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#11 Wafflesmom

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:06 AM

@acosta and @kcole123 same here! I just placed a deposit for decor and what was $1650 USD turned into $2030 CAD! Ouch
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#12 calgarybride2015

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

It hurts. I only had 2 bills in Mexico in USD and I cried when I saw the conversion.

Pay for whatever you can in peso - ie TIPS

I even recommend asking if they offer it in Mexican currency (spas, gift stores, etc).

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#13 Msmimi

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:59 PM


    #14 babygirl99

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      Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:28 PM

      there aren't a lot of options in Canada for no foreign transaction fee credit cards. Amazon, Marriott, and Sears all have options that I know of. Also heard of someone negotiating the fee - from 3.5 down to 1.5 with his bank....

      #15 emmapalmer

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      Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

      My best advise is to pay as much as possible in Canadian dollars. There are plenty of online booking sites that allows you to pay in CDN. Your Canadian travel agent should also accept payment in CDN. You may also want to consider hiring a Canadian photographer/Videographer and pay in CDN. We hired Decordova Photography for our destination wedding in the Riviera Maya and was able to pay in CDN.

      Our perfect wedding in the Riviera Maya.


      Date:                  01/15/2015

      Resort:               Occidental Grand Xcaret - Riviera Maya, Mexico
      Guests:              70-80
      Package:           Custom

      Dress:                David's Bridal
      Minister:             Family Friend

      Photographer:    Decordova Photography ( www.decordova.ca )



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