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Clutches are one of my very favorite wedding day accessories for a few reasons — I think they’re super cute, they’re totally versatile (like, use it for all the pre-wedding parties and events well after the day) and look amazingly chic with your wedding day ensemble. Not to mention they carry the shit you’ll find yourself wanting — lipstick, tissues, vows, bobby pins, mints … your basic emergency goodies that you may not want to stick your brigade with. Bonus: If you opt out of flowers, clutches make a great substitute for something pretty to carry! Here are five of my faves for under $100.

Etsy ModDotTextiles Ivory and Gold Clutch

Gold and Ivory Clutch, $38 from Etsy seller ModDotTextile

These come in so many different patterns and designs, but I’m hard crushing on the angular one in the center.

Macys Style & Co Floral Clutch

Style & Co. Lily Pansy Floral Clutch, $21.99 at Macy’s

Bold florals make a beautiful statement, and will jazz up any outfit after the wedding. ModCloth Hooked on Symphonics Clutch

Hooked on Symphonics Clutlch, $49.99 from ModCloth

A shoulder strap makes this clutch totally versatile from hand-held to wearable.

Nordstrom Glint Metallic Clutch

Glint Metallic Envelope Clutch, $48 at Nordstrom

Classic gold with sleek lines is a perfect choice for your wedding day and will be sure to shine in photos.

Etsy DavieandChiyo Rose Gold Sequin Clutch

Rose Gold Sequin Clutch, $55 from Etsy seller DavieandChiyo

Rose gold? Check! Sequins? Check! Under $100? CHECK! This clutch covers like, ALL the bases of being a totally amazing accessory.

Which one is your favorite? Are you planning on carrying a clutch on your wedding day?

  • 5/26

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s CAI/GOI request comes from Miss Ashley, who is looking for a stunner of a reception dress; an alternative to Bien Savvy’s “Addicted to Your Lips” gown. Ashley didn’t have much luck finding a knock-off version, so she’s asked the mighty BAB gown hunters for some assistance. I have to admit, there are few dresses that look exactly like the Bien Savvy gown under the requested $500 budget, so I’ve searched for all sorts of knee-length reception dresses that include tulle skirts and/or lace tops. Consider these options “inspired by” the lovely Bien Savvy gown. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford It

    Bien Savvy Addicted to Your LipsBien Savvy’s “Addicted to Your Lips” Gown (Style: BSA116A), ~$1,000

    Get Over It

    Short Mesh Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Bodice at David's BridalShort Mesh Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Bodice (Style: EJ4M5197), $99.95 at David’s Bridal

    Kiara Dress from BHDLNKiara Dress By Pankaj & Nidhi (Style: 37268091), $450 at BHLDN

    Rebecca Minkoff Trixie DressRebecca Minkoff Trixie Dress (Style: 1643079), $398 at Bloomingdale’s

    allison parris Winter Wonderland Dressallison parris Winter Wonderland Dress, $30 Rental at Rent the Runway

    1950s Style White Tulle Dress at Unique Vintage1950s Style White Tulle Dress (Style: P70), $88 at Unique Vintage

    Kinsey Lace-Blocked Pleated DressKinsey Lace-Blocked Pleated Dress (Style: JGK68H25-100), $368 at BCBG

    Custom Short Wedding Dress by LaceMarryCustom Short Wedding Dress, $235 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Lina Dress from BHLDNLina Dress By Hitherto (Style: 37804622), $140 at BHLDN

    Short Lace and Tulle Dress with Illusion Bodice at David's BridalShort Lace and Tulle Dress with Illusion Bodice (Style: 182948DB), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

    Now Pronounce You Posh Dress in White at ModclothNow Pronounce You Posh Dress in White, $175 at ModCloth

    Flirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress at LulusFlirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress, $55 at Lulu’s

    Marissa from Kennedy BlueMarissa Gown, $160 at Kennedy Blue

    Celestina Dressa at BHLDNCelestina Dress By Yoana Baraschi (Style: 35031061), $220 at BHLDN

    STYLESTALKER Ivory Lace Chandelier DressSTYLESTALKER Ivory Lace Chandelier Dress, $50 Rental at Rent the Runway

    Unique Vintage White on White Swiss Dot Garden State Mesh DressWhite on White Swiss Dot Garden State Mesh Dress (Style: P16257), $138 at Unique Vintage

    The Pearl Pinup White Pearl Halter Bustier Tutu Dress Knee Length by darkponydesignsThe Pearl Pinup White Pearl Halter Bustier Tutu Dress Knee Length, $265 via Etsy seller darkponydesigns

    Lili Lace Dress from BHLDNLili Lace Dress By Nha Khanh (Style: 36812329), $350 at BHLDN

    Oh man, I love a beautiful reception dress! These gowns all offer the fun and flirty party vibe of a little white dress paired with some of the Bien Savvy gown details. What do you think, Ashley? Have we helped you get over the “Addicted to Your Lips” dress? Let us know in the comments!

    Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

    *As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
  • 3/3

    Berta F_W 2015- 15-107

    Hello, BABs! Can you believe it is already March?! Craziness, I tell you. Today's CAI/GOI gown is GORGEOUS! Reader Hannah commented on this post with: "I would LOVE it if you could find some alternatives to the Berta 15-107 ...i'm looking for something with long sleeves and a deep v neck (to the bust...nothing that shows off the stomach etc, i'm not that daring!) with…

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    Etsy JollyEdition

    Happy Friday, darlings! Spring is right around the corner, and I'm starting to feel some kinda way about the promise of nicer weather, activities outside and of course flowers -- lots of flowers! I've been hard crushing on all things floral lately -- from dresses to shoes to paper bouquets -- and stationery is no exception. Luckily, the invitation gods have been paying attention and there…

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  • 2/17

    Ersa Atelier Eirine

    You guys, today's CAI/GOI request was quite a challenge! Reader Jane wrote in on this post with: "Hello! I was wondering if you could work you're magic and help me out! I recently fell in love with Ersa Atelier's lacy Eirene dress (darn Pinterest!) & it is WAY over my budget. This might be too big a big leap, but my budget is really more…

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    Our first official wedding correspondence is going out in a week or two (as soon as I get around to DIY-ing them) -- our Save the Dates. Everyone we’re close to knows that we’re getting married. It shouldn’t be a secret or surprise to anyone when they arrive in the mail. It’s also not as if our wedding and getting married doesn’t already seem real;…

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  • 12/3

    Laure de Sagazan Wilder

    What's a girl to do when her dream gown is the Laure de Sagazan "Wilder," with vintage-inspired styling and fine lace in a soft, boho silhouette?  She sends up the BAB signal, of course! Reader Kristen shared her request in a comment on this post: Love these posts!! "Can't afford it? Get over it!" should be the tagline of my wedding planning process. :) I'm 100%…

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