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
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!