Once the wedding invite is in your mailbox, the inevitable questions start to pop in your head. These include (but aren’t limited to) what the perfect gift is, what to wear that will be in accordance with the dress code, and finally, what shoes and bags will match with your chosen attire. Once you’re able to pinpoint the exact type of bag that is the absolute perfection with what you plan on wearing, there are wedding survival essentials to bear in mind, and this is what brings us here today – we’re going to make sure you pick the right, and truth be told, most important accessory, but also give you the skinny on everything you need to know about what goes into the mighty bag when it comes to an event like this.
The classic choice
When attending a white or black tie wedding, a ball gown is almost mandatory, and a dress this grandiose requires an accessory worthy of it. There is no such thing as being overly glamorous, not at an event of this kind. Therefore, a glorious dress calls for a glorious clutch.
Unfortunately, white tie weddings have become a rarity, and black tie ones are also an endangered species. Semi-formal evening weddings are becoming the most common kind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shine. In fact, this gives you room to play with slightly larger bags. Of course, at this type of wedding you definitely have wiggle room in terms of size, and you can even choose to make a true fashion statement with a luxurious designer statement bag.
Finally there are the casual weddings, and a surprisingly chic choice and the perfectly trendy companion is the always low-key statement bucket bag, and just in case you are attending one of those romantic and bohemian beach weddings, well, there is nothing that goes with it like one of the it bags of the season – the Ark Bag. The sturdy appearance but unique shape and choice of material make it a bohemian wedding staple.
Now that the first part of your job is done – and hopefully you’ll make all the right choices – let’s get down to the bag essentials.
A life saver
Every woman knows that impeccable makeup can remain impeccable for only so long, and having your touch-up essentials is crucial if you want to remain gorgeous throughout the evening. This is why an amazing concealer is the first on the list. You can use it to touch up the areas around your nose and under the eyes, and it will give you an instant boost of refreshment.
Tap your worries away
Of course, where there’s concealer, there has to be a powder – this little miracle locks the concealer so it doesn’t crease, plus, if you have a tendency to get a tad shiny around your T-zone, just a few pats will do the trick and bring your look back to spick and span shape.
Now that spring is in full swing, and summer is not far behind, it’s time to put the matte lipsticks on hold and hop on board with the return of the iconic lip gloss. The advantage of this lip product is that it won’t dry and chap the lips, so even when you’re touching up that perfect pout, there is very little work involved, and worry not, it fits in any bag of your choice.
Always be remembered
There are some perfumes that never fade away, but you should always have yours with you, just to be on the safe side. Of course, in case you’re carrying a classic clutch you won’t be able to cram the entire bottle in there, but there are amazing solutions at Sephora: the Pocket Atomizer that allows you to bring as much perfume as you need. On the other side, if you opt for a statement or bucket bag, you can afford to bring the original packaging along.
Matters of technicality
One should never be caught without the mighty three – the driver’s license, credit card and ID. You never know what can happen on your drive back, so it’s paramount you always keep these by your side. Again, the three plastics take little to no room, so they’ll fit in the tiniest clutch you can possibly go for.
Of course, nowadays we don’t go anywhere without our phones, and weddings are not an exception. Of course, you should refrain from being glued to it – you are there to celebrate love after all, but you will be tempted to snap a photo or two, so among other reasons, a phone is always a necessity.