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Mariachi Band Recommendation In The Mayan Riviera Area

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#1 rbehlke

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:53 AM

Hi brides! 


I'm getting married in the Mayan Riviera in April and would like to hire a mariachi band for our cocktail reception in between the ceremony and dinner/reception. However, the quote I'm getting from my hotel is $450 for a 45 minute set which seems absurd. I have a few questions about this:


1. Have any of you ever negotiated prices in your wedding package, and if so was it successful?

2. For any of you who have booked a mariachi band in the past, is this a reasonable price? If not, what is a reasonable price?


If you have a band recommendation in the Mayan Riviera area that would be less than this, please let me know! 



#2 calgarybride2015

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  • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:08 PM

Hi Robyn!

I've negotiated prices but not with the Mariachi. I went thru out hotel for our 3 man band and we paid approx $375 Canadian.

That said, other brides around my dates were reporting 2-3x more at their resort!!!!! No joke so I was pretty impressed with our fee! So with that said $450 doesn't seem completely ludacris.

I have no recommendations for you for on an outside source. Just remember if you bring one in from off the resort and/or not on a preferred vendor list you will pay an outside vendor fee that can be pricey!

Sorry I'm on my phone and can't see what resort you are at. Hope that helps some.

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#3 acw271011

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:32 PM

@rbehlke  I see your at a Riu for your wedding. As @calgarybride2015 mentioned, the resorts can get quite strict about outside vendors coming onsite. I was just messaging with a former bride and she couldn't have anyone come onto the resort to do her hair/makeup. They had to use the resort spa, which isn't always something some brides want to do. From reading posts here RIU resorts are very strict about bringing in outside vendors. I'm not totally sure if they would hit you with a very high fee, or just forbid it all together. Some resort fees are as high as $1000 per vendor. When you're looking at roughly $75 difference in the possible cost of the resort band as compared to an outside band, a $1000 fee is pretty steep!


Good luck!

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#4 RivieraBride15

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:39 AM

@rbehlke I am getting married in Rivieria Maya this October and my quotes are about the same.  About $350-$375 for 45 minutes. 

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