Post # 1
I fell in love with this amazing vintage, one-of-a-kind clutch. I’m trying to decide whether it’s worth the investment or I’m crazy for spending $125 on an accessory for my wedding. I can always carry it again and probably will.
So…how much would you spend or did you spend on a clutch, purse or bag for your wedding?
Post # 3
Would you use the clutch again? if so go for it. If not that money is best spent elsewhere
Post # 4
I ended up purchasing a gorgeous, ivory, beaded Badgley Mischka bag for my bridal purse. I loved that it had a handle, and I thought I would be walking around with it dangling from my wrist while I enjoyed eating and talking with my guests during my hors d’oeuvres hour (which I did not even end up being able to attend.)
It retailed for $400, but it was on sale at the bridal salon, and I paid $260. It sparkled like crazy, but, since I am pretty much the only person who had occasion to even see it, it definitely was not my most intelligent purchase. I will have it forever, but, because it’s ivory, I really can’t carry it to someone else’s wedding, so I’m not sure how frequently I will be able to use it in the future.
All that said, I don’t think $125 is too much for you to spend on an accessory that you absolutely love, especially if you can use it in the future! Do you have a pic of the one you want?
Post # 5
Nothing..didnt use it or even need it.
Post # 6
I paid $50 for mine on a whim and now I regret it. I can’t imagine I’ll even use it, but maybe!
Post # 7
I didn’t buy one at all. I knew I wouldn’t carry it around because every wedding I have ever been to we have never ended up carrying around what we are given, we all stash our stuff and run in and out of the bridal room for what we wanted. It’s way too hard to keep track of things like that when you are visiting with a ton of people.
Post # 8
You won’t be carrying a bag during your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner or dancing. So considering that clutch will probably sit untouched either at your dinner table or in the getting ready room I’d say don’t buy it unless you’ll use it again.
Post # 9
I did get a clutch but on a deep silver from Etsy. Ours is a Destination Wedding so I planned the color to coordinate with my other dresses and got a chain.
Post # 10
Heh funny you asked. I wasn’t going to buy a clutch originally…..but…..I was at Good Will and I went over to their shoe section and at the back they had some clutches there. Oddly enough I found a gold clutch that would go beautifully with my champagne wedding dress. It was so beautiful, I wanted it so badly. I looked at the price tag and it was $2.00 on sale for half-off, I flipped out and immediately ripped it off the shelf and ran to the nearest check-out stand. Woohoo for bargains!
The clutch is in perfect condition.
As a budget bride a $125 for a clutch made my jaw drop! But if you have the funds, you have the intent to use it again (like you said) I would say get it, especially if it is one of a kind and you wouldn’t be happy with anything else. Word of caution though – it is just a clutch, not an important decor item, or venue cost, if you can put that $125 to good use somewhere else in your wedding then personally I would put it somewhere else where it can be of more use, after all it is just an accessory.
Post # 11
$35 from an etsy seller… I already have it stuffed with things I’ll need that day. I plan to plant it at our table ahead of time.
Post # 12
If you will use it again then no I don’t think it is too much for a clutch. People spend that much on purses everyday BUT if it is just for that day, no because you probably won’t use it too much. I didn’t have one because I am forgetful and didn’t want to lose anything, Darling Husband and a Bridesmaid or Best Man carried anything I needed day of.