I just recently put a deposit down at the Dreams Resort in Cancun Mexico and I was hoping anyone could give me advice on ways to save money. The cost of things is adding up so fast. The wedding will take place at the Gazebo for about 20-30 people. Still not sure where to have the reception. Is it necessary to have a sound system or DJ for such a small group? I wanted to have mariachi's for about 2 hours but the resort is claiming it's $1,100 for 45 minutes!!!!! ARE THEY INSANE? That's more than what the cost is in Los Angeles. My colors are teal and fuchsia and I was thinking of not having any bridesmaids just a flower girl (mu 4 year old daughter) to keep things simple. Everyone has raved about Fernando for make-up and hair, he's expensive so I'm considering using Norma instead... any suggestions? There's a million other things I could ask so if anyone can help I would really appreciate it! Me and my fiance are a young couple and were just starting off so all of this is really new to us.