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.

Else Bridal Bag with Snake Chain

Less is More

Pick an unobtrusive, sleek design. You don’t want a clumpy handbag taking pride of place in the wedding photos.

Edie Bridal Bag

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.

Adele Bridal Bag


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.

Helen Bridal Bag with Art Deco Detail

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…

Red Bridal Bag

…or why not go for a sparkly number.

Jessica Sparkly Bridal Bag

Guest post by Sangeeta Laudus of Olivier Laudus

Images from…

Red Bag: John Lewis

All Other Bags: Olivier Laudus