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How to Create a Wedding Budget?

How to Create a Wedding Budget?

The wedding is the most important event of anyone’s life. You spend a significant amount of time looking forward to the whole idea of getting married and have huge dreams that you want to see coming true on this very day. It is not easy to execute this function as a lot of effort and planning goes into everything.

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Meet The Slinky Band

You know us through our music and you have probably seen us play at a wedding or a party that you attended. You loved our music but do you know who exactly we are? You must be thinking that we are just a bunch of guys who thought music to be the greatest option as a career because we just love it more than anything else in this world. Talking in literal terms, you are right to a great extent. You have seen our passion for music but did you see the efforts by all the four band members to come together and someone else’s day so special?

You met our music through that party but now this is the time to meet us. The four of us came together with a dream to come up with the best wedding band from the North West England had seen in ages. We were able to fulfill this dream and are still in the process of achieving greater heights but did you ever think about the kind of effort that goes into achieving all this? Well, even if we give everything to our music we have nothing to complain about because our music has returned the favor in a magnified amount.

To let our audience know what The Slinky Band is we come up with blogs, news, and photo shoots of ourselves so that people would know who Aaron, Damien, Nick, and Stu are. Well, we have given a lot about ourselves through our video but were you able to infer the actual meaning from it? Even if you were not we will help you in knowing more about the four of us.

Aaron is the base of the band that is why we have referred to him as Mr. Bass. He is the root and the person who maintains the balance of the band on the ground. We depend on him to hold the band together and he performs this responsibility of his in the finest manner. He is the support system of the band and makes us stronger as a team.

We call Damien as Mr. Beats because he comes up with the best beats to boost the morale of the whole band. He is the one who helps in creating an identity of our own amidst all the covers that we play. He helps in bringing the unique and personal flavor of the band in each of the compositions that we play. A big shout out to Damien for helping us in creating a style statement of our own.

The Axeman aka Nick takes us to another level by always coming up with something new and fresh for the band. This talent of his never lets the reputation of the band come down and helps us in coming up with something that will definitely satisfy the ears of music connoisseurs.

Finally, we talk about Stu who happens to be our Frontman because he is the one who leads the band and leads us forward. He is there to act like a true leader and takes responsibility of being the face of the band because of his vocals. He takes upon his shoulders to lead the band forward and will do everything in his capacity to make the band reach greater heights.

All four of us combine our efforts to make what The Slinky Band is today and work even harder to take it a step further as the ultimate wedding band in the area of North West England. We not only want to provide people with some classy music but also have the aim of making the special days of people even more special through it.

3 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Wedding Band

If not handled properly, hiring a wedding band can just add to the stress of planning your big day. This is why we are easing at least one aspect of your stress, so you can pay more attention to the others. A perfect wedding is everyone’s dream, and making it stress-free for the bride and groom will just add to its glory.

So you probably want a wedding band that suits the theme of your wedding, and looks extremely professional. And of course, they have to be amazing singers that produce only the best music which has everyone joining the dance floor.

The first question is how do you find a wedding band?

When looking for the perfect party band, you come across a wide variety of options. But the safest way to go about this is by shortlisting the ones personally recommended by friends and family. If this doesn’t work for you, try searching online for the best wedding bands in your area. Google is sure to help you out with searches such as ‘North West Wedding Band’ or ‘Liverpool Party Band’ for example. Even though they have not been sourced from a direct recommendation they have definitely done something right in order to gain their reputation online.

After reading testimonials and reviews see what they can offer you and how promising their work is, along with their charges.

When you’ve shortlisted the potential candidates to just a few, talk to them and see if they can get you to view one of their live performances. If not, they are sure to have a video recording of their band which you can view and finalize your wedding band.

The next question, are their charges reasonable?

If you are on a budget, this can be the most significant factor for you, and it might even be the deciding one. You can talk to the bands online before visiting them to get an idea of what their prices are and the services they offer. You can even discuss if they have any package for the season. While getting to know about the price, you also need to know how long they will play, how many breaks they need to take, what their most popular package is, will they charge for travelling, do they take song requests and any other query you might have for them regarding their price and services.

Finally, the most important, yet frequently ignored question: is there any deputizing?

You need to make sure that in case of any emergency, is there a backup singer they can provide? Most people overlook this factor and it can completely ruin your wedding day if the lead singer falls sick or isn’t able to perform. Make sure there are depping musicians available on call to cover up for any such case.

These are some of the most important questions one can ask a band before hiring them for your big day. Feel free to clarify any confusion and any other questions you might have to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Just a quick update


Just a quick update to let you all know what the Slinky band are up to!

So we’re halfway through November, it’s freezing cold and the Christmas party bookings are coming in thick and fast! We’re at the 30 James Street hotel in Liverpool this month as well as gigs in Leeds and Manchester, and we’re pleased to see lots of you are asking for classic rock at your corporate functions and private parties this year. Plenty of requests for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen – and we love it! We also cover modern pop, 1960’s rock, motown – you get a little bit of everything from our repertoire with us so everybody is on their feet!

