At your wedding, you won’t be able to lug around your usual purse that has everything you need during the course of the day; and then some! First off, it would be very difficult to find a full sized purse that would look good with your wedding dress. Second, you wouldn’t want to deal with carrying it around all day and night or need to worry about keeping track of it when you set it down. For all these reasons and more, most brides choose to carry along something small and simple like a clutch purse. They are fashion-forward for a wedding, but very practical.
Since you’re going to be down-sizing your storage capacity substantially, it is important that you are wise with what you pack into your clutch on your wedding day. You want to make sure that you have everything you might need within an arm’s reach, but at the same time there are many things that you won’t need like your keys or random trinkets. Here is a brief overview of items you should carry in your clutch on your wedding day to keep it light and compact while still containing everything you may need.
As a bride, you will be expected to do a lot of kissing throughout the day, and that can really take its toll on your lips. You should carry lip gloss or ChapStick in your clutch so you can keep your lips full, supple, and beautiful through the entire event.
It’s always a good idea to carry a little cash and at least one credit card in case there is an expense that pops up unexpectedly. Occasionally, you may need to tip wedding vendors or service people. Hopefully you know all of your expenses in advance, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Bringing along some pain medicine is always a wise choice because it will be a very long day that could leave you with a head or body ache in a hurry. On top of that, wedding shoes aren’t always built for comfort, so you may need to take care of some foot pain before the night is through.
Make sure you have some of the makeup that you used to get ready for your wedding in your clutch in case you need to do a few touch-ups. You’ll be kissing, eating, drinking, and perhaps crying before the day is through, so there is a real chance that you’ll need to head to the lady’s room to fix your makeup.
If you cry on your wedding day, tissues will be your best friend. On top of that, tissues can rally help you fix your makeup regardless of how the blemish occurred. Or, perhaps your bridesmaids start crying before they start to walk during the processional. They are so versatile, they are crucial to have in your clutch.
Deodorant and Perfume
Though we’d all like to think that we will smell good for our entire wedding day, certain circumstances can make this impossible. If you are having an outdoor wedding, it may be hot and humid. The day will be long and there will be a lot of activity, so you may find yourself breaking a sweat. Having a travel size deodorant and a small bottle of perfume in your clutch will ensure you stay smelling fresh and clean through your entire wedding.
Gum or Mints
The last thing you want on your wedding day is stinky breathe, but with all the eating and drinking it can inevitably happen to all of us. Keep some gum or strong breathe mints like Altoids in your clutch to keep your breathe smelling great; even if you just ate a bunch of garlic or onion dip.