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Help! Need to pack extra for wedding.

We are planning a 3 week trip to Europe this summer. Usually we would be packing extremely light, however we are attending a wedding in Amsterdam at the very beginning of our trip. This means I will have to pack a suit and dress shoes (casual clothes are not an option). After the wedding I would really prefer not to have to lug the suit and shoes around Europe as it will significantly increase the size of my luggage. Any suggestions?

Posted by
2081 posts

welcome Jumper12000,

as ed suggest ship it home.

i believe there is no postal service per say anymore, but they are run out of convenience stores.

i havent shipped anything home from the Neatherlands, yet, but have from every country on my travels. also, what i found out is that the local/domestic postal service is less expensive than UPS/FEDEX/DHL. Note that DHL is just about everywhere in germany and i think is their "UPS".

if you do, make sure you wrap the clothes in a plastic bag to keep it clean and free from rubbing in the box.

happy trails.

Posted by
11613 posts

Mailboxes Etc usually handle several different shippers, I've shipped things back several times. Lucky the wedding is at the beginning of the trip!

Posted by
1446 posts

Since you won't be home yet, ship it to someone who will be (mom's address, etc.). On the customs form, put "extra clothes, used" and put the value at $0.

Are you going back to Amsterdam to fly home? Given your question, I'm assuming not.