If you want Slinky scoring the soundtrack to your table dancing at the office Christmas party this year, the time to book is now. Our function band plays all over Liverpool, Chester, and Lancashire at Christmas and always puts on a show that will make your corporate event a night to remember.

Until next time, follow us on our Slinky band Facebook page and keep an eye out for our #TestimonialTuesday hashtag for first-hand feedback from our clients!


The Beautiful Wedding of Ben and Gemma


It’s been a while since our last blog but we have been busy performing up and down the country all summer! Slinky have been the wedding band of choice at various parties and functions, most recently the beautiful wedding of Ben and Gemma up in Cumbria.

Linthwaite House Hotel,
“the performance on the night was brilliant - Slinky got people dancing and their energy was infectious.”
Our job is made even more fun by working with such wonderful clients

Linthwaite House Hotel, overlooking Lake Windermere, provided the picturesque setting for Ben and Gemma’s day and we had a great night entertaining the guests.

We were even joined by The Voice UK contestant Georgia Harrup who opened our set with the first dance for the bride and groom.

The couple were pleased they had chosen Slinky as their wedding band, writing after the event that they were happy with our “great communication leading up to the wedding” and that “the performance on the night was brilliant – Slinky got people dancing and their energy was infectious.”

Our job is made even more fun by working with such wonderful clients who are eager to party! It was a great night and we wish Gemma and Ben every success for their future together. To see the full video testimonial, give the Slinky band page a “like” on Facebook for access to all of our video clips and various other cool bits and pieces about what we’re up to. We will be blogging regularly to let you know what we’re doing, and you can always email us via the website if you want to make a booking or just generally get in touch – until then, happy November!

Let the countdown to the Liverpool Christmas party season begin…


Picking the perfect wedding venue – Location, facilities, and bar prices

There is a lot of happiness and excitement that comes with your big day! The special moments on this day remain etched in the happy couple’s memories forever. However, all the things on your wedding day need to be properly organized and planned for the perfect experience. Among the things which need proper planning, selection of the venue holds the utmost importance. Read on to know the factors you need to consider while selecting the best venue for the celebration of your wedding day.


The location of the wedding, as discussed above, is a factor that required a lot of emphasis. Since the general atmosphere of your wedding would depend on the venue, you should select one that is romantic, comfortable, and spacious enough to accommodate your guests easily. When you are selecting the location of your wedding venue, make sure it is easily locatable by the guests to avoid any inconvenience. Also, make sure that the location is not crowded to avoid the hassles of the traffic jams etc.


Take note of the facilities provided at the venue and judge its feasibility. The perfect venue should be providing bridal room, clean restrooms, proper basic facilities such as alternate power resources, adequate parking space etc.


The bar area of the venue should be equipped with various drinks as refreshment for guests is an important factor that one needs to consider while selecting the wedding venue. Carefully select the drinks that will be offered at the bar to the guests and the amount of budget you will be spending on it. The quality of the drinks shouldn’t be compromised but it shouldn’t disturb your budget either. Some wedding venues have in-house bar facilities that you can take advantage of.


The perfect music completes a wedding ceremony. It creates a nice ambience for the groom and bride to celebrate and enjoy their D-Day to the fullest. The best option for arranging music on your wedding day is to hire the services of wedding band to perform live for your guests. The Slinky band is one of the most sought after Party and Wedding Band for Chester, Liverpool, Wirral, North West England and surrounding areas. Whether you are opting for live DJ services or a function band, you can rely on the Slinky band for the best music on your wedding day.

Not only for wedding days, you can also avail the services of Slinky Band on any other special occasion or a general gathering. They are the best in business because:

  • Easy on budget
  • High-quality PA & Lighting
  • Professional DJ service
  • They offer – Live music for award ceremonies and several other extensive features.

Make your special day even more special by selecting the best venue and arranging the best music in town by the Slinky Band and make memories for a lifetime.

The Best First Dance Choices for a Wedding

Every couple would want their wedding to be the most memorable affair of their life. You will see couples being deeply engrossed in minute details concerning their big day. From hall decoration to catering, couples, along with their friends and families, are involved in each and every aspect to make their special day even more special. However, a factor that deserves special attention is the music arrangement in the venue on the big day. To put it simply, a wedding ceremony without music can be termed as “boring”. The right music has the power to boost the mood of your guests. It will make them groove to the music, forgetting all their worries and troubles, and enjoy your wedding to the maximum.

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The Best DIY Ideas for Your Big Day

The Best DIY Ideas for Your Big Day

Not everybody has a million pound budget for their wedding but they do want it to be as special as any big budget function. Everybody wants to hire the best wedding band and have a décor which is refreshing for the eyes but a lot of money is needed for this. The only way out to make your big day a memorable one without being too cruel to your bank account is to find out a way to do things on your own. This will not only help save a considerable amount of money but will also bring your own personalized touch to the whole event.

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