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#21 jeninesmom

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    Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:16 AM

    I didnt have any problems. I was more worried about bringing them back. I only paid $1 each so you could even leave them there. I needed them for our AHR. What I did was wrap them in bubble wrap and put in big zip locks because they stink. Then I put my receipt where I purchased them in the US on top of the bundle. I called customs before we went and she said I "think" you will be ok. Anyway we were fine and they looked great.

    My daughter Jenine's wedding, Secrets Capri April 12th 2010 My son Joel's wedding, August 21 2010!

    #22 Princess402

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      Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:11 PM

      Anyone had any recent experiences with trying to bring starfish through customs in Mexico? I REALLY want starfish for my placecards, but am hesitating to order.... I don't want them to be seized at the airport!

      #23 dmkn77

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        Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:24 PM

        I just bought a bunch of starfish from another BDW girl who *luckily* lives in Canada too. I Hope not to have any issues bringing them into the US, or aboard our cruise ship. I will need to look into this too! I think I will be shipping them down though so that if they are held up or confiscated, it won't be out of my luggage! Talk about stressful!

        #24 ammorris17

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          Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:14 AM

          My wedding planner told me that I could not ship starfish because it is wild life and their customs are really tough. I didn't know they are endangered though- maybe you ordered a unique species!

          #25 Barkles

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            Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:29 PM

            I like the idea of replica starfish since no starfish are dying and you don't have to worry about customs

            #26 redginger

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              Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

              We would like fake or replica starfish too, but they're expensive and haven't found ones that look nice and natural-looking.

              #27 mrsbird

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                Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:26 AM

                I just tried to ship starfish to Mexico today and customs would not allow them though. I guess I need a new idea for place cards!

                #28 Aphrodite

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                  Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:38 AM

                  I agree.  I know some people may just look at starfish as a rock or shell but to me they are living animals that already have a hard enough time dealing with our crappy environment not to have to deal with us letting them die to satisfy our needs.

                  Sorry, I don't mean to sound like some crazy Greenpeace advocate or anything...


                  I just know if I were using starfish it would be replicas all the way!!!


                  Originally Posted by Barkles 

                  I like the idea of replica starfish since no starfish are dying and you don't have to worry about customs


                  #29 FranticBride2be

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                    Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:32 PM



                    I hadn't thought about this at all!  Thanks so much for posting this. 


                    I think I'm going to buy mine from the dollar store.  I saw a big bag of starfish for like 3$.  We'll attach them to the programs and place them around the table.


                    I'll have to look up the customs from Canada to Mexico, thanks!



                    #30 jillybeans127

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                      Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:58 AM

                      Thanks for the info ladies....I was going to use starfish as place cards.

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