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I should add that are luggage was pulled aside with the red light and inspected in Cancun it was a pain but in the end we explained we were getting married in Tulum and we paid a $20 tax fee because we had brought more then $300 worth of stuff into Mexico.

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Originally Posted by taegan View Post

 

I should add that are luggage was pulled aside with the red light and inspected in Cancun it was a pain but in the end we explained we were getting married in Tulum and we paid a $20 tax fee because we had brought more then $300 worth of stuff into Mexico.

Did you have anything break? What did you do with all that stuff on the way back?

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Originally Posted by taegan View Post

 

I should add that are luggage was pulled aside with the red light and inspected in Cancun it was a pain but in the end we explained we were getting married in Tulum and we paid a $20 t0 ax fee because we had brought more then $300 worth of stuff into Mexico.

Isn't it $300 per person? so you can bring in $600? (hoping!) :)

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Originally Posted by melnryluvco View Post

 

Love it!! Do you have a review of your wedding yet. I'd love to see what was in your OOT bags. Congrats and thanks for all the advice!

Yikes. I don't remember....but for some reason I want to say it was $200 total when we got married (2011). Maybe they have changed it to $300 total? Just remember to bring your receipts and explain it's gifts for your guests. 

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Murmel- You are right, its 300 per person so 600 in total. We didnt know that (even though the immigration card says it!)

 

McLecker- Not a thing broke! Amazingly. All of our stuff made it to Mexico and from.

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Originally Posted by taegan View Post

 

We had 3 suitcases designated to luggage (6 suitcases in total!)  One suitcase was strictly OOT bags that were already packaged. The other 2 were for decoration (paper lanterns, white glass lanterns, led candles, 2 drift wood garlands, picture frames, easels, flower petals, sparklers, tall skinny candles, sea shell pew decorations, table runners and much more) We booked with Sunwing and we booked under the "elite plus" seating which gave us early plane boarding, one extra suitcase with 10 extra kg (so 2 extra suitcases and 30kg each) Our uncle had a carry on so he took one of our suitcases. It is tricky packing all of your stuff down to your destination but its no impossible! 

 

I used bubble wrap and tissue paper to wrap the breakables and did my best to strategically pack everything and all of our stuff made it to Mexico without any breakage. 

So did you put  your breakables in checked luggage or put it in carry ons? We have vases and champagne flutes to take down but I wasn't sure that even bubble wrapped and tissued that they would be ok in checked luggage.

 

Cheers!

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I wrapped our breakables in tissue paper, bubble wrap and our table runners we brought down, we didn't have super breakable things though...small amounts of glass. I put everything I didn't want to get lost in our carry on. I hope that helps!

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Originally Posted by coconoir1908 View Post

 

Ladies,

 

Please keep your receipts and make sure that you have no more than $300 in items that you are bringing in.  My hubby and I had a total of 6 bags that we brought and still have 2 other bags that came with family.  Having my wedding dress in hand helped and he had his suit in his garment bag.  We were asked how much we were bringing in and I said $250.  However; I could back up my $250 with receipts (old navy $1.00 flip flops etc..) I kept the receipts with me in my carry on just in case.

 

Happy Planning and Safe Travels

 

Ooh-- great tip, thank you!

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