Wedding Colour Guide: Choosing Colours For A Nigerian Wedding

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Choosing Wedding Colours is one thing. Choosing Wedding Colours for a Nigerian Wedding is a whole different ball game. Many brides find it to be the most challenging aspect of wedding planning as there is so much that has to be considered. I covered the basics of choosing wedding colours and combining the colours earlier on. While other brides have to think of colour schemes for one wedding, we have to think for two! So how many different colour combinations are you looking at?wedding-colours-nigerian-traditional-attire_0003

Colour Scheme 1: Traditional Wedding Bride and Groom Attire
These colours will be unique to you and your husband. They will be different from all other colours used by your wedding guests and for the decor. The rationale behind this is that since everyone is wearing traditional attire, it is important that they stand out by choosing different wedding colours. The downside is that their look may not be harmonious with the rest of the wedding.

Colour Scheme 2: Traditional Wedding Guest (family and friends) Attire
In the past, the norm was that the groom’s family and bride’s family picked different colours and fabrics (lace, aso oke, george, etc). In the Yoruba culture, some familes choose gender specific colours. So the Brides family has to choose female colours like pink and yellow, while the grooms family will be expected to choose male colours such as green or blue. But things have changed significantly. Some families choose the same colour and fabric for the headgear only.  Weddings these days are adopting a more uniform look, with both families choosing the same colour and fabric.

Colour Scheme 3: Traditional Wedding Decor and Engagement Gifts
This palette will be the same as colour palette 2. The decor and engagement gifts packaging will have the same colour scheme as the family aso ebi.

Colour Scheme 4: White Wedding Colours
White weddings are a bit more straightforward. There is usually one overall colour scheme for the entire wedding. These colours are used in everything, from the bridesmaids dresses and decor, to the cake and wedding guest traditional attire. Some families still choose to have seperate colours for both families.

So this is how wedding colours are used in the typical Nigerian wedding. But these aren’t hard and fast rules. You and your family could always choose to do things differently. Infact, I would love to see alternative ways in which colours are being used in Nigerian Weddings. Have you seen anything interesting? Please share, we would love to hear!

About Sayo C.

Sayo is the Editor of Wedding Feferity. She is very passionate about improving the way Nigerian Weddings are planned and celebrating our wonderful culture.

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  1. Hello Sayo, thanks for the good job. I would be getting married early next year and I’ve been having difficulty choosing my engagement colors. I’m actually thinking of Orange and Cream for the couple, then purple and white for the aso-ebi and decor. Please what do you think of the colors. Would appreciate suggestions for the aso-ebi and decor color but I aint changing the Orange and Cream for the couple.lolz. Thank you

    • Hi Adetutu. Thanks so much for your kind words. I love your orange and cream couple color as well! Although purple is a very strong color, because you have chosen to pair it with white,the combination with your orange and cream would look very bright and colorful without being overwhelming. Another colour worth suggesting is green. Check out how this was used in Lola and Tunde’s wedding here http://jideodukoya.com/blog/2013/06/lola-and-tunde-traditional-wedding-in-oau-ile-ife/. Let me know what you think, and if you have any more questions. You can also reach me directly at contact[at]weddingfeferity.com

  2. Hi pls I will like to knw wat will go wid purple I v a purple lace wid a touch of silver,and also have an attire which is blue frenchlace dnt v Idea but my ashobi is pink wid a blue head

  3. Hi Aisha… Since there is already a touch of silver on the lace, then pairing your purple lace with silver (gele) will look nice. Alternatively, you could opt for a lighter shade of purple – lilac. I wouldn’t stray away from those two colours as your lace is already busy with two colours already.

    For your blue french lace, it would be great to know what shade of blue it is, as although blue is a versatile colour, some shades of blue look better when paired with certain colours e.g turquoise with red, navy blue with baby blue, orange or yellow…..and the list goes on! So let me know what exact shade and we can take it from there.

