Attending a wedding in SA, dress code formal with a touch of Africa!

(10 Posts)
JamInMyWellies Thu 10-Jan-13 10:28:44


Apart from having some sort of animal skin clutch bag, what on earth do I do to add a touch of Africa.

This is my frock

Also DH needs a touch of Africa too. He is suggesting wearing a pith helmut god help me or taking the elephant mask from one of the DCs board games.

steph124 Thu 10-Jan-13 11:01:54

That sounds amazing! I'm very jealous!

That link goes to a whole page of dresses, which one is yours?

How about an animal print scarf? or some tribal jewellery?

Perhaps your DH could where a shirt with and african style print under his suit? Other than that I have no idea!

JamInMyWellies Thu 10-Jan-13 13:39:01

Sorry my one is the day imperial.

LulaPalooza Thu 10-Jan-13 15:49:28

Find out what flowers the bride is having in her bouquet first, but you could wear a small protea (national flower of SA) in your hair, perhaps?

Tribal jewellery is a v good idea. Perhaps wait until you're there and buy some.

Where is the wedding and when?

slug Thu 10-Jan-13 16:16:55

Something like this?

JamInMyWellies Thu 10-Jan-13 16:35:36

Ooh I like the flower idea.

Wedding is at the begining of April on a game reserve.

LulaPalooza Thu 10-Jan-13 18:12:04

Ah, ok. If you're on a reserve then shopping over there might not be an option.

You'd need to arrange to get a protea on the day or the day before as they don't live for very long in the heat. I got married in SA and we had a beautiful protea and rose arrangement around the gazebo wotsit that we stood under for the ceremony and it was pretty wilted by sundown!

I'm in SA from next Thursday for 3 weeks if you want me to have a look for something for you/ DH? PM me if you think that would help. I can always get ideas at least and email pics to you.

C0smos Thu 10-Jan-13 18:28:30

I live in SA, trying to think for you, handmade beading is very popular you could get some earrings, bangle etc.
I expect you'll be doing an internal flight so an airport should have a craft shop which sells these, although it will be much cheaper from a local craft market.
As long as you have something which is very colourful e.g scarf, think oranges,bright reds etc you won't go far wrong,

JamInMyWellies Fri 11-Jan-13 18:37:06

Thanks all.

Lula that would be great if you could keep an eye out for me.

LulaPalooza Sat 12-Jan-13 16:27:04

No probs, Jam. V happy to do that.

I won't be online much when out there as no broadband at the in laws, but if you PM me your email address I can take pics of things and email them to you? I'll be checking emails every couple of days.

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