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Susie Grist Couture

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I design and make bespoke wedding dresses to fit and flatter any shape and make you feel amazing on your wedding day
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Products and Services

Appointment Only
Bespoke Dressmaker
Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses
Dress Designer
Flower Girl Dresses
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Wedding Dresses
Full Description
Susie Grist Couture is here to help design and make you the perfect wedding gown. You will be part of the design process so it will reflect you and your personality. It will be made especially for you as a one off so no-one will ever have the same dress. It doesn't matter what shape or size you are the dress will be made to fit and flatter you perfectly so you will feel confident and look amazing for your big day. Susie Grist Couture is located in Abingdon near Oxford. Her bespoke designer wedding gowns are loving hand crafted from luxurious fabrics such as silk dupion, duchess satin, delicate chiffon, organza and fine lace and exquisitely hand finished with lace or bespoke beadwork. There are several stages to designing and making a bespoke gown. It takes an average of 150 – 200 hours to complete this process and ideally should start anything from 6 – 18 months ahead of your wedding. The process starts with a free 1 hour, no obligation, consultation to talk about your special occasion and come up with a design. Then a trial garment is made for fittings before the real dress is cut and made from your chosen fabric. It is a very exciting process watching your dress come to life and the beauty of it is if something is not quite right it can be changed. For all you Mother's that are not sure what to wear then maybe I can help create an amazing outfit so that you too can feel confident and know that no-one else will have the same outfit. I can also help with bridesmaids dresses, flower girls and even waistcoats and ties for the men.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susie
First of all let me congratulate you on your engagement. This is a very exciting time in your life planning your perfect day. I make bespoke wedding dresses from my home studio based in Abingdon. Why not book an appointment to start planning your bespoke gown.


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Brianna Walker
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Lovely and skilled
I bought my dress in the US, while visiting my parents there and had it shipped to the UK. When it arrived, the dress was too big for me and required some alteration. Sus...
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Mary Woods
Married in October 2018
November 2018
I would highly recommend her services
Both my sister and I went to Susie with our wedding dresses (My sisters wedding was in July and mine in September). I had already bought my dress 18 months prior to my we...
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Jane Bennett
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
very reliable and friendly
I first met Suzie in 2015 when I was searching for someone to alter my daughter's prom dress at very short notice. We had purchased the dress during the Easter holidays b...
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Amelia Reid-Hansen
Married in September 2018
November 2018
fantastic job, the dress was stunning
I approached Susie four years ago to alter my already purchased wedding dress, not realising she actually designed and made wedding attire herself, after learning this an...
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Lauren Crossley
Married in September 2018
November 2018
very polite, professional and accommodating.
Susie did the alterations on my wedding and bridesmaid dresses this year. Susie is very polite, professional and accommodating. The alterations were perfect and the whol...
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Natahsa Barker
Married in September 2018
November 2018
INCREDIBLE job she did in making my wedding dress
I cannot thank Susie enough for the INCREDIBLE job she did in making my wedding dress. I wish I could upload a photo to show you all! I designed my dress and showed it to...
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Location & Contact Details


49 Riley Close, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5RR, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

I would have to say my own wedding to my amazing husband

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Never forget that it is about the two of you sharing your love and commitment to each other. You are the two most important people and everything else is just stuff.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The process starts with a free 1 hour consultation to talk about your special occasion and come up with a design. Then a trial garment is made for fittings before the real dress is cut and made from your chosen fabric.

What do you love most about your job?

Every day and every job is different. I love being able to bring a brides dreams to life in her perfect gown.

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

Being a designer and maker it is difficult to have a favourite one as I love so many different styles

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

If you are a traditional bride have a blue bow sewn into the dress. A slightly more brave option is if your dress has a net petticoat have blue satin binding sewn to the edge. If you are really brave enough then have the dress made from blue fabric with an ivory lace overlay or ivory fabric with a blue lace overlay.

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Other than mine and my Mum's. It would have to be Princess Margaret's