21 Must-See Wedding Guest Handbags for Every Budget and Season

These pretty styles are not only wedding-ready, they're photo-worthy.
Silver rhinestone shoulder bag with top flap
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
by Ashley Kiely
Ashley Kiely - The Knot Contributing Writer.
Ashley Kiely
The Knot Contributor
  • Ashley contributes fashion and lifestyle wedding content to The Knot.
  • Ashley is a freelance editor, writer and brand consultant.
  • Before going freelance, Ashley was the Fashion Editor for PeopleStyle magazine.
Updated Nov 19, 2021
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Once you've selected the perfect outfit for an upcoming wedding, it's time to accessorize your look. A key component to completing your outfit is a stylish handbag, and we've rounded up a beautiful selection of purses and clutches for wedding guests. From sleek silhouettes to statement-making designs, the styles in our edit are the chic sidekicks your ensemble is missing.

Whether you're heading to a casual daytime ceremony, swanky black tie "I do's" or anything in between, having a handbag is essential. Not only can this accessory take your outfit to the next level, but it serves a very practical purpose, too—you can stash everything from your wallet and phone to your go-to lipgloss, tissues and blotting sheets in your clutch or purse.

Ready for your new plus one? Check out our favorite wedding guest handbags for the big day and beyond.

Loeffler Randall Rayne Pleated Clutch

Gold pleated bag with large bow and gold chain strap

Tuck away all your wedding must-haves in this charming bow-adorned clutch. The pleated bag (available in gold, blush or bronze) will look just as great paired with a floral dress for summer "I do's" as it will with a luxe velvet gown for winter nuptials.

Whiting & Davis 'Crystal' Mesh Clutch

Gold embellished crystal mesh clutch

Whether you're donning a polished cocktail dress or an elegant floor-length gown, this metallic mesh clutch will bring the final touch to your sophisticated wedding guest dress. The petite bag is topped with a crystal-encrusted clasp and a chain strap that will keep your hands free to hold a glass of champagne or yummy hors d'oeuvres.

Santi Gemelli Clutch

Pearl and gold bead embellished clutch with gold chain strap

Elevate your eveningwear with this pearl and silk clutch bag with a clasp closure and optional chain strap. The pearls and beads will bring dimension and texture to your wedding guest outfit in a beautiful way.

Aldo Jeralewia Clutch in Beige

Beige clutch with envelope flap

Sleek, simple and oh-so-versatile, this neutral clutch is a great option for both daytime and evening weddings. Bonus: You can put on the adjustable shoulder strap and go hands-free when you're ready to hit the dance floor.

Reike Nen Long Mini Crossbody

Green leather alligator clutch with gold details

This luxe leather crossbody with a removable strap is an ultra-chic style that you can easily wear post-wedding with a blazer and jeans. One of our favorite details is the sculptural ball clasp closure, as it brings a unique touch to the stylish bag.

From St Xavier Night Sky Box Clutch in Ivory

Ivory box clutch with beaded stars in gold, bronze and silver

This box clutch is ready for a fancy celebration, thanks to an intricate beaded star design. The sparkling style will really make an impact when teamed with a pared-back, floor-length gown. Psst: There's also a detachable long shoulder strap.

Sachin & Babi Lulu Bag

Black beaded bag with circle handle and feather details

If you have a glamorous black tie wedding on your calendar, snag this eye-catching beaded evening bag. The circle top handle, glistening beads and playful feather detailing make this style one that'll garner a ton of compliments throughout the night.

Saint Laurent Uptown Calfskin Leather Envelope Clutch

Envelope clutch in black with gold YSL logo on front

Chic and timeless, this leather style will easily become your go-to wedding clutch for years to come. It's one of those designs that you can wear with all your different outfits for a multi-event wedding weekend.

STAUD Tommy Rhinestone Shoulder Bag

Silver rhinestone shoulder bag with top flap

You'll dazzle holding this rhinestone embellished shoulder bag with a top flap and magnetic snap closures. We especially love the idea of this sparkling style paired with a sleek slip dress and strappy sandals. Can you say chic?

J.Crew Velvet Foldover Clutch in Dark Spruce

Green velvet clutch with tassel and gold zipper

If you've RSVP'd to a winter wedding, this soft velvet foldover clutch with a tassel detail will be a very stylish plus one. In addition to the rich dark spruce hue, it's available in a shade of light pink and classic black.

BOSS Mini Nathalie Leather Wristlet Clutch

Black leather clutch with gold clasp and gold chain strap

This versatile clutch can be worn as a wristlet or carried in your hand. We love that it has an interior zipper and six card slots, so it can double as your wallet and give you one less thing to carry.

Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Clutch

Blush leather purse with thin strap and ruched top

This aptly-named clutch comes in several different colors—we particularly love the best seller in the blush pink hue for spring and summer. The top of the clutch has a ruched magnetic frame closure and the style can easily be switched into a crossbody bag, thanks to a strap that knots at each side.

Cult Gaia Mini Nala Metallic Leather Clutch

Gold shell design leather clutch

Be prepared for a lot of conversation—everyone will be asking where you found this super-stylish, shell-shaped leather clutch. The glistening gold leather bag (with magnetic closure) will add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding guest ensemble.

KARA Midi Fringe Crystal Leather Top Handle

Black leather tote bag with hanging crystal fringe on straps

Top off your wedding look with this glitzy leather top handle bag with crystal fringe. Carry the statement-making structured mini tote bag by the glistening handles, or attach the chain strap to wear it over your shoulder (or as a crossbody).

KAYU Jen Large Stone Clutch

Black straw clutch with stone clasp and chain strap

Consider scooping up this woven raffia black clutch with a turquoise rough-cut stone closure for an outdoor summer wedding. The natural elements and the sophisticated design make for an effortlessly elegant piece that'll hold your essentials.

INC International Concepts Doris Sparkle Mesh Pouch

Silver rhinestone mesh purse with shoulder strap

This showstopper brings the shimmer and offers a unique shape with its loop handle. The silver rhinestone mesh pouch has both magnetic snap and zip closures to keep your phone, cardholder, keys, favorite lipstick and more all tucked safely inside.

J.McLaughlin Raelynn Suede Clutch

Brown suede clutch with tortoise clasp

With its soft suede exterior, tortoise magnetic closure and roomy silhouette, this clutch is a perfect pick for an outdoor fall wedding. The rich brown hue will look lovely against an autumnal color palette.

Lulus Boldest Bloom Black Multi Sequin Embellished Clutch

Black envelope clutch with red and pink flower details

Go bold with this colorful bloom clutch that features clear rhinestones, floral charms and sequins. The vibrant design will not only bring a playful and whimsical feel to your wedding attire, but it'll also hold any makeup must-haves for quick touch-ups between the ceremony and reception.

Sondra Roberts Satin Clutch in Black

Black satin clutch with gold bar clasp and chain strap

Accessorize your wedding look with this sophisticated evening clutch. The sparkling bar clasp closure and gold-toned hardware bring shimmer and shine to this polished black bag.

Cult Gaia Eos Clutch in Pearl

Ivory box clutch with large pearl border

This gorgeous acrylic clutch boasts oversized beads surrounding the edges to give your wedding outfit a little extra oomph. The pearlescent style can also double as a bridal clutch if you're in the market for your own wedding.

Zara Rattan Box Bag with Handle in Yellow

Rattan box bag with yellow leather top and strap

Invited to a daytime warm-weather wedding? This darling rattan box bag with a sunny-yellow top and handle is the perfect companion for a sundress. The structured bag also comes with a removable chain strap if you want to sling it over your shoulder.

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