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wow thats a really great idea...i never thought of that! but i would be so worried that they wouldnt get there. however, you could always do a delivery service like DHL ....now i like that

 

thanx for the opinion im going to look into it

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We only have 20 guests- so that minimizes on OOT BAGs. Also, I am doing decorations that will pack easily. Luminaries that fold flat for table decor, sashes, and table runners. Did a trial run with a small suitcase and it all fits!

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Holy moly! $20 per kilo?! Glad we're flying Westjet ($20 for first checked bag, $50 for bags 3 & 4). I'm thinking we'll probably have 3-4 suitcases of decor (no OOT bags, that would be ridiculous!). We're grabbing a small welcome gift in Cabo for our guests before they arrive (we get there 2 days before everyone else).
 

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I travelled with Sunwing and split up the decor and OOT bag items among my immediate family members. Regardless, I ended up spending almost $700 on extra weight charges! $20/kilo adds up very quickly. No one asked me for receipts, either in Toronto or in Punta Cana. My advice - if you have a lot of items, split it up amongst MANY of your guests so as to lighten the load. There isn't anything I regret bringing, and my guests loved the OOT bags, I just wish I had split up the load better.


 

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We had about 8 suit cases we split most of the stuff between family members. 

****BEST TIP FOR TRAVELING WITH A LOT OF OVERWEIGHT LUGGAGE IS IF YOU HAVE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS PART OF THE ARMY, MARINE, NAVY AND IS ACTIVE THEY(HUSBAND AND WIFE CHILDREN) CAN CHECK TWO 70LB BAGS AND EVEN MORE WITH CERTAIN AIRLINES. 

 

That is how we were able to bing 3 large 70 lbs each bags to DR.  Another not is that you dont' really need your reciepts but they are handy.  Check the duty regulations for the country you are going to.  However most countries only charge you duty on things that are coming to be sold or used by citizens of the country.  Usually stuff for a wedding for foreign natives are duty and tax free.  So you don't have to delcare the stuff you are bringing in.

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Canadiangirl, I assume you are in Canada (gee wonder why ;) ) anyway, a girl on my resort's thread was telling me about her shipping experience. They shipped only their marriage certificate from Mexico to Canada using DHL and it cost them $40!!! Just for paper!! I ran some quotes on FedEx and DHL last night and estimated that for 5 boxes about 45 pounds each, it would cost a minimum of $500. I looked at the cost of extra baggage on my airline and it was only going to cost us about $200 in over baggage costs, plus we'll have them with us in sight so we can explain any questions at customs.

Oh well, at least I looked into it!
 

Originally Posted by canadiangirl View Post

wow thats a really great idea...i never thought of that! but i would be so worried that they wouldnt get there. however, you could always do a delivery service like DHL ....now i like that

 

thanx for the opinion im going to look into it



 

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KERRIB:

 

thanx so much for the info.....thinking about it now if I can get fam and friends and the FI and I to take the stuff.....it will in the end save some time stress and money lol which is all adding up right now lol.

 

and yes lol I am in canada right now in regina, but moving back home to London Ontario in August when my FI is done his work post. Where r u located? where have you decided to get married?

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No problem. I figure if I'm asking or wondering it or trying to figure it out so must other BDW'ers.

I'm in California and were getting married in Puerto Vallarta Mx. Where are you getting married?!

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Were getting married April 14 2012 in Jamaica at the grand palladium lady hamilton, I cant be happier with our choice and cant wait! lol as im sure you totally get lol

 

Im doing all the planning ahead of time so I should be done within a month (heres wishing) lol but still have alot to do

how far are you into the planning of you wedding? maybe we can throw ideas around and talk about the planning

Leigh

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