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To Ship Items Directly To The Hotel Or Not To

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Hi Everyone! 

 

 

 

I have been debating on how to get my supplies down to Mexico (favors, OOT bags, decorations). I do not want to carry more than I have to. I want to pack my clothes and my wedding gown - and that’s it.  Has anyone shipped decorations, favors and supplies for OOT bags directly to the hotel?  I know that there is no guarantee that my things won’t get held up in customs if I FedEx them to the hotel but ideally I’d like my things to arrive a week or two before I leave the country to head to Riviera Maya.

 

 

I’d appreciate any thoughts and opinions on this subject.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Jackie

 

 

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@@GingerJ228 I heard it's not a good idea- your packages can get held at customs with no warning, the officials open all the boxes, and they throw things out if they think they were made in China. At least that's what I read in a thread on her somewhere. I wouldn't risk it, I would be crushed if anything got lost. I think I read somewhere that they open every pkg that comes into Mexico. Someone on here bought a large plastic tote (a cheap one) and put all the OOT bags, etc in them, and then just left it in Mexico. My hotel has a site in San Diego and is allowing me to send things there, and they will drive it over to their hotel in Cabo for me. Maybe your resort has something like this?

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@@flo628 that's what I am afraid of… all of my things getting thrown out at customs.  I guess i'll just pack stuff in my suitcases and my parents suitcases.  Lucky for you that your hotel has a US location - that's awesome.  

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You definitely do not want to ship stuff... I mean if you do, do it at the risk that things get stolen or broken. I have family there and over the years, everytime I have shipped them something, one or two things went missing or some broken... the people who handle shipping once it arrives in Mexico could care less!

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@@caboberrybride.. thank you for the insight.  I really didn't want to lug stuff around with me at the airport the day of my flight but it looks like I am going to have to do so.  

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Thank you for this info…I too have recently been looking into having things shipped to the Dominican Republic. 

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Yeah, my resort didn't recommend it. 

I'm just going to try and pack as lightly as I can and just take an extra suitcase down there with me with our decorations and OOT bags and stuff. And we'll be able to use it with extra things we acquire while we're down there, such as souvenirs.  We have a toddler, so i'll be packing as lightly as possible. 

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We are going to do an extra suitcase and then use it for souvenirs on the way back. There are great tips on the web on how to pack efficiently (eg roll items instead of fold) and they come out with no wrinkles and you can add a lot more stuff!

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