One of the most iconic things about Queen Elizabeth was her little black purse. It went everywhere she went and was probably the most photographed member of the royal family (let’s be real, the purse had its own personality), other than QE2 herself. And one of the most talked about mysteries of Queen Elizabeth’s reign was “what’s in her pocketbook?”. We got a little glimpse of what she might carry in her purse during the Jubliee when she shared a jam sandwich with Paddington the Bear. But, even after her death, the mystery remains.
Like with Queen Elizabeth, wedding guests may wonder what a bride carries in her wedding day purse. But, if QE2 taught us anything, it’s that accessories are everything. They can make or break an outfit. We rounded up some tips to help you pick the perfect wedding day accessories.
For some brides, a clutch is perhaps the most essential accessory. Whether you want to use a different purse for each of your wedding-related events, or one clutch that suits all events, there are some essential things to look for.
Some experts compare picking your wedding day jewelry to frosting your wedding cake. Just like your cake design, your jewelry choices should complement your overall look, and stay true to your personal style.
Often considered the iconic wedding accessory for a bride (much like Queen Elizabeth’s purse was her iconic accessory), the veil can take you from a girl in a white dress to a bride (at least that’s how it always happens on Say Yes to the Dress).
Did you know you can rent wedding accessories rather than buying them? This may be a great way to save some money on designer duds. Check out these websites for great rental options.
Don’t forget that each bride will want something borrowed as part of her wedding day must-haves. Your accessories are a great place to ask family and friends for borrowed items.
Finally remember Coco Chanel’s advice “Before you leave the house, look in the mirrors and take at least one thing off”. Essentially, less is more.
If you’re still wondering what to put in your wedding day clutch, be sure to read our MOH guidebook post that may give you an idea of some wedding day necessities. And be sure to read our Wedding Day Shoe blog as well. After all, Queen Elizabeth’s iconic accessory was her clutch, but Cinderella’s was her shoe.