Apparently Queen Elizabeth II never carries money although she's usually carrying a handbag when she's out and about on her walkabouts.
Who's a real handbag fan though?
Her new granddaughter, The Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) has made a clutch bag accessory something of a fashion must-have and you'll see an elegant little bag tucked under her arm at most events she attends.
Now a handbag for your bridesmaids won't go amiss. Okay, so they probably won't carry a bag whilst they are accompanying you down the aisle, but to carry all their bits and pieces - lipstick, tissues, emergency wipes - a chic little clutch is a definite necessary.
I've picked out a few here by Dessy in various styles - from simple lines to pretty frills. And of course, because they're by Dessy you'll have a literal rainbow of colours to choose from - so you can match bags to shoes, dresses or have a purposeful colour clash.
And of course, giving handbags to your bridesmaids is a lovely gift to remember your special day.
Image credit: Photograph at top of Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama via Fashion Telegraph.co.uk. All other images of bridesmaid handbags via Dessy