You won’t want to walk up the aisle with a handbag on your shoulder, but a bridal bag can be a very useful place to keep essential items on your wedding day, and doubles up as pretty accessory. Here are some tips to help you choose the best bridal bag for you.
Ensure that the bridal bag will be comfortable to hold. Clutch bags are better than bags with wide shoulder straps, although some smaller bags have snake chains which look more discreet. Wrist straps are also a nice option.
Less is More
Pick an unobtrusive, sleek design. You don’t want a clumpy handbag taking pride of place in the wedding photos.
Fabric and Colour
Make sure the fabric and colour of the bag complement your dress. If you can, it’s a good idea to get a swatch of your wedding dress which you can take with you when shopping for accessories.
Find a bridal bag which matches your wedding style. For example, if your theme is vintage, a bag with art deco detail would fit perfectly.
Make a Statement
Finally, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your bridal bag. If your dress is quite simple you can really go to town with your accessories. I think red shoes or bag can really add the wow factor to a modern bridal look…
…or why not go for a sparkly number.
Guest post by Sangeeta Laudus of Olivier Laudus
Red Bag: John Lewis
All Other Bags: Olivier Laudus