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#21 chrisnessa

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    Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:18 PM

    Hi Brides:

    From what I just read I decided to print in Spanish a paper that I will include in the bags should we need it. Stating that this is not for resale but instead for our wedding.

    Secondly, it appears if we get a green light grab the largest of the bags with the most stuff and get out of there quickly.

    Have cash on hand. 100.00 and a baggage guy might just get all of our stuff through.

    Have all Receipts for each item and make sure they do not exceed 300.00.

    Separate bulk items into different suitcases/and persons as to not trigger suspension of bag...especially as it goes through security.

    If any of you have any other ideas please post, especially those more recent brides as I'm sure things change often in Puerto Vallarta customs.

    TY....

    Today is Sept 11, GOD BLESS THOSE WE LOST.
    Our first year married. We had our marriage blessed at our Catholic Church.

    #22 gkashmira

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      Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:18 PM

      We walked right through but we did have my friend bring through one of the bags. Honestly we didnt' have that much stuff and since both of us were carrying a dress/suit I think it was obvious that it was our wedding...
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      #23 chrisnessa

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        Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:29 AM

        Kashmira - thank you for the thread. :)

        Kate - how did that work getting through customs with that amt of wedding
        inventory?

        TY
        Our first year married. We had our marriage blessed at our Catholic Church.

        #24 -Kate-

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          Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:35 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by chrisnessa
          Kashmira - thank you for the thread. :)

          Kate - how did that work getting through customs with that amt of wedding
          inventory?

          TY
          It was fine. We grabbed a dude with a cart and he walked us straight to the xray machine. The guy there asked what was in the boxes and I told him. He also asked how much it was worth - I said $250 and that I had receipts. He didn't even ask to see them, just said ok. We got the green light and busted through.

          #25 LEIGH

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            Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:20 PM

            Ok, i'm nervous about this customs situation. We will be going through Cancun in about 2 weeks. Anyone have any suggestions? We don't have that much stuff, and we can split it between 6 of us. Any of you do your shopping after you got to Cancun? Medicines and such for OOT bags?
            Anything will help my nerves at this point!
            thanks to all!
            Leigh and Bryan
            October 7th, 2007

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            #26 Can'tHardlyWait

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              Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by LEIGH
              Ok, i'm nervous about this customs situation. We will be going through Cancun in about 2 weeks. Anyone have any suggestions? We don't have that much stuff, and we can split it between 6 of us. Any of you do your shopping after you got to Cancun? Medicines and such for OOT bags?
              Anything will help my nerves at this point!
              thanks to all!

              I don't know if this helps you or not, but there is a walmart, costco, and sam's club in PDC/Cancun. We went to walmart when we were down there for a site visit and they had everything you could need. The only thing is, you need a car and some time to get it all together!

              #27 LEIGH

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                Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:46 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by chrisnessa
                Hi Brides:

                From what I just read I decided to print in Spanish a paper that I will include in the bags should we need it. Stating that this is not for resale but instead for our wedding.

                Secondly, it appears if we get a green light grab the largest of the bags with the most stuff and get out of there quickly.

                Have cash on hand. 100.00 and a baggage guy might just get all of our stuff through.

                Have all Receipts for each item and make sure they do not exceed 300.00.

                Separate bulk items into different suitcases/and persons as to not trigger suspension of bag...especially as it goes through security.

                If any of you have any other ideas please post, especially those more recent brides as I'm sure things change often in Puerto Vallarta customs.

                TY....

                Today is Sept 11, GOD BLESS THOSE WE LOST.
                Hi! I like the letter idea written in Spanish.... Do you already have one written? If not, where and how are you going to translate the letter? I'm leaving next week, and think this is a wonderful idea.
                Thanks in advance!
                Leigh and Bryan
                October 7th, 2007

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                #28 lavender

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                  Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:36 PM

                  Keep all your receipts, separate between friends and family members and try to make all your items look as though they are 'used' - that is, remove all price tags and stickers. If you bring in an entire suitcase of packaged items, they will assume that you are bringing them into the country to sell for profit and will want to tax you on them.

                  #29 chrisnessa

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                    Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

                    Hi this is what I typed on a regular computer letter size paper.

                    Este art­culos no es para la reventa. Estos art­culos son para el (last name)
                    boda.



                    These items are not for resale. They are for the (last name) wedding.


                    I have them in every bag items are being packed. If they open our bags this letter will be in there for them to read in Spanish.
                    Our first year married. We had our marriage blessed at our Catholic Church.

                    #30 LEIGH

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                      Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:34 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by chrisnessa
                      Hi this is what I typed on a regular computer letter size paper.

                      Este art­culos no es para la reventa. Estos art­culos son para el (last name)
                      boda.



                      These items are not for resale. They are for the (last name) wedding.


                      I have them in every bag items are being packed. If they open our bags this letter will be in there for them to read in Spanish.
                      thank you so much!!!!! I am going to print these tomorrow for all of our bags!!!
                      Leigh and Bryan
                      October 7th, 2007

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