When it comes to the subject of a wedding purse, brides seem to have mixed reviews. Some brides say that you really don’t need it; others say that they needed it for peace of mind. Here are some pros and cons of carrying a bridal purse:
Pros: There are quite a few things that a bride may want to keep handy, such as lipstick for touching up, (potentially) deodorant, checks to give to vendors, or a cell phone. Most likely, a bride will not need any of those things (except perhaps the lipstick), but many say that it is a huge comfort knowing that these things are close at hand just in case. Also, it is an excuse to purchase a wedding purse (and if you choose one that is versatile, you could use it for other formal events in the future).
Cons: Other brides say that in the fast-moving, slightly chaotic course of a wedding, it is absolutely unnecessary to carry a purse. Many brides give their belongings to their mother, their maid of honor, or other bridesmaid to hold onto (someone who is in close proximity throughout the occasion). They say that most likely, you won’t even think about a purse during your wedding because you will be so busy visiting, dancing and taking pictures.