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#91 Lady_Di

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    Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:21 PM

    thank you for the links...that is so helpful!

    #92 **~Jenn~**

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      Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:01 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
      What do you do if you are not traveling with others. we are in Denver and everyone else is flying into Mexico from OH and TX... are we just S.O.L?

      Also if items need to be under $300, is this per item or total items? I know that I will have over $300 in just clothes if it's per item... Also what about your dress I bet the majority on this site spent more than $300 for their dress...

      Sorry I have so many questions but what about bringing your cake serving set. Since you have a knife will that raise any red flags in customs? Wondering if anyone is just using resort cake serving set or if bringing own....
      I know that some people have had a hard time getting through Customs, but believe me when I tell you, I STRESSED about it until I got through it and then I wanted to smack myself..LOL
      I had about 8 bags total, including my laptop bag, plus my wedding dress.
      I litterally had one LARGE suit case FILLED with all of my OOT crap...maracca pens, Beach balls, Koozies, Flip flop playing cards, Hair flowers, travel poker sets & Etc....Not to mention..tons of coloring books, Crayons and other kiddie stuff for my ring bearer and flower girl who are toddlers. I also had a duffle bag filled with my fake flower bouquets (5 including mine and 8 bouts)...I also had 24 maraccas (regular size maraccas, not minis) in that bag.....
      I also bought my 4 BM's , my old roomate & both mothers spa robes with matching make up bags & just alot of other stuff. Too many more things to remember and mention, but I am leaving out alot.
      DH & I had to stuff all of our clothes for this trip in one medium sized suitcase...no lie...all of the others were the crap for the wedding. Come to think of it, I have not idea how we did it!
      They looked in my Big suitcase with all of the OOT bag stuff for a little longer than the others...at one point she called some else over....But then everything was fine and I went through.

      Make fake receipts and take them for piece of mind, but just don't spend alot of time stressing....Everything will work out, & unless your bringing something illegal, which i am positive your not (lol) then you will get all of your stuff safely to your destination. Even if they hassle you a little.

      I know your still going to stress a little over it, but I hope hearing about all of my crap that I took over there makes you feel better :) Everything will work out! :)
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      #93 CristiandJamie

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        Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by PhillyBride09
        I know that some people have had a hard time getting through Customs, but believe me when I tell you, I STRESSED about it until I got through it and then I wanted to smack myself..LOL
        I had about 8 bags total, including my laptop bag, plus my wedding dress.
        I litterally had one LARGE suit case FILLED with all of my OOT crap...maracca pens, Beach balls, Koozies, Flip flop playing cards, Hair flowers, travel poker sets & Etc....Not to mention..tons of coloring books, Crayons and other kiddie stuff for my ring bearer and flower girl who are toddlers. I also had a duffle bag filled with my fake flower bouquets (5 including mine and 8 bouts)...I also had 24 maraccas (regular size maraccas, not minis) in that bag.....
        I also bought my 4 BM's , my old roomate & both mothers spa robes with matching make up bags & just alot of other stuff. Too many more things to remember and mention, but I am leaving out alot.
        DH & I had to stuff all of our clothes for this trip in one medium sized suitcase...no lie...all of the others were the crap for the wedding. Come to think of it, I have not idea how we did it!
        They looked in my Big suitcase with all of the OOT bag stuff for a little longer than the others...at one point she called some else over....But then everything was fine and I went through.

        Make fake receipts and take them for piece of mind, but just don't spend alot of time stressing....Everything will work out, & unless your bringing something illegal, which i am positive your not (lol) then you will get all of your stuff safely to your destination. Even if they hassle you a little.

        I know your still going to stress a little over it, but I hope hearing about all of my crap that I took over there makes you feel better :) Everything will work out! :)

        Thank you so much for the reassurance and it makes me feel better to hear about your situation and that you had 8 bags! I dont think I will have that much stuff with me (hopefully not). What did you do with all the luggage since you didnt have to bring so much stuff back with you?
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        #94 SouthernSweetie

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          Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:48 PM

          My FI is really stressing over getting through customs and our wedding isn't until next year! I promised him that I would research everything thoroughly before we starting purchasing wedding items we are taking to Cancun. This thread is perfect! Thanks, Everyone!!!

          #95 KittenHeart

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            Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:53 AM

            PhillyBride, thanks for sharing your story, it makes me feel a whole lot better!

            I have 6 suitcases as of now and am worried I may have to purchase more. Half my living room has been taken over by boxes of wedding stuff!

            #96 shae

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              Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:41 AM

              guess i have to add diy receipts to my planning list...haha! do we need the receipt for our wedding dresses too?

              #97 carolina24

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                Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:53 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by shae
                guess i have to add diy receipts to my planning list...haha! do we need the receipt for our wedding dresses too?
                just for the OOT bag stuff so they don't think you're trying to sell it. the wedding dress goes under "personal clothing" :)

                #98 **~Jenn~**

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                  Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:57 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
                  Thank you so much for the reassurance and it makes me feel better to hear about your situation and that you had 8 bags! I dont think I will have that much stuff with me (hopefully not). What did you do with all the luggage since you didnt have to bring so much stuff back with you?
                  No problem, We actually put some of the smaller suitcases in the bigger ones, on the trip back..it was 100% easier..LOL :) And it was cheaper too.


                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by KittenHeart
                  PhillyBride, thanks for sharing your story, it makes me feel a whole lot better!

                  I have 6 suitcases as of now and am worried I may have to purchase more. Half my living room has been taken over by boxes of wedding stuff!
                  I know what you mean! I never imagined I would fill so many suitcases! I really thought I was going to have to buy another one just for our clothes. Hang in there, it's so worht it :)

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by shae
                  guess i have to add diy receipts to my planning list...haha! do we need the receipt for our wedding dresses too?
                  Nah, they didn't even question my dress at all :)
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                  #99 groom'smom

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                    Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:25 PM

                    Glad to find this post so quickly after beginning to buy things for OOT bags. We will know to keep receipts as we go.

                    #100 Lady_Di

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                      Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:50 AM

                      I was planning to do personalized matchboxes so I went to the TSA website to make sure matches aren't prohibited...sure enough, they are prohibited for carry on and check in. Just letting you guys know if you plan to have personalized matchboxes!




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