The idea of having a mariachi for Jack’s birthday came weeks earlier.
I received a phone call from Jack’s wife, Vanessa. She explained that a mariachi band would be something her husband would not suspect and that it would compliment a fun and festive birthday celebration. She was given our information by Vanessa Miller, Director of Special Events for The County Line.
Vanessa Miller, Director of Special Events for The County Line, had suggested to her to call Mariachi Amor.
There were so many ideas I shared with her like starting at the beginning of the event to the middle of the event or just performing at the last hour of the event.
She decided to have us surprise her husband after they had dinner and right before dessert.
Sandy, the event coordinator for this event, helped us to make it a memorable surprise entrance as the guests were done eating and waiting for the dessert.
With the birthday dessert in route, Mariachi Amor followed. “Las Mañanitas” was the first song we played.
Jack was surprised! He had a huge smile on his face as we walked up to sing.
The guests sang along as we played “Happy Birthday To You.”
According to XO Group in their Feb 2, 2017 Wedding Press Release, New York – Manhattan is the most expensive place to get married. Thank your lucky stars!
Austin is in the top 25. We are number 21. Again, this is based on the average cost of a wedding in 2016.
Take a look below to see 1 – 25.
Top 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married
Based on average cost of a wedding in 2016, couples spend the most on their weddings in the following areas in the US. Four of the five most expensive places to get married are in the New York/Tri-State area.
New York – Manhattan: $78,464
New York – Long Island: $67,831
New Jersey – North/Central: $62,606
Illinois – Chicago: $60,035
New York – Outer Boroughs: $59,027
Massachusetts – Cape Cod: $58,608
New York – Westchester/Hudson Valley: $54,428
Rhode Island: $52,328
Florida – Southern: $48,596
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia/Delaware: $48,093
New Jersey – South: $46,486
California – Santa Barbara/Ventura: $45,957
California – Los Angeles: $44,062
Massachusetts – Boston: $44,028
California – San Francisco/Greater Bay Area: $42,716
Louisiana – New Orleans: $42,628
Texas – Houston/East TX: $40,285
DC – Washington DC/Northern VA/Suburban MD: $40,176
Mariachi Amor has performed at both spectrums of the costs.
One of the best weddings we were a part of was Austin and Michelle’s wedding in Hye, TX at William Chris Vineyards. With a total of 12 guests, the couple was able to have an outdoor wedding in a beautiful vineyard. Aside from Mariachi Amor, there was a caterer, officiant and photographer to be a part of this three-hour wedding.
Jordan and Ivana’s wedding was incredible. The couple had their wedding at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa. The Philadelphia football player Jordan Hicks married Ivana Rodriguez (now Hicks). The guests were surprised as they entered The Wildflower Atrium to see and hear Mariachi Amor. By the end of our performance, the atrium was filled with family and friends—a total of 250 guests!
In the end, what it really comes down to is what type of wedding would you love to have and based on your dream wedding what would be the cost? I don’t even like to use the word cost because it’s really an investment in yourself. And, thank your lucky stars your not marrying in Manhattan.