Sunday March 12th is the date for Doncaster Racecourse Wedding Fayre and a chance to say hi to the girls from Tickled Pink, Doncaster’s favourite wedding dress shop. Run by idoweddings, it is billed as the biggest one-day wedding fayre in the UK – and with good reason. There’s everything a bride and her future husband could possibly need . Tickled Pink with be there showcasing our bridal gowns, menswear, vbridesmaids dresses and mother of the bride outfits too. Hope to see you.
Calling all mothers of brides and mothers of grooms.… Right now is the ideal time to be choosing your fabulous fashion outfit for your upcoming 2017 wedding. Now in stock in a whole range of colours, styles and sizes – our Collection includes designs from John Charles, Veni Infantino and Ann Balon.
John Charles, part of the Ellis Group based in London, pride themselves on their exclusive fabrics and one hundred years of experience in hitting just the right fashion note for UK mums.
Veni Infantino is the sparky and talented Italian lady designer for Ronald Joyce, another London-based bridal and fashion house. Veni told Tickled Pink: “Gone are the days when we all knew just what a mother-of-the-bride outfit was going to look like- rather formal. But now mum’s want something younger and they don’t want to be pigeon-holed when it comes to fashion.”
Ann Balon : Always available in a variety of sizes and subtle colours are the Ann Balon dresses, lace themed one, two, and three piece creations direct from Positano in Italy. These can be ordered in a variety of sizes and colours too. Suitable for formal or informal events they can be dressed up or dressed down.
Brides – Looking forward to a wedding in the New Year ? Now’s a good time to start looking, because here at Tickled Pink in Hatfield Doncaster, we already have those 2017 styles in stock. Not only our established designers - Ronald Joyce, Maggie Sottero, and Ellis , but also Maggie’s new “sister label” Rebecca Ingram. Maybe a bit more funky, maybe a tadge cheaper, but essentially , we love the label. Call 01302 842234 extn 20 or email on email@example.com
Great News for all future brides. We are just back from the big bridal trade fair in Harrogate and have come back buzzing with excitement over the new Maggie Sottero label, Rebecca Ingram. These dresses will be in stock for the 2017 Season and are fresh and dreamy and priced from £800 up.
The label is named after Maggie Sottero’s daughter, in a business that is now in it’s fourth generation. Things all started off as a Maggie Sottero retailer in Australia, and has become a bridal sensation with brides choosing their dresses in some 70 countries.
Watch out for more details in the bridal magazines, and remember, Tickled Pink is their exclusive stockist in this area.
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.
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.
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.”
Members of the UK’s top bridal retailer organisation, the Retail Bridal Association, (of which we are a founder member) have voted two of Tickled Pink’s suppliers as their favourites. Mother of the bride designer John Charles and the bridesmaid dress collection under the Kelsey Rose label came out best for design, reliability, value for money and customer service. Parent company Ellis, based in London, has just celebrated one hundred years in business. We salute a truly British company that never fails to please.
A big Thankyou to all those lovely brides and grooms who voted the Tickled Pink exhibition stand -”Simply the Best” at the Doncaster Racecourse Wedding Fayre on Sunday. Organised by Ido bridal magazine, the big event featured hundreds of exhibitors and was thronged with enthusiastic couples and their friends and familes from start to finish. Our stand featured Bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses , mother of the bride and mother of the groom fashion plus mens formal wear -including the trend-setting colour, indigo.
Wedding magazine You and Your Wedding are tipping indigo as the new hot colour for the fellers – and at Tickled Pink we have been leading the way with a full range of outfits in stock to try on – plus the waistcoats and neckwear to coordinate perfectly.
Also trending this season – waistcoats in subtle checks. Ask the Mens Hire team for a viewing – waistcoats for sale, and only £40 in your size, ideal for wearing with suit jacket or jeans. What a bargain. and happy memories too.
What a lovely card from Kate and Alex to say Thankyou to our girls in Mens Hire for their wedding day mens’ suits.
“The men looked fantastic in them. I cannot begin to tell you how many people commented on how lovely the suits looked – and they all fitted perfectly. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we can, as the service from start to finish was Five Star *****. xxxx.
Such lovely comments. We’re still blushing !