A survey by Brides magazine readers – the “poshest” of the UK bridal magazines – shows that the average spent by their brides on a wedding dress is £1,378 , some £100 up on last year’s figure, showing that clients are feeling more confident in spending that little bit more for the dress they really want. Don’t forget that this is a national average and includes top of the range designer dresses only found in London shops which draw in wealthy overseas visitors on a shopping spree.

That means the average price for a dress in Yorkshire will be a few notches down on the credit card.

Other figures from the survey – total spend, a whopping £27,361, the biggest slice of that is down to catering at £3,975, plus drinks at £1,753 and the Third Finger Sparkler costing £3,037.

So if you have a lovers’ spat, for goodness sake don’t throw the ring back at him.


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The Sun Investigate Online Wedding Dress Pitfalls

Did you see the full page article in Wednesday’s Sun (p37), telling the story of brides who had fallen victim to bogus online wedding dress sites?

They showed seven examples of  the brides “Dream Dress” and pictures of the actual horror show that arrived. Don’t forget these  poor ladies will have paid for the dress, the website will have disappeared off the face of the earth, and then the bride will have had to rush round looking for a last minute solution. It’s not news to us here at Tickled Pink, as we are regularly called upon to rescue panic-stricken brides with tear-stained faces. Fortunately we carry over one hundred “sample” dresses on our rails at any one time to make the wedding day a happy one. Many of our suppliers keep a range of styles and sizes on hand in their UK warehouses to help with the rescue act. What heroes. Tickled Pink is a founder member of the Retail Bridalwear Association which has worked with Brides Aware a website set up to expose these practices. Always buy from a bricks-and-mortar retailer, you will be fully protected by UK consumer law.

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Looking forward to seeing all those new brides looking for the perfect dress over the Easter break.

Here’s our schedule:- Good Friday closed, Saturday open, Sunday closed, Monday closed , Tuesday back to normal.  For your Appointment please call 01302 842234 extn 20. For your mens formal hire it’s extn 26. c Don’t forget we also specialise in outfits for mums of brides and grooms . Bye for now

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It’s time to be choosing those essential fashion items – special occasionwear outfits for mothers of the brides and the grooms.

Mouthwatering range of styles in all sizes from 8 to 22, are  now on the rail at Tickled Pink. From our very favourite London-based designers,   John Charles  by Ellis  and Veni Infantino from Ronald Joyce, plus the ever-popular Italian lace designs  for Ann Balon, all the way from Positano Italy.

You will discover an amazing selection of hats and fascinators, AND a bespoke service for  headwear too. Puzzling over shoes ? – always in stock are dyable  shoes . We just send off your shoes with a swatch of fabric and  days later the shoes are returned – a perfect match.

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It’s Sale Time again at Tickled Pink with hundreds of pounds to be saved on wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and accessories. There are bargains to be had on all our famous labels – Maggie Sottero, Ian Stuart, Ronald Joyce, Ellis and Romantica.

Give us a call on 01302 842234 extn 20 to book out your appointment.

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It’s time for a quick break from looking after our lovely clients.

We are closed Christmas Eve day, December 24, Christmas Day, Boxing Day,  Sunday 27th, and Monday 28th. We will be open for two days December 29th and 30th, and closed New Years Eve and New Years Day. Open again January  2nd 2016.

Our Super-Sample sale starts December 21st, with many hundreds of pounds to be saved.

Give us a call on 01302 842234 extn 20 for your appointment.

Have a great time over the Festive Season. Seasons Greetings to you , your friends and family, and look forward to seeing you soon

From All at Tickled Pink  xxx

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Big name brands stocked by Tickled Pink, Doncaster, have swept the bridal industry “Oscars” at the glittering annual industry bash in Harrogate Exhibition Centre. Hosted by trade magazine Bridal Buyer, the judges selected Maggie Sottero as the top name for Wedding Dresses, Kelsey Rose, part of the Ellis empire, for Bridesmaids, Veni Infantino, owned by Ronald Joyce for mother-of-the-bride outfits, and mens hire supplier Peter Posh. One-time Awards judge Dave Ketteridge, co-owner of Tickled Pink, comments: “These awards are a real honour for the brands concerned and are based on the way they continue to produce produce fresh designs, beautifully finished and at a price to suit the customers. These names are part of the Tickled Pink heritage.”

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August Bank Holiday closure

Tickled Pink will be closed Sunday and Monday over the Bank Holiday, open again for brides and their entourage on Tuesday morning. We look forward to seeing you. Please call for your Appointment on 01302 842234 extn 20 for Bridal and extn 26 for Menswear. Have an enjoyable break.

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It’s Sale Time again at Tickled Pink here in beautiful Hatfield, Doncaster, as we strive to keep our  Collection of Bridal Gowns totally up-to-date and save our lovely brides hundreds of pounds at the same time. You’ll find Special Offers from our favourite designers, Maggie Sottero, Ellis, Ronald Joyce, Ian Stuart and Hollywood Dreams, plus bargains in the Bridesmaids Section too, and all with our award-winning  friendly customer service from the Tickled Pink girls.

It’s also an opportunity to check out our supersmart Mens Formal Hire Department and chat about your ideas for co-ordinating all the colours together as you build up The Big Picture there in your mind.

We are competitive on price, and in Menswear our proud motto is “What you try on is what you get”, because the menfolk will be choosing from a stock of over 600 suits held on the premises. If you think you can get that perfect fit by sending off measurements online, then think again. In our long years of experience (28 years now) trying on your wedding day suit well in advance  is the only way to get that perfect fit.

We look forward to your call – on 01302 842234, or email on shop@tickledpinkbridal.co.uk

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Brides searching for a Maggie Sottero wedding dress will be able to choose from the full 2015 Collection when they book to visit Tickled Pink in Hatfield Doncaster. The date is set for Friday July 17, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, so call our marvellous team to book your personal time.

The phone number – 01302 842234 extn 20, or you can email on shop@tickledpinkbridal.co.uk. Opening hours, Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5 pm, for your calls.

“Maggie” gowns are renowned for their quality and fit and have been a top choice in the UK for some twenty years. Maggie Sottero was a real dress designer , of Italian descent who settled in Australia and opened a bridal shop making her own dresses. The business is now with third generation family even though it is of international repute. The firm has a strict policy of legally challenging anyone who  tries to copy their copyrighted designs, taking down their website and sueing for damages. As a result, each dress is supplied with it’s own unique Certificate of Authenticity only available at  Maggie retailers such as Tickled Pink.


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