(Closed) To clutch or not to clutch?

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Did you/will you wear a clutch on your wedding day?
    No - Someone else held my stuff : (9 votes)
    39 %
    No - I didnt need anything : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Yes - It was so worth it : (6 votes)
    26 %
    Yes - but I didnt even use it once : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Other -- see below! : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I haven’t bothered to find a clutch, I think for my style and with my dress it would be weird.  I plan on keeping a makeup bag in my bridal suite at the wedding venue, which is also where my bathroom will be, so if I need to touch up my makeup I can do so there.  What else would you keep in a clutch?

    Post # 4
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    I didn’t vote, but I WILL be having a clutch.  I’m sure my mom and sister will keep watch over it most of the day anyway, but I love the sentimentality of having a cute bag to use after the wedding that will remind me of our day — and I think it makes sense to keep all my stuff (inhaler, eye drops, lip gloss, etc.) together in one place, so it’s easier to find in case I need anything!

    Post # 5
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I definitely want to use a clutch, but I haven’t found the perfect one yet.  I’m trying really hard to only buy accessories that feel like "me", instead of just seeming "bridal".  I was even opposed to a traditional dress for awhile, because a long, white dress is something that I wouldn’t be likely to wear normally.  I finally found a dress that I love, and now I’m searching for a leather clutch.

    Post # 6
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’m planning on having a clutch the day of my wedding. I definitely won’t have it during the ceremony and for pictures, but I will ask that someone in our wedding party remember to put it at the head table so it’ll be there when we arrive to the reception room.

    I’m keeping my lipstick in there, as well as oil-blotting sheets and my reception toats on index cards. I’ll also probably keep my personal digital camera in there as well, just in case.

    My clutch is black, and it was a gift from my mom this past Christmas. I’m doing a black/white theme with my wedding day stuff (white dress, black shoes, sash and jewelry) so it’ll fit right in. Plus, I can use it after the wedding, too!

    Post # 7
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I had one, and I put my lipstick and blotting tissues in it.  My bridesmaids put it under my table in case I needed it, but I never carried it.  I did use the lipstick a few times.

    Post # 8
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I plan on carrying a clutch. I bought a pattern on Etsy and my friend made clutches for my bridesmaids and I. I picked out the fabric, it’s a totally funky fabric that ties in both of our colors (blue and lilac/purple). I’m addicted to lipgloss so I’m sure I’ll use it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    i had pockets added to my dress!

    Post # 10
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I had a clutch that my DOC kept up with for the most part. It would magically appear in the garden house where we waited until the ceremony started, at our table for the reception, and then in a basket that was moved to our room at the end of the night.  However, the only thing I used was my lipstick so I could have easily done without the clutch and just put the lipstick in the hubby’s jacket pocket.

    I used a clutch I already had that was ivory leather so I’m glad I didn’t spend anything on a new one, but it was slightly comforting to know it was there if I’d needed anything else out of it.

    Post # 11
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had a cute gold clutch with me that I really loved.  However, I don’t think I opened it all night.  I didn’t carry too many things–lipgloss, tissue, hanky, phone and camera), but I don’t think I used any of it once the reception began. I did need the lipgloss to touch up for photos, but after they were done, I didn’t use it.  In fact, I almost forgot it–my brother had to run back in and grab it. 

    I’d say if you aren’t a real "purse gal", then you could skip it.  If you’re like me, then any excuse to get a new bag is a good one!  

    Post # 12
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I didn’t actually think of it! I dont know if I would want my own clutch, just seems like another expence for me! hopefully my Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man will have one? if not, I guess I could get my own…

    Post # 13
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Nope, not doing it.  I know I’d put it somewhere and forget where I left it!!!

    Post # 14
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    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    What are you supposed to do with it? It’s not like you’re going to carry it around or take pictures with it, right? I just never have understood the extra expense. 

    Post # 15
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    200 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m going to find something to put my make up in. I saw a nice one at an antique store the other day and might go back and buy it–only $17. On the other hand, I saw the most gorgeous, perfect clutches on Etsy the other day. If only they weren’t so damned expensive…

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27638935

    Post # 16
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I just ordered this adorable one off etsy this week.  I wasn’t planing on it (I hate being tethered to a purse normally, and what are bridesmaids for?) but one of my bridesmaids said she ended up with one (as a wedding gift the day before her wedding) and that it was unbelievably helpful.  We’ll see if I use it, but I’m hoping to use it again at least!

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