| Originally Posted by AQHARIDER |
Great review Meahgan! I'm also anxious to hear how important you thought the mariachi band was- I've been really debating them for the cocktail hour and am interested to hear what your guests thought. How many people were in the mariachi group and did you request certain songs, or did they just do their thing...
Glad everything turned out as well as it did! Congratulations!
Tip from the field: The ceremony isn't very long (20 minutes max) and then you're right into the cocktail hour. Hire the mariachi for 1 1/2 hours and see if they will give you a discount (maybe pay $350 and hour) to have three of them play for the ceremony. The whole band has to be there before the wedding anyway, so you and they might as well get some kind of payment for the 45 minutes that they're just standing around waiting for their time to play. I didn't do this (I had a trio that I LOVED), but it could be a way for you to make logistics a bit easier.