certain aso ebi identifies the group of wearers. For example, at a wedding, all the brideâ��s friends might wear blue & gold, the brideâ��s relatives might wear white & gold, & the groomâ��s friends might wear black & pink, & so on. Usually at weddings, the various fabrics for the aso ebi are decided by the bride, & are then announced to all the guests months in advance so they can prepare their outfits. Guests are usually expected to buy the aso ebi from the bride, but close friends & relatives members & positive prominent individuals may be introduced with the aso ebi as a gift. Aso ebi for parties & funerals are usually simple, but aso ebi for weddings may involve plenty of complex changes with entirely different aso ebi for different days of the marriage, & for the reception.