Did you carry a handbag on your wedding day?

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
April 4, 2009 7:53am CST
My wedding is in June and I'm trying to figure out what last minute things I need to purchase! I am trying to decide whether or not I should carry a handbag on my wedding day or if I should just make someone else carry my things. lol I'm sure my mom will have her purse with her, so maybe I could just have her carry my things. I want to have any emergency things I may need, along with makeup to possibly do a re-apply 1/2 way through the evening. I'm just curious as to whether you felt it was necessary to carry anything with you on your wedding day. If so, did you carry a handbag or did you ask someone else to carry the things for you?
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15 responses
• New Zealand
8 Apr 09
Hi there, If you wish to take a hand bag,it depends on how much you would like to take with you,a small handbag would be ideal,those fashion ones look cute with your dress,just like the old fashion days they use to take one every where. Just an idea. all the best on your day.
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I have seen little white purses the one's you wear on your wrist? I think they would fit some make up and little things. I see them at boutiques and what not I think walmart of all places even has them in their wedding isle. Good luck on your wedding I hope everything goes the way you planned.
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@flyrock (58)
• China
5 Apr 09
haha,it's very interesting to carry a handbag on one's wedding day,I think it means you are too busy to releive from you work ,and I will wonder Do you have one friend!
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I did not carry anything with me on my wedding. Anything I needed was handled and taken care of by my bridesmaids. They were in charge of my purse contents, not me. The only thing I had in my hands were my bouquet. Once we got to the reception hall, my purse was given to me, and I kept it by the table I was sitting at, I never carried it around with me at the reception hall either, it would have been extra baggage. It was safe and secure by my table, and if there was something I needed, I could always go and get it. Wishing you a happy wedding and marriage, I got married in June as well.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
4 Apr 09
That is a great idea! Maybe I will purchase a cute, fancy, white purse and ask someone else to carry it for me until the reception. Actually i could probably leave it at my parents house until we leave for the reception. (We're going back there for pictures after the wedding ceremony.) And then just have one of my bridesmaids take it to the reception for me and I can keep it at the table as you suggested. Thank you for your response.
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
12 May 09
During the church ceremony, I didn't have my handbag with me. I only had it during the reception. You are right, you can also ask someone to carry your bag or you can let someone keep your things for you, I have my elder sister to assist me during my wedding. Hope this helps.
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@pink_lady (361)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
about handbags, my wedding planner is the one who carry my things especially my hand bag. But i have a small purse that i always bring during the entire wedding. You must have a purse because some guests and Godfathers/Godmothers might give you envelopes or cash so you must prepare. Just a tip. who knows it might be useful. Enjoy your wedding, Always smile.
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• Canada
11 Apr 09
I didn't carry a handbag, but I had a bag with my video camera, cellphone, and wallet under the table (regardless of the occasion, I never go anywhere without those three things!!!). It was a tote bag that I got from my favourite coffee shop, so while extremely informal, it had a lot of sentimental value. I loved it!
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
Hi Jenn..I did not carry a purse on my wedding day. Tne only thing I carried, was myself and my flowers..lol...The rest is up to the bridesmaid to do. Theres enough to think about on your wedding day without worrying about a purse and setting it down or what to do with it. I would imagine some people probably do but for me it was just extra expense and extra baggage
• Canada
4 Apr 09
I don't think you should carry one in my opinion. It would be a cumbersome accessory to carry during that magic event ^^. I also think that you shouldn't be alone in the last minutes before the ceremony so if you need some last minute makeup, your family/friends would be able to help you :).I think you should ask your mother to carry it. Have a happy wedding!
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 09
Nope I didn't carry a handbag on my wedding day not even a small one. I didn't need money with me on that day but my IC - identity card was in my husband's pocket. He wore a white coat and had pockets so he kept it for me. other than that like my drivers license, credit card discount cards....all that I just left them at home as there was not a need to bring them along. Did not even have make up to re-apply as I went straight to church right after the bridal make up and hair do. The whole wedding ceremony was bout 2 hours only so my make up was intact. For the evening dinner, I had my normal small sling bag with me as it was only a relaxing two tables family dinner. My husband had already changed into jeans and t shirt and I was just wearing a skirt and a baby tee - very relaxing.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I'm not one to carry a purse at all so I doubt I'd carry anything so as to keep or touch up make up. I don't even wear that to begin with, lol. My fiance and I are getting married soon as well and if anything needs to be done as a touch up, I'd probably just leave it in the car so as to have it out of the way but at hand.
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@skyla26 (285)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
haaha its funny to do if i will carry handbag on my wedding day..i can imagine.. what my figure out i think my mom will laugh a lot for that.
@goolonga (75)
• Australia
5 Apr 09
no, i did not have my handbag with me on my wedding day for i am male and not married. sorry i could not help you, but i think just go with what u find necessary
4 Apr 09
The bride should be free to not worry about a handbag. Ask the maid of honor to be your backup for makeup and other things like that. All you should worry about is being beautiful, greeting your guests and celebrating with your groom.
@ying470 (62)
• China
4 Apr 09
No,I don't think I will.Now at least,no much idea,because I haven't get married,and more difficult!