  4. Hi sayo!welldone great work!!!my wedding is cumin up nxt year april..Already I choose turquoise blue and orange for d engagement.and for my white wedding I choose fuschia pink and butter yellow with a little touch of white to tone it down a bit..pls I need ur opinion and ideas on what my bouquet shud look like and d groom’s combination for the white cos guys run away frm pink this days

    • Hi Sayo,
      what a relief!!! saw your website like few days back , please i would like suggestions on color to use for my wedding.
      the thing is i dont know so much colors but am very sure i like something bright and my hubby to be shares same views.
      we would really appreciate your help

      Cheers!!!!

  5. hi d blue frenchlace is royal blue wid touch of golden dnt v an idea wat the inner shud be

  6. Omolola says:

    Hello sayo,l honestly appreciate ur efforts here!God bless you.
    My trad wedding is around the corners and i chose coral peach and champagne gold for the couple,royal blue for the groom’s family and lilac for the bride’s family.Pls what do you think about the combination?l’ll really appreciate your response.
    Thanks!

  7. Olubunmi says:

    Hello Sayo, good work here I must say, my wedding is in December, my colours are: Orange and Champagne gold – Couple
    Lilac and Purple – Families
    Lilac and Peach – Guest
    Peach and Mint green – Ore Iyawo.
    Please how do I combine my bouquet as I would want at least have all d colours combined.

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hello Bunmi…Congrats on your December wedding! And what a colourful ceremony you are having. If you are based in Nigeria, you wont be able to easily get flowers which come naturally or cheaply in all your colours, so silk artificial flowers are your best bet. You could incorporate all your colours into your bouquet using two ways.

      Option 1 Orange and peach are in the same family, same with purple and lilac, while champagne gold is sort of neutral. I think the mint green would clash and throw off the aesthetic appeal of the bouquet, however, you could easily arrange a silk bouquet of purple, lilac, orange, peach and champagne gold flowers. You can then wrap the wedding bouquet holder with a satin mint green coloured ribbon.

      Option 2 If the orange is not too deep/dark – if it’s a pastel/lighter shade of orange, then you can create a pastel floral arrangement with the lighter orange, champagne gold, peach, lilac and mint green flowers, with a darker purple satin ribbon wrapped around the flowers.

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  8. Hi Sayo! Great advice, my wedding is next year and am thinking of using orange and blue for the trad but am confused on the color of aso Oke to use, need your help

  9. onyinyechi fortune says:

    i will say, thank you for your good job in helping young ladies like me, please my traditonal and white wedding will be next year november, i want to use wine colour and sharp golden for the traditional marriage, then use leave green and golden and rose pink for the white wedding, please how do you see the combination. Thank you, waiting for your responce

  10. Hi Sayo,
    My wedding comes up in November and I have been finding it difficult to pick colours. Actually chose wine and cream for me and my husband. But still thinking of changing it. As for our parents, don’t know yet what colour(s) to pick for them. Our siblings are not left out too.
    Already picked a fuscia pink and ash colours for my friends. I’ll really appreciate your responses.Thanks!

  11. Hello Sayo! What I meant was my lace would b orange and my blouse would be blue. Dunno if I should use an aso Oke that has both colors mixed together or use a plain one.

  12. Plain like either orange alone or blue alone.

  13. Hi everybody, I’m having a little difficulty choosing colours for my traditional marriage. I want to combine plum blush peach with royal purple and gold. The peach ‘ll be for my blouse while the george ‘ll be royal purple. And for the ashoebi I want to use gold, deep peach and purple. I don’t know if these colours ‘ll create a lively scenery or not. But I’m most scared of clashing the colours or making my wedding dull. Please, I need ur help . Tnx

  14. Petrolina says:

    pls Sayo i will like you to inbox me some lovely colour combo to use for my traditional marriage and white wedding pls pls and pls. Thats my mail addy

  15. Hi Sayo,
    Thanks for the brilliant job. My wedding comes up in February next year. I have already chosen gold and red as my wedding colours for the white wedding and my fiance and i will be putting on the same colours for the traditional wedding. However, i’m still confused on the appropriate colours to choose for the groom and bride’s families for the traditional wedding. Purple, peach, silver and red are not an option because my sister just used them for hers and i wont want a repitition.
    I would have loved for the groom’s family to use blue as their colour of the day for the trad wedding but what colour do i suggest for my own family?

