23 Glamourous Purses to Carry on Your Wedding Day

From sequined clutches to metallic pouches

Updated 02/05/18
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You’ve got the wedding dress, the shoes, the veil, the jewelry—but what about the handbag? Yes, you’ll probably be carrying your bouquet more than your purse, at least during the ceremony, but how else will you keep your lipstick, phone, and Band-Aids for those killer heels nearby? Trust us, you’ll be thankful for this little godsend before and after you head down the aisle. Besides, a beaded gemstone clutch of white satin or embroidered floral bag embellished with crystals is so much more fashionable than a bouquet, anyway.

Bonus? This is a piece you’ll get your money’s worth long after the big day. It’s also the perfect way to exemplify your personal style or even your wedding style. Opt for a bow-shaped bag in dazzling stones to flaunt your feminine personality, a heart-shaped leather purse to show off your romantic side, or a simple envelope clutch to reflect your minimalist vibe. Try a glitzy silver acrylic bag for a beach wedding, a polished clutch in shimmering gold to complement your glam décor, or some fantastic fringe for 1920s-inspired nuptials. You can even consider your purse a way to add a pop of color to your canvas of white—a soft blush pink is classic and timeless, while a wristlet the color of the sky can serve as your something blue.

We also encourage you to get playful! Some of the more modern options are made just for you brides, with “Mrs.” or “Love” splashed across the front for a bit of whimsy. Bold, contemporary brides, they’re calling your name! But hey, there’s nothing wrong with the traditional either—that’s why we’ve included white lace and beaded confections.

From sequined clutches to metallic pouches, we’ve rounded up the prettiest, stylish options for every wedding style at every price point.

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Ted Baker London Fefee Glitter Knotted Bow Clutch

Courtesy of Ted Baker London

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $109

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Stuart Weitzman The Petitie

Courtesy of Stuart Wietzman

SHOP NOW: Stuart Weitzman, $545

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L'Afshar Crystal Cut Clutch

Courtesy of L'Afshar

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $1,060

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Christian Louboutin Paloma Spiked Metallic Lizard-Effect Leather Clutch

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $1,250

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Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Bow Clutch Bag

Courtesy of Judith Leiber Couture

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $5,995

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Clare V Maison Glittered Suede Pouch

Courtesy of Clare V

SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter

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Edie Parker Jean Mrs. Clutch

Courtesy of Edie Parker

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $1,1295

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Sondra Roberts Love Box Clutch

Courtesy of Sondra Roberts

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $287.50

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Cult Gaia Ark Mini Glittered Acrylic Clutch Bag

Courtesy of Cult Gaia

SHOP NOW: Cult Gaia, $298

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Diane von Furstenberg Metallic Saddle Evening Clutch

Courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg

SHOP NOW: Diane von Furstenberg, $228

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Tadashi Shoji Taza Clutch

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: Bluefly, $148

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Mango Studded Embroidered Bag

SHOP NOW: Mango, $19.99

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Adrianna Papell Edna Clutch

Courtesy of Adriana Papell


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Free People Bouquet Embellished Clutch

Courtesy of Free People

SHOP NOW: Free People, $58

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Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch

Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff

SHOPNOW: Rebecca Minkoff, $95

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Michael Kors Pearlized Small Heart Box Clutch

Courtesy of Michael Kors

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $148

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Oscar de la Renta Ivory & Champagne Embroidered Satin GOA Clutch

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

SHOP NOW: Oscar de la Renta, $1,390

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Kate Spade Evening Belles Giselle

Courtesy of Kate Spade

SHOP NOW: Kate Spade, $548

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BHLDN Roxy Fringe Clutch

Courtesy of BHLDN


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Charming Charlie Ava Clutch Bag

Courtesy of Charming Charlie

SHOP NOW: Charming Charlie, $25

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Zara Floral Minaudiere

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $59.90

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Santi Imitation Pearl Clutch

Courtesy of Santi

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $218

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Revolve Elmie Clutch

Courtesy of Revolve

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $64

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