Bridal purses, or bridal handbags, come in all shapes and sizes with many dashing designs, and with just enough room to carry those small personal items such as touch-up powder, eye liner, lipstick, deodorant, a comb or brush, keys, handkerchiefs, or maybe even a little spare change.

How to Choose Bridal Handbags and Purses

When to buy a handbag for a bride?

Order your bridal handbags or purses well before the wedding so you have time to compare it to your dress in person. Make sure you leave enough time to send the bridal handbags or purses back and receive  a new one. This is usually going to be at least two weeks.

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Types of  bridal handbags and purses

There are three basic styles of bridal handbags and purses: clutch, fancy, and structured. Clutch bridal purses are typically made of silk or satin, have an inner lining, and do not have straps or handles. Fancy handbags and purses are usually made with elegant designs embellished with precious stones, crystals, or beads. They also come with decorated handles made of metal or cloth with optional shoulder straps. Structured bridal handbags and purses have a stable bottom and are usually made of satin, silk, nylon, or polyester.

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Style bridal handbags and purses

The choices of women vary to a great extent when it comes to buying bridal handbags and purses. Certain women love fashion handbags decorated with baubles and beads, while others prefer eccentric stylish purses with rhinestones and palettes. There are also no frill women’s purses that although simple, still look elegant. If you chose to wear a simple attire on the day you are a bride, then add shine to your appearance with some trendy jewelry, a vibrant stylish handbag and high heel shoes. A handbag in subtle shades of pink or cream, adorned with stones and embellishments is also perfect for a bride.

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Color of bridal handbags and purses

Once you have decided the style of your wedding handbags or purses, choosing the color should be easy. If you are a bride who wants to play it safe, select  a bridal purse in white, pearl, ivory or similar shades. If you can splurge, choose from a range of designer bridal handbags that match the color of your wedding gown. For a glamorous look select jazzy colors. You also have a choice of all time favorite colors like blue or red, they generally complement any theme. Also ensure that the handbag and other accessories do not clash otherwise with your wedding gown, but generally complement each other in varying shades, in order to make you a wonderful bride.

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Size of bridal handbags and purses

Generally, a bride keeps some makeup accessories like lipstick, eyeliner, lip gloss, hand mirror, tissues, pins etc in her bridal handbags or purses. These things do come in useful at some point or other on the wedding day. So depending upon your requirements, the size of your bridal handbags or purses may vary from a small palm size purse to a medium stylish handbag. The latest fashion trends do matter, but what matters most is that you should be comfortable with what you choose, after all  handbags and purses are ultimately a reflection of your very own personality.

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Think about the time of the wedding

Try to find bridal handbags or purses that are also an evening bags. These purses  and handbags are more versatile and can be used when you go out on the town after the wedding or on a honeymoon.  They are great because you can use them more than once, and you won’t feel like you are just wasting money on something you will only use for a few hours.


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