  16. Godbless you Sayo. My wedding is coming up first Quarter next year. I have choosed green(mint) and Coral as my main colourz for the white. Need help on what colour(s) to combine it with for my Asoebi, family ankara and decoration. Counting on your expertise. THANKs

  17. Hi Sayo,
    Thanks for all the tips, they are indeed very useful. My wedding comes up 5months from now, i have chosen royal blue and fuschia pink for the couple’s traditional attire. I am having serious problems picking a colour for the aso-ebi. My hubby says purple and brown, i dont think that is cool at all. Please advice.
    Thanks

  18. Hi,
    great job welldone here,more grease to your elbow,my wedding is coming up early next year,i love to use tourquoise blue on mint green but dont know how to combine both.
    thanks.

  19. hi Sayo .
    i luv dis pls keep it up. please my wedding is coming up early next year and my colours are red, cream and gold.
    i don’t know what to use on my traditional marriage. whether to use same colours for my traditional marriage or if there’s another colour pls kindly help.
    pls i really need ur help.
    tanks and God bless

    • Hi Gift…It would be great to find out more about your wedding plans. Is the trad wedding on the same day and location as the white wedding? If so, then yes, it will be a lot of sense to keep the colours the same. But its always nice to have some variety. I have sooo many colour combos worth recommending, but check out our photo gallery and other post of traditional wedding attire inspiration. I’m sure you’ll find something you like there.

  20. elizabeth says:

    Hi Sayo, I’ve always loved your column even before I started planning my wedding. I’m getting married in the next 5months. My colours are fuschia pink with champagne for the traditional marriage but I don’t know how to combine these colours for the groom since pink is a feminine colour.
    Trad theme colour: undecided
    White wedding: yellow and blue
    Decor: blue and white.
    Please what do you think of these colours? Thanks

    • Hello Liz,

      Thanks for dropping by and being a long time fan :-)

      For your trad wedding, your groom’s cap should be fuschia pink, and then the rest of the attire can be a darker less feminine shade of champagne such as a darker deeper gold. The groom’s outfit doesn’t have to be an exact match, as long as it’s coordinated

      You white wedding colours are good as well. For the decor, since you are using white, you could go monochrome and use multiple shades of blue. E.g..sky and navy, as opposed to just one shade.

      I hope this helps!…x

  21. the traditional wedding is on a different day and different location from d white wed (my village and a week b4 d white wedding). den for d white can i use a red colour bouquet without combining d cream n gold. (.bt still include them among d colours of d day). tanz

  22. My trad n white wedding is next year on d same day at my father’s compound in d village. Pls wat colours shuld i combine,am confused.l really nid ur reply.

  23. Hi Sayo,love ur site n ur suggestions.They really come in handy.My wedding will be coming up early next year.I chose red and gold for the aso ebi but don’t know wat color combination to pick for my traditional weddings.Please,ur suggestions are needed.

  24. d trad n white wedding will take place on d same day but different location.

  25. Also,can i use purple,gold n red for my decor since my bridemaids will b wearing red n gold attire while my best lady will b wearing purple n gold?

  26. Hello Sayo!,how u doing? nd well done.
    My wedding will take place early next year but am confused of d colours to choose.
    Though d colours I ave in mind for my white wedding is Purple+ Orange colour,While my traditional wedding is Light Green+Pink. Pls I need ur advice to know if d colours combination are okay.
    Thank you.

