Post # 1
My future mother in law keeps telling me to get a small purse for the wedding day like a small clutch in white or silver. Is this necessary? Did any of you brides have a purse to put your essentials in like lipgloss mirror etc Where would i even keep it during the ceremony? It kind of seems pointless to me but I would like what hear what others did.
Post # 3
@sweetchiquita12: I had one. I thought it was necessary at the time…LOL
It came in handy for trips to the bathroom to freshen up. I had blotting cloths, powder, lipstick in there!
Do I feel it is necessary…not really but I do think it was nice to have. Mine was not too expensive and I might even possibly use it again b/c we go on cruises that have formal nights.
Here is what I used
Now for the day I had this that I used as well:
Post # 4
@sweetchiquita12: I voted no but thinking about it, at least then what you need is to hand.
Post # 5
I did. I threw my cell phone, checkbook and hotel room key in it. I am not really sure that it’s necessary though. This is what I had.
Post # 6
I don’t think i will have one. They’re pretty, but honestly the fact that they are so pretty and small makes them super-impractical. I will probably have a larger emergency bag/kit that I will keep within reach or in the ladies’ room that will hold all the things.
Besides, everyone is at the bride’s beck and call on the wedding day *evil grin* if you needed someone, there will be people lining up to bring it to you as long as you don’t abuse the privilege.
Post # 7
I did. But I bounced Venues so it kept everythinh in place
Post # 8
I got a $9 el-cheapo small purse at Payless and was pretty happy to have had it; I was sick as a dog on my wedding day, so I filled it up with cough drops and stuff, and stashed my lipstick, phone, a little cash, and the hotel room key in there. I was really glad to have it. Considering how cheap you can get a small purse (you can get them second hand for like $3 at your local goodwill store), it’s a good accessory, even if it just sits under your dinner table keeping your bits and bobs organized.
Post # 9
I didn’t but I sort of wish I had. Not so much for the ceremony, but for the reception. I really could have used some powder to combat shine and some more lipstick by then.
Post # 10
My mom made these for my BM’s and myself. They were wonderful!
Post # 11
@weddingbound: both of those are super cute!
Post # 12
@sweetchiquita12: Oh I looked up the shop on ETSY for the veil. It’s called midsummereve
and her name is Eve. She actually didn’t have my exact veil listed and I just described to her what I wanted and she made it. She was very quick to respond to emails and I had no issues at all. It did take I think 6 weeks or so to get it thou.
Post # 13
I had a fairly large one. For the ceremony, I just left it in a conference room at the synagogue where we were getting married. But I definitely needed it the rest of the day. It included:
- The rings before the ceremony.
- The marriage license to give to the rabbi.
- Reading glasses.
- Envelopes of cash for the photographer and the hair and make-up person.
- Gift cards to pay the restaurant where we had our reception.
- Car keys to give to the dude of honor so he could drive us from place to place. (Dude of honor is ADHD, and I didn’t trust him to hold onto them all day.)
- Phone so I could get last-minute questions from guests. I also used it to change my Facebook status between the ceremony and the reception, and to receive congratulatory text messages during the reception.
Post # 14
I had a tote bag that I kept my stuff in for the day and I just left that in the bridal room. I ran in there to get something when i needed it which wasn’t very often. I probably would have lost a small clutch. Once dinner was over I never went back to the tables, I don’t know where else I would have left it besides there.
Post # 15
I did and can’t imagine not having one. In it I kept lip gloss, my phone (which we actually had to use on the day because everyone elses wallets/phones went MIA during the photoshoot!), blister bandages, emergency money and the hotel room key.
During the ceremony my MOH’s partner held on to all of the purses for us. Whether it’s totally necessary for you.. not sure. You could probably get away with keeping everything in your Maid/Matron of Honor or mother’s purse.
Anyway, this is my gorgeous clutch which I have used again on heaps of other formal occasions 🙂
Post # 16
@Cyri: That’s beautiful! Is it vintage?
I might be persuaded to reconsider my it-must-be-strictly-practical stance if my clutch looked like that!