The 22 Best Wedding Guest Handbags (Starting at Just $14)

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OK, your wedding guest dress is secured (and we’re giving 10s across the board), but the accessories are the next step to bringing the whole fit together for the special occasion. While jewelry and shoes are a must, we simply can’t forget to add a handbag to the look. Whether you’re attending a beachy ceremony or a formal black-tie event, this key accessory can bring your whole ensemble together. Plus, where else will you store your lipstick, back-up hair pins, flats and tissues (because you’ll definitely be happy crying the whole time)? Thankfully, we found 22 wedding guest handbags, clutches and crossbodies to work for any type of wedding—starting at just $14.

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1. Del Duca Amelia Satchel

Believe it or not, not all wedding-appropriate handbags have to be the standard white, black or gold. If the couple is encouraging color, go all out with this statement accessory. The rainbow shade combined with the beaded style is the bold piece you’ll need for your upcoming summer ceremony.

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JW Pei

2. Jw Pei Lily Shoulder Bag

Nineties fashion is back, and this baguette bag is proof. This JW Pei pick comes in four colors—black, white, brown and lavender—that work well with any wedding on your calendar. It’s also a sustainable option, as the vegan leather is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Tory Burch

A clutch is fine, but sometimes a hands-free option is just what the doctor ordered. This mini bag has a chain strap that you can lay on your shoulder or across your body without worrying about dropping your essentials. Plus, the soft chevron-quilted leather makes this a comfy yet chic option in all three colors: minty green, black and cream.

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Kate Spade

4. Kate Spade Spencer Flap Chain Wallet

There’s no need to bring your whole tote to the wedding. This chain wallet keeps all your important things (i.e. cards, lipstick and a pack of tissues) handy. The saffiano leather is super elegant, and whether you choose the pink, lavender or black version, we can guaranteed it’ll be the cherry on top of your wedding fit.

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5. Coach Studio Shoulder Bag 19

FYI, the wedding of the year needs a trendy handbag. This Coach favorite features quilted leather, a matte sage hue, a chain link strap and the signature logo as the snap closure. If you’re going for a luxurious style, look no further than this crossbody pick.

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6. Wicker Wings Mini Fan Satchel

An outdoor summer wedding calls for a beachy accessory. This Wicker Wings satchel checks all the boxes. Its 12-inch width makes it easy to carry everything without feeling bulky, and you can wear it as a top handle or shoulder bag. Plus, the wicker finish is just the icing on the wedding cake.

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Tory Burch

7. Tory Burch 151 Mercer Crescent Bag

A shoulder bag will never go out of style. This crescent bag fits snugly on your shoulder while you’re clapping for the happy couple. Inspired by the Big Apple, this purse’s slim profile will still fit your phone with no problem. Plus, the colors (black, cream and caramel) complement just about any dress you choose to wear for the wedding.

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8. Asos Design Ditsy Floral Print Shoulder Bag

If your outfit is feeling a little boring, chances are a nice print will spice everything up. This floral print bag is cute, comfy and vibrant for the warm weather. And don’t underestimate its size—it’s roomy enough to pack your makeup, wallet and even some sunscreen.

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Kate Spade

9. Kate Spade Bridal Embellished 3d Heart Clutch

With love in the air, it’s only right your clutch gets in on the fun. This heart-shaped accessory is a great addition to the love-filled event. Add to the playful shape a gorgeous embellished satin and you have a statement piece everyone (including the bride) is going to ask, “Where did you get that?!” And if you’re wondering, yes it can fit your iPhone and a few cards.

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10. Coach Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag 18

This Jennifer Lopez-approved bag is great for any wedding. Thanks to its detachable handle and strap, you can rock it as a clutch, shoulder bag or crossbody (or all three by the end of the night). The famous plush accessory comes in five colors—ivory, black, purple, pale yellow and mint green—to wear during any season.

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11. Zhuu Beaded And Pearl Tassel Bag

It’s time to live out your pearlcore dreams. This tassel bag is decked out in pearls and crystals so you’re all blinged out for the afterparty. The small size is great for your gloss, a mini mirror and wallet (with a snap-clasp to keep everything secure all night long).

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12. Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Leather Hobo Bag

Whether you’re attending a destination wedding or a formal garden ceremony, this designer bag will take your look to the next level. The woven leather and knot detail makes it elegant and luxe that will make a huge statement at any wedding.

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13. Cult Gaia Eos Box Clutch

Nothing says eye-catching like this Cult Gaia clutch (which was inspired by the hit Netflix show Bridgerton). The round acrylic beads take your traditional clutch to the next level, and it comes in stunning shades like pink and blue marble that will ensure you’re the talk of the wedding (after the newlyweds, of course).

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14. 8 Other Reasons So Micro Bag

When you’re ready to switch things up, this micro bag is the key. The beaded exterior combined with the resin top handle makes this a stylish pick for your next summer event. Instead of covering your dress with a crossbody or other strap, consider a small accessory that doesn’t overshadow your frock but still makes a statement.

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15. Charming Tailor Faux Suede Clutch Bag

With more than 1.4k 5-star reviews, this bag lets you roll into the nuptials in style without breaking the bank. The $29 pick comes in 15 colors, so you can buy one (or two!) for the wedding season. Whether you go for a pop of color with orange or keep it subtle with beige, each clutch is roomy enough to hold everything from your phone to your compact mirror for touchups.

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16. Asos Design Resin Clutch Bag

The neutral tone is subtly pretty and goes with any dress you’re wearing it with. The circular metal handle adds just enough pizazz that it’s sure to garner compliments all night.

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17. Zara Pearl Strap Box Bag

Two words: holy chicness. This box bag looks way more expensive than its $60 price tag. While we prefer to rock it as a clutch, you can also add a shoulder strap when you’re spending time chatting with the other guests at the ceremony.

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18. Milisente Evening Bag

Florals are a staple of wedding season for a reason. Join in on the floral fun with this embellished evening bag. Decorated with fabric flowers and pearls, this design reminds us of a beautiful spring or summer day spent in a garden. Choose between six shades and use it as a clutch, shoulder bag or wristlet.

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19. Olga Berg Ellie Crystal Mesh Ring Handle Bag

If you’re attending a Gatsby-inspired wedding, you’ll need an accessory that captures all the glam and glitz of the era. This handbag is covered in crystals to dazzle all night long. Your staples are secured and you’ll be shimmering just as much as the ring on the bride’s finger.

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20. Zara Pearl Shoulder Bag

Pearls, pearls and more pearls. Simply put: This shoulder bag screams ultra-glam for a formal wedding.

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21. Olga Berg Estelle Feather Clutch

Yup, feathers are having its moment this wedding season. Add the satin fabric and you have a totally foolproof accessory option. And yes, a detachable shoulder strap is included.

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22. Topshop Leah Leather Drawstring Crossbody Bag

A wedding isn’t the time to be lugging around an overfilled handbag. This mini crossbody bag is great for the essentials (i.e. blotting papers, tissues and ID) and won’t weigh you down as you mingle, dance and celebrate.

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