  27. And I want to also know how to combine colours for my chiefbrides maid nd d coffeti ladies too. Since I will b making use of Purple and Orange for the white wedding.
    Thank you.

  28. samuel Temitope says:

    Am not really good at colours..
    But my favourite colour is blue..
    My wedding is by April 2014 and am thinking of Blue and Gold(actually dt is wat my lady prefer)…
    Please,how can we combine this and make the decoration lively.
    Thanks.

  29. Hi sayo
    I must say this that you are realy helping.
    My wedding is coming up earily next year, av choose vivid red for the couple but dnt knw d colour to choose for ore iyawo, the both parent and aso ebi

  30. Hi,my wedding is comin up August,thinking of bright orange and cream wit touch of turquoise blue..den couples-Peach.dunno if they all go?pls help

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hi T :-)
      These colours, are they for the trad or white wedding? Yes for Bright Orange and Cream. It’s a winning combo.

  31. Hi Sayo,
    Thanks for helping, my wedding is coming up next year and my colors are pink and ash. I want you to help me with one color that can blend with these two colors apart from blue and purple. Thank you.

  32. Hi sayo, u r really doing a great job,my wedding is coming up 5month 2 dis tmy, nd is d same venue 4 mi traditional nd white wedding, i love peach nd chocolate brown 4 d couple,i don’t knw what 2 choose 4 d aso ebi, ore iyawo.pls help out

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hi Kemi, Thanks for dropping by, and congrats on your upcoming wedding.

      The beauty of our traditional weddings is the incredible number of colour combo options a bride can choose for her ore iyawo and guests. Your ore iyawo colours will depend on your preferences. Do you want something that compliments your attire or that gives a bit of contrast? Your aso ebi can be also be any colour you like, as long as it’s insync with your decor and other wedding elements

  33. Hi Sayo,
    my wedding is coming up soon and am not really good with colours but am thinking of using royal blue and grey. plz what do you think of the colour , and do you have any picture of this colour in traditional wedding?
    pls help out. Thanks

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hi Liz, I don’t recall seeing royal blue and grey being used together. Here is a picture showing 4 brides in something close. http://instagram.com/p/eXM1zdvWC2/. I’ll update this reply if I do come across one. It’s a nice combo, though not very common. I would use royal blue as my headgear, and wear the grey as lace.

  34. Hi Sayo, really commend the great work you are doing here! Keep it up!!!
    Pls my wedding is coming up very soon and I’m having issues with this colour stuff. For the engagement,I’m thinking of picking “white with touch of orange” for the groom’s family and “white with touch of green” for the bride’s family while I’ll choose mint green and orange with some touch of white for the church wedding cos the groom wants to wear a white suit. Don’t know how to combine these colours for the bouquet, bridal train and aso ebi. Hope to hear from you very SOON. Thanks

  35. Christianah says:

    Good morning shayo. Good job ure doing here, God bless you indeed. Please I would like to ask a very important question? I am currently arguing with my fiancé on doing both engagement and white wedding on the same day. He says cos his mom is ill at the moment, which I understand, but is it traditionally right for the grooms family to impose or say that they can’t do d engagement the day before the wedding. I kno it will be soo much stress for us to rush it all on the same day and not enjoy that engagement rendezvous well so as to meet the timing of the church wedding. I personally don’t like stress, but I feel traditionally, the brides family picks the date and the groom would accept and even if they don’t, they could say a week interval- just to allow rest in between. Please this is very urgent. Thanks for ur help

  36. Hello sayo
    Plz I will be grateful if you will help me combine colour for my trad and white. Am not really good at colour combo but I love fushia pink. My hubby is dark in completion and tall so I want something dat will be good on him. And also for the B-train.
    Thank you

  37. Ola Abimbola says:

    I love ur post and have learnt alot reading it. As u bless us u will also be bless. As u make our day colourful God wil beautify ur life Sayo. Amen.
    pls my own wedding is coming up october, d colours I have in mind are pink, lilac and dark purple. Dnt knw if its okay. I dont also knw wat my traditional wears for we d couples, family, asoebi and bridal train will be like. pls I need ur help. Am chocolate in color while my man is a little bit fair. Thanks in anticipation of ur reply.

