(Closed) What would you spend on a purse/clutch for the big day?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What would you spend on a purse/clutch for the big day?
    N/A - I don't want one at all! What a burden it would be on the wedding day! : (43 votes)
    41 %
    $0 - $50 : (37 votes)
    35 %
    $51 - $100 : (11 votes)
    10 %
    $101 - $200 : (6 votes)
    6 %
    $201 - $300 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    $300 - $400 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    $400 - $500 : (0 votes)
    $500 + : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @lovelyduckie:  So here’s the deal.  I wouldn’t spend anything because I can’t imagine carrying around a clutch on my wedding day, but i’ll tell you I splurged that much money on my wedding shoes, which nobody could really see. ๐Ÿ™‚  I bought them because I loved them.  If you love the clutch, you should get it! It’s your wedding day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @pengoala:  +1 

    As much as I love accessories (and bags!) I don’t think I want to be carrying one around on my wedding day. I will probably have one of my bridesmaids carrying one for me. But having said that, I don’t see any issue with splurging on a clutch for the big day. All the better if you carry it again after the wedding. 

    Post # 5
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I didn’t carry one at all on my wedding day.  Just threw my touch up lipstick in my dad’s pocket, and then my husband’s later.  There just wasn’t anything I needed to carry that badly on the day, and it was nice to have my hands free.

    But if you love it, and want it to be part of your day and think you’ll re-use it I think it’s a perfect purchase.

    Post # 6
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I didn’t use one. I think theyre pretty unnecessary and wouldnt spend over maybe 70 bucks

    Post # 7
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had one it was great. I didn’t carry it with me though I left it in the car and had someone bring it in for the reception. I spent about $25 from eBay  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    1571 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think mine ended up being like $130, and I didn’t use it for more than a minute. A bouquet and a clutch was just too annoying. I’ll likely never use it again. Stupid (but pretty) purchase on my part!

    Post # 9
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I bought one and used it.  I was meeting my husband at the venue for first look pictures before everyone else showed up so I was glad to have my cell phone, mints, and lipstick on me.  I did end up needing my phone so the photographer could let me know when to get out of the limo to go meet up for pics.  I just threw it under our sweetheart table before the ceremony.  Also we went to a piano bar after the wedding and I needed my ID.  I only spent $30 on my purse though and I have reused it a couple times already.

    Post # 10
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wasn’t going to buy a clutch until I saw this…



    It was $300 so definitely a splurge for a clutch, but I loved it on my wedding day!  I plan on using it for future fancy events.

    ETA: It comes in silver, too, but I had to restrain myself.

    Post # 11
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The one I love is $260, but I can’t bring myself to buy it. I just don’t think I’ll feel like carrying it around all night so it seems like a wasteful purchase.

    Post # 12
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    I looooooove this clutch.

    I have gold jewellery, and I’m thinking about taking it with me but leaving it in the car during the ceremony – that way I have it with me on the way to the reception.

    It’s £39 ($60)

    Post # 13
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m crocheting a clutch for our wedding. It was the first thing I decided to make/have because I loved the picture in the magazine so much. This was so early that we didn’t have a budget, so I don’t know how much I spent on the yarn, but it’s cashmere so probably closer to $60. 

    Then, as the wedding took shape, I started to question the clutch. What was I supposed to do with it? I mean, sure – a compact, lip gloss, tissues, chewing gum… but what about the bouquet? I basically stuffed the clutch into a drawer and didn’t want to think about it until last week when I decided that I want to go to the cemetery where my grandpa is after the ceremony and leave my bouquet for him. Once I had made that decision, I remembered the clutch and it felt like the perfect accessory for the reception. It has now left the drawer and I’m working on it again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I spent $50 on a purse that I never even touched on my wedding day (but I’ve used it a lot since then!) 

    Post # 15
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I bought a custom silk clutch from etsy – you can customize the colors, and it’s so pretty!  It was $60, which was about as much as I wanted to spend.  

    This seller is highly recommended:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/jesswitaj?ref=seller_info

    Post # 16
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love purses and don’t mind spending quite a bit on one that’s just right for my life in general, but I won’t spend a dime on a purse for my wedding, because I don’t need one and won’t have any reason to use one. I don’t like to buy useless things, it makes me feel like a mindless consumer, just using up earth’s limited resources and filling it up with garbage.

    I know some people might plan to have a purse instead of a bouquet or something so I don’t judge other people for getting a wedding purse if they know they’ll use it. I just would absolutely judge myself, since I know I will be only holding the bouquet and my new husband’s arm! ๐Ÿ™‚

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