(Closed) bridesmaids look, need some suggestions

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: should the girls carry the same silver clutch or each get a different one?
    yes, they should have matching silver clutches : (13 votes)
    38 %
    no, they should choose their own silver clutch : (19 votes)
    56 %
    no - i have a better idea... : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 18
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To be honest, I am having a difficult time picturing your bridesmaids at the altar holding clutches.  I think they will look like they are ready to leave, if that makes any sense.  Not trying to be snarky, but the purse is just not a ceremonial piece, kwim?

    Post # 19
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    How do the BMs carry the clutches?  I front, in the same position as the flowers? I’ve seen wedding party shots, but not people actually walking down the aisle.

    Post # 20
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    @mrsztobee:  ok..so yes the clutches should be the same for each girl.

    I don’t understand why its so difficult for people to picture them walking down the aisle with a clutch instead of a bouquet. For those who cannot fantom how it works…its simple. The BMs right arm will most likely be wrapped around the GM left arm right…therefore the clutch is carried in the BM left hand just as she would carry the bouquet: hand w/clutch in front of her stomach or down on her left side.

    I totally love the idea of using clutches. @mrsztobee: I am glad you posted this. Its not common, but just b/c it isn’t common doesn’t make it wrong. It’s your personal preference. I do not really care for flowers (although I will have a silk bouquet), so why waste money on something the BMs will probably throw away. The clutches can be used as one of their gifts and I’m certain a silver clutch will be used again for another formal event. Besides the BMs will probably have to carry one anyways to the reception for their phone, makeup, etc. Plus I am also trying to find out which is the cheaper route…buying the silk bouquets for everyone or just one for me and clutches for the girls. But I am leaning toward clutches.

    Post # 21
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @slc201329:  

    Thanks for the snark. 

    I have never seen it before; ALSO, the OP stated that she too is having a difficult time picturing it. 

    And BTW, since the clutches are part of your wedding, it’s not a gift for them, so don’t count it as one. 

    Post # 23
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    @imabridesmaid:  Wow….sorry if I offended anyone but my comment really wasn’t directed toward anyone in particular. All I said was I don’t know why people are having a hard time picturing it…and then I gave an example of how it might be done. Of course this is dependent on what the bride envisions. 🙂 Only trying to help, but I understand that words can seem like there is sarcasm or attitude when there is not. So next time I’ll watch how I word things.

    This next response is for you b/c you mentioned something about not counting the clutches as a gift. In “my world” (and my friends, family, and co-workers) and not “bridal world” etiquette…I think it is acceptable to buy my BMs clutches or other items that will be used for the wedding and it will be considered one of their gifts. I have brought their shoes as well. I think brand new shoes and a clutch is a nice BM gift. Plus they will have another gift or two. In my opinion its a gift b/c I am not making them purchase it themselves. So I am counting it as one ;-). But thanks for the suggestion.

    @mrsztobee:  My wedding is also an evening wedding inside an arts center (where they have concerts, plays, and other performances). The reception will be in the same facility, just in a different room. So I am requiring semi-formal to formal attire. I think clutches will look good and fit the theme 🙂

    Post # 24
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    3260 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Hefty bags.

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