  38. Holuwershurlar says:

    Hi Sayo, Plssssss I nid ur help on dis. My traditional wedding is coming up by March and my Aso Oke colours are Cream and Orange. Nd I’m confused as to what colours to pick for d guest, cake, hall decor etc. Thinkn of Fuschia pink and Silver. Pls help me out. Thanks

    • Hi Holu, The beauty of Trad weddings is that for you can pick any colour combination. The only unofficial rule is that it should be be different from the couples attire, which Fuchsia Pink and Silver are, so I would stick to those colours for the rest of the stuff. Your cake may or may not be Silver and Pink. I tend to prefer pictures with couples whose cakes are the same colours as their attires.

  39. Kikelomo Bashua says:

    Hi Sayo,thanks 4 all the help you’ve been rendering to couples….my wedding is coming up later this year and am totally lost about colours..my fiance chose wine and cream for the wedding reception while am left with †ђξ hurdle of choosing the colours for the traditional wedding…pls i need ideas…thanks

    • Hi Kike…You are so lucky to have you fiance helping with the wedding! He chose the easier wedding to pick colours for sha :-)

      Trad weddings are much more complicated and it would be impossible to give you a good response without a starting point such as any colour ideas you have in mind or like.

      Fortunately, we have a gallery and posts on the site of past couples and weddings here Photo Gallery. Also check out the rest of the site for real weddings, Im sure you will find some good ideas.

  40. Thank for ur idea. Pls can cyan, navy blue, lemon and orange for a wedding and traditional wedding. Pls, what colour combination will match the couples for their traditional wedding.choose from the colors above.

    • Hi Ugo, Although you are working with many colours, there is some cohesion. And yes these colours can be used for any type of wedding. As for the couple, any colours different from what you stated like Red and Gold, or Purple and Gold will be nice.

  41. Thanks for ur idea. Pls can cyan, navy blue, lemon and orange go for a wedding and traditional wedding. Pls, what colour combination will match the couples for their traditional wedding.choose from the colors above.

  42. Hi sayo,ur response to dolapo’s question just answered my intending questions….keep up the good work love…God bless U

  43. Hello Sis,
    I commend your effort soo far on wedding color combinations. Please my wedding is April this year, the color i have in mind is sky blue and silver but im still comtemplating on it and i dont also knw the kind of colour to combine with army green for aso ebi. Please help.

    • Hi Nil…Thanks for stopping by. Sky Blue and Silver is a killer combo, so definitely go for it.

      As for Army Green, Cream, Ivory, Champagne, Gold, Medium brown, Pale Pink, Peach and Red all seem to go well.

  44. Hi sayo, i really appreciate you for the good works you are doing! My wedding is coming up soon and i have chosen, coral (deep) peach, glittering gold and green! Aldo i dont now the shade of green to combine with it. Also i need your help on how to use it for my bridal train and the groom.. Tanx

  45. hi my wedding is around the conner(april) and i still av problem wit my combination.i chose orange and blue for couples,lilac and purple for families,lilac and peach for guest and peach and mint green.bt nw i feel the combinations are too obvious.i need ur advice pls.bcos i dnt knw what my decor wil luk like.but i still want the couples colour to be orange and blue.

    • Hey Glow, Lol @ your colour options being too obvious. Orange and blue is not that random or obvious. It’s always best to go with safe colour options for wedding guest and family aso ebi because there are so many people wearing it and if it doesn’t look nice then it will be beau coup de obvious. In my opinion, fancy and experimental colour choices should be reserved for the couple.

