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P.V. Brides please help!!

 

My resort is charging the following for 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)$2,00

 

Is it me, or do these prices seem really, really high? Especially the DJ! What is everyone else paying for these services?

 

Can you recommend any companies that could/would offer a better deal??

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This is what I got from my WC:

 

10-piece mariachi band $650

Live Cuban 5 piece band $650*

Live Latin Dance Band $650**

30 minute 5 piece fire dancers $1050

30 minute Folkloric dance performance $800

Lively Mexican quartet $500

Latin Swing band for dancing $650*

DJ (continuous music - per hour) $200*

 

*minimum playing time of 3 hours

**minimum playing time of 2 hours

***Except as noted, all performances are 45 minute sets

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Yanell - I think part of the reason your prices are so much higher is where you are located. Prices will be much cheaper in Vallarta proper. When travel is involved the groups have to consider gas, food and, sometimes, lodging, depending on how late they will be at your event. Just something to keep in mind :).

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I've done some research. And requested quotes from multiple DJ companies. And to travel from Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara to Careyes, the quotes range from $500 - $3000 (depending on the package). So obviously the DJ I am meeting with is on the extreme high end AND he is only traveling from Manzanillo (about an hour).

 

So now I need to decide, do I hire my own DJ and save money (not knowing how reputable they may be) or do I go with the expensive DJ whom the resort seems to feel is the best??

 

I don't know what to do....rant.gif

 

I haven't even started with additional entertainment!!! sad.gif

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Is the d.j. going to be the master of ceremonies also? If not then he's just playing tunes and as long as you have a song list I don't see why you should pay that much more. I know that some of the d.j.'s do not speak english and you would need your own mc anyway. Good luck.

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Yanell, have you tried contacting Enlace? I hired their 5-pc latin band, but they also have other types of music including a dj. Maybe they can offer you some sort of package deal (band, dj, mariachi)??

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Yanell-

 

The prices are double if not triple from what you pay in Cabo, PV and Cancun, BUT you are getting married in Careyes which most of these vendors have to travel there and even stay over night. Also Careyes is amazing your guests will be blown away. We wanted to get married there, but it was over double when all was said and done from our proposal in PV.

 

I wish you the best. Your wedding will be amazing.

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This is what I have:

 

10 piece Mariachi $700/hr

6 Piece Cuban $750/hr

DJ $600/all night

Fire Juggler and percussion $350 for 30 min

3 piece trio $500/hour

 

I hope this helps! I am getting married at Playa Fiesta.

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Thank you all for your suggestions!!

 

I actually did contact Enlace and am just waiting for a quote.

 

I'll let you know what they say!

 

Thanks again!

 

I'm getting sooo nervous about meeting with all the vendors this week!

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