Of all the details that go into planning a wedding, the bridal party's day-of accessories are often some of the easiest to overlook. Dresses and hairstyles are extremely important, of course, but so are details like shoes, jewelry, and a purse. You'll want to have a few essentials within easy access for the entire event, including makeup for touch-ups, your cell phone, tissues for those inevitable emotional moments, car keys, and depending on the venue, possibly some cash for the bar.
Fortunately, all of these items will fit nicely into a smaller wedding party handbag, like a clutch or small crossbody, so you have plenty of options when searching for the perfect handbag. Perhaps you want to keep it subtle with something that complements your dress, or go with a bold option that highlights or even completely contrasts your outfit's details.
Either way, no one does handbags quite like Mary Frances. With one-of-a-kind designs that cover the spectrum from romantic to whimsical and impeccable attention to detail, Mary Frances is your one-stop shop for the best, most wow-inducing wedding party handbag ideas. Although there are dozens of fabulous options, here are five of our favorites for wedding season.
What could possibly be more perfect for a wedding party handbag than one adorned with decorated wedding cakes? With this elaborate handbag, you can truly have your cake and eat it too — not only is it an attractive head-turner, but it's functional, too. The vegan leather purse features a fixed top handle, removable chain strap for carrying as a crossbody, magnet closure, and an interior slip pocket for quick access to your cash or lipstick.
This romantic clutch is ideal as a wedding party handbag, especially for destination or themed weddings. After all, one of Paris' well-deserved nicknames is the "City of Love!" Featuring the Eiffel Tower and blooming pink roses on a hand-beaded cream and silver motif, love and romance are front and center on this stylish handbag. The genuine leather sides provide a roomy interior for all your wedding day essentials and two strong magnet closures keep everything safe and secure. The back slit pocket is the perfect spot for your phone and the small inside pocket provides quick access to smaller items. The removable chain strap makes it easy to wear as a crossbody or a clutch.
We already mentioned the Sugar on Top Cake Shop handbag, but this one really "takes the cake!" A multi-tiered wedding cake hand-beaded in silver, gold, and cream, plus metallic threads and crystal accents make this one-of-a-kind handbag truly perfect for a wedding. Not only is it an excellent wedding party handbag, but it would work very well for any type of bridal event and even for the bride herself. Since it’s as beautiful to display as it is to wear, it makes a glamorous addition to any table setting!
If you're looking for a wedding party handbag that offers enough versatility to be worn in other settings, look no further than this swan-themed beauty. This novelty handbag, a swan with individually-decorated feathers and 3D beaded flowers, is both elegant and whimsical. The neutral colorway with a few accent colors in the flowers also works perfectly for complementing any wedding or event color scheme. Just be prepared for plenty of attention and compliments, because this one is truly a head-turner!
This utterly chic handbag is perfect for wedding season, especially for the bridal party. The crossbody-clutch hybrid is covered in fringe, composed of crystals and beads that shimmer and shine with any movement. It's especially show-stopping on the dance floor or walking down the aisle! Featuring a zip-top closure, removable chain strap, and interior pocket for the perfect blend of form and function. Its timeless styling makes it universally appealing, so Sugar Coated is also a lovely gift to give your bridal attendants.
We're wrapping up our list of the best wedding party handbag options with another gorgeous and romantic floral number. "Roses are Red" features a striking hand-beaded and embroidered red rose design, accented with gold leaves and crystals. Wear it as a chic clutch or go hands-free for your event by adding the removable gold crossbody chain strap. The bag has a zipper closure to secure your most important belongings inside, as well as an interior pocket and a back slit pocket. This clutch, of course, works beautifully for weddings, but its universal design also lends itself well to other special events or even a nice date night. What better way to dress up your go-to little black dress?!
If you're looking for ways to help your bridal party look their absolute best on your big day (and who isn't?!) or want a unique attendant gift, look no further than Mary Frances' wedding party handbag collection. Using hand beading, one-of-a-kind designs, and unmatched attention to detail, Mary Frances wedding party handbags are both elegant and whimsical, unforgettable and meaningful.
While the five wedding-themed handbags included here are guaranteed to impress, there are many, many others to choose from. Shop the entire collection of Mary Frances handbags for options that suit every style, color preference, event theme, and budget.