Thanks for the heads up- Any idea how much they cost in Playa del Carmen? I am debating between ordering them now or waiting until we are in Playa. Taking them down there just seems like a hassle :o/
Originally Posted by MJKH
Our wedding has now come and gone, but I wanted to share my experience re: maracas. Last summer, I contacted Amols and because I was uncertain about the colors of their maracas, they graciously agreed to send samples of those I was considering...really awesome customer service!!! However, I was on an etsy kick at the time and ended up paying A LOT MORE MONEY to order personalized maracas thru "Suzy Q's" (SusieSuesCuteDesigns) on etsy...and what a BAD, BAD, mistake that was. Even though I ordered my maracas in October, they didn't show up until the middle of January this year (I'm positive they kept bumping our order for weddings with dates before ours). I asked for bright fuschia...I got a muddy rose colour. Our names and wedding dates came completely smudged. We had no recourse thru Paypal because of the length of time between placing and receiving the order. When I contacted the shop owner, she apologized but was not prepared to do anything for us (like, what could she do when we were leaving for our wedding a week or so after her maracas arrived!)...we didn't see a dime back!!! Long story short, they're sitting in my basement in a box...we didn't take them to Mexico because they looked so bad...the day will come soon that I must swallow my pride and throw my $300 order of maracas in the garbage! : (
Knowing what I know now, I DEFINITELY would have ordered from Amols. You can purchase the exact same maracas in towns like Playa del Carmen, but the stores keep them in large baskets that people rummage thru/play around in and they get really roughed up. I would have had a hard time finding them in as nice condition as yours came in from Amols.
So, sadly...no maracas at our wedding...I did get a picture though of me with a sad face shaking a maraca in a store in Playa! ; )