(Closed) Is it worth getting a clutch on you wedding day??

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Is a brides clutch a waste of money?



  • Post # 3
    9126 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Oops I voted wrong – I say worth it!  (I voted YES to answer your title question.)  If it’s cheap, why not?  You need somewhere to keep lip gloss etc, right?

    Post # 4
    9082 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was running around like crazy on my day-of. I didn’t need a clutch because I didn’t need to carry anything.

    Post # 5
    4147 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If its something that you can use again after the wedding, I think it’s fine. If its white and something very clearly bridal that you won’t use again, then I say no. 

    Post # 6
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I bought one and never used it once.  When I was Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding recently, I held the bride’s lip gloss, touch up makeup, etc. in my own bag.

    Post # 7
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I voted no, You will NEVER be carrying a clutch, you have your bouquet and your new man’s hand!!

    I had a little tote with all my stuff- after party dress, lipgloss, bottle of water, heel pads, digital camera, under my sweetheart table.

    Post # 8
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My “bridal clutch” was a ziploc bag with my phone, extra makeup, etc. in it. It never left the bridal suite. (also, every time I called it my bridal clutch, my sister got mad. Haha I guess she wasn’t a fan of my ziploc bag!)

    It’s really not necessary to have one! Odds are you won’t use it. Any items that you REALLY need to have around the reception, you give to your bridesmaids to stuff down between their boobs 😛

    Post # 9
    10361 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Your title question and poll question contradict one another so the results might not be too trustworthy.

    I had a clutch, and it was definitely necessary. I kept my lipstick, oil blotting sheets, a little lotion, mints, etc in it. My best friend held it for me during the ceremony (didn’t have a bridal party) and I just kept it at our table during the reception. You won’t need to carry it around, but it’s nice to have those things handy without needing to ask someone who is holding them for you!

    Post # 10
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I did not have a clutch, and I’m glad I didn’t. It was one more thing to keep track of. My dress had pockets, which is where I kept some tissues & lipgloss.. anything else I had I made my hubby put in his pants pockets – honestly though, I didn’t have anything else!

    I’d say skip the clutch, you really don’t need that much stuff once you walk down the aisle.

    Post # 11
    11506 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I paid a ridiculous  amount of money (even on sale!) for my shimmering, ivory, Badgley Mischka bridal purse.  I envisioned myself carrying it on my wrist during our hors d’oeuvres hour as I went around and talked with our guests. 

    Unfortunately, due to time spent on pictures and other factors, DH and I never even made it to our own hors d’oeuvres hour, and only had time for official activities (the dances with our parents and the cake cutting) and family photos after dinner. I never even had time to go around to tables to greet or talk with the vast majority of our guests, and my stunning little bridal purse spent the evening on a small table behind and to the side of our sweetheart table. (For the record, I have no regrets over not using the purse, but I grieved for a very long time over not having had any opportunity to interact with our guests.)

    I have, however, looked for opportunities to carry it since, including on our honeymoon, and at Easter this year — I carried it, and wore my ceremony shoes, with my Easter dress. 🙂

    Post # 12
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I just asked my husband to store things in his jacket pockets!

    Post # 14
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have been thinking about this too. I’m debating on weather or not I should get this for myself and BM’s.


    Post # 15
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted Yes but I was answering this question “Is it worth getting a clutch on you wedding day??” I didn’t realize the poll question was asking if it’s a waste of money, so add on more to NO it’s not a waste of money (but it depends on the bride)

    I’m re-selling my dress after the wedding, so I splurged on accessories that I can re-use and cherish for years to come (that’s the plan anyway). I actually spent more on my clutch than any of the other accessories, I own very few purses, and I want to make sure I’m in LOVE with the ones I do own.


    Plus I have some personal feminine items that I want hidden and within an arm’s reach of me at all times. I don’t really want to have my groom hiding those in his pockets. 

    Post # 16
    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I won’t be getting one.  The only things I will need are powder and lipstick so I will probably put them in my mom’s purse or Fiance pockets.

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