Tickled Pink will be open from 11 am this Sunday February 9th for clients wishing to browse and try on the 2014 mother of the bride fashion outfits. Then at 2pm we are running our Spring Fashion Show, again with an opportunity to try on outfits and make your choices. For your fashion show places please call us on 01302 842234 extn 20. See you there.
Ian Stuart Samples half price: Sourfriere ivory size 12, was £2295, now £1150, Monsoon ivory 12, was £2350, now £1175, Vanity Fair ivory 12, was £1885, now £945, Blueberry Hill size 14, in honey, was £1895, now £950, Frederique size 14, ivory, was £2650, now £1325. Call 01302 842234 extn 20 for your appointment.
You and Your Wedding magazine, one of the country’s top selling bridal magazines has just completed their once-a-year readers’ survey of the price of a wedding. Average price of a dress, slightly less than in a similar survey by Brides magazine, comes out at £929, with shoes priced at £67, veil at £78, £328 for all the bridesmaids dresses (usually two or three), and £211 for the groom’s outfit. Biggest cost, the reception venue and catering, run out at £5,300. Honeymoon expense averages £2,391, and engagement ring a whopping £1,611. It all comes to £15,487.
Mums of brides and grooms and their friends are invited to our salon style Fashion Show here at Tickled Pink Sunday,February 9th. There are two shows 11 am and 2pm, a wonderful opportunity to view, try on and make your favourite outfit your very own. Entry is Free and a rare opportunity to see the 2014 fashions from John Charles so early in the Season . Hats fascinators , shoes and accessories plus our famed Tickled Pink service and sense of fun. Drinks, nibbles and girlchat too. Call Shelly and The Girls on 01302 842234 extn 20 to secure your places.
Just one visit – that all it takes to get your mens’ formal hire outfits chosen to perfection at Tickled Pink Mens Hire Hatfield Doncaster. Why is that? When many other mens hire companies ask you to call back time and time again.
Here at Tickled Pink, we keep all our outfits in stock at all times – 500 of them. Clients simply make an appointment, try on for a perfect fit from a whole range of sizes and styles to get the ultimate in elegance, and then the menfolk collect a few days before the wedding. Don’t forget too there’s a brand new top quality formal shirt to everyone to keep.
Contrast this with shops that hire in outfits from a central supplier, hold a few outfits in stock, measure the men up, and then have a try-on day maybe a week before or even a few days before. If it isn’t a good fit then it’s a question of traipsing back into town to try on again – even maybe again. Car park charges, extra anxiety, hours of time eaten up unnecessarily. And quite often grooms report to us that the “trying on” time is fully booked.
It’s the last thing you need just before your wedding.
Tickled Pink, Hatfield, Doncaster is the must-visit destination for brides seeking a bargain. Right now there are three fabulous dresses on display in the window with breathtaking price reductions. Maggie Sottero Cleo size 16, reduced from £880 to £395. Lusan Manadongus 2448B, size twelve, for the hour-glass figure a stunning fishtail in fine all-over lace down from £1550 to £695, and Ian Stuart’s Blueberry Hill price down from £1895 to £895. Call on 01302 842234 extn 20 for more details…… all in wonderful condition and supported by Tickled Pink’s legendary sertvice.
Brides magazines the UK’s top selling bridal magazine (circulation 68,000) reports that last year the average price paid for a wedding dress was £1,340, just a few pounds more than last year’s figure, demonstrating that despite inflation, the wedding gown is still great value for money. Even though that treasured dress is probably the most important item on the shopping list, the price pales into insignificance when compared to the total cost at £24,716. Of course, that figure includes some fancy London prices, the engagement ring, and cost of the honeymoon.
The survey, conducted among Brides readers, gives the average price of shoes at £107, bridesmaids dresses cost £465 for three adults and one child, headdress/veil £108, mother of the bride outfit £337, and groom’s outfit £313.
Just for the record, when we opened Tickled Pink thirty years ago our best-selling dress was “Peridot ” by Romantica all satin, puffed sleeves, and sequins, at £275.
Right now in the window at Tickled Pink Hatfield Doncaster you’ll see two lovely wedding dresses at bargain prices both in size twelve. There’s a top of the range fishtail dress with all-over lace at just £750, a huge drop in price and a lovely A-line creation in draped chiffon by Ellis Bridals for only £250. There’s loads more inside for you to try on. Mother of the bride outfits also to be found, not forgetting all those bridesmaids dresses at £50 and shoes for £10. Well worth the visit for all the wedding party. Check out the mens formal hire section too while you are there.
Right across the world the wedding business-from reception venues to wedding dress shops- have been affected by the fact the the departing year contained the number thirteen. Rather than chance their luck with a so-called unlucky number, couples have either brought their wedding date forward, or more likely, put the date off to 2014 or 2015.
Fear of the number thirteen, treskidecaphobia, has been around for nearly four thousand years dating back to ancient Babylonia -now Iraq. Some Christians say that the man that betrayed Jesus at the Last Supper was the thirteenth disciple, Judas. In Viking tradition, (large parts of England were once under Viking rule) the Loki was the thirteenth and the only wicked god. In Grimms fairytale Sleeping Beauty the wicked fairy that put a spell on the Princess was the thirteenth, and there are supposed to be 13 in a witches coven.
The earliest mention has it that the ladder that takes your soul to the next world has 13 steps. By coincidence, most houses in the UK have thirteen steps…. Building Regulations give a minimum ceiling height of 7’6 and a standard stair tread rise of seven inches, and that adds up to 13 steps.
There are some thirty bridesmaids dresses, in a whole range of sizes and colours, available in Tickled Pink’s Festive Season Sale, now on in Hatfield Doncaster. In The Sale too, bridal shoes, all just £10. Wedding dresses of course – in the window right now, a £1300 dress down to £250. Wow.