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#1 Trace2013

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    Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

    Hi Ladies,

    I am just wondering if anyone has or is planning to ship some of their items (favours etc) ahead of travel direct to the hotel in order to avoid having to haul it with you onto the plane? Is this something that we should plan to do or should I be weary of the items making it to the hotel?

    Can anyone give me insight on this?

     

    thanks!



    #2 Tulumbride2013

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      Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

      From what I understand shipping it down to the resort carries some risk. From what I have heard if you have items made in china they will be taxed and they are hefty fees, and I think it is expensive to actually ship them to begin with. One bride I was reading have to pay to ship the boxes back to her house which was $216, but the taxes were like 1000 or something crazy. We are checking lots of bags!

      #3 Trace2013

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        Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

        Woah! I never thought of that, but I should have considering sometimes I get hit with crazy duty fees at my door when I order items online that are manufactured in China. (SO annoying) I think I'll inquire to see how much an extra bag will be... Just such a pain because it will be empty on the way home - what do you do about that?
         



        #4 Tulumbride2013

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          Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

          I will prob bring a lot home really, linens and decor and ect. Ill also prob give a few random items to family and wedding party people to put in their bags like the linens. I have a baby though and he will have his own checked bag, so ill prob be able to put a lot in his bag.



          #5 uhura526

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            Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

            Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

            From what I understand shipping it down to the resort carries some risk. From what I have heard if you have items made in china they will be taxed and they are hefty fees, and I think it is expensive to actually ship them to begin with. One bride I was reading have to pay to ship the boxes back to her house which was $216, but the taxes were like 1000 or something crazy. We are checking lots of bags!

            agreed.  Check a lot of bags as it will be cheaper and less headache. Just enlist family members/friends to help out!



            #6 agm04

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              Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:42 AM

              Originally Posted by Trace2013 

              Woah! I never thought of that, but I should have considering sometimes I get hit with crazy duty fees at my door when I order items online that are manufactured in China. (SO annoying) I think I'll inquire to see how much an extra bag will be... Just such a pain because it will be empty on the way home - what do you do about that?
               

              You could always stuff the biggest empty suitcase with smaller ones.  I agree that it's annoying, but I suppose it's better than getting caught off guard with a bunch of taxes and fees!



              #7 Jamielynn55

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                Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

                One of the BDW brides had posted that she had bought large hard plastic totes from Walmart on clearance and wrapped them with packing tape and the airline didn't even charge her for them!! And then she just left them at resort since they were so cheap she didn't even bother bringing them home.

                #8 Trace2013

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                  Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

                  Oh my goodness, that is such a great idea! I'm going to look into that. Sounds like the best option so far.
                   



                  #9 Jamielynn55

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                    Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

                    Yeah I wish I could remember who posted it to give them credit. I am also thinking of doing this, seems the most logical thing to do. :)

                    #10 Tulumbride2013

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                      Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

                      WOW. the airline didn't charge?!? That sounds awesome...




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