Are you looking for ideas on what colours to pick for your wedding? Are you thinking of picking the most popular colour for your wedding attire? Then check out this article to see what’s available and popular on the market right now.
The wedding day is one of the most important days in people’s lives. Therefore, there are no details which can be left without your close attention. Since the general design of your wedding day starts with selecting a perfect colour which both a bride and a groom will enjoy.
As our research has shown, Nigerian traditional wedding colours tend to be close to the general Western ones, and frequently include the following combinations:
1. Aquamarine and peach 2. Ruby and Golden 3. Amber with Silver 4. Indigo with navy blue 5. Golden and peach blossom colour 6. Aquamarine with amber 7. Scarlet with fawn-coloured 8. White and golden 9. Scarlet with white
These colours should depend on whether you are going to have a Church wedding first and then ceremony itself or vice versa. However, if you don’t know how to pick these colours, here is a piece of advice professionals usually give us here.
How to choose wedding colours?
1. They say that first of all you should get inspired by location. As the Knot says, “if you find a venue that you love, but it doesn't work with your colours, you'll want to switch up a hue or two, so you don't bust your budget on trying to cover up or distract from the fact that it doesn't match. Venues like converted warehouses, lofts and tents are all blank slates, meaning you can really add as much or as little as you want to carry out your vision for colour and style. If you've already found the perfect venue, use the space to help you come up with your colour scheme.”
2. Consider adjusting to the season. Sure thing there are colours which seem inappropriate for certain seasons while others fit perfectly in the picture. As our trusted sources mention, “Rosy pink is perfect for spring, while a brighter coral is a summer staple. For fall, a comfortable fuchsia pairs well with other jewel tones, and blush and silver are a pretty wintry combo. Don't shy away from colours you love though just because of seasonal colour “rules," which have pretty much gone the way of wearing white after Labor Day.”
3. Make sure you both love it. This is a perfect day for both of you. Everything has to be flawless so that both a bride and a groom get to enjoy it, However, even though in most cases grooms seem to be indifferent to the colour choice of their wedding, some might feel uncomfortable with particular colours. So, if your husband-to-be believes that pink does not look masculine enough, don’t put him in a position where he would shy away the whole day. Pick something that would fit his standards as well.
4. Stick to the palettes. You can select several colours but try matching them within the same colour scheme. There is such a notion called “colour wheel” which means that there is a better way to organise the colours which will match with your decorations. So, bear in mind that “colours that go well together are ones that are opposites because they pair a cold and warm (examples include orange and sky blue and turquoise and coral). Other colour pairings that work are “neighbours"—they're similar to each other and share a primary colour (think: sunshine yellow and melon orange or fuchsia and blush). A classic way to build your colour palette is by pairing a bright, saturated colour with a neutral, like violet and grey or blush and gold.”
These are the most useful tips on how to pick colours for your Nigerian wedding accessories, attire, and clothes of your bridesmaids together with groomsmen. Now, let’s see what we know about Nigerian traditional wedding beads.
Nigerian traditional wedding beads
Wearing beads is a problem for every Nigerian bride and sometimes even for the groom. They are a statement all of them want to make in their wedding attire. So, if you are having a traditional wedding, wearing beads is a must for you. Remember that it will make you look even more stunning than you already are, but there is no such thing as too beautiful on a wedding day, right?
Why is it such an attractive jewellery piece in Nigeria? Most women and girls of all ages wear it on festive occasions as well whenever they just feel like being beautiful. They say that beads add a touch of royalty feeling to every woman and a girl on her wedding day, especially when combined with laces, Ankara prints, etc.
Beads are worn as jewellery as well as added to headbands to add special charm to the general appear of a young lady. On top of that, if you think that we are only talking about red beads when talking about Nigerian jewellery then you are mistaken. Considering the popularity of this product, the Nigerians have gone far beyond its traditional understanding of beauty and added beads to almost any possible appeal. They now create them in all possible colours, as you can see from our pictures including green, blue, aquamarine, white, and pink.
It is all absolutely up to the choice and taste of a bride or a woman wearing it on occasions other than the wedding. We love it and hope that you will enjoy this part of the jewellery as much as we do. It’s worth mentioning that in most cases specially trained people who craft them in accordance with requirements of every client.
However, one can also learn how to create such jewellery himself. For it, you can search for the special course online. It’s a topic for a different discussion. For now, let’s see how traditional Nigerian wedding dresses look like.
Bear in mind the fact that Nigerian wedding dresses vary from region to region. A lot of factors influence how these clothes would look like, so we’ll only present several ideas to help you figure out what you want for your wedding.
Traditional Nigerian Wedding Dresses
Depending on what wedding you are going to have first your dresses choices might differ. There are three main weddings including he Church, court, and traditional one. Attires for each of them would be different.
Moreover, a wedding attire in Nigeria consists of several parts. So, the top part called Aso Oke for women and Obama for men can differ in colour. For instance, there are three main types of aso oke dresses: Alaari, Sanyan and Etu. Alaari are the red ones; Sanyan which are usually brown or light brown aso oke dresses; Etu, the dark blue aso oke dresses.
Women’s aso oke garments usually consist of 4 parts: the Yoruba blouse called “Buba”, the wrap skirt called “Iro”, the head tie called “Gele”, and the shawl or shoulder sash called “Iborun” or “Ipele”. Men typically wear agbada and trousers called “sokoto”.
Like the other traditional wedding dresses, Bella Naija adds beauty in a wedding. It is used in many Nigerian weddings as aso ebi dresses. Check out these pictures to see what this is all about.
Aso ebi means “uninformed solidarity dress”. These dresses are known for their association with weddings and other special occasions. It is the oldest and most valuable type of African attire. They are like uniform clothes worn by family members during weddings and other special events in Nigeria.
This is everything we want you to know about the traditional costumes for weddings in Nigeria, including their colours, fabrics, and latest tendencies about them. We hope that this material which united information from all over the Internet helped you gain a better understanding of how Nigerian weddings typically look like. Enjoy and get ready for your Big Day if this is why you searched for this information!
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