After you have finalised your wedding day looks with a shimmering bridal gown, matching jewellery, stylish footwear and even a shawl to wrap around if it is chilly outside, it is time to select a clutch. As bridal stylists will tell you, a clutch is as vital a part of bridal wear as an evening bag is for a glamorous party look.
Before selecting a clutch, consider whether you really want to carry a purse on your wedding day. You certainly will not need to carry cash as you would have paid for everything, neither would you need to bring a licence as you won’t be driving. However, if you feel that you will need a few items throughout the day, you should have a purse with you to be on the safe side and ensure that all of them are corralled and in one place.
Here are a few tips on selecting a clutch that will be perfect for your wedding day.
Match it with the bridal look and theme
Your clutch should complement your look and the bridal theme. Whether you have opted for the sporty and sophisticated look or a beach or country theme, your clutch should bear a resemblance to these elements. A classic vintage look wedding gown will take on an added sheen when matched with an art deco box clutch. Or if you have a beach wedding and wear a frock style gown, a simple purse without any elaborate trappings or metallic and beadwork will be suitable.
Match it with the primary colour
The colour of the clutch should either be of the same colour as your gown or the embellishments on your outfit. If your wedding dress is of a soft pastel shade and the metallic embellishments are silver in colour, it will not do to have golden metallic trimmings on your clutch. Again, if your gown has pearl beads sewn into it, a clutch with mother of pearl details will be ideal.
Another possibility is to match with some item not connected with your gown. You can have a matching shawl or a clutch that can match with the engagement ring that you will be having on your finger before the wedding ceremony. If you have been given one of the unique engagement rings by ADC (Australian Diamond Company) with a yellow or pink rock sized diamond, you can flash a clutch with the same coloured theme.
Carry clutch with optional sling chains
Buy a clutch with a sling chain. It will come in handy during the ceremony as you cannot possibly exchange vows with a clutch tucked under your arm. For those few moments, you can either ask your bridesmaid to carry the clutch for you or attach the chain and sling it on your shoulder. After the ceremony, unlock the chain or push in into the bag and carry it in your hand.
Keep it small
Big tote bags are for the beach, the clutch for your wedding should be small and compact, just about enough to carry a few essentials such as lipstick, phone, hairpins and breath mints.
Follow these few tips to buy a clutch that will be perfect for your wedding day.