Wondering what kind of straw bags brides are toting around to the beach, on official wedding planning errands, and packing up for the honeymoon? THESE! Emma here and I’ve been on a serious straw beach bag kick lately. I’ve never found a straw bag I didn’t wholeheartedly adore. Go ahead and add a pop of color, a fun handle, or — you guessed it — tassels, and I love ’em even more. Have you been noticing the huge uptick in straw bags for sale online or in-store? I made a literal beeline one day for straw bags at Target; I saw it gleaming out of the corner of my eye from the women’s sunglasses area and made a hop, skip, and a jump over and grabbed the bag. It was perfect, a gift for my mom for her birthday and it had the cutest tassel ever.
It looked just like this… (She loved it, btw.)
You can get other designs like this from the collection.
Since then, I’ve been eyeing these straw bags everywhere and they’re definitely in style for 2020. We’ve also been seeing a huge uptick for straw bags at weddings. From straw bag for bride to bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom — you name it — even give straw bags as welcome bags. Straw bags are also popping up everywhere at local stores, begging you to take them to the beach for a relaxing picnic lunch or to the farmer’s market to fill up with tasty finds (I’m talking peaches and apples — NOT kale, ha!). ;) With beach weather FINALLY here and weddings sort of upping their gear (I think? Although we’re not officially “open” in our state 100% yet), we thought it would be fun to bring in some summer and vacation inspiration in the form of straw bags brides will love to carry. These are fun bridesmaid bags, too, if you’d like to use them as a way to wrap up bridesmaid gifts instead of a typical tote or gift bag.
So, we’ve rounded up our favorite bride straw bags for summer 2020 to inspire you. Whether gifting for yourself, bridesmaids, or a friend, you’ll find a beautiful straw handbag for the beach or about town in this list. Most of these are straw bags on Etsy, so they’re handmade + personalized, just for you! (Yay!)
Let’s get started.
Straw Bags for Brides
These bridal straw bags and purses for summer 2020 are adorable. And as a note, these are not necessarily straw bags for brides ONLY, they’re for anyone! If you like it, you gotta have it, get it!
And if you’re wondering, like I was… what are straw bags made out of? Here’s the scoop: they are most commonly made from materials like raffia (remember that cool straw we used here?), jute, and wheat straw.
We’re even seeing big designer names getting in on this straw purse trend, like these two straw bags from Kate Spade. These are such great in-between options: half purse, half straw handbag.
This is one of the few straw bags with zipper to keep things in place. By Kate Spade.
How to Personalize a Beach Bag
Straw bags can be personalized with thread and needlework. If you’re not a pro, we recommend buying straw bags personalized for you, as they’re really pretty and the work is done for you. You can even get straw purses with pom-poms, tassels, or other sweet adornments.
How to Clean Straw Bags
And also, here’s how to clean a straw bag: simply dip a washcloth in cold sudsy water. Gently dab — don’t scrub too hard! — the spot you’d like to clean. Then, rinse the spot with cold water and dry ASAP with a towel or let it air dry. Done!
Can Straw Bags Get Wet?
NO! Well, they can, but you don’t want them to get wet. Dab with a towel, let sit outside to dry out, etc. You don’t want to get a straw bag too wet or let it sit wet for long or it could get damaged.
Straw Bags for Brides
This darling straw purse is embroidered on the front with, “Bride” in lovely cursive writing and has cute white pom poms to adorn it. This is the cutest straw bag Etsy has to offer right now and is a beach bag favorite for brides-to-be. They make great bridal shower gifts! You can also add a cute keychain like this to it.
Straw Bags with Pom Poms
These straw bags are decorated with pom-poms in bright and bold colors; embroidered on the front with your bridesmaids’ names! These are stylish straw bags on Etsy that offer many designs for sale. By BOHOPeach.
Straw Bags with Initials or Names
These fun + personalized straw bags for brides and bridesmaids are designed with a round basket style and durable handle. Great for the beach or for filling up with gifts! By Ottomanmarrakech.
Pom Pom Straw Bags
These big bags are great for magazines, drink tumblers, a tablet to read, picnic blanket, etc. It is a large enough straw bag to fit the essentials — and then some! — but not too bulky. Cute, especially with pom-poms in your choice of colors and any kind of writing on the front. By SoukBasket.
Also loving these sweet rainbow straw bags. Super cute! They remind me of these rainbow nursery decorations.
Straw Bride Bag / Wifey Straw Clutch
For a straw evening bag, this bride purse is perfect! It also has a zipper. By ShadeOrShine.
Get these straw purses for your bridesmaids, too!
Check out this matching set with a floppy hat made of sequins to spell out your new name, coordinating clutch, or round style straw bag.
And these straw handbags are a sweet style, too. I really like this custom “Mrs” bag!
Bride Straw Bag
This one is stylish! By GracefulLaceInvites.
Straw Bag with Tassels
This is such a cute, affordable design! These are perfect straw bags for the beach. By Epsion.
Straw Bags with Monograms
This “out of office” straw bag is one of the best! I also love how the monogrammed straw totes look with the bright pops of color and matching tassels. By StrawBasketsMorocco.
Straw Bags with Leather Handles
These straw bags are made even more durable with leather straps for the handles. The monogramming is so cute here; very modern. By Mazador.
Straw Crossbody Bag
This is one of the top straw bags Amazon has to offer; it is priced under $30 and has a crossbody style. By Kadell.
Straw Bags with Flowers
And last but not least, straw bags with flowers! This is a pretty design by Etsy shop Lokatan.
Where to Buy Straw Bags for Brides + Bridal Party Attendants
If you want to buy straw bags for bridesmaids? For yourself? Click on a photo or link underneath it to shop. :) These make adorable beach bags for brides, bridesmaids, anyone!
Which straw bag or tote is your favorite?
Happy Planning + Beach Bumming!
P.S. Now that you’ve got the bag, read: 7 Things You MUST Pack in Your Wedding Bag.