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#1 nadiakat17

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:48 PM

I can't really find much info online about it. I consider myself an animal lover (though now I do eat meat) and don't really want to buy anything that was harvested shadily- does anyone know if they are legit plucked off the beach after death or something along those lines?

 

Anyone have a good website for faux starfish?

 

If I did buy real ones, did people have problems getting them through customs?

 

thanks



#2 lydiasusi

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    Posted 07 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

    Funny you post about this.

     

    I was just thinking the other week how it's pretty morbid that people unknowingly... or knowingly, use exoskeletons as wedding decor.

     

    Creeeeepy.

     

    I think there are many more creative ways to go about decorating.  If that is what your heart desires, there are PLENTY of diy tutorials out there that show you how to create faux starfish.

     

    Great question :) 



    #3 MattyTrinh

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      Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:18 PM

      Yeah .. I know this post was a couple months ago, but did you hear about the virus killing millions of starfish up and down the Pacific coast?

      I had real ones for my invitations, and they were beautiful! But most did not make it since I didn't wrap them well. Most people got a pile of sand in their invitations. Haha! Please let me know if you find a nice faux starfish. :-)

      #4 vsschick

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      Posted 17 December 2014 - 06:55 PM

      I doubt you'll get that through customs. You can try fake ones.



      #5 rachelia160

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      Posted 18 December 2014 - 05:16 AM

      I can't really find much info online about it. I consider myself an animal lover (though now I do eat meat) and don't really want to buy anything that was harvested shadily- does anyone know if they are legit plucked off the beach after death or something along those lines?

       

      Anyone have a good website for faux starfish?

       

      If I did buy real ones, did people have problems getting them through customs?

       

      thanks

       

      I know I'm a little late to the party, but did you ever find your answer about getting starfish/shells through customs? I've been wondering that myself, since it's a big focal point of my centerpiece.



      #6 nadiakat17

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      Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:32 AM

      I'm not sure, honestly it seems like not allowed but I'm still going to do it bc likely most people don't get caught

      #7 jackielemman

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      Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:52 AM

      I got married in October in Cancun and had no problems getting my starfish and shells thru customs both ways. I had a lot too!! I had starfish chair ties-- 10 and large starfish for the aisle. I had saved all my Crate and Barrel wedding gift packaging.... all of them made it there without breaking!! It was a beautiful touch. 

      Hope this helps!



      #8 rachelia160

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      Posted 23 December 2014 - 06:10 AM

      I got married in October in Cancun and had no problems getting my starfish and shells thru customs both ways. I had a lot too!! I had starfish chair ties-- 10 and large starfish for the aisle. I had saved all my Crate and Barrel wedding gift packaging.... all of them made it there without breaking!! It was a beautiful touch. 

      Hope this helps!

       

      Thanks for this info!! :)






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