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It’s festive time again so we’re taking a short break, but will be open on the morning of December 23rd, closed 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and Sunday 28th. Open again Monday 29th and 30th.

Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and then back to normal (ish) January 2nd and Saturday 3rd.

Enjoy yourselves and we’ll be be there bright and chirpy ready to welcome  2015 brides and grooms, and their lovely mums and dads.

Don’t forget, it’s so easy to travel to us, we’re close to the M18, there’s free parking nearby and  a nice cafe and pub within yards of us. Call on 01302 842234, for your personal appointment.

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New laws come into effect on March 2nd 2015 increasing the Period of  Notice required for a wedding or civil ceremony from the current 15 days, to a new  period of 28 days. The Home Office will have powers to increase this to 70 days. It follows evidence of widescale fraud using sham weddings to gain UK citizenship, and allows the authorities much longer to conduct investigations.

So if you are planning a superquick wedding -you’ll have to hurry up !

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Did you know? – there’s a website dedicated to exposing the fraudulent methods of the many crooks operating over the internet offering so-called bargain wedding dresses. “brides beware” is the name of the site and so far it has recorded an amazing 12,500 “likes” on it’s facebook page. The site is supported by the genuine manufacturers and retailers in the UK, such as Tickled Pink, who offer cast iron guarantees on quality, delivery and financial security. Luckless brides hoping for a cut-price dress have been receiving  shoddy goods, terrible copies  of  top name labels, dresses the wrong colour, wrong size  and sometimes nothing at all. Beware also of a favourite trick where the dresses looks a bargain but the delivery charges and packing amount to hundreds of pounds extra. One unfortunate bride was sent her dress in a box no bigger than a pizza carton ! Put your trust in an established bricks-and-mortar retailers, preferably a member of the Retail Bridalwear Association.

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A huge Thankyou to all the lovely ladies who came to our fantastic three-day Maggie Sottero  Designer Day Event.  Many found their dream dress and it’s worth remembering that although we are probably the biggest Maggie stockist in The North, we can also  have other styles couriered in on loan, as long as brides agree to pay the carriage charges. This is refunded should the bride order her dress from Tickled Pink.

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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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