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I'm having quite a few guests too. Let me know what you decide to do. I would hate to get stuck at customs. Also, if I ship it, I don't want to pay a ton of money and I'd like it to make it there??

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Before shipping anything, check with Chandlyn to make sure that she will accept the packages and keep them for you til you get there. I'd be a little scared to send stuff down there unless I was positive someone at the resort was in charge of the packages.

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There is no way that I would ship anything to Chandalyn. She doesn't seem like she is always on the ball, so I would hate for her to lose all of my stuff. I am lucky though because we have at least 9 other family members that are coming down on the same flight as us, so I can always have them check in some of my OOT stuff. Let me know if you find anything else out about customs. Right now our plan is to label all of our wedding related stuff on the ouside with "wedding supplies." We are also planning on making a detailed sheet of everyone's itinerary. Let me know if you have any other tips. I would hate to get stuck with a bunch of customs fees. I would rather pay the fees though, than have them get lost by shipping them down early.

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Originally Posted by BrittneyD View Post
we have at least 9 other family members that are coming down on the same flight as us, so I can always have them check in some of my OOT stuff.
I'm planning on doing the same thing. I have about 12 of my family on the same flight as us, so I already told them to leave room in their bags for my supplies.

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I already asked Chandlyn if I could ship things down ahead of time. She said no she would not take responsibility for the items and therefore she does not recomend that you do that.
I spoke to someone at UPS that said we could arrange to ship the packages to ourselves and pick them up at the airport, but it cost $200.00 for an 8lb box!!
That is freaking outrageous. $200 for only 8 lbs. What a rip off!!!

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That is definitely ridiculous.

 

I have to double check to see how much it would be for us to ship things down to family and just have them drop it off at the resort when we arrive.

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I checked all the rates and the only thing reasonable is USPS - but I have no idea if your stuff will make it to Jamaica... I think we're just going to bring everything and take our chances. What's the airport like when you actually fly in? Our resort said to just go through the "nothing to declare" line and your good. I've never flown into Jamaica... is it like Mexico with the green and red button to determine who gets searched?

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Ok, well I guess I'm not going to ship anything - if Chandlyn is not going to take responsibility and it's that expensive, I'll just have to ask some people to help us out. Good to know! I may have to re-think favors/oot bags too - no big deal!

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