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!