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I plan on shipping some things ahead of time.  Pilar told me that was fine to do, so I assume they have had others do it before.  I hope it works out okay.  I just have a five month baby I'll be bringing with me and with all the things I'll have to bring for him that would be too much to handle.

 

My wedding is also in August, on the 18th.  When is yours?
 

Originally Posted by snl2011 View Post

I know some of us are stressing over the amount of extra things we are planning on bringing down, and I know this question has been brought up before, but has anyone given any more thought to having things shipped ahead?  Does anyone know how customs works with this issue?  My wedding isn't until August, but I'm already getting worried I won't have enough bags/people to lug this stuff down!



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I looked into shipping things there and here is what I found out: Pilar gave me the address to have things shipped to the resort.  I think she said for the items to arrive no earlier than one month in advance.

 

UPS: definitely cost effective but no guarantee when the package will actually be delivered.  They told me that they cannot guarantee that it would make it through customs or when it would get through.

 

Fed Ex: very costly but they can guarantee a delivery date.  We found that it was cheaper to pay the extra $50 for the 2nd bag through the airport.

 

I recommend that if you have some of your stuff early, definitely ship UPS beforehand.  I had so many last minute hotel changes and mishaps that I could not order too much early which means that I have to take all of the stuff with me and family members.  One of my last posts was that I came home and my FI packed our decorations and it totaled 8 extra bags!  even if I gave some to other family members at $50 per bag, that is still $400.  I repacked the stuff and have gotten people to agree to bring some stuff in their carry-ons (I think Lisa said that glass is ok and I am hoping that she is right cause I am bringing A LOT of vases as carry-ons.  I repacked some suitcases and we have it down to 4 extra bags to check!  I refuse to bring more than that based on principle.

 

FYI -I never got to take any pics of the vases but I will take some once I am there and make sure you guys get to see a picture in case anyone wants to use them.  3 days till I am in Mexico and 6 days until my wedding!!!!! Can't wait


 

Originally Posted by snl2011 View Post

I know some of us are stressing over the amount of extra things we are planning on bringing down, and I know this question has been brought up before, but has anyone given any more thought to having things shipped ahead?  Does anyone know how customs works with this issue?  My wedding isn't until August, but I'm already getting worried I won't have enough bags/people to lug this stuff down!

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Hammy- good luck and all the best. I am excited for you!!!! Have the time of your life!!! I have packed glass in my carry ons and in checked bags before with no problems but who the heck knows nowadays. If for whatever reason they give you problems I heard from another bride that she went into town and got vases for $2each. Not sure where but there is a walmart in playa del carmen.

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OMG! a walmart?  2 a vase? I could have saved myself a lot of time, hassle and money by just going there!  I may keep that bit of info to myself and not share that with my FI -that would probably make him crazy and I can't have him losing his marbles right before the wedding :  )
 

Originally Posted by lisadias View Post

Hammy- good luck and all the best. I am excited for you!!!! Have the time of your life!!! I have packed glass in my carry ons and in checked bags before with no problems but who the heck knows nowadays. If for whatever reason they give you problems I heard from another bride that she went into town and got vases for $2each. Not sure where but there is a walmart in playa del carmen.



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Amie Those pics are AMAZING! I love the cenote ones and the one of you in front and Mark on the stairs. Your eyes just pop in that pic. Congrats again and enjoy being a Mrs.!!!!

Oh and did the resort do you hair cause it looks fab! If so which hairstylist did you have?

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Thanks! I have no idea what the womens name was that did my hair because she did not speak english!! So be sure to bring a picture!! And she is the one that does the makeup too.  my appointment ran an hour late.......the wedding started at 4pm and they finished my mom's hair at 3:50!! but other then that it was good :)

Originally Posted by lisadias View Post

Amie Those pics are AMAZING! I love the cenote ones and the one of you in front and Mark on the stairs. Your eyes just pop in that pic. Congrats again and enjoy being a Mrs.!!!!

Oh and did the resort do you hair cause it looks fab! If so which hairstylist did you have?



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lmao, oh oh I better brush up on my spanish or have a translator with me!! My wedding is at 4pm also and I have booked my appointment for 11:30. What time do you think I would be finished? How long did it take to do both hair and makeup? Were they an hour late or did it take her longer than quoted to do it?

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