Jessi! Thanks so much for all the information you've provided. I'm looking at all options where I could have a catholic wedding and the chapel here is amazing. I emailed Xcaret but have not heard from them. Could you email me the pdf of all the prices...email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much again and btw, great wedding date (it's also my bday)
Originally Posted by JessiTaylor
having my ceremony in the st francis of assisi chapel, and reception in la isla. i wanted a cocktail reception by the water...but alas im too poor!
so im going to try and explain what im doing. im a bit hungover so this may be a terrible explanation
xcaret says you have to use 3 of their musicians/groups...after that you can bring people in. i really wanted a live band and fi always wanted a mariachi
we are having the trio xcaret suggests for the church bit. and because the live band costs a bomb, we decided to have a harp during dinner rather than playing the expensive music when people cant dance cause theyre eating. so we figured that we could at least outsource the mariachi or live band because with them itd bring us up to 4 artists/ then i thought if i hired the cheapest artist they have to play music as guests arrived... i can outsource both. so im planning to hire a guitarrist for 567 dollars or whatever so i can go elsewhere for both
to give you an idea about savings
xcaret live band is 5840 dollars (plus tax) for four 45 min sets (they play 45 mins, rest 15 mins) musicancun have just quoted me 3780 dollars for 4 sets (including tax) and there are cheaper paclages available
xcaret mariachi is 1985 dollars plus tax for 45 mins, musicancun prices range from 595 dollars for 1 set of 45 minutes with 5 musicians, and 1070 dollars for 11 musicians (again, including tax)
so by hiring a guitarist that i dont particularly need or want, i think i can save myself around 2000 dollars. as graciela said 3 of ANY musicians. didnt say had to include specific ones
i met her last saturday - she was at a wedding expo here in monterrey.. and she tried to convince me that xcaret mariachi was worth it...but honestly it isnt. for that, its my fi's call as its his most importatn wedding thing. if he doesnt mind, then it goes!
does that make sense?