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#111 **~Jenn~**

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    Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:37 PM

    I Brought 24 Maraccas TO Mexico with me...They were our place Settings for each person. I didn't get any problems with that. We brought a couple back with us, but everyone had one or more by then :)
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    #112 jeninesmom

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      Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:17 PM

      Just got back April 15th. NO problemo's. I even had 20 starfish. I did take my USA receipt for those. I used them at our AHR when we got back.
      My daughter Jenine's wedding, Secrets Capri April 12th 2010 My son Joel's wedding, August 21 2010!

      #113 fillandspill

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        Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:00 PM

        thanks awseome ideas would of never thought of any of this.

        #114 KGirl99

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          Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:34 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by aimee!
          hey guys! i wanted to let you ladies know what happend to us- hopefully it'll help calm your nerves a little! :)

          we had 4 bags & my dress- we checked 2, and my mom had the other 2 for us, and i carried on the dress.

          we got red-lighted. the customs agent asked if 2 was all we had & i said yes (b/c i figured NO way would mom get red-lighted also). he opened the bags, looked through them quickly (they were our clothing and very little wedding stuff) and that was that. super easy.

          mom goes through with her 2 bags & our 2 bags (1 my clothes, 1 ALL wedding) she also gets red-lighted. CRAP! but they were very nice, opened, poked around a little, asked her if she was coming down for a wedding- she said yes, they closed the bags, that's it.

          they didn't ask for any receipts. good thing, because i had them, and trying to explain why i didn't claim the bags in the first place might have been tough.

          the other important note to add here is that i had just about $300 worth of merchandise, and did not have OOT bag stuff. i think that if they saw some of that stuff they would have wanted receipits.

          i did have:
          24 raffia fans
          50 plastic cups
          20 wine toppers
          30 4" starfish

          happy packing! :)
          How were you able to pack the starfish without them breaking? I was thinking of doing starfish for wedding favors, bubble wrapping them and putting them in tupperware containers.

          #115 jeninesmom

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            Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:32 PM

            I just bubble wrapped mine with a rubber band and they did fine
            My daughter Jenine's wedding, Secrets Capri April 12th 2010 My son Joel's wedding, August 21 2010!

            #116 mexico102

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              Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:48 AM

              This is an awesome thread, so informative. Have a million starfish---OMG....didn't really think of all this. Saving all reciepts.
               

               


              #117 jaccat15

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                Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:16 AM

                Did everyone have to put their bags thru the new scanners? My fiance and I just went down for a wedding Memorial Day weekend and Customs now has X ray machine scanners to see exactly what is in your luggage upon arrival.
                That kind of made me nervous for when we go for our wedding.

                #118 EmenGeeRoxx

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                Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:36 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jaccat15
                Did everyone have to put their bags thru the new scanners? My fiance and I just went down for a wedding Memorial Day weekend and Customs now has X ray machine scanners to see exactly what is in your luggage upon arrival.
                That kind of made me nervous for when we go for our wedding.

                Why would that scare you; there is a good chance they go through your luggage thoroughly anyway. As long as you have your receipts then you should be fine.

                #119 Lady_Di

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                  Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:21 AM

                  We didn't have problems with customs...we didn't get the red light. I really lucked out by not doing the receipts (just didn't have time to create fake ones!)

                  #120 StephyD

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                    Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:31 AM

                    I guess it's always stressful to go through customs... but if you have receipts for everything, there's no reason to be nervous.

                    This thread has helped me though! Great advice from everyone.




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