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.

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