What is a wedding without aso-ebi? More importantly, what is the point of picking the perfect aso-ebi when almost nobody can afford it? Just like choosing a venue for your wedding, you also must consider your friends when picking your aso-ebi. After all, they are the ones buying it. It’s only natural that you pick the one that they can easily afford. Think of it this way. Choosing an aso-ebi like running a business: you must give your customers the best possible quality within their means.
To help you get along, here are a few factors to consider.
Can you guests afford the material? This is the first question you should ask. You want clothing material that most (if not all) of your guests will buy. Ask your spouse about their guests too, then try and work with your findings. It’s important to be considerate in this sense because your friends are showing their love and support.
You may love tulle, but do your guests also have to? Considering they probably cut across different generations/age bracket, it can be quite difficult to get a material or pattern that will please all ages. For instance, if you are thinking of picking ankara as your aso-ebi, you must remember that elderly people prefer to wear lace to celebratory events. Now, if you decide to opt for lace to make it all-inclusive, you have to also remember that there are lace patterns that will seem too old-fashioned for your younger guests.
Besides selecting a material and pattern that is appealing, make sure it is also one of good quality. The quality of the material is very important because you don’t want your guests feeling like they’ve been shortchanged.
Ask yourself: Is it tasteful, tacky or flamboyant? Is it something your guest can wear somewhere else? Will the sewing be simple or complicated? You can also ask other questions you can ask include: Will the colour of the material run during laundry? How quickly will the stones on the material fall off?
The fact that you are selling and not giving out your aso-ebi means you must make sure your guests are satisfied. Your friends and family will most certainly buy your aso-ebi because they love you, but you should not take advantage of this goodwill. An aso-ebi should be a useful addition to your guests’ wardrobes so that each time they wear it, they will remember you fondly.
One easy way to pick a good aso-ebi is to consult a fabric dealer or lover. What other factors do you consider when picking you aso-ebi? Share with us.