25 Chic Clutches Real Brides Wore

This small accessory has the power to pull together your entire look

Updated 05/06/17

Photo by Cotton Weddings

Selecting a bridal clutch is often the final item on a bride's wedding attire checklist, but this small accessory has the power to pull your entire look together. Pearl-like embellishments are polished and refined, perfect for classic brides. For a more contemporary vibe, look for unusual shapes and graphic patterns. Dazzling metallic styles fit right in at a glamorous affair.

Now is a good time to invest in a high-quality bag that you can wear long after your wedding day has come and passed. For a one-of-a-kind style, customize your bag with your nickname, new last name, or wedding initials. Add a pop of color to your ensemble with a “something blue” purse, or have a friend or relative loan a vintage clutch to you as your “something borrowed.”

We combed through dozens of real wedding submissions. Here are some of the most covetable carryalls we spotted!

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Elie Saab in Italy

Erich McVey Wedding Photography

We came across this ultra-elegant white-and-gold clutch by Elie Saab in an Italian wedding, and we’ve been smitten ever since.

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Rose Gold Minaudiere

Kristen Weaver Photography

Obsessed with all things rose gold? This minaudière is simply stunning.

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Pearlescent Sheen

Emilia Jane Photography

With its pearlescent sheen and glittering cursive lettering, this custom-made clutch by Edie Parker is a must-have.

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Marry Me Clutch

Emilia Jane Photography

Fun and flirty, Charlotte Olympia’s “Marry Me” clutch consists of a lucite box with an “I do” insert, topped with a Swarovski crystal ring clasp.

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Feathers & Fringes

Hannah Costello

Boho brides, how cool is this domed Tory Burch bag featuring tiered fringe, horsehair, and goose feathers?

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Crystals & Feathers

Keepsake Memories Photography

For a Roaring '20s vibe, look no further than this feathery clutch accented with crystals. Those incredible Jimmy Choos don’t hurt, either!

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Marble Box Bag

Lucy Cuneo Photography

Dubai-based designer Lilian Afshar created this sophisticated marble clutch. We think it would look just as stunning post-nuptials paired with a colorful outfit.

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Customized Clutch

Katie Grant Photography

Take the marble theme a step further with you and your fiancé’s initials, along with Roman numerals to represent the big day.

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Edgy Accents

Rebecca Yale Photography

A carryall with an unusual shape adds an edgy element to your wedding-day look. P.S.: We’re digging the striped gold accents.

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Glitter & Gold

The McCartneys Photography

You’ll want to wear this gorgeous Jimmy Choo bag with gold hardware approximately 1,500 times after the big day.

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Floral-Inspired Blush Envelope

Courtesy of Studio EMP

If you’re a girlie-girl at heart, then you’ll adore this floral-inspired blush envelope clutch by Camilla Christine, which the bride purchased at Styled by TC.

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Contrasting Textures

Alison Conklin Photography

The snake pendant adds a unique touch to this gold Betsey Johnson clutch.

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A Pop of Color

Kristen Weaver Photography

A colorful bag by Kate Spade adds an instant fun factor to an otherwise classic wedding look.

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Blue With a Brooch

Kristen Weaver Photography

Cobalt heels and a matching purse with brooches make for a stunning “something blue” combo.

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A Take on Mosaic

Rebecca Yale Photography

This bride’s boxy clutch could almost pass as a miniature work of art thanks to its beautiful pattern—and don’t even get us started on those textured heels. Swoon!

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Designer Splurge

Kristen Weaver Photography

Yves Saint Laurent’s splurge-worthy Y-line clutch will stand the test of time.

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Bedazzled Beauty

Kristen Weaver Photography

Equal parts glitzy and feminine, this bedazzled clutch is a keeper.

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License to Wed

Emilia Jane Photography

Are you tying the knot in an urban venue? A playful license plate–themed bag by Kate Spade perfectly ties into the theme.

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Birch Belle

Kristen Weaver Photography

Kate Spade’s “Mr. and Mrs. Log” clutch, also from her Wedding Belles collection, is an oh-so-sweet choice for a rustic outdoor garden or ranch setting.

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Minimalist Chic

Rebecca Yale Photography

Fashion-forward brides, this YSL cross-body bag is minimalist chic at its finest.

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Understated & Elegant

Joy Michelle Photography

An understated and elegant coin purse from Rent the Runway pairs well with this bride’s delicate jewelry and floral clip.

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Prop & Pop

Krystal Zaskey Photography

If your wedding style is whimsical, then a box clutch with a fun saying, like this one designed by Kate Spade, will serve as an adorable photo prop.

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Fields of Lavender

Joy Michelle Photography

The interwoven texture of this lavender bag from Rent the Runway makes it a standout.

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Simple & Striking

Rebecca Yale Photography

Simple yet striking, a sequin beaded clutch and lace-edged veil add vintage appeal.

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Clutch Cult

Flowers in Wooden Clutch

Photo by Cotton Weddings

Cult Gaia's raffia cutch has reached cult status for good reason, and it makes the perfect summer wedding clutch.

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