  46. Tobiloba says:

    hi sayo, gr8 job may God bless yu and enlarge your coast IJN. Ma wedding is april and i dont knw hw 2 mix d colors yet. engagement i want orange and purple, reception mint green and either blue or purple… i dont knw wat d aso ebi sud luk like pls help me.

    • Hello Tobi most people experience mixing colours for the first time when getting married, so you are not alone *hugs* . Orange and Purple is pretty bright, so I would recommend that at least one of the colours for your aso ebi ladies isn’t s bright ( think champagne, silver, beige).

  47. A job well done here. my wedding is coming up on May i av chosen Navy blue and Red or chocolate and any color that can go with it aside cream(it’s too common) for the engagement but finding it difficult to pick color for both family and also the color for the cake and decoration. awaiting ur response. thank you

  48. Kudos 2 u !pls my wedding is around d corner i am thinking of sky blue and royal blue for d couples but dont knw d colour 2 pick 4 d guest and d colour 2 use 4 d decoration thanks

  49. Hi Sayo,
    Pls my wedding is coming up in about 5months,i’m thinking of peach and champagne gold for the main wedding and for the traditional attire of the couple.pls can you suggest any colours dt wouldn’t clash so much for the groom’s family and bride’s family for engagement.tnx

  50. Hi sayo,

    My wedding is coming up in 2mths. I chose orange and gold as the color of the day ,but i want to pick peach and gold for friends. What do you think of this idea.

    Thanks

    • …….am still waiting for response

      • Tolu…thanks for your question. Sorry for the delayed response.

        Your combo is pretty good. I have seen quite a number of brides use it and it turned out okay. Having one colour in common with the aso ebi (in your case Gold) is a safe choice that always turns out nicely. I would recommend using really bright Orange for your lace fabric.

  51. Hi sayo,
    Really appreciate what u doing here, God bless u 4 us. Pls my wedding is coming up soon n I want to know if my colours r good to go. For couples Orange n bronze or Ivory and for family and friends its going to be Orange n Army green. If its not okay pls u can make suggestion for me but I want an Orange theme wedding. Thanks so much as I await your response.

  52. u are doing a great job pls l need to know lf pink and red can go as in d attires are pink while d headtie nd shoe are red.

  53. Kudos to u sayo. God bless u pls my wedding is coming up in june I don’t know how to combine lime green and wine for the white wedding and yet my man insist we use green for engagement. So pls help and if u have other colours to combine it will be welcome and I will even appreciate pictures. Thanks in anticipation

    • Hey Oyebola…Why Lime Green and Wine? I would go for Pink instead of wine. For the engagement, you can go for a different shade of green – Army green and Orange, Peach, Gold.

  54. You have not replied my post pls

  55. Hi sayo!
    God bless you richly for this great job. Have learnt so much from your site. My wedding is coming up in less than 4 months time, and am stil confuse about the colours to settle for. I have orange in mind as the main colour and want to combine it with gray/silver but am kind of confuse on what third colour to combine with(apart from lemon) . Please what do you think about the combo and what third colour can u suggest? Thanks alot

    • Hi Marti…I’m glad you are finding the site useful. Are these colours for your white or traditional wedding? You know there’s no rule which says you have to use 3 colours. Two is perfectly fine unless you really want to use a third one. The more colours you use, the trickier it gets.

      For a final colour suggestion, since you aren’t up for yellow, then blue is your next best bet…either a light or dark (navy) blue, depending on whether your orange / gray is dark or light.

  56. Hi Sayo,
    Thanks for all the tips, they are indeed very useful. My wedding is coming up in some months time.i have chosen mint lemon and fuschia pink for the couple’s traditional attire.my colours are Pink and silver for both parents,pink and gold for aso ebi.i am having serious problem picking colours for the decoration and cake for the engagement and also don’t know the colours to use for white wedding. Plz what do you think of these colours? Please advice,hope to hear from you very soon.
    Thanks

  57. hi Sayo, my traditional wedding is coming up in may n am so confused on the colours to choose for the hall decoration, aso ebi, and ore iyawo, I chose white n pink for the hall decoration n lilac for the aso ebi, I want to know if this colours are going to b ok when combined n for u to advise me on the colour that can be combined with the lilac for the aso ebi n the colours to choose for the ore iyawo. looking forward to ur reply.

