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#1 trivera5521

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    Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

    Ladies the resort is charging like $50 per table for each centerpiece and I just cant imagine paying nearly $500 just for centerpieces. IDK seems a bit extreme for me. Anyway so I am actively considering shipping my own centerpieces a week prior. I just dont know what would be the easiest and look fabulous? Thoughts? I suppose I can do the typical funky shaped vase with submerged flowers in the water and candles but kinda wanted something different. Did anyone ship or use their own decor for centerpieces? If so pics please?



    #2 AllieH

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    Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

    I'm not sure where you live, or if you have a connection for import/export shipping, but when I looked into shipping a box down to Mexico, the cost was well over $500 for the shipping. And for giggles I priced one to DR, and it was $600+ for ups and fedex from the US. 

     

    Guess why the resorts can charge you so much for the centerpieces...? because they can, because they are the only option. 

     

    I'd say unless it's something simple enough to carry down with you in luggage (or have a guest take down with them for you), you're probably better off using the resort options, or shopping for something when you get there (if that's even feasible). 

     

    Good luck!! 

     

    Originally Posted by trivera5521 

    Ladies the resort is charging like $50 per table for each centerpiece and I just cant imagine paying nearly $500 just for centerpieces. IDK seems a bit extreme for me. Anyway so I am actively considering shipping my own centerpieces a week prior. I just dont know what would be the easiest and look fabulous? Thoughts? I suppose I can do the typical funky shaped vase with submerged flowers in the water and candles but kinda wanted something different. Did anyone ship or use their own decor for centerpieces? If so pics please?

     


     

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    #3 JayKay

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    Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

    I agree with AllieH.  The cost to ship them down there will be outrageous.  Then you have to worry about whether or not they will get there in time, or arrive all in one piece. 

     

    I would suggest finding some ideas on here if you don't want to pay the fee at the resort, and bring the supplies in your luggage to create your own once you are down there.  yes it sucks because it will take up extra space in your suitcase, however, even if you brought an extra suitcase with just your centerpiece items, it will be cheaper then paying the shipping down to your destination.

    Originally Posted by AllieH 

    I'm not sure where you live, or if you have a connection for import/export shipping, but when I looked into shipping a box down to Mexico, the cost was well over $500 for the shipping. And for giggles I priced one to DR, and it was $600+ for ups and fedex from the US. 

     

    Guess why the resorts can charge you so much for the centerpieces...? because they can, because they are the only option. 

     

    I'd say unless it's something simple enough to carry down with you in luggage (or have a guest take down with them for you), you're probably better off using the resort options, or shopping for something when you get there (if that's even feasible). 

     

    Good luck!! 

     

     



    #4 whatsup

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      Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:22 AM

      ask the airline how much extra they will charge you for an extra checked-in bag. If the guests can help with this this may be an option, depends on volume and weight



      #5 whatsup

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        Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:46 AM

        Sometimes the airline may offer a better choice, depending on how much stuff you want to ship, taking an extra check-in baggage, may be the easiest choice.



        #6 KrystalDawn

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          Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:12 AM

          Originally Posted by trivera5521 

          Ladies the resort is charging like $50 per table for each centerpiece and I just cant imagine paying nearly $500 just for centerpieces. IDK seems a bit extreme for me. Anyway so I am actively considering shipping my own centerpieces a week prior. I just dont know what would be the easiest and look fabulous? Thoughts? I suppose I can do the typical funky shaped vase with submerged flowers in the water and candles but kinda wanted something different. Did anyone ship or use their own decor for centerpieces? If so pics please?

          I will be shipping my centerpieces and some other decor to my wedding coordinator. Not sure why most people would look into UPS and what not to ship (too expensive) I will be using flat rate boxes through the USPS to send them to St. Maarten. I use to send my FI care packages in Iraq this way and never had an issue!


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