Post # 1
Hey Bees! I hope you’re all having a happy Monday 🙂 I’ve been looking at clutches for my bridesmaids and I think i’ve narrowed it down to a few options. Please let me know which one you like best! The bridesmaid dresses are different, so if you like 1 clutch for 1 dress, and a different for another, that is fine too! As you’ll see, i’ve chosen a couple white clutches- I don’t plan on having a purse or clutch, so I actually like the idea of them having white clutches. In my head, and with their bouquets, it just looks really pretty. I might be completely off my rocker at this point though lol. Please let me know your thoughts!
Post # 2
Will they be carrying BOTH a bouquet and a clutch? That seems a little hard to manage, since the clutches don’t have wrist straps? I know it wasn’t your question, but I think you should choose one or the other; both seem a bit busy and hard to carry and hold gracefully.
Post # 4
I vote 4! If the bouquet are small I think carrying both will be manageable but not ideal tbh.
Post # 5
Sorry, I should have definitely clarified! They would be holding 1 or the other, most likely. Going down the aisle, for the ceremony, they will have just their bouquet. But I want them to have a clutch for the reception and throughout the day to keep their cell phone, lipstick, etc. in.
Post # 6
newbee90 : Do you want them to all have the same clutch or different? Option 4 is gorgeous and if it’s between a couple of options 3 is the runner up.
Post # 7
P.s. you should make a poll for this thread. It would make it easier to see your results.
Post # 9
You can certainly give a clutch as a gift with no strings attached, and your bridesmaids may choose to make use of them, but you cannot properly require it. At that point it’s not really a gift. You only get the dress.
If it was me, I’d go with something like option 3, but in silver. The others are too embellished for dresses that already have lots of beading and sequins.
Post # 10
1 or 2 are the most wearble and most likely that they would use again. 3 could work. If I got 4, I would be donating it to Goodwill right after the wedding.
Post # 11
I’m assuming these are a gift for your bridesmaids and not something you are requiring them to buy? I’d go with something simpler than any of the ones you’ve chosen because the dresses are so beaded and flashy.
#3 may work because it’s simpler but is it even to your bridesmaids taste? Are any of these?
Post # 12
#3 is the only one that works for me. A beaded, embellished bag with a sequin or beaded dress is too much.
Post # 13
newbee90 : if you must, go simple, like the first, the dresses have enough going on. The fourth is absolutely awful, sorry. But honestly I feel like clutches in general are a bit of a waste. What do they do with them when they are holding other things? Just dump them on a table? Then why not use whatever purse instead? Are they the sort who would use a clutch ever again? I’ve got one rotting away in my closet from a wedding 13 years ago. I think it held a lip gloss I could have easily had my boyfriend hang onto.
Post # 14
adyvk : weddingmaven : This is most definitely a gift. Never in my intro or reply did I say I was requiring one. Apologies if i worded it in a way that made you think otherwise. I’ve simply put myself in their shoes and thought a bag/clutch would be helpful on the day of. I was gifted a purse when i was a bridesmaid for my bridesmaid, so I thought it made sense. To cover my bases here, as I’m sure it will be brought up, even though its nobody’s concern, this is not the only gift my bridesmaids will be getting. I will be including non-wedding related gifts as well. I am not demanding they use the clutch, just thought it would be a nice gesture, simple as that.
Thanks for your opinion ladies! I’ll keep searching, or just forego it all together.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2018 - City, State
#3 is gorgeous. The rest are nice, but just too busy with the dress.