  58. Awaiting your response,thank you.

  59. Hi, your site is such a fantastic one. My white wedding comes up in about a month from now and i stumbled on this site just two days ago, this has made me feel like changing all my plans especially my colour and my bridesmade dresses. My initial coloure was red and green and i dnt mind knowing your veiw about that colour. Tnx

  60. hello Sayo,rily luv dis ur site. u doin a great job,cant stop lukin at d luvly pix u ve. my trad weddin is comin up less dan 2mths now.pls i nid ur help urgently on my colours. for d couples orange and torquoise that is our lace will be plain torquoise and our aso oke will be orange wit touch of torquoise. for d families lilac and purple. pls i nid to see some pix of couples that ve chosen dis my color and pls wat color shld our cake be. pls reply me asap and i’ll be honoured. GOD BLESS U.

  61. Hi pls I chose burnt orange for my white wedding does it goe with gold ie for my train girls.then wat color shl frnds and guest use tanx.

  62. Temitope says:

    Gud day u r really doing a great job on dis page pls my wedding is July and l choose fuschia pink and arch for my wedding but l don’t know d color too choose for aso Ebi and my bridesmaids wit both parent pls l need d reply very urgent

  63. Hi Sayo. Tnx for d great job u r doin here. I have chosen three colors navy, cream and gold. I have chosen to make the cream and navy the general colour for both bride and grooms friends and also for decor den we’l add gold to our own dressing I.e. The couple to make us different. But I’m not sure if these colours won’t be dull cos I want a colorful and beautiful wedding especially d decor.

  64. opeoluwa says:

    hello Sayo,still waiting patiently for ur reply. for the family and friends is purple and green.

  65. funmibi says:

    hi sayo,

    Qudos on the good job you are doing here. My wedding is coming up in may n the colours I chose are white n peach for the decoration, silver n purple for the bride n groom while the aso ebi colour is red n peach, please I need to know wat colours to choose for the ore iyawo. looking forward to your speedy reply.

  66. tomilayo says:

    Hello sayo,you doing a good job .Please my wedding is in few months I want to use champagne gold and orange for the couple for the trad don’t the colour I will pick for aso ebi amd ig I should use that same colours on Saturday andy decoration on Friday is not left out please. That my email address

  67. tomilayo says:

    Hello sayo,you doing a good job .Please my wedding is in few months I want to use champagne gold and orange for the couple for the trad don’t the colour I will pick for aso ebi and if I should use that same colours on Saturday and decoration on Friday is not left out please. That my email address

  68. Amy Ojeifo says:

    Hi Sayo, I really must commendur good jobs & words of advice to soon-to-be brides like me. My wedding is 2 months away & I havent even chosen colours yet *covers face** Dunno which colour combo touse for d couple & both families. It’s not gonna be a loud event but I still want it to look good in terms of colour. BTW, I luv any shade of green, blue, burnt orange, champagne colour or silver. Please, will appreciate if you could use ur expertise to give me a nice combination. Thanks & God bless.

  69. Hi Sayo
    what a relief !!
    i would neeed your help please for my wedding
    Not sure what color to use but i know i want something bright same view is held by hubby to be.
    Appreciate the work u are doing here
    tnks

  70. Hi Sayo, I must commend you on your efforts in help ladies like us wiv the right colour combinations for weddings. First, i want to know if these colours are compatible: purple, lilac, hot pink and gold. Pls, can you help me distribute the following colours for
    -decor;
    -chief and other bride maid’s colour;
    -my aseobi
    - my mum’s aseobi.
    for the church wedding. Thank you very much.

