Destination DIY??

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsMcQN:  You need to check the customs regulations for Jamaica as they do charge duty and taxes for things brought into the country. Are you working with a local wedding planner? or someone connected to the resort? They should be able to pint you in the right direction.

Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee

I’m bringing an entire suitcase of decorations to my destination wedding in Spain! Paper lanterns, little extras for the tables, solar lanterns, a DIY wedding arch, garlands, and even lots of things from our home(nice wooden signs we’ve picked up over the years, candle holders), I think it’s worth it to add our own stamp to the ceremony and reception(& also because wedding planners who could arrange all the decor for us cost a fortune!). I agree with pp to contact the resort where you’re having your wedding and see if they can help, we didn’t have that option as our wedding is at a private residence. I’m sure you can still take a few DIY/personal things over in your suitcase though as long as they don’t contain any materials which might need to be declared to customs(ie shells, untreated wood or plant materials).

Post # 4
1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

I saw go ahead and ask, you may have more options than you think! We’re also planning for a DIY wedding, but we’re still finding little ways to add in our own DIY, like bringing our own china (thankfully it’s a very small guest list), centerpieces and “boquets” for the bridesmaids. I think it’s definitely worth it to try to find little spots where you can add your own personal touches. After all, this is YOUR wedding, not Generic Destination Wedding #437.

Post # 6
361 posts
Helper bee

LudaRae:  That’s exactly what i’m doing.  Is your wedding going to be a private couples only or do you have guests attending?  My wedding is going to be in the Maldives, so it will just be my fiance and I since its too far to travel for our friends/family.   Do you have a Pinterest board of your DIY items for your wedding?  I’d love to see it! 🙂  You can check mine out here

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