DIY: Bridal Jacket on a Budget

Friday, May 29, 2020

We love personalised bridal jackets and think they look so cool in wedding photos, or even worn on hen dos, and given the weather they’re actually quite practical for UK brides! If you love them too, you’ll probably have discovered they’re not cheap. As beautiful as they are, it’s not always practical for brides to spend £200-£300 on an extra like that. We’ve put together a guide below for everything you need to make your own custom bridal jacket without breaking the budget, with customisation options starting from just £10. If you're not the DIY type then scroll to the bottom of this article where we've rounded up our favourite affordable professional jacket customised, all under £65. 


Decide if you’re a leather or denim gal and find a cute jacket. We love Boohoo and ASOS for our bargain jackets, but any high street shop like Primark will do. If you’ve got plenty of time before your wedding date keep an eye on the sales! 


We’ve put together a few affordable customisation options below, from vinyls to pearl letters.
By Stephanie Vanessa Iron-On Vinyls 
Instagram: @bystephanievanessa
With 10 designs to choose from starting from only £10 fully customised
Vinyl available in White, Black, Gold and Silver
You can even be like Kimye and match with your groom!
PCCstoreUK Iron On Vinyls
Instagram: @prettycreativecustoms
Available in any colour you can think of - including glitter!
8 designs to choose from at £10 - Available from Etsy


Quirkier designs available too, whether you're a Disney bride or more rock and roll!

Ellis and Eliza Iron-On Patches
Instagram:  @ellisandeliza
Lots of designs available and the option to design your own
Jacket Decals From £10
Small Patches From £3.50

AliExpress Letters  
AliExpress sells a variety of letters for you to choose from in lots of colours and styles. Why not make matching ones for your bride squad too? Please note you'll need a glue gun (you can buy mini ones for £5) to stick on any letters with pearls or rhinestones. Fabric letters can be ironed on.

Pearl Letters
64p per letter + free shipping

Pink Rhinestone Letters
71p per letter + £1 shipping

Rainbow Rhinestone Letters
55p per letter + £1 shipping

Hanging Rhinestone Letters
85p per letter + £1.50 shipping
Iron-On Embroidery Letters
20p per letter + free shipping
You can buy the fringe in Leather or as a Tassel for £5

Iron-On Embroidery Letters
20p per letter + free shipping
Also Available in Black / Pink / Silver

Rainbow Embroidery Letters
22p per letter + 50p shipping
Why not make these for the little ones in your bridal party?
*please note prices on AliExpress often change by a small amount every few days


Once you've decided on your customisation style, it's time to think about wording. You should consider if you plan to wear the jacket on your hen do or honeymoon as well. Here are some of our favourites:
  • Bride 
  • Mr / Mrs [Surname]
  • The New Mrs [Surname]
  • Mrs [Surname] To Be
  • Your New Initials, eg. Mrs P
  • Love
  • Just Married
  • Hitched
  • Miss to Mrs
  • Wifey
  • Wife Life
  • Wifey for Lifey
  • Married AF
  • Always + Forever
  • To the Moon and Back
  • It Was Always You
  • 'Til Death Do us Part
  • Hopeless Romantic
  • Ride or Die
  • Drunk in Love
You can also consider adding your wedding date or year such as "est. 2021". Think about whether you want to make matching ones for your bridesmaids and flower girls too!


Decide if you want to add anything else - maybe some little pins or an iron on patch of your cat on the pocket?  Have a little search on Etsy or AliExpress for cute patches or clothes pins - you could even go for a theme, like Harry Potter.

We hope you’ve found this blog post helpful. Any questions, leave them down in the comments box below and we’ll get back to you brideys ASAP.  

If you do still have your heart set on a bespoke painted jacket, here’s a couple of suppliers charging less than £65…  


Pretty Painty  
Instagram: @prettypainty
From £55 - Available on Etsy
Get 15% off all jacket customisation with our exclusive code: FBWL15

Bespoke Chick 
Instagram: @bespokechick
From £65 - Available on Facebook

Love Letters by Lillie
From £50 - Available on Etsy

Bird and Bone Designs
From £60 - Available on Etsy

Bespoke by Victoria Co 
Instagram: @bespoke_by_victoria
Customised £50 - Available on Etsy
Bride Squad Jacket £30

From Brides, With Love xo

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