Wedding season is upon us! Since I grew up in Florida, I didn’t realize how big a deal wedding season was for those living in more temperate climates. There’s a true wedding season outside of the tropics, though, and it is just about to begin. Every bride has her own style and own ideas for the perfect wedding; some prefer a fairytale, some want an outrageous event and others simply want something traditional.

The wedding dress tends to be the most important aspect of every bride’s wardrobe followed closely by her shoes, but I don’t want any bride to forget the importance of a chic handbag. I carried my Hermes Kelly Longue on my wedding day and used it in many of our wedding photos in place of flowers. (Yes, I am that obsessed with bags.)

If you consider your style more traditional, here are nine amazing wedding options for you!

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Satin Knot Clutch | $1,380 via Net-A-Porter

Completely and totally classic, the Knot Clutch is a beauty. I have never been able to find anything wrong with this bag and I never will, as it is every bit of perfect possible.

Salvatore Ferragamo W Gancini Clutch | $1,190 via Neiman Marcus

Ferragamo is ubiquitous with luxury and should be, this clutch proves it. The lines are clean and sleek and the design is stunning, everything a wedding day clutch should possess.

Jimmy Choo Glittered Flap Clutch | $695 via Neiman Marcus

I like the idea of adding a little sparkle to your get-up and this clutch does just that without going overboard. This is perfect for the girl who wants to shine but not be distracting.

VBH Manila Stretch Sparkle Clutch | $1,100 via Neiman Marcus

Another glitter option in a structured clutch design, the VBH clutch looks like an envelope but is also practical. If your dress is utterly simple, you can add a clutch like this to offset your look.

Judith Leiber Cake Clutch | $6,695 via Neiman Marcus

Looking for crystal bling and a cake you can have with you at all times but won’t make your dress tighter? Judith Leiber never leaves anyone out, and that includes the bride.

Tory Burch Logo Clutch | $325 via ShopBop

I’m not one for logos but I adore the idea of the bride with her name starting with “T” or her new last name ending with “T” to carry this on her big day.

Nancy Gonzalez Metallic Crocodile Trapezoid Clutch | $995 via Neiman Marcus

You can never talk about an important event and leave out Nancy Gonzalez. Everything about this clutch is perfect for the classic bride, from the trapezoid shape to the slightly metallic crocodile skin.

Diane von Furstenberg Tonda Raffia Clutch | $345 via ShopBop

Go beachy-modern with this long East/West clutch from DvF. So many share their nuptials on the beach and you can match your topical wedding with a tropical raffia clutch.

CLARE VIVIER Fold Over Clutch | $150 via ShopBop

If you are more laid-back with your style, a fold over clutch may be just what you need. This design says “I’m totally cool but I still care about my style”.

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  • pixiegirlie

    I like clare vivier clutches they have a lot more options color wise  some including a two tone zipper on her website. I enjoy the simplicity in the design of it.

  • Marie Martell

    Very pretty bags, love the Nancy Gonzalez and Jimmy Choo the best! 

  • allen

    Ferragamo very elegant…

  • David

    where is the marchesa? surely they deserve a place on here

  • A Reader

    After many years spent photographing weddings for a living (and I was once a bride myself) I have never understood the purpose of a “wedding bag.”  They are forgotten at the hotel, left in the limo, lost or misplaced more frequently than anything else on the wedding day. And the things the bride really needs are usually schlepped around by the poor bridesmaids, anyway. (In many cases, they’re left holding the (wedding) bag, too.)

     If someone wants a white bag, fine, but I think buying one solely for the wedding day is a waste of money. IMO, of course. 

    PS: The Hermes bag that you carried is quite the exception. It’s in its own realm and not even a possibility for any bride I’ve ever known or worked with.

  • bitesnap

    I think if you’re a purse gal you should have a handbag on your wedding day.  A great beaded bag, crystal minaudiere or a classic neutral in silver or champagne can be used after the wedding for nights out and formal affairs.  what purse gal could resist these? found at

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