24 Wedding Purses to Carry on Your Big Day

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When it comes time to pull together your entire bridal look, there’s a chance you bypassed one of the most essential accessories: a wedding purse. While you might not have considered that you’ll need a bag when you’re a bride, the truth is, you probably still want access to some essentials, even on your special day.

No, you don’t need to carry your entire “emergency kit” around (that’s a duty for a bridesmaid!), but having a purse for your phone, home or hotel key, lipstick, credit cards, and ID is vital for touch-ups, selfies, and any post-reception drinks at the bar. 

Considering your purse will probably make an appearance in at least a few photos, you’ll want it to compliment your look—especially if you keep the celebration going after your sparkler send-off. If you’re wondering what type of bag you’ll need, you’re in luck! We’ve done the research and narrowed down our favorite wedding purses to suit every bride’s vision. 

Read on for the 25 best wedding purses to carry on your big day—and beyond!

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Sleekest Choice: Roop Waverly Bag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Roop

White vintage satin tied in four knots make up this gorgeous bag by Roop. The traditional Japanese design is a work of art in itself and looks gorgeous when paired with lustrous dresses and smart jumpsuits. 

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For the Functional Bride: Minku Ebute Metta Fringed Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of Minku

This Nigerian-made, pewter-colored bag is small and beautiful, but it’s also mighty. The petite purse has two internal compartments and expandable sides to fit all of your essentials, and its fabulous fringe detail elevates it to a fashion-forward fave. 

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Best Beadwork: Jumz Halima Crossbag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Jumz

Rows and rows of cream-colored pearl beads make up this spectacular bag from Jumz. Not only will it hold your wedding day essentials, but it’s so gorgeous you’ll definitely want your photographer to grab some detail shots of its exterior. 

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For the Traditional Bride: Loeffler Randall Tab Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of Loeffler Randall

Glimmering and adaptable, the Tab clutch in white shimmer fabric looks stylish with most any dress. Not only does it come with a removable crossbody chain, but the design is offered in five total colors including gold and a floral print. 

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Contemporary Favorite: St. Xavier Paxton Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of Anthropologie

From a special BHLDN collection, the Paxton envelope clutch is an all-time favorite for brides thanks to its ivory beading, scalloped flap, and simple gold chain. Bonus: It can easily fit your phone, lipstick, and tissues.

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Favorite Splurge: Jimmy Choo Callie Bag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

Rich ivory satin with pearl embroidery make the luxurious Callie bag from Jimmy Choo a real treat. The best part is it can be worn two ways: as an elegant evening pouch or over your shoulder like a traditional purse.

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For the Modern Bride: Adele Dejak William Bag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Adele Dejak

Brides utilizing black—from their wedding party to their own dresses—is a trend we’re all about. The William bag is handmade in Kenya and looks just as fierce when paired with a bridal gown as it does with a trench.

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Boho Favorite: Petit Kouraj Ecru Mini Fringe Bag

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Courtesy of Petit Kouraj

For bohemian brides wanting a bag that fits their theme, it’s hard to beat individually sewn fringe and a netted structure. Plus, since the Ecru mini comes with an adjustable crossbody strap, you can mix up your look post-celebration.

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Flirtiest Purse: Loeffler Randall Rayne Pleated Frame Clutch

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Courtesy of Shopbop

Say hello to your new confidence-boosting best friend. The sassy plissé fabric and big, bold bow on the Rayne pleated clutch pair beautifully with a sleek dress or a rose gold wedding color palette. 

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For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Anima Iris Zaria Bag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Anima Iris

It’s hard not to fall in love with this unique, trapezoidal leather bag from Anima Iris. Made to order from 100 percent leather and coming in close to 20 colors, the Zaria is completely covetable. 

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For the Eclectic Bride: Joanna Vanderpuije New Wave Envelope Clutch

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Courtesy of Joanna Vanderpuije

Belgium vegetable tanned leather, sparkle foil, and hand-stitched natural linen thread make this meticulously crafted purse an exciting choice for a bride who likes her accessories to stand out.

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For the Glam Bride: ASOS Luxe Cage Sphere Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of ASOS

Unique? Exquisite? Glamorous? Check, check, check! This one-of-a-kind spherical clutch with pearl embellishments is perfection for those brides who want an elevated look that’s dripping in luxury. 

