Post # 1
What is a clutch used for in a wedding? I don’t want to sound dumb, but I really hadn’t even thought about a purse. Do you carry it down the aisle? Do you only have it with you at your seat in the reception? Does it have to match your dress? Sorry for being so clueless.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I kept my blotting sheets, lip gloss, mirror and a few other key things in it. It can match your dress, but doesn’t have to. And I wasn’t really “in charge” of carrying it around at all — my sister and mom and our DOC handled that — but I did have it with me in the limo and it DEFINITELY came in handy for touch ups! I even had a few bandaids in it that one of the BMs ended up needing due to shoe issues!
Post # 4
I had one – it sort of matched my dress. I kept things in there in needed, but for the most part it sat under the gift table all night.
Post # 5
Some people (like me) just use it as a purse and keep things in there you’ll need througout the night. Like bruschetta mentioned, it’s usually not really carried by you. It’s just meant to look good against your dress.
With some brides (and bridesmaids) though it’s becoming a trend to carry them down the aisle instead of bouquets.
Here’s a photo:
Post # 6
Thanks, guys. I just bought one on ebay. I’m glad another post mentioned it, because I’m sure I would have shown up with my big purse and nowhere to put the little stuff I’ll need that day. Our ceremony and reception is in one small place, but I know I’m not going to want to lug that heavy dress around just to get some lipstick. Hahahaha.
Interesting picture. I’m not quite sure I would have been willing to switch it for flowers, though.
Post # 7
I brought mine with me to take our group pictures for touchups, and then had it at my side the whole reception (mints, gum, bandaids, lipstick, concealer and phone)
Post # 8
By The Way, I agree, I wouldn’t have went the clutch route either… it almost just looks like she’s walking out or something.
Post # 9
I think the clutch is good for the reception, for freshening up or as an emergency kit of sorts. It’s a cute look but I’m not gonna use one. I think I’ll delegate someone else to hold my stuff though instead of doing a clutch. I’m the girl who forgets it in the bathroom lol.
Post # 10
omg! another detail i haven’t thought of! oh well, i better start looking!
Post # 11
I didn’t carry mine down the aisle, but I did bring it to the reception. In my clutch, I had lipstick, phone, ID and a compact with powder. Honestly, I opened it MAYBE once, just to touch up my lipstick. I thought I’d really need to have my phone close by, but I didn’t get a single call. Duh, once I thought about it, I realized that everyone I knew was at the wedding!
Post # 12
I ended up not even using mine. I left it in the bridal suite and my Maid/Matron of Honor ended up actually taking it home last night. The touch up kit was with one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man who ended up being in charge of fixing my make up all night to make sure I looked perfect.
I think its nice to have, esp if you want it for photos, but it was in no way necessary.
Post # 13
I’m moh for my bff. I’m going carry a cute clutch to keep “just in case” stuff in my purse for me and the bride: Safety pins, tissues, touch up powder and eyebrow makeup, bandaids, note paper and pen for jotting down email addresses, etc.
(I used to babysit pugs before I moved so I have lots of cute cards left over. They are sturdy and the blank backs are perfect for little notes.)
I’ll hide my cell phone in my car and lock it. Sometimes there’s a date or distant cousin who goes through coats and purses looking for money and phones. I found this out the hard way.
BFF and I have both starting wearing a semi-permanent lipstick so we don’t have to reapply every hour. (We both want to always have lipstick on for pics throughout the day.)
We get it at http://www.BridalLipstick.com It really lasts all day, even through a dental appt I had last month.
One less thing to carry, one less thing to worry about.
Post # 14
While I was getting ready with my BMs they stuffed a pack of Kleenex and some of my makeup to touch up for later on in the evening and my phone (even though anyone I would have had to call was at the wedding!) in my clutch. I asked my Maid/Matron of Honor to take my clutch and put it in her car (since we had to pack up the room before walking down the aisle as someone else was getting married that day at the same venue). My clutch stayed in her car all day and night! I never got to use it!
I loved it and am bummed it didn’t get to make more of an appearance, but it was definitely unnecessary 🙁 Luckily, one of my BMs (who is getting married this next June and I am standing up) wants to use it so hopefully it will get some love from her on her wedding day 🙂
Post # 15
I didn’t have or need one. One of my friends carried a small makeup/emergency kit for me, which worked out just fine!
Post # 16
“omg! another detail i haven’t thought of!” <
this made me snort soda out my nose. I felt the same way right before my wedding.