Our Wedding: My First Coach Purse & Wedding Accessory Too!!!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
July 30, 2014

#Wedding #FrankAndShannon #Fashion

It’s hard to believe that our wedding is less than 7 months away.  The time is starting to fly by now more quickly than it was 5 months ago!  I’m getting so excited and can’t wait to marry my best friend.  Wedding planning has included shopping for a wedding dress, as well as a veil, shoes and other accessories to go with my bridal attire.  One of those pieces was a Coach purse given to me by one of my best blogging buddies and bridesmaids, Tanya.

You should know that I’ve never owned anything from Coach before – pretty much because I can’t afford it and so never really stopped to look at their products!  We have a Coach Outlet store near us, but I guess I just never felt the need to go inside the store.  I have friends and family who love name brand stuff (and I don’t mind hand me downs or hand me ups that are name brands), but I just can’t justify buying them myself.  There are so many other things I can spend that money on!

However, I was excited when I received a pretty, ivory-colored Coach purse from Tanya!  What normally would have cost around $58 plus tax was purchased for $19.00 (including tax).  I was pretty excited to receive this great gift from her and to wear it with my wedding dress (it will fit my phone and lipstick – yay!), as well as on our honeymoon cruise!

#FrankAndShannon #Wedding

Did you have a purse or other accessories with you on your wedding day?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

49 Responses to “Our Wedding: My First Coach Purse & Wedding Accessory Too!!!”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Awww, congrats. I have about a million of them because Coach is my one vice. Plus we have an outlet store about 15 minutes from my house.

  2. Kay Adeola says:

    Not long to go now :).I have a bag and shoe obsession those are my 2 weakness lol.I did not have any for my wedding though.

  3. Dawn says:

    My wedding accessory was my husband. I had him on my arm like a bag through the whole thing!

  4. YAY for your first Coach purse! I personally love Coach, and I buy them all the time! Congrats! I can’t wait to see your wedding photos, I wish I could go and see it in person!

  5. Jaime says:

    Oh yay! I have a black Coach clutch that was my first Coach purse. I now have four additional Coach bags and their sunglasses (two pairs.) I’m obsessed with the outlet store, and the outlet online. πŸ™‚ (My accessories for my wedding day were handmade, and I had a small clutch but it was fairly inexpensive.)

  6. Courtney says:

    I love clutches, and this one looks beautiful. You can’t go wrong with a clutch. They go with everything!

  7. Amanda Love says:

    CONGRATS on the upcoming wedding! I have a ton of Coach purses, wallets you name it. πŸ™‚ We have an outlet near by and occasionally and I would buy the new stuff, but not too often. As for my wedding day all I had was my dress, no purses. πŸ™‚

  8. That wristlet is adorable. The only way I have been able to own Coach is through their outlet store or a discount store like TJMaxx.

  9. That is so awesome! My husband and I got married at the Justice of the Peace so we didn’t have any accessories on us but our cell phone lol.

  10. Cynthia R says:

    I had some kind of silver sequined small purse that had my lip gloss and some other small items.

  11. How exciting! That is so pretty! I don’t think I had anything with me but my flowers and ring! Oh, and dress, LOL.

  12. Bekki says:

    I am in the process of planning my wedding so I’m not sure yet. Love the purse what a fabulous idea!

  13. Mitch says:

    We did get married but it was just us 3 in the Rabbi;s office. After living together for 20 years I could not see making a fuss. But I l do love Coach!

  14. Rachael says:

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding. Like you, I wouldn’t buy a Coach purse, but I’d accept one as a gift.

  15. Rosey says:

    ‘grats on the Coach item now being in your home. πŸ™‚ I’ve purchased a Coach tote for my mother-in-law, but never one for myself. πŸ™‚

  16. Krystal says:

    Hooray for coach! I gave my bridesmaids coach mini card holders are gifts. So cute and handy!

  17. I did not have a purse at my wedding. Excited for your upcoming wedding!!

  18. Debbie Denny says:

    Glad you got one. Those are so nice. Will make a beautiful accessory

  19. Pam says:

    I love that little purse! It was a great gift for your wedding. I didn’t have any wedding accessories like that, but my daughter bought a beautiful pair of shoes for her wedding that she can wear over and over.

