation and tracking(which is realized once it got into Mexico the tracking stopped!)
Thank you so much ! My flowers are super light so that should work !

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