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Customs in Mexico - declaring wedding stuff

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#41 jak27

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    Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:14 PM

    Originally Posted by jilly76
    so did you just walk up to the guy and give him some money? Did you have to ask him to get your bags through or was that kind of understood by him without saying it?

    Sorry for all the questions! I do have some receipts, so hopefully that will help too!
    No, it's just like an airport in the US, there are always people w/ carts in the baggage area wanting to help (aka getting tips for it). So you'll see a few guys walking around with huge carts, waive one down and tell him how many bags you have, slip him a tip and on you go.

    #42 KRISTEN

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      Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:12 PM

      Has anyone taken real starfish in through customs? Wanted to make sure that these are okay and won't be taken.

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      #43 *JillD*

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        Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:01 PM

        I was wondering the same thing, I packed mine up and am planning to put them in my suitcase rather than in with the OOT stuff, I'm so scared there going to get taken !

        #44 KRISTEN

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          Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:49 PM

          Hopefully it will be a breeze! I am taking about 70 starfish so I am not sure if I will keep them together and take the receipt or split them into several bags with others and if some don't make it oh well.

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          #45 Helland Photographs

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            Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:37 PM

            ... There really is no best answer... it's really a crap shoot. The reality is that weddings are HUGE now in Mexico. Everyone wants a piece of the action, including immagration and customs. This isn't America!


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            #46 FinallyMrsBeckermann

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              Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

              I didn't realize that you had to have reciepts for everything! I am freaking out now!!

              #47 nicitica

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                Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:48 PM

                The $300 is the rule. Love that you girls are paying of the baggage dudes -smart! I'm saving my receipts and will stay below the $300 pricetag since I'll be buying the OOT stuff down there. My friend offered to buy and carry down my custom koozies and we'll bring the bags and other miscellaneous. If we go over, i will give some to my mother.. i assume the receipts will be ok since we share the same last name (i hope). If not, people will not be receiving bags, just contents in some cheapy MX baggie. By the time we are all in Mexico we probably will not care... hopefully i can get a beer the minute i get out of the airport!
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                #48 tiffani1980

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                  Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:39 AM

                  I am going to have about 24 small glass bottles, with sand and shells, so I am going to have to split up some stuff between my bag and FI's bag.

                  #49 staceychris17

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                    Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:33 PM

                    WOW this is very scary...I hope I can stay organized and remember to bring everything needed!!

                    #50 orionandmari072510

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                      Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

                      Originally Posted by -Kate-
                      As we were running tonight I came up with a genius idea. We are going down for our site visit in August and are bringing 4 big boxes of wedding stuff with us. After reading all these threads about customs I was getting nervous that they wouldn't let us through with all our stuff - I don't have receipts for all of it. Also, I figured it would be hard to say it was for our wedding with no wedding dress. So...I have 2 jcrew wedding dresses in my closest that I bought for $80. I'm going to take one of those with me so customs believes I'm getting married. Plus, I can leave the dress there and use it for my TTD. Think it will work?
                      I am confused. One person here said the customs $300 limit is only for bringing Mexican items to the US and not bringing US items to mexico. All i know is my dress bought in the USA is way over the $300 mark and i refuse to bring receipts of that. What should I do?

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