I actually got a request for a post. Yay! This is great news too because most of my wedding crafting is done, and I’m running out of things to blog about. Mrs. Milk Cow asked me how we were getting all our wedding junk to the DR, and said she thought that would make an interesting blog post. So here you go!
Shipping internationally does not really seem like a wonderful option. From what I’ve read, delivery times can be long. Plus, it is very expensive. A 20 pound box shipped via Fed Ex would be $170. Yikes! With the amount of stuff we’re bringing, I’m sure we’d need a couple of 20 pound boxes. No bueno. After reading up on lots of destination wedding forums, I discovered that most brides end up packing all of their wedding stuff into suitcases, or storage bins, and checking them as baggage.
I didn’t really want to buy suitcases, so I went the storage bin route. I got two bins from Target. (I think they were like $10. The suitcases I was pricing out were upwards of $80.) We booked our airfare in March, and back then the airline policy allowed one checked bag per passenger. (It has since changed, but they are honoring the policy at the time we booked. Woohoo!) So I’m going to have Mr. BC Tetris (because that’s a verb, right?) all our wedding stuff into the two bins, and then get the biggest suitcase I can find for our clothes and toiletries and honeymoon stuff. Mr. BC is a really light packer, so I think sharing a suitcase will be fine. The hope is that the total cost of checking all our stuff will be $50 (for the one suitcase).