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The UK’s top-selling bridal label, Maggie Sottero in partnership with Tickled Pink of Hatfield Doncaster are holding a three day event on Friday October 30, Saturday and Sunday November 1st and 2nd, bringing all their 2015 top styles for brides to try on and make their choice.  Tickled Pink has one of the biggest selections of “Maggie” dresses in the country and we are constantly updating and refreshing the range to ensure everything is “current”.  By the way, Maggie Sottoero was a real person who set up her own wedding dress shop in Australia and expanded , eventually worldwide. The business is now it’s third generation.

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Wedding Dress Planning for 2015

Just back from the September Bridal Trade Show in Harrogate, after choosing some fabulous bridal styles for 2015. The trend is for greater sophistication, but still with the elegance of fine lace. Tickled Pink rails will be stocked up with the very latest designs from our favourites suppliers – that’s Maggie Sottero, Ronald Joyce, Ellis and Romantica. Veni Infantino  Ronald Joyce Chief Designer tells us. “Brides are looking for greater sophistication and still with an eye on value for their money. I design for impact.” Bridesmaids colours ? Well that’s a bit of an evolution, and some soft pastels to put together.  One supplier  told us “Look out for peacock blue”.

Talking about peacocks -our Mens Hire side is investing heavily in some  knock-out fabrics in tails, lounge suits and waistcoats. Don’t forget -what you try on what what you wear for the wedding. With  some five hundred suits ready to try on, it’s got to be a perfect fit.

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Wedding Dresses and Occasionwear all half price in our Sensational Summer Sale.

If you are looking for a bargain, we have wedding dresses in the latest styles, and fabulous mother of the bride  outfits, dresses and two-pieces. all our famous names. Give our girls a call on 01302 842234 extn 20 and have chat. There’s nothing to lose and  hundreds of pounds to gain !

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We’re having one of our regular  ”freshening up” sales where we offer  lovely dresses from our range of Maggie Sottero, Romantica and Ellis dresses for immediate purchase at bargain prices. ~ Why not check them out  with Tickled Pink Manageress Shelly and her cheerful team of girls. It’s all part of our plan to ensure that all our ranges are totally up-to-date, and the dresses we offer in the Sale are  fresh-as-a-daisy as well.

There’s Ellis and Ian Stuart fashion outfits and bridesmaids dresses too.

Call on 01302 842234 extn 20

Don’t forget  that Tickled Pink’s Mens Hire Department run by Tracey is THE place for the latest  styles and colours.

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UK Designers are on the Warpath.  Fed up with coming up with innovative ideas, only to see them poached by cut-price copyists, they have persuaded the UK Parliament  to introduce a Bill        - The Intellectual Property Bill – that will in future make it a criminal offence to copy original designs. This will apply not only to fashion, and wedding dresses, but things like shoes and furniture too. All political parties have signed up to the new laws which have passed through all stages of The Commons and The Lords and now only awaits Royal Assent.

The UK bridal industry has been plagued by people who claim they can successfully copy any dress design at a far cheaper price- only to deliver a poor fake. But once the new law is passed both the bride ordering the dress and the copyist will get a visit from the Police. In the past designers have had to take costly civil action.  Bravo, we say !

 

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We are open Thursday before Easter,  Saturday, and Easter Tuesday, but closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, to give our lovely Tickled Pink girls some time with their families and friends. Hope you have a nice break and the weather behaves beautifully. For your appointment please call 01302 842234 extn 20 for Bridal and extn 26 for Mens Hire.

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The first same sex weddings will take place in England and Wales on Saturday 29th March, putting same gender couples on the same legal basis as heterosexual  married couples. This follows the successful completion of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 despite a rocky ride, last year. Maria Miller Equalities Ministrer  commented :”Marriage is one of our most important institutions and  now it will be open to anyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.” They will also be lucky enough to qualify for the new Married Couples Allowance, aimed at encouraging  co-habiting couples to make a full commitment. All the Tickled Pink team welcomes the new  rules, having happily looked after the needs of same-sex couples in Bridal and Menswear for a number of years.

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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.

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 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.

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What does a wedding cost?

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.

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