I’ve never planned a wedding, but as I understand it, the process seems to turn many mild-mannered women into raging, clawing, howling Bridezillas. The ones who don’t morph, Hulk-like, into wedding monsters have nervous breakdowns. And as someone’s who’s rather detail-averse (as opposed to being detail-oriented, which is what it says on my resumé. Lies!), I can understand why; if I had to try and wrangle that many different facets of an event at once, I’d probably need to be carted off to the loony bin too.

For any of you in the throws of the process, I have at least one thing that you can mark off your list: a wedding bag. The Valentino Floral Appliqué Satin Clutch is perfect for a warm-weather ceremony and will look marvelous in the stylized accessory photos that everyone seems to be taking these days. If you’re going to have one of your handbags documented for posterity on one of the most important days of your life, make sure it’s a fabulous one.

My feelings toward Valentino accessories have been mixed as of late, but this is one recommendation about which I have no qualms. The crystal-encrusted closure is like a beautiful piece of estate jewelry to add to your outfit, and the fluttery, soft petal appliqué is a particularly appropriate (and fun) addition if your dress errs on the side of sleek and modern. A little bit of textural contrast might be exactly what the wedding doctor ordered. If the wedding doctor were me, that is. Unfortunately, you might have to arrange your own flowers to justify the price. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2495.

  • edoardo

    The bag is amazing, the emboidery adn the sense pureness that has. Valentino is producing amazing clutches in this period (maybe becuase Maria Grazia and Pier Paolo were accessories designers…) and I agree with you: perfect for the most important day in a woman life!

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  • PhotoGirl

    It’s beautiful, but I, of course, think that unless the bride is very well-to-do, she should skip the bag (you really don’t need to carry a purse at your wedding unless you are Sophia from the Golden Girls :) ) and invest in an excellent photographer instead. Ultimately, the pictures are all that remain.

  • Stylista

    Oh Valentino does it again. It’s so beautiful and light…perfect for any wedding.

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  • Chris

    A beautiful handbag for the fashionable bride.
    Btw, not all brides turn into Bridezillas. Try to stay true to yourself,and have a fun and relaxed day. And not a hyped-up event.

  • Candace

    It’s a beautiful clutch, but the price is just toooo much.

  • CL

    i agree with candace, the price is way up there. but it’s beauty is undeniable (ipad)

  • Nicole

    Yup, no need for a spendy purse! But I wouldn’t kick it outta bed, either!

    (ipad)

  • Deb

    It’s beautiful though the price tag is hard to justify (ipad)

  • Lola

    The closure and petally body complement each other really well, I love it! (ipad)

  • Joann

    i saw something similar at h&m.

    the price tag is just .. wowzaaa (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    ;o w-o-w! pff I just can’t afford this beauty! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    At first I didn’t like it, but then I really saw the details and it’s beautiful! (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Beautiful! (ipad)

  • Smith

    never thought of a clutch for your wedding. i like the idea of a stylized accessory photo (ipad)

  • Joanna

    OHHH this would be perfect for my wedding!! (iPad)

  • Chells

    So pretty and wedding perfect! (ipad)

  • Roya

    This bag is so beautiful, and undoubtably conveys “WEDDING!”. Want. (iPad)

  • Ken Vien

    Eh, so so (ipad)

  • nini

    I’m not sure I notice the bride’s clutch much, but it is cute! (ipad)

  • Mel

    Let’s ring in the New Year! (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    i love weddings (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    this clutch is perfect (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Gorgeous and perfect for a wedding. (ipad)

  • Lara

    this purse is going to probably cost more than my ring. lol (ipad)

  • Jen

    Love this! So elegant! (ipad)

  • Rae

    Yes!!! (iPad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    Super frilly and feminine! (ipad)

  • Laura

    i m getting married in 2011 so i would like that bag.(ipad)

  • Limey

    I would like this bag for my wedding in September! =) (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    it really is perfect for a wedding. it’s very romantic. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    ohhhhh it does look sooo dreamy isn’t it.. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    $2495? thump!
    that’s the sound of the fainted groom hitting the floorboard. (ipad)

  • Wendy

    Classic and beautiful, just like a bride should look! (ipad)

  • Cindy

    The white part is blending in too much on my computer monitor so I can’t make it out fully. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    LOVE this, very classy. (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    Beautiful, but yowza at the price! (ipad)

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  • helen

    Aaww – almost brings tears to my eyes. Too bad I didn’t have a wedding. (ipad)

  • kim

    seriously so precious!!! (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Really beautiful, and perfect for a wedding. (ipad)

  • nini

    lovely details. (ipad)