That's such a hard one when they specify colour! Maybe send them a text to clarify if it means all white? Otherwise you could go some nice dark colours with a white jacket or something similar.
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16-02-2015 07:03 #11
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16-02-2015 07:11 #12Senior Member
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16-02-2015 07:16 #13
If I couldn't get an outfit I wouldn't go. I would feel uncomfortable standing out in a different colour..
It's a bit arrogant to expect people to buy a special formal outfit they're likely to only wear once for a 40th birthday party!
16-02-2015 07:33 #14
Could you go to an OP shop and find something?
16-02-2015 07:56 #15
If it was me, I'd give myself a couple of days to try and find something, and if I couldn't find a suitable option I'd decline the invite (you don't have to say why).
16-02-2015 08:22 #16
16-02-2015 08:26 #17
I'd check with the person whose birthday it is or whoever is planning the party to be honest, my dad planned my 21st for me and asked everyone to wear black or white, because he knew I was wearing a pink dress and he wanted me to stand out from everyone else (meanwhile I was mortified when I turned up lol)
16-02-2015 08:30 #18
Most of the parties I've been to that restrict guests clothing to one or two colours is because the guest of honour will be standing out in a completely different colour.
Eg my friend had a black and white theme for her 30th, and then wore gold herself (although her gold was so dark it was almost black and so a pointless exercise anyway!)
I would just talk to the friend and enquire if she would be happy if you wore something different?! Find out her plans and then make a compromise around that?
16-02-2015 08:40 #19
There is a reason why she chose that, and to completely ignore it (and that is what would seem to be the case) is very rude.
I would contact her and say you do not own anything suitable and cannot find anything within your budget. Then ask if it would be ok if you wore something in a different colour, but with white 'accessories'- hat, clutch, boa, shoes, etc.
16-02-2015 08:49 #20Slowly losing the plot.............
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I had formal wear on my 30th invitations, but my 30th was also a surprise wedding.
Maybe she also has a surprise planned as well, hence the white attire?
Perhaps sending her a quick sms voicing your concerns will help, you might both be able to brainstorm and come up with a solution where you both will be comfortable.
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