Originally Posted by Readybetty
Ok, some quick questions about customs....
What are the basic guidelines with customs and how strict are the agents with everything? I bought a couple of things and a while ago and did not even think the logistics of bringing them into Mexico and now I for the life of me can not find the flippin' receipts. I read somewhere that you are only allowed a certain amount of "items/product" with you. How did you ladies who have made the trip handle this?
I'm glad I thought of this now rather than have that, "oh crap!" moment a month before we leave.
haha I had a HUGE fear of that dang red/green light get through customs systems. I think I had nightmares that I would get the red light!
I tried to keep all of my receipts for all of the things I purchased but there was really some that I just didn't have. We ended up with 5/6 bags and huge box that we had checked (full of the OOT bags). It was pretty obvious that we were there for a wedding...I was even ready to whip out my dress and show them!
Anyway, none of us in our group got the red light (thank goodness) but the custom guy was verrrrry interested in what was in the box and they wanted to open it. which was fine. they opened the box and saw about 20 straw beach bags. we just said it was for a wedding, the guy looked at us, saw a HUGE wedding dress bag and let us go on. So really no problems at all and I never even did need to show receipts, even though I did have them handy. So really no problems at all, the process of them opening the box and looking in it took less than 2 minutes.
I think that they see enough brides/wedding parties come through that they just know that you are not going to sell your bags of wedding crap.
I would just try to keep as many of your receipts as possible handy just in case you do need them and be ready to show them that dress too! hee hee
you'll be fine, even if you do get the red light!