It’s time for our latest Ask Emmaline question! This one comes to us from Michele, a bride-to-be on the hunt for a simple bridal clutch she can use again. Easy enough request, right? You’d be surprised how many wedding clutches we evaluated to find just the perfect one. We wanted to find her something that was trendy without being over-the-top; something totally affordable (which it is!); and we needed a simple bridal clutch that wasn’t overly “wedding-y” so she can use it after the big day. You know, on date nights with her new hubby. :)
So, here’s what she wrote:
Emmaline, I need to find a simple bridal clutch that I can use again. I am on a budget and need something I can carry with me on the wedding day that won’t cost too much. I also don’t want anything flashy with sequins or sparkles (I want to be able to use as a cute clutch after the wedding is over). Do you have any suggestions for me?
Great question, Michele! And I love how you’re already thinking about using your budget for wedding products that will continue to go the extra mile after the big day. (Great use of budget, we say!) We searched high and low to find just what you need: a simple bridal clutch. And we think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered…
Simple Bridal Clutch
As you know, not all bridal clutches are created equal. Some are HUGE — you could seriously fit your entire makeup collection, a pair of these, hair dryer, straighter, your entire Essie collection, full size hairspray — the works. It’s good to have all your essentials for the big day, but sometimes something like this is best for those things; you will want to carry just a few things around during the day, not your entire inventory. And other bridal clutches we find are teeny tiny and fit just a single tube of lipstick, a little folded-up cash, and maybe a mirror (I love this one) for checking your teeth after dinner. Am I right?
So, we wanted to find something in-between. You asked us about carrying it around on your wedding day, so presumably you’ll want to fit a few essentials: your cell phone, ID or small wallet, lipstick, mascara, mirror, breath mints, etc. (P.S. Read: 7 Things You MUST Pack in Your Wedding Bag.) And we wanted something on-trend, something that was appropriate for a wedding, and a beautiful yet simple bridal clutch that could absolutely be used after the wedding day.
Here’s what we found!
This simple bridal clutch from Drop Dead Simple Bags fits the bill exactly.
Designer Irina has figured out how to effortlessly combine style and functionality in the perfectly simple bridal clutch shown here. It is made of leather and features a cute handmade tassel, which also makes the bag easier to zip open and close.
It can be used as an ivory bridal clutch for the big day, and afterward as a tote bag organizer, home makeup organizer, or as a cute clutch to take with you anywhere you go. When it is unfolded, it measures approximately 10″ x 10″. This is designed to be small enough to carry around with you, but big enough to fit the essentials. The outside layer is made of high-quality soft vegan leather, so it’s waterproof; the inside layer is made of upcylced fabric that is friendly on the environment. Love, love, love.
Plus, you won’t believe the amazing price! It’s under $30! (Get yours here.)
Where to buy this simple bridal clutch
To get your wedding clutch, visit Drop Dead Simple Bags. Irina is awesome to work with and her reviews speak for themselves! Visit her in The Marketplace where she’s a Featured Artist with Emmaline Bride.