Playa Fiesta Weddings
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:42 AM
So....Helps! The last major decision we have to make is music, and the Mr is apathetic towards it (he's not into live music like I am!). So obviously we are going with DJ Aldo for the reception But deciding the music before that is proving difficult. Originally I was goign to go with the mariachi band, but the Mr is skeptical (me thinks the tunes from Looney Tunes is running through his head, but I lurv Kate.com's pictures with the mariachi! I'm just not sure I like mariachi music...). Then I had about decided on the Latin Caliente band for the cocktail hour and dinner (they sound more like us) with the ipod for the ceremony (so we can do the recessional to the Beatles' All You Need Is Love, or something equally poppy!). But now I'm having second thoughts, since Mariachi are from Jalisco and I'm beginning to think it's weird to have live music after the ceremony.
Does anyone have thoughts/opinions/answers for me!? Kidding, but I'd like to know what others are thinking - or what past brides of PF think. Help is appreciated before Lindsay throttles me for procrastinating! (kidding, she's too sweet to hurt anyone!)
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:23 PM
So DH thought the same thing about the mariachi!!!!!! He was kindof against it. Somewhere in the middle of the process he learned to trust me... come on, I have great taste and he knows it and let it go. It was romantic and we loved it.
I think they have 2 spanish guitars too... maybe he'd feel more comfortable with that?
Whatever you decide, it will be great! And the mariachi was enjoyed by the guests more than us... we were to focused on getting married to listen much but I will say the guests were wowed by it!
Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:12 PM
Anyone running into your guests being confused when they book at PF with the 10% house charge and then the taxes on top of that?
My guests keep emailing me b/c they go to book and then the prices jumps twice during the process. I've been telling them that there are taxes on top of the base price, but I think b/c the tax rate is so high they think it must be a mistake.
Anyone else running into this and how are you handling it?
Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:33 AM
I can't believe that is your last major decision to make...I am a slacker!!
Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:35 AM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:04 AM
We didn't do live music on the wedding night. For pre-ceremony music while guests gathered by the pool and waited, we had a playlist of my favourite Vitamin String Quartet songs - Aldo played them and it sounded great!! Then we had our processional (Heaven, Bryan Adams cover) and recessional (U2, Beautiful Day - cropped to start at "it's a beautiful day...") played by Aldo as well. During the cocktail hour, Aldo picked funky Mexican feeling lounge type music...and then had nice dinner music once dinner was served.
About the price...I had listed on our website the total, then broke down what this included, like the service and crazy high tax. In my pre-wedding welcome brochure, I also stated specifically that service was included in your room rate so no additional tipping was required (for servers and bar staff, etc). Most of my guests had travelled to Mexico before so were aware of the high tax, but I did feel like I had to explain it because it seemed kinda crazy to me.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:27 AM
The tax in PV is outrageous though I agree!
PS I am going to have my pro slideshow by the weekend, yay!
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:42 PM
| Originally Posted by Bunsie3 |
Can't wait to see it Kate!!!! I love the picture above!
Oh, just in case anyone wants to cut and paste from my website, hasn't been updated in awhile but here: katelynnandbill.com
Also under the "book your trip tab" is all the booking instructions. It is a good idea to make sure your guests have the step by step to save you some time. I also made a little front/back card with these instructions and put it in my invites, just an idea.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:56 PM
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