  71. blessing says:

    plz my wedding is coming up soon and I choose peach gold and brown for d t.m we are using peach and gold?then my parent brown and gold.

  72. blessing says:

    hy sayo plz my wedding is coming up soon and I choose peach gold and brown for d t.m we are using peach and gold?then my parent brown and gold.is d colour OK .d white wedding colours are peach,olive green, and gold

  73. Hi Sayo,
    Stumbled on your site a few hours ago and believe i would get the answers i need
    will be getting married in 5months time and not sure of what colours to choose although i would love to have lemon in whatever combination i use.
    Thanks a lot……

  74. Abiola says:

    Hi Sayo,u r really doing a work helping ladies to find good colours, may God Almighty countinue to bless u Abundantly. Pls my wedding is coming up soon,I don’t know the colour to choose for my traditional aso oke for couple.we r having both d engagement n white wedding the same day n I chose turquoise blue n champagne gold as colours of d day

  75. Hello Sayo, wow am so happy to stumble on the website…please my wedding is coming up soon. For the engagement, I chose yellow gele n white lace(for groom’s families), Red gele n white lace(For bride’s families) and ore iyawo(Pink lace and Blue gele) and ore oko(white trad and pink/blue cap) and couple-Orange and champagne. what could the décor, cake and gift corner be? the idea is to make the trad day colorful.
    white wedding-lace that has touch of pink and pink gele (universal)……..please what is your take on this? please help!!!!!!!!!!! my wedding is soon

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hi Cutie, For your cake, I think you should use the same colour as the couple – orange and champagne. It will look much nicer in the pictures. The gift corner is usually the same colour as the overall decor. For your decor, I would advise you to go for white and the red and yellow used for your groom and bride’s family aso ebi. This way, it is still colourful but whole wedding is harmonious.

      I like the white wedding idea as well. Pink is a great colour choice and monochrome always looks good. The touch of pink will allow people to wear what they have which will give the whole wedding diversity. Love it. Best of luck Cutie.

  76. Hello Sayo, thank you so much for your swift response. You have surely helped me a great deal. Please you didn’t talk about the colors I chose for our friends i.e Pink lace and blue/pink gele for the ladies and then white trad and blue/pink cap. But the groom families-yellow gele and white lace and bride families-red gele and white lace. Is this idea okay? would you recommend it? if No, what would you recommend for our friends to wear?

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hi Cutie…That combo for your friends is very okay. It’s always nice to have some contrast. Those are colours I would use as well if I’m going for something diverse and colourful like you are.

  77. Hello Sayo, i cant thank you enough for the great job you are doing, been going over your site the last 3 days. My wedding is in August and i having big challenge with choice of colours. I am of Ibo tribe and my Hubby says i can do something with orange but i dont know how to combine for the traditional or white wedding. i am also thinking of green cos its my favorite color but again dont know wat to do wit it. Can i get pictures that can help me know wat these colors combo look like? Thanks a lot.

  78. Motunrayo says:

    hi Sayo,
    You are really helping, Will be getting married soon, dont no how to combine colours, i will like to make use of Pink as my major colour.

  79. Hi Sayo,
    A good job you are doing here, my wedding is April, and this colour thing is really giving me issues. Am thinking of picking pink and burgundy for the white wedding,i still do not know what to pick for the traditional. But i need a clarification… What colour will i use for the decor and cake for the engagement, is it the couple’s colour or the guests’ colour ‘cos it’s gonna be different colours for couple and guest. Please, i really need your advice. God bless you.

  80. Sayo C. says:

    Hi Dolapo…Choosing colours is quite nerve racking so you are not alone. Your question is a very relevant one. Traditionally, the decor and cake colour is the same as the wedding guests colour, and not the couples colour. I think the idea behind this is for the couple to stand out from everything in their enviroment, which will include the decor and aso ebi colours used by guests. My issue here is that it usually clashes with the couples attire, and doesn’t look very harmonious in pictures.

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