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#21 taegan

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    Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

    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.



    #22 melnryluvco

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      Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

      Originally Posted by taegan 

      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?



      #23 McLecker

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        Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

        Originally Posted by taegan 

        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!) :)



        #24 murmel

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        Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

        Originally Posted by melnryluvco 

        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!



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

        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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        #25 taegan

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          Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

          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.



          #26 LAtravelgirl

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            Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

            Thanks for the tip on bringing the receipts.



            #27 melnryluvco

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              Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

              Murmel- JACKPOT! Thank you for all the gold nuggets of info!! Thank you thank you!!

               

              Taegan- Thanks for giving me hope for my dyi centerpices making it in one piece!



              #28 FireyNurse

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                Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

                Originally Posted by taegan 

                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!



                #29 taegan

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                  Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

                  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!



                  #30 LCB803

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                    Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

                    Originally Posted by coconoir1908 

                    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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