Wow you have done so much research! I think your ceremony and your other traditional events will turn out very well as you seem to have it really well organized.
I have heard the mention of Zuniga many times on this site but I am still a little confused about their services. When I start looking into decor/setup, will my WC tell me to contact them? Or are they separate from the resort decor/setup?
We are getting the horse and carriage as well. I want my fiance to get ontop of the horse too, but I wasn't too bothered if they are not able to make that happen. If not we will use it after the ceremony, mostly for pics.
I would LOVE to know the contact details for the company the has the Sikh musicians!! THat would add the perfect touch! email -
Yep, we're both Indian too and are having a traditional Hindu ceremony. We're flying our priest down with us. We're getting married in the Tucan Gazebo... having chairs set up. I'm hoping to have Zuniga build me a stage (for our mandap) on top of the marble table that pre-exists in the gazebos... it's about 3 ft high, so we'd have to build the stage on top of it, or around it... that's the last part of the decor I'm doing with Zuniga because it's going to be a headache to figure out
We're having a few events:
Thursday night: Welcome Beach Party/Mehndi party (I'm flying down a hair/makeup/mehndi person)
Friday night: Garba
Saturday: Baraat, Ceremony, Indian Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Reception
We're also doing a traditional baraat... so right now MP has said only Horse & Carriage... the carriage is kinda weak for this, so I'm really hoping I can get my fiance on horseback for this. We're working on it. Otherwise, I found another company in Cancun that has a horse they've used for baraat's in the past... so I might just suck up the outside vendor fee and bring in that horse. We'll see. For the music, we might have to have a CD/iPod, and we're still debating about bringing 1-2 dhol players with us... TBD.
Oh, the company that has a horse, has Sikh musicians too that they know of... in case you're interested. We're flying in our shehnai players.
The #1 reason we picked MP is because they are allowing us to bring in an Indian caterer (without having to pay the outside vendor fee). I worked this into my wedding contract so there was no debate later. If you decide you want Indian food, I can PM you the details/menu. Let me know.