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#1 beachesSB1412

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    Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:21 PM

    Did anyone have a hard time bringing first aid kits or snacks through customs for their OOT bags?

    Also did anyone have a hard time getting starfish through customs for ceremony/reception decorations?

    Thanks!



    #2 dmob

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      Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:09 AM

      We didn't have any problems bringing first aide kits, snacks and wedding decorations through customs using a total of 5 checked bags. We didn't have any starfish, but we did have sand dollars. Hope this helps. Oh, leaving after the wedding, the bottles of rum that we purchased in Jamaica for the OOT bags diid not make it through customs!



      #3 beachesSB1412

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        Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:35 AM

        Thanks!  That stinks about the rum.  I thought you could take and bring liquor?  Were the bottles you tried to bring home just too much liquor by volume?  All of us in my group are looking forward to going to the Appleton Rum factory and you get a free bottle - it would stink to not be able to bring that home!



        #4 jennifersyble

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          Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:16 PM

          You could always ship it, then you have more carry on room for your other stuff.



          #5 futuremrswalls

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            Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:35 AM

            Sandals/Beaches will not let you ship anything to them for the wedding.  They do not want to be responsible for it.  You have to bring everything yourself.  We managed to make everything fit, and everything we brought made it through customs ok.  I have heard a couple girls on the sandals facebook site state that they had to provide reciepts for everything they brought through or pay a tax on them.  We brought reciepts for everything but never got looked at. 



            #6 beachesSB1412

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              Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:27 PM

              Awesome tip on the receipts - Thanks!  I just confirmed with my WC that we can either use freeze-dried/biodegradable flower petals or starfish for the "flower-girl" (and they will pick up the starfish after ceremony - AT NO EXTRA COST!!!)  shocker!  



              #7 CBREWSTER

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                Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

                Oh gee Idk where some of my receipts are located. But from this point on I will start keeping them in a special folder and just take that with me. Thanks for the info.



                #8 sunstarsmoon

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                  Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:01 AM

                  I better start hunting down my receipts. I am pretty sure I have them all in one place, but I have been buying oot bag stuff a few items at a time everytime I go to walmart!

                   

                  Thanks for the tip


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                  #9 sweetness

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                    Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

                    Thank you for the Info, I'm going to keep a folder .

                    WOW !! I'm shocked that Sandals is not going to charge to clean up the starfish that you are going to have, That is a shocker but a good shocker (lol)



                    #10 dmob

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                      Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:21 AM



                       

                      Originally Posted by beachesSB1412 

                      Thanks!  That stinks about the rum.  I thought you could take and bring liquor?  Were the bottles you tried to bring home just too much liquor by volume?  All of us in my group are looking forward to going to the Appleton Rum factory and you get a free bottle - it would stink to not be able to bring that home!



                      You can carry the rum back if its in your checked bag!






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