Post # 2
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 # 1
I’m not sure if this is the right board or not. I’m a BM and my dress has no pockets. The bride has indicated to me that she’d like me to carry her keys to the bride’s room, and some other small things. As I will not be carrying a small pouch or sac down the aisle, where might I store these things?
Do any of you bees have any ideas? I was thinking maybe I could invest in a money belt that has a few comparments that I could wear under the dress? I’m not sure what other options might be available.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Thank you in advance
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
goblueca: I thought this is what the bridal suite was for. You shouldn’t have to keep track of anything non ceremony related.
Post # 12
Thanks for the suggestions. I should have been more precise with my initial post.
I will have a clutch/purse for the reception that I’m asking my +1 to hold while I help with guest sign-in. I’ll also place the clutch/purse in the bridal suite during the ceremony.
My conundrum is that the bride wants me to hold the key that locks the door of the bridal suite where all the non-ceremony things will be. She has no coordinator. I’m her only BM/MOH and her mother has passed away. I’m pretty certain that the bride isn’t giving me a ceremony specific clutch as she’s told me I can use whatever I want for the reception and that I’ll have to find some solution for this keyholding issue.
I might have to do what @blueteacup has suggested which is to make my own pocket, or do what @playdohpants suggested with the leg fanny pack. I’m just paranoid that the thing will slide down mid-walk down the aisle. My best bet is probably to just give it to a helper and be available at all times should the bride want to access the bridal suite.
Post # 15
introvertedgal: if it is a single key saftey pin it inside your dress or bra.
Post # 13
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
If it’s just one key, you can pin it to your bra.