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In the bag: 30 seriously stylish bridal clutch bags to complete your wedding day look

The chic clutch bag is still very much a staple of the occasion wardrobe - even Meghan Markle has given up her mini handle and bracelet bags for the regal alternative. Ed Karen Birney picks the best for brides this summer.

While the wedding ceremony might have you clutching on to your bouquet and dress as you saunter down the aisle, there's a lot to be said for ditching the flowers in favour of a good bridal bag as soon as the formalities are done.

Luckily, it being wedding season, there are heaps of beautiful bridal clutch bags currently on the market for every bride's budget.

A great purse is a nice way to add a pop of colour to your bridal getup, whether it's with a pale 'something blue' or something a little more festive. It's can also be a cool way to add some personality to your big white dress - a fun tropical print for a destination wedding or a fierce slogan to really make a statement.


The good news is that everything is in (as it should be) from cute embellished duffle bags to chic box clutches to fabulous fringing, whimsical tassles, muted shades and bold brights you honestly can't go wrong.

Where to shop for a wedding day bag?

There are plenty of options for bagging a beautiful bridal purse in Ireland no matter what your budget. Thrifty brides should keep an eye on Penneys (of course) and New Look for brilliant budget options that tick all the boxes, while those with a little more to spend can look to Accessorize, Dune, Quiz and River Island.

Online, asos is always a good bet, but also try Littlewoods Ireland as they often have some pieces on sale. If you're on the hunt for a mid-range designer try Arnotts, Debenhams and Kildare Village, or if you're planning to splurge hit up Brown Thomas or net-a-porter online.

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If whimsical purses are your bag, I Know the Queen, Sophia Webster, Charlotte Olympia and Aldo online should make a good shopping start.

Gallery: 30 beautiful wedding bags for the stylish bride