Judith Leiber Blue Bows Crystal Minaudiere, $6995 via Judith Leiber

Do you know what day it is? Of course you do, it’s Royal Wedding day! The ceremony started at 6 a.m. but your mimosa hangover will surely last into the afternoon, so while you contemplate why you got up before dawn to watch two strangers get married in another country (Go ahead, guess who among us doesn’t have Royal Wedding fever! But that’s ok, Megs has enough for both of us.), we thought you might also like to contemplate some pretty, sparkly, too-small-to-be-functional wedding handbags.

Wedding bags don’t have the rarified spot in bridal lore that wedding shoes enjoy (and for a rundown of those, check out yesterday’s feature from TalkShoes), but that doesn’t mean that they’re any less important for those of us who love purses above all other things in fashion. Plus, bags have the special distinction of being able to be worn by the bride or the guests, so long as those attending don’t choose all-white ensembles to go with their special little clutches. Our picks for the best, after the jump.

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Lace Clutch, $2295 via Net-a-Porter

Christian Louboutin Eden Peony Satin Clutch, $1325 via Net-a-Porter

Clara Kasavina Fringed Leather Clutch, $500 via BHLDN

Emilio Pucci Box Clutch, $1097 via Colette

Judith Leiber Blue Bows Crystal Minaudiere, $6995 via JudithLeiber.com

Kate Spade Lemondrop Small Frame Lella Clutch, $225 via Bloomingdale’s

Kotur Barnes Tassel Clutch, $450 via Neiman Marcus

Oscar de la Renta Silk Embroidered Clutch, $1050 via Net-a-Porter

Valentino Floral Applique Satin Clutch, $2495 via Net-a-Porter

VBH Manila Sparkle Stretch Clutch, $1100 via Bergdorf Goodman

Whiting & Davis Crystal Classic Minaudiere, $165 via ShopBop

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