You know, honestly, before Mayra’s wedding I sort of thought that a bridal handbag was an unnecessary item for the bride that eventually would become an extra thing for one of the girls on our staff to have to hold onto. But, after Mayra’s big day, it actually proved not only a useful accessory (for hotel room keys, safety pins, some blotting tissues, believe it or not, some cab fare) but ALSO a highly photogenic accessory ! A great prop to make bouquet photos and walking down the street pics more interesting and pretty. It’s also a way to really establish your “bridal look”, my adding another detail to drive home the message of the kind of bride you want to be. Below, some of my favorite clutches on and around the net right now.
This fabulous Judith Leiber Monica clutch is perfect for a “sweet” bride. I can imagine this with a Carolina Herrera or an Oscar de la Renta gown… Perfectly bridal and perfectly sized. Perfectly pricey too- it’s $995 at Neiman Marcus
This perfectly glam clutch is an amazing $56! at Accesorize (via Polyvore)
This clutch is simply TOO MUCH FUN! It’s a great way to add a little whimsy to your look. It’s also an evening bag you will use again and again. It’s $120 from Cusp.
This Satin bag with black beading is a FANSTICALLY bold way to add some drama to your bridal look. Great if you have black accents and again, a statement bag you will re-wear. It’s a Valentino, it’s $350 only available at Decades (the vintage and consignment mecca)
This is for the EDGY bride. The Fashionista. The bride who wants to punch you in the face with a statement.! Ha, get it? Punch you… it’s a KNUCKLE RING clutch. It’s also a major addition to any closet: the McQueen Gold Leaf Knuckle Ring clutch is whatever price you can find it on Ebay! Via Fashionista.