Are you planning on keeping an evening clutch with you on your wedding day? I had one, although there wasn't much in mine, if I'm being honest! I asked my maid of honor to carry a lot of what I needed (which wasn't much). However, it's kind of difficult to pass up the opportunity to purchase something else that's pretty for your big day, right?
When choosing your bag, my advice is to go as glam, sparkly and fabulous as you'd like! Ideally, you want to pick something that you'll want to keep forever, to use at other events in the future, or to keep as an heirloom for your daughter to have one day, perhaps? Does it have to match your shoes or your accessories? Not necessarily. Here's one item that doesn't have to be white, or match your wedding colors, or match anything really, so have fun with it!
Here are my five top picks of the moment! I'm sure something bigger and better will be along soon enough, but I think each of these bags are gorgeous enough to never really go out of style. I tried to include bags within a wide range of price points - Numbers 2, 3 and 5 are all under $100 (although the Felix Rey bag is on sale right now for 50 percent off, so you'll have to hurry if you want that one!). Numbers 1 and 4 are definitely splurges.
Girly Clutch Purses for the Bride
Once you have a bag in mind, think about what you want to keep with you on your wedding day. I remember being surprised at how quickly my morning went, and just had to throw my bag together at the last minute - don't let that happen to you! Here are some items to think about, but remember that you can also ask your bridal party to hold some of these items for you! You don't want to have a big, bulky bag to carry around with you all day.
- Cosmetics for touch-ups: Concealer, powder, lipliner, lipstick, blush, lipgloss, chapstick, bronzer...I don't suggest bringing all of these things with you, but choose one or two items that you're most concerned about.
- Deoderant or perfume
- Blotting paper
- Will you need your keys? Cell phone? ID? Cash?
- Band-aids, double-stick tape, safety pins, etc. for anything that you may be concerned about covering/falling off/not staying in place throughout the day.
- Tissue or handkerchief
- Mints or fresh breath strips