Why a bride should have a handbag on her wedding day

Wondering whether to complete your outfit with a bridal clutch bag on your special day? We’re here to help. With a carefully designed wedding bag collection made to match our iconic bridal shoe collection we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide for having a handbag on your wedding day.

charlotte mills wedding clutch bags

It’s perfect for the essentials!

Although some brides prefer to have their bridesmaids look after some bits and bobs for them if you have your own bridal clutch bag you can keep all the essentials in one place. We’ve pulled together a list of things we recommend you keep in your bag.

  • Lip balm and or lipstick
  • Compact mirror
  • Safety pins
  • Blotting paper 
  • Tissues or handkerchief - We love this embroidered handkerchief by Gigi & Olive
  • Gum or Mints
  • Stain remover stick - Accidents happen! (Just be sure to consult your bridal designer or boutique before purchasing)
  • Phone - definitely optional and probably not necessary if you’ve got a venue coordinator or wedding planner, but if you do want your phone close by on your wedding day be sure it’s switched off or at the very least on silent!

To complete your outfit and wear again after wedding day

Not only is it a lovely addition to your bridal ensemble, but if you’re hoping to re-wear your shoes again after the special day having the matching bag makes it so much easier to do so. We’ve had some of our gorgeous brides style their wedding shoes again for their 1st Wedding Anniversary, Baby Shower, Christenings or to wear when you're a Guest at a friends Wedding. 

charlotte mills bridal clutch bags and matching wedding shoes

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Something Old

Each pair of our wedding shoes has an original silver sixpence. This is your something old.

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Something new...

Your beautiful shoes are your 'something new'.

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Each box has an envelope. This is 'something borrowed'. Return this after your big day with a picture of your shoes.

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Our insock logo and boxes are your 'something blue'.