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I want to get some parasols but Iâ€m worried about how I will take them to Mexico with me. How has everyone packed them and how did security at the airports handle them? Do they all have to be opened up and inspected? Also, what size should I get?

I was hoping not to bring too much stuff with me, but Iâ€ve resigned myself to bringing at least one Checked in Bag even though it means picking it and rechecking it on our layover. Any advice on this would be great. Thanks.

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Hey, just realized we are wedding twins!!

 

I am going to Jamaica, not Mexico, but same thing when trying to bring stuff in, right?

 

I bought this one from Luna Bazaar - 28 Inch Gilded Mango Paper Parasol. Estimated availability mid-January.

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I thought it was going to be bigger, cuz it looked so small when I opened it up, but when I held it and looked in the mirror, it looked perfect. I bought mini ones for the flower girls too. Only in white.

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I bought some from OTC, I think they were 22", there not oversized, but perfect for what we wanted, think normal umbrella size.

 

They came in a box of 12, I just put them in my checked bags, we didn't have any problems, but our bags didn't get searched either.

 

I saw that you mentioned having to pick up your checked bags during your layover? We only had to do this on the way home because of customs, but on the way there we didn't get our bags until we were in mexico.

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I got white chinese wedding umbrellas from asianideas.com. They were 42" diameter x 28.5" (opened). I packed them in a suitcase with all my other decor, and it never got checked- I guess I got really lucky going through customs. Also, my guests took them home afterwards and no one mentioned having trouble.

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I bought some from OTC, I think they were 22", there not oversized, but perfect for what we wanted, think normal umbrella size.

They came in a box of 12, I just put them in my checked bags, we didn't have any problems, but our bags didn't get searched either.

I saw that you mentioned having to pick up your checked bags during your layover? We only had to do this on the way home because of customs, but on the way there we didn't get our bags until we were in mexico.
I had the same ones, in a box of 12, and I packed with all my other decor. I put a note on top that said, "Items for a wedding", but they never opened my suitcase.
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Originally Posted by carlymcmullen View Post
Hey, just realized we are wedding twins!!

I am going to Jamaica, not Mexico, but same thing when trying to bring stuff in, right?

I bought this one from Luna Bazaar - 28 Inch Gilded Mango Paper Parasol. Estimated availability mid-January.
Click the image to open in full size.

I thought it was going to be bigger, cuz it looked so small when I opened it up, but when I held it and looked in the mirror, it looked perfect. I bought mini ones for the flower girls too. Only in white.

Hooray for Wedding Twins! cheer2.gif
Thanks for all the replies. I love the mango parasol. I will have to double check on the whole layover picking up luggage thing. I was just worried of US security wanting to open each one, I like the idea of labeling the luggage as wedding items.
Jilly76: Do you have pictures of the OTC parasols being used at your wedding? Thanks!
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