Originally Posted by Savs1027
I'm starting to really freak out about the packing and going through customs!!! I thought I had it all under control but I'm starting to worry. I gave my mom a bunch of stuff to put in their suitcases and to split between 4 people, but I think my fiance and I still have over $300 each!! I really hope they don't stop us!
Anyone who's already gotten married have any insight?
This was a concern of ours and I was super nervous about this, but it really wasnt bad in the end. MY total would have been wayyyy over 300 a piece so I actually "remade" some receipts with lower total numbers for some items i bought on ebay and what not that i could edit and print from my email account, but i dont even think this extra work was needed.
We were searched because we had 6 bags and although scary, it was relatively easy to get through! They brought us to a table and we put all of the bags up there. I told him we were getting married, and that was the reason for all the luggage. He unzipped and pulled out some items in each bag and then would close it and move on to the next. At the end, he asked for "tickets" aka receipts-lol- in which i handed my neat folder with them, and that was that. I dont even know if he could read them. He spoke minimal english. He scanned over them super fast, and didnt even try to add up totals. I had the other half of receipts for the other two bags that i forgot to even hand over! If it gives you peace of mind, try the trick i provided up top, but i think you will be fine! Good luck!