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Beach Wedding Favorite: Scully & Scully Shell Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of Scully & Scully

While you might not have considered carrying your essentials in a shell, we can’t get over how adorable this unique clutch is from Scully & Scully. We’re officially considering this a beach wedding essential!

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Best Rewear Value: Lulus Mirror Intuition Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of Lulus

Between the soft colors, the silver embroidery, and the appealing price tag, it’s hard to beat this bridal favorite from Lulu’s. The mirror accents add a bit of sparkle and the removable silver chain can quickly turn it into a crossbody. 

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For a Destination Wedding: BHLDN Poolside Susy Wristlet

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Courtesy of BHLDN

If you’re heading to a tropical location for the big day, this pearl-studded basket wristlet from BHLDN is a must. Bonus: It also doubles as the cutest honeymoon purse if you’re headed somewhere tropical post “I do.”

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Most Romantic: Ted Baker Viiera Evening Bag

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Courtesy of Ted Baker

It doesn’t get more romantic than soft blue, glimmering gold, and a floral pattern, which is why we can’t stop obsessing over Ted Baker’s Viiera clutch. The crystals along the edge and the removable chain make it especially elevated and adaptable. 

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For the Fun-Loving Bride: Shirdee Imports BRIDE Clutch

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Courtesy of Francesca's

You’re the guest of honor, so why not celebrate your VIP status? This playful, beaded clutch from Francesca’s can be carried over your shoulder or as a clutch and makes the perfect honeymoon or bachelorette party accessory as well. 

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Vintage Glam Favorite: Luxy Moon Crystal Wedding Purse

wedding purse

Courtesy of Luxy Moon

Gatsby brides and lovers of glamour need look no further than this glittering, vintage-style clutch. It’s small enough to not get in the way but it packs enough undeniable opulence that’ll add to your wedding day look. 

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For the Elegant Bride: Charles & Keith Embellished Buckle Crossbody Bag

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Courtesy of Charles & Keith

If you’re looking for a notable bag that defines class, Charles & Keith has you covered. The sophisticated purse comes in both white and pink satin and is a little larger than others in case you have a few extra must-bring necessities. 

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For the Party Bride: Olga Berg Ellie Crystal Mesh Bag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Revolve

Light up the room with crystals and get the party started with this ring handle beauty! The non-stop shine and contemporary design of the Ellie will carry over from formal ceremony to post-reception party at the club.

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Best Something Blue: BHLDN Sintra Velvet Tassel Clutch

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Courtesy fo BHLDN

Want your purse to double as your something blue? This clutch from BHLDN is made from the softest velvet and comes with a playful tassel to up the style factor. Plus, it comes in five different colors, each as gorgeous as the last. 

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Designer Favorite: CheyenneKimora 2C.4 Holographic Bag

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Courtesy of CheyenneKimora

There’s a good chance you’ve come across CheyenneKimora’s creations while scrolling social media, but if not, this adorable bag will make you take notice. Crystals, a key ring, and nonstop shimmer make it a bridal must-have. 

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Chicest Hardshell: Jimmy Choo Sweetie Bag

wedding purse

Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

If you’re looking for a sleek bag that will keep your wedding day essentials safe, Jimmy Choo’s Sweetie is both fashionable and functional. Coarse glitter elevates the style and the hardshell exterior ensures your valuables make it home in one piece. 

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Best Allover Pearls: La Regale Pearl Cluster Clutch

wedding purse

Courtesy of Saks OFF 5TH

For many brides, pearls are the definition of beauty and romance, so a noteworthy bag emulating that vision is a decadent wedding treat. We guarantee you'll find extra reasons to put this exceptional clutch on display during your big day. 

Shopping FAQs 

Before you search for the perfect bridal handbag, here are three things to know:

  • Do I need a wedding purse? While you don’t need a giant tote, a small bag to hold your essentials (think phone, keys, credit cards, and ID) will come in handy for selfies and post-reception drinks at the bar.
  • Does my wedding purse need to be white? Just because tradition says a bride needs to wear white, nowadays it’s all about celebrating your personal style. Find a bag that compliments your dress so your whole look will flow together in any action shots your photographer captures. 
  • Are wedding purses expensive? Some brides choose to splurge on a brand name bag, but others decide to grab something less pricey. There are plenty of gorgeous options under $50, so don’t feel like you have to break the bank for something swoon-worthy to hold your essentials.

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