Coordinate your bridesmaids with matching purses #Fashion Porn#bouquet alternatives#bridesmaid gifts#bridesmaids#clutches#steal-this-idea December 26 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo by Charla Maarschalk Krista wanted to give her bridesmaids a coordinating item that wasn't a dress, so she opted for matching purses and brooches. Here was Krista's scheme: I told the girls to pick any dress that they wanted to wear to the wedding as long as it was black and to also coordinate between themselves what brightly coloured shoes they wanted to wear. Once the girls got their shoes, I started working on their clutches. I coordinated a different brooch and pattern to match their shoe colours. Krista made each of these herself. You can purchase clutch frames at places like Etsy and Amazon, and tutorials abound on YouTube. Or you can buy them, of course. The best part is that your posse will be able to store the necessities (tissues, lippy, flask, etc.) while they accompany you down the aisle. See the rest of Krista and Rob's colourful relaxed DIYed wedding. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Crystal & Denny's rockabilly red and turquoise wedding NEXT An Omaha wedding with an art gallery backdrop Toggle comments [ 3 ] I got my brooch bouquet online and Marie, the woman who custom made it, also makes these kinds of clutch purses. Here is a link in case you need a recommendation– she does great work! http://www.etsy.com/shop/LionsgateDesigns?ref=seller_info Reply Hi Shelene, the bouquet is actually from Marie! she did tell me about her clutches but the person that she works with to make them didn't have the flashy patterns that I was quite looking for. I went to a local fabric store to see if I could find some examples, really liked what I saw and thought to myself "this can't be too hard to pull off" and decided to engage my experienced sewing friend, Val. I then worked with Marie to find the perfect broaches. She had sent me several extras to work with. I was going to send back the ones that I didn't use but decided to keep for myself. It was a fun project! Reply The website style and design is perfect, the content is really good :). Very useful info ! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.