  20. Pam says:

    I love that little purse. It was such a great gift and you can use it for a long time to come.

  21. Debra says:

    Cute purse. I did, it was one of my mom’s purses that she used when she got married.

  22. I have not had a wedding so I can’t really weigh in on that question but how very nice of your friend to get you such a beautiful gift! πŸ™‚

  23. Chrysa says:

    Love your story! I can’t wait to read more about your wedding plans. My purse was the something borrowed from one of my bridesmaids!

  24. Mickey says:

    Very cute! It’s a great size for all sorts of occasions. I am still waiting on my first Coach. πŸ™‚

  25. Dawn says:

    How cute and the perfect size for a wedding! I’m like you, and I can’t see buying a name brand purse. I just get one at Walmart or occasionally Charming Charlies. My daughter on the other hand owns a few Coach purses!

  26. Shell says:

    That’s really cute! A friend sent me a little wristlet from coach and I love it!

  27. Debbie L. says:

    For my wedding I had nothing but my flowers. I love a wristlet – it is now the only bag I use! Both hands are free and not heavy!

  28. Tracey says:

    Congrats! I love the clutch! I got married in May and had a little clutch as well.

  29. Carly Brydon says:

    That is a beautiful clutch! And time sure does fly – before you know, you will be married!

  30. Lisa says:

    I have a Coach Purse and Wristlet too – love them! I remember getting the first one and feeling very special. πŸ˜€

  31. Christie says:

    Aww, that’s your first? I love that it’s just in time to get married πŸ™‚

  32. I am not sure if I had a clutch or not! Maybe? Now I want to go back and look through pictures to find out!

  33. Tami says:

    I have a cute Coach clutch that I got as a gift from one of my students. A student who I went above and beyond for when he was in my class…I guess the mom realized that and wanted to treat me. I was blown away when I opened it.

  34. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love Coach and own a couple bags. I love the colours, selection and quality!

  35. Liz Mays says:

    I don’t think I had one on my wedding day, but I sure could have used one. That was sweet of Tanya!

  36. Jennifer says:

    Coach filled in my closet. Congrats on your first purse. It’s a good addiction to have lol.

  37. Laura says:

    That purse is too cute. I have a little purse for my wedding day as well and it carried my chap-stick, wipes, safety pins, and such. I loved having one and I am sure you will too… especially one that can be used again and again.

  38. Tonia says:

    I didn’t carry a purse on my wedding day/ Perhaps I will when I renew my vows this month.

  39. Brett says:

    What a cute Coach purse! This is a really great wedding gift idea.

  40. Cute! Coach makes some great products. That’s adorable.

  41. Terra Heck says:

    That was very nice of Tanya! Your wedding will be here before you know it. I don’t own a Coach purse. I won’t pay an outrageous price for anything, regardless of name brand. However, I will use name brand if I can get it for free or on a really, really good sale.

  42. Dina says:

    I had my whole house with me on my wedding day. So yes? lol

  43. Amanda says:

    Cute purse! I had a great little purse for my wedding day too! I have it saved for my daughter to have someday

  44. Felicia says:

    That is beautiful! I love the price and what a sweet, sweet gift from Tanya!

  45. Love it, I did not have anything special that I recall at my wedding, I was 9 months pregnant πŸ™‚ I have a sweet pair of prescription coach aviator sunglasses!

  46. I love it! Every girl has to have at least one Coach purse! What a great gift.

  47. Racquel says:

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! What an adorable little purse!

  48. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    My vice is Louis Vitton bags, but I would never buy one for myself. I did receive one as a b-day gift from a friend and I was so excited. I’ve only worn it twice because it’s so small and I’m afraid of losing it (it cost $800 – totally insane, right?).
    I don’t even remember what bag I wore on my wedding day, it was probably my regular bag because I needed everything with me and my boys.
    I’m really happy for you and Frank, you deserve to be happy.

  49. Julie Wood says:

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding. I bet you are so excited. I love the Coach purse that you got. What a deal at only $19! I like the color because it goes with everything.

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