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#1 Yanell

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    Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:49 AM

    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??

    #2 Kathie

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      Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:03 AM

      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

      #3 Mishka Designs

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        Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:18 PM

        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 :).

        #4 Yanell

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          Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:00 AM

          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....

          I haven't even started with additional entertainment!!!

          #5 Kathie

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            Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:11 PM

            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.

            #6 amyh

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              Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:16 PM

              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)??

              #7 K&Rwedding

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                Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:45 PM

                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.

                #8 Mel&B

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                  Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:54 PM

                  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.

                  #9 Mel&B

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                    Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:57 PM

                    K&R Wedding,

                    You always have the best advise for everyone!

                    #10 Yanell

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                      Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:45 PM

                      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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