Jump to content

Photo

Music - at a total loss


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 gilda

gilda
  • Newbie
  • 15 posts

    Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:40 PM



    So, I'm trying to nail down the music for my wedding next march.
    I'm having an intimate ceremony with 20 guests at Hacienda San Angel.

    My ideal scenario would be:

    Ceremony (1 hour): trio
    Cocktail hour (1 hour): mariachi
    Dinner (3 hours): DJ

    The problem is that HSA has informed me that the HOURLY rates are
    $195 for trio
    $600 for mariachi
    $250 for DJ

    That's insanely expensive for hourly rates! or is this normal?

    #2 Jenn6603

    Jenn6603
    • Newbie
    • 118 posts

      Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:38 AM

      At Dreams, the mariachi is $700/hour... the trio is quoted at $300 or $500 (I can't remember)... the DJ is $170/hr but I think that is with me providing my iPod and/or CDs... if they have to provide the music it would be even more expensive.

      Jenn

      #3 gilda

      gilda
      • Newbie
      • 15 posts

        Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:48 PM

        hmmm. ok, then this isn't so far fetched. thanks for the reality check

        #4 lmg970

        lmg970
        • Jr. Member
        • 316 posts

          Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:52 PM

          we plan to bring our laptap with our play list already done up and plan on renting the speakers to hook in to. we will just have someone hit the buttons at certain times.

          #5 Kat81

          Kat81
          • VIP Member
          • 7,615 posts

            Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:17 PM

            I used an IPOD and docking station for our dinner and reception.

            #6 ~Kate~

            ~Kate~
            • Jr. Member
            • 329 posts

              Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:26 PM

              Those prices don't seem too far off-base to me. At Playa Fiesta, the trio is $500 per hour, the 10 piece mariachi band is $700 per hour, and the DJ is $600 for the entire night (flat fee).

              #7 Katiebelle

              Katiebelle
              • Newbie
              • 73 posts

                Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:18 PM

                I am getting married in Hilton Head, but just to give you the comparison to here.

                My dj is $650 for 4 hours (he is the least expensive one) & my ceremony solo violinist is $275 for 1 hour (she is the least expensive).

                So, you are doing really good with those prices I think! Plus it will be what you want!

                #8 kate.com

                kate.com

                  VIP Member

                • VIP Member
                • 8,921 posts

                  Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:52 AM

                  I am at PF like Kate.
                  It does make you almost swallow your gum, doesn't it? I have the same ideal as you... now if I can afford it.........

                  #9 BachataBride

                  BachataBride
                  • Banned
                  • 9,310 posts

                    Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:56 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Kat81
                    I used an IPOD and docking station for our dinner and reception.
                    I think we are doing the same!! I am assigning one of my friends to be "DJ"!! He's taking care of the music!!

                    #10 dinogomez.com

                    dinogomez.com
                    • Sr. Member
                    • 5,705 posts

                      Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:11 AM

                      Those are pretty normal prices, I hope you find what you're looking for!




                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users