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Please help!!

 

My Resort offers the following entertainment:

 

SOLO GUITAR PLAYER $900

JAZZ DUO (2 HOURS) $1,000

MEXICAN TRIO (3 hours) $1,300

CLASSIC QUARTET (Violin, Chello)$1,900

MARIACHI (3 hours) $1,500

CUBAN BAND $2,100

DJ (5 hours) $2,500

FIRE DANCERS (30 MINUTES) $1,500

MEXICAN DANCERS (30 MINUTES)$1,500

FIRE WORKS (30 SECONDS to 1 MINUTE)$2,000

 

I find these prices really HIGH! What is everybody else paying for entertainment?

 

People keep telling me that we are getting taken advantage of because we are foreigners. Is anybody else experiencing the same problems/frustrations?

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I haven't looked into this yet, but I'd love to know how much this is all too. And I'm hoping that the prices are high so that way in reality we'll all get a cheaper deal.

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Please help!!

My Resort offers the following entertainment:

SOLO GUITAR PLAYER $900
JAZZ DUO (2 HOURS) $1,000
MEXICAN TRIO (3 hours) $1,300
CLASSIC QUARTET (Violin, Chello)$1,900
MARIACHI (3 hours) $1,500
CUBAN BAND $2,100
DJ (5 hours) $2,500
FIRE DANCERS (30 MINUTES) $1,500
MEXICAN DANCERS (30 MINUTES)$1,500
FIRE WORKS (30 SECONDS to 1 MINUTE)$2,000

I find these prices really HIGH! What is everybody else paying for entertainment?

People keep telling me that we are getting taken advantage of because we are foreigners. Is anybody else experiencing the same problems/frustrations?
Yowzers those prices are high smile43.gif at least compared to the quotes I received from my wedding coordinator. Although I am getting married in Akumal (Riviera Maya/Cancun area), which of course is no where near Playa Careyes, my WC quoted me the following for entertainment during my June 09wedding:

Live band (latin/african fusion types) for two to three, 45-minute sets - $1000 to $1,500
DJ - $450 for 4 hours, $50 each additional hour
Solo guitarist - $150 to $250 per hour
Mariachi - $350 to $400 per hour
Guitar Trio - $300 per hour

Never been to the Playa Careyes area, is it a huge resort town? It looks beautiful from pics though! But sometimes entertainment in the smaller areas can be more expensive because there are not a lot of options, so they know they can charge you an arm and a leg. But if your resort allows outside vendors, I'd definitely check around cheesy.gif ~ Good luck!!!

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Yikes those prices are high. I know our dj is 150 per hour and I know the other entertainment options were lower similar to MarieSam but I do not have word on this computer to check the prices. Can you try to negotiate the prices or bring in outside vendors?

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I ran into the same issue! I asked about getting a DJ (my resort is Isla Mujeres Palace) and it was going to cost $1,300 for 4 hours! I also asked about renting the equipment so I could use my own ipod and that was STILL over $800! I don't know about you, but I find that outrageous. So, I am thinking about buying a sound system from Wal-Mart once I am down there or bringing a small iHome system with me. We will have between 30-40 people and I am not sure if everyone will be into dancing. Do you think that would work out? Our resort doesn't have a disco or anywhere for us to go so I was thinking we could party on the beach. You also can't bring in outside vendors and can't negotiate.

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