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#1 Cherie

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    Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:10 PM

    We were quoted $350/hour for the steel band. Is this correct? It seems unreasonably high to me, and I have about 10 days to make a decision. Sorry, as I know this is a redundant question.
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    #2 Heidi

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      Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

      Yep, $350 per hour @ the ROR. Here's pricing info for everything extra (for ROR, 2008 only), from Wedding Packages by Destination. Honeymoon Holidays. Weddings by Riu


      Additional floral arrangements Qty Price
      Boutonniere 10,00 USD
      Bridesmaid Bouquet 35,00 USD

      Food & Beverage Qty Price
      Additional Champagne 15,00 USD
      Hors D' Ouvres 12,00 USD
      Large wedding cake 250,00 USD
      Open Bar Per Person 10,00 USD

      Music Services Qty Price
      DJ Per Hour 150,00 USD
      Mento Band Per Hour 200,00 USD
      Reggae Band Per Hour 500,00 USD
      Saxophonist Per Hour 200,00 USD
      Steel Band Per Hour 350,00 USD
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      #3 AmyFled

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        Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:06 PM

        Yea, she's right. I went with the DJ cause the steel band is so high!

        #4 Spazz

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          Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:22 PM

          Did that price increase from last year? I thought it used it to be $250.

          #5 Heidi

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            Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

            Not sure Lizz... I always looked at 08's pricing.
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            #6 Spazz

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              Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:40 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Heidi
              Not sure Lizz... I always looked at 08's pricing.
              Ok, it's not a big deal (because I'm only paying for 1 hour), I was just wondering if they're raising their prices across the board.

              #7 CarrieRN

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                Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:15 PM

                I think it is still worth it! A steel band is something guests will always remember. I am getting the mariachi band for my Mexi-wedding and it is around $360 for 45 min. I have to have it though.
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                #8 jajajaja

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                  Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:30 PM

                  I can't say for sure but it seems like any type of LIVE entertainment is high. In Puerto Vallarta, a trio is around that price and they have like a 2 or 3 hour minimum.

                  I wanted a steel band...even though I'm in Mexico. I couldn't find one unfortunately. It's just so cheery sounding. Mariachi music kinda drives me batty.

                  I totally would have a steel band play if I were you. That would be so awesome! On a cruise the band let me try my hand at one and it's so fun.
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                  #9 jmhein

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                    Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:30 PM

                    Yikes, it was $250/hour last year, and that was the price quoted to me by Chandlyn so I kind of hope she'll still honour it...! Well, we'll see, I still want it regardless but the $ keep adding up!
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                    #10 christenew

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                      Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:09 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by MoWife
                      Yeah it was $250.00/hour in '07. That's what we paid. They increased the price for the '08 packages. They were really good and I think it's worth the money.
                      Could you make requests Mo?




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