For my bridesmaids, I ordered some cute dresses online, which are custom made and shipped from China.
Yesterday, I got a call from UPS saying they were in Mexico City (almost here! yay!). I was then told that I had to pay an import tax on them, which is 120% of their value. WHAT?!?! That’s $5000 pesos (about 400 US dollars) in import taxes.
Since we already paid for the dresses, and new dresses from somewhere else would cost about the same anyway, we have no choice but to pay it.
So, if you see that over the next week I’m not blogging as much, it’s because I’m doing double the productivity at work in hopes of getting a bonus that can cover this charge. I’ll still be around, just not quite as much as normal.
A few women have told me that I’ll lose a lot of weight before the wedding because of nerves. Just 2 days ago, I told Jorge I felt very calm and didn’t think I’d lose my appetite.
Well… once I got the news about the import tax I couldn’t finish my lunch.
And so the stress begins…