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#1 Melissa727

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    Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:54 PM

    OK I'm sure somebody has asked this before but what are you all planning on doing about getting the stuff down to your destination for your wedding. FI and I are going to Punta Cana for 2 weeks (4 days prior to the wedding and 7 days after) so we will be packing a lot of clothes besides the supplies for the bags. On top of that I am making my own seashell bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for the wedding so those need to come along with us as well. We are planning on using space saver bags (the kind you vacuum the air out of) for our clothes & hoping we can fit all of our clothes into 1 suitcase then use the other suitcase for supplies. In my quest to figure out the best way to go about this I figured I would check in with all the wonderful ladies on the board who have already helped me out so much. So how about ladies, how are getting all your stuff to your destination?

     

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    #2 jamie0820

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      Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:34 AM

      I'm starting to panic since we leave tomorrow morning! 

       

      Our OOT bag stuff all fit in one carryon.  I'm PRAYING that nothing gets confiscated.  There are no liquids, but there are snacks...I know I have read and re-read the policies on prohibited items, but I'm paranoid!

      I also dont have receipts for jackshit. 

       

      I sent my raffia fans with my sister who is taking a bag with diapers, so I dont have to worrry about that until they dont show up in Punta Cana!



      #3 Melissa727

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        Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:49 AM

        I hope it all works out for you. Definitely give us a report when you get back. We are taking aloe, suntan lotion, and other lotion type stuff so we will have to put that in our checked luggage. Good luck and Congrats!



        #4 Sllefebvr

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          Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:58 AM

          This is one thing that is driving me crazy also!! I am also getting shell bouquets also for me and all of my girls but I think I am going to make all of them take their own bouquet because there is no way that I am going to be able to carry down all eight... I hate that the resort will not let us ship things ahead of time. I understand where they are coming from because if they let every bride take things down then they would have a whole ballroom filled with bridal things...



          #5 Melissa727

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            Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:47 AM

            I'm getting married at Dreams Punta Cana Resort and they say that you can ship stuff down ahead of time but that they are not responsible if things get "lost". I would hate to ship stuff down then get there for my wedding and find out that things are missing. That would be awful. On top of that the cost to ship the stuff is more than what the airlines would charge for us to bring on an extra bag. So I guess if worse comes to worse we will just have to pay the additional fee to the airlines. As far as my shell bouquets I only have to make 2 of those (one for me & one for my MOH) since I'm not having a full bridal party. My mom is going to bring mine & my MOH will take hers. I will probably take the bouts & corsages w/me though...if I have room! LOL.



            #6 Aruba Bride

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              Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:26 PM

              As of right now I am planning on just shipping my stuff down. I hadn't thought of checking an additional bag! I'll have to look into the fees--plus that would give me extra space to do some shopping!! :)
               

              Originally Posted by Melissa727 

              I'm getting married at Dreams Punta Cana Resort and they say that you can ship stuff down ahead of time but that they are not responsible if things get "lost". I would hate to ship stuff down then get there for my wedding and find out that things are missing. That would be awful. On top of that the cost to ship the stuff is more than what the airlines would charge for us to bring on an extra bag. So I guess if worse comes to worse we will just have to pay the additional fee to the airlines. As far as my shell bouquets I only have to make 2 of those (one for me & one for my MOH) since I'm not having a full bridal party. My mom is going to bring mine & my MOH will take hers. I will probably take the bouts & corsages w/me though...if I have room! LOL.



               



              #7 TropicLover

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                Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:21 AM

                Hey everyone!

                 

                I'm way to scared to ship everything.  We're getting married in Mexico and I've heard that many shipped items get stuck in customs.  With my job I do a lot of shipping between Canada and the US and little things like sunglasses can take forever to clear customs.  I would hate for my OOT loot to get lost or worse never make it into the country. 

                 

                For use we're going to pack it all.  Ya we'll have extra bags, but I plan on distributing them along with the corresponding receipts to a few guests.  We'll just pick up the extra baggage tab....ugh definitely not looking forward to the final $ amount.

                 



                #8 cupcake1382

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                  Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:32 AM

                  We have 33 guests and we actually have pretty big stuff.. Beach towels, stadium cups, aluminum water bottles... So we have 2 boxes and 2 duffle bags. I also did silk flowers so those are in a box with the flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow. In my other box is all the larger items stated previously. In our duffle we put our fragile stuff like our custom cake topper, toasting flutes and the flutes/pilsners we had made for the wedding party. My suggestion if you can is to give one or two items to other people. We are giving each parent a box since they both are only taking one suitcase. Then 2 of my bridesmaids are taking a duffle for us. Since I have to take my wedding dress I didn't want an extra carry on. My fiancĀ© is taking all the snacks in his carry on (chips, granola bars, candy). We offered to pay the $15 for each additional checked bag to my parents and bridesmaids but they declined, so I'll try to sneak it in there somehow, lol.
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                  #9 futuremrstgun

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                    Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:52 AM

                    i've decided to hand deliver the OOT bags to those who live locally, ship OOT bags to those out of town guests and then hand deliver the other bags to our east coast guests while in town over labor day weekend.

                     

                    i'm hoping having the OOT bags beforehand will excite our guests and allow them to 'enjoy' a taste of what's in store in jamaica plus, i'll personally avoid undue stress about shipping, extra bags, etc.  the items i'm taking with me to jamaica include decorations and some other guest info like a  welcome kit which will include the resort map, a sewing kit, itinerary at a glance, etc.  all lightweight items that should pack in carry-on or checked bags, easily.

                     

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                    good luck and happy planning, ladies!!

                     

                    R~



                    #10 JayKay

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                    Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:26 AM

                    My Fi is usually a really light packer (thank goodness!), so I plan on using his suitcase for all our wedding stuff.  That way we wont need to bring an extra bag at all!






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