Hi Shan2012, who is your WC? Mine (Maria) told me the following for cocktail setup between ceremony & reception and private poolside party after reception.
Sparkling wine, Beer, Margaritas, Pi±a Colada 5 USD /Pers
extra hour 3 USD /Pers
Beer, Rum, Vodka, Tequila, Cocktails, Gin 17 USD/pers/hour
extra hour: 12 USD/pers
As for DJ you can choose to use the resort DJ, which is less hassle but a bit more expensive. I believe the resort DJ charges $210usd/hr inclusive of taxes and the DJ I hired, DJ Bijan from Mayan Vibes, was recommended by a bride I found on tripadvisor, charges $150cad/hr but you'll need to pay for his day pass of $90usd which is valiad from 9am til 11pm. I'm hiring DJ Bijan for 3 hires starting @ 8pm. I'm assuming he will have all his equipment setup by 8pm and that's when we'll start with the 1st dance, followed by speeches and dancing!!!
We went with the Unforgettable package that includes the musical trio during ceremony, but we have no music during cocktail hour and at the reception...just the restaurant ambience. Since the restaurant isn't private to the wedding group we can't control the music being played, but if you have portable iPod speakers, then I suggest bringing those. It's probably what I will do.
I hope this helped. Happy Planning!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by Shan2012
I'm getting married at the Akumal on May 25. I was wondering if anyone had the breakdown on the bar servies. I have emailed my wedding coordinator and she has told me that is the amount ( national 12 / international 18) per person , per hour. I was wondering if the pricing is the same for the rest of you. I'm doing a priviate poolside reception and am having trouble figuring out what bar service option to go with. Also, I cannot decide how many hours to hire the dj, we only need him really for the equipment he brings and the dancing portion of it...I want to play music during cocktails in the begining but am curious who sets this equipment up for you if the dj is not hired until later..I would really hate to pay that much for a dj that doesn't really do anything until the dancing but stands around while we do speadches, just so we can use the mic and speakers.. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?