No purse, no pockets – where do things go?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

introvertedgal:  I think it’s unreasonable to expect you to have the keys on you. I would take a nice clutch, but give it to someone else to manage for you during the ceremony.

She could also give the keys to her mom since the MOB usually does carry a purse in the processional.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

introvertedgal:  Why couldn’t you carry a clutch down the aisle? Do you have a +1 with you at the wedding? If you have someone with you, they could hold your purse during the ceremony with the bride’s keys.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Depending on your dress it could be super easy to add a pocket.

I’ve done it to a few skirts, just cut down a side seam and add a little sack pocket. I’ve only done it to a-line skirts as anything tighter I think it would show as a weird lump, but depending on what you’re wearing it could work. I’d say ask a seamstress.

Post # 5
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah, I would get a cute clutch to carry, you can pass it off to someone you trust during the ceremony, or even leave it in a car or something until you have your hands free after photos to hold onto it.

That’s really strange that the bride isn’t giving you a purse or something.. I bought myself and both of my girls clutches. I thought that was a given for all of our day-of needs.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

you can have someone else (friend, aunt, your BF/DH) place it on your seat ahead of time (before walking down the aisle) or hold it during the ceremony

if there is a wedding coordinator they could hold it

if you are taking a limo I would leave it in there (assuming its not wads of cash)

if you are at a hotel they will usually hold your key at the front desk too

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

 

introvertedgal:  Maybe ask the bride where you are supposed to keep those things and she’ll realize it’s a ridiculous request for a BM. Or if you must, get one of those things that’s like a fanny pack to strap aroud your leg. That could be fun lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d carry a small clutch, that’s what I’ve done as a bridesmaid, and I gave it to my date to hold for the ceremony itself.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

introvertedgal:  why on earth would she expect you to carry her keys when you won’t even be able to carry your own????  i think you need to make her realize what she is asking is unreasonable.  <br />suggest her to put her keys in her own little clutch and have her mother carry it for her.

Post # 10
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744 posts
Busy bee

Is there a room for the bride/BMs before and during the ceremony that locks?  In every wedding I’ve been a BM in, the bride had a clutch with essential items, keys, etc.  One of the BMs was responsible for it, but during the ceremony it was kept in the room so no one had to carry it around.

Post # 11
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

goblueca:  I thought this is what the bridal suite was for. You shouldn’t have to keep track of anything non ceremony related. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

introvertedgal:  if it is a single key saftey pin it inside your dress or bra.

Post # 13
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If its 1 single key you need to hold onto, i’d put it on a bracelet, necklace, or shove it in your shoe, or bra, or wherever you are comfortable keeping things.

When I’m not carrying a purse, I put my phone, mini ID wallet and keys in my bra.

I don’t find putting keys in a pocket to be very safe. Maybe you can add a little ribbon to the pocket and tie the key on? Or make it so the pocket can zip or velcro close or something.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it’s just one key, you can pin it to your bra.

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