A mariachi can be the perfect addition to any event. Often at weddings, quinceaneras, private parties and public events, mariachis are well known for the atmosphere they create. However, there are a few things to consider when hiring a group. Here’s a handy guide to help you choose the perfect group for your own event!
Research is one of the most important things to do in order to find a great mariachi. It’s essential you do research to find out more about the type of group they are. One of the first things to look for is quality; in these cases, referrals can be a great help. Social media is another great way of finding out more about the group itself as it can serve as an archive of their previous work. It’s a good sign for a group to be active on social media and to post recent updates on performances because that makes it easier for you, as a patron, to reach out to them and get a sense of their style and even the location of the group. Our group is based in Las Vegas NV!
When hiring a group, it’s just as important to ask any and all questions you may have regarding the group itself, such as repertoire, if there is a specific song you’d like them to play. Other potential questions could be regarding the color of the trajes and moños if aesthetic is something you are concerned about. It is a good thing to ask about since some things, like wearing hats to a performance, can cost extra.
Once you’ve found your group and are ready to hire them, make sure there is a written contract involved including the time, date and address, as well as the amounts paid. Ask about deposits before hand as well. In addition, it is always nice to send a reminder text a few days before the performance! It is best to pay the full amount the day of the event in cash, but be sure to ask about different options, such as zelle, venmo or even credit card.