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#3671 kmk2016

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

Totally! Thankfully my photographer (bicoastal) is originally from Canada and their pricing is in CAD for Canadian brides... Every little bit helped!!! I'm just hoping the dollar goes up a bit before my final payment! I have a US finds credit card through TD and use this for all charges though- so I don't get hit too bad while on double fees.

#3672 Dreamteam17

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:05 AM

OK, please tell me I am not alone..
 
Am I the only one who is a little annoyed that our Canadian dollars are being converted to US dollars when we pay for our wedding?  I mean, I may lose close to $1000 because of this GRRRRRR
 
I have considered converting to peso's in Canada and paying cash BUT, that is a heck of alot of money to bring with me.   Credit Card is probably the easiest but that exchange rate kills me.
 
Anyone else thought of this?


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#3673 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

 All I have to pay pre wedding is  my deposit and nothing else until I am in Mexico.

 

I plan to go to the bank in December or early January and see what the best financial option would be (ie - is converting Canadian to Pesos any better than USD to Canadian, etc.)

 

I have heard of US accounts but don't have one -- maybe I should!

 

@Dreamteam17 - I'ts been bugging me for awhile now LOL!!!


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#3674 FutureMrsSam

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

OK, please tell me I am not alone..

 

Am I the only one who is a little annoyed that our Canadian dollars are being converted to US dollars when we pay for our wedding?  I mean, I may lose close to $1000 because of this GRRRRRR

 

I have considered converting to peso's in Canada and paying cash BUT, that is a heck of alot of money to bring with me.   Credit Card is probably the easiest but that exchange rate kills me.

 

Anyone else thought of this?

Never thought about this... :(



#3675 TinkerSofi

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

I've been trying to convert everything to CAD but it's hard. I'm also monitoring the dollar. Hopefully I'll get to pay everything when the exchange isn't too bad . We always get screwed as Canadians


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#3676 calgarybride2015

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:44 PM

I have a friend who lives in Mexico but makes Canadian money. He said the big banks/ATMs will just convert Canadian to pesos but the small ones won't. So have to go into playa to convert. Not sure I want this hassle but maybe to save that much in exchange to USD I should?!? I don't pay anything until I go for my wedding in January! My deposit was $500 USD but I paid $561.

Also nervous to convert close to $7000 there as I may make myself a target!!! Swiping a credit card seems safer.

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Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#3677 Lilian84

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

 All I have to pay pre wedding is  my deposit and nothing else until I am in Mexico.

 

I plan to go to the bank in December or early January and see what the best financial option would be (ie - is converting Canadian to Pesos any better than USD to Canadian, etc.)

 

I have heard of US accounts but don't have one -- maybe I should!

 

@Dreamteam17 - I'ts been bugging me for awhile now LOL!!!

 

I was just about to mention the US account. 

 

Last time I was at the CIBC bank, they suggested I open an US personal account. My fiance is American so I travel quite often. Their suggestion is that when the exchange rate is good you can transfer money in that account and your CAD becomes USD.  So I guess it depends how far away your wedding is, and if the timing is right with the exchange rate. The only fee was $0,75 per withdrawal or transfer. It seems like it could a good option.


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#3678 calgarybride2015

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:01 PM

I was just about to mention the US account. 

 

Last time I was at the CIBC bank, they suggested I open an US personal account. My fiance is American so I travel quite often. Their suggestion is that when the exchange rate is good you can transfer money in that account and your CAD becomes USD.  So I guess it depends how far away your wedding is, and if the timing is right with the exchange rate. The only fee was $0,75 per withdrawal or transfer. It seems like it could a good option.

 

Also considering this!  

My only fear is what bank allows you to make a point of sale purchase for $7000?  Maybe I can up it for the day!


-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#3679 MJTK

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

I think it's BS that everything gets converted to USD! ! my photographer has a lady in Calgary who we transfer our deposit to BUT it had to be USD. .like WTF!! I'm in Canada she's in Canada....so why can't it be CDN money!!! it kinda pissed me off but what could I do

#3680 Lilian84

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

@MJTK not much you can do... but it sure is stupid. Why would she charge you in USD? Unless I'm missing something here.


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