Susie Grist Couture

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Hi, I'm Susie 👋
I design and make bespoke wedding dresses to fit and flatter any shape and make you feel amazing on your wedding day
Susie Grist Couture Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start at
My Bespoke Wedding Dress Package fee is £1,500 for me to design and make your dress with all fittings and alterations included. All fabric costs are additional. My Couture Wedding Dress Package fee is £1,200 where you try on a selection of pre made bodice and skirt styles to create your silhouette and I then make your dress in your size using my own pre made patterns. All fittings and alterations are included. All fabric costs are additional
Susie Grist Couture Details

Products and Services

Bridesmaid Dresses
Appointment Only
Bespoke Dressmaker
Flower Girl Dresses
Dress Designer
Wedding Dresses
Bridal Boutique
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Susie Grist Couture 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 and you will feel confident on your big day. Susie Grist Couture is located in Abingdon near Oxford and has over 20yrs experience in designing and sewing. Her bespoke designer wedding gowns are lovingly hand crafted from luxurious fabrics such as silk dupion, duchess satin, mikado, crepe de chine, delicate chiffon, organza, fine lace and exquisitely hand finished with lace or bespoke beadwork. If you are not quite sure what style will suit you then come and try my mix and match tops and skirts and design your own beautiful wedding gown for me to make to fit perfectly from your chosen fabrics. It is a very exciting process watching your dream dress come to life and the beauty of it is if something is not quite right it can be changed. For all you Mothers 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 and flower girls

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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: December
January 2024
The end result was absolutely stunning
Bumped into Susie at a wedding fair and asked about editing my mums wedding dress to my specifications. To my joy she had a wealth of experience doing this and immediately put me at ease. The end result was absolutely stunning and exactly what I wanted! Every time in the process I mentioned something Susie always knew exactly what I meant and amended it to perfection. Since my wedding she has also supported with both my sisters wedding dresses and dresses for my mother as mother of the bride.
L Brydon
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
She was amazing in her work and service
Susie altered two wedding dresses for me and they fit like a glove. She was amazing in her work and service and I couldn’t recommend her more!
L Richardson
Wedding: December
January 2024
Susie was so accommodating
Susie made a beautiful bridesmaid dress for my 17 year old daughter for her nana wedding Susie was so accommodating as Amelia had school and hobbies commitments with dress fittings and times. I would recommend Susie for anyone looking for formal dress wear
L Wilkins
Wedding: December
January 2024
Susie was brill to work with
Susie made a beautiful bridesmaid dress for my 7 year old daughter in the summer… she looked fabulous spinning around on the dance floor. Susie was brill to work with I and would highly recommend x
Lizzy T
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
I feel so lucky to have found Susie.
Susie kindly took on the task of altering my complicated dress at the last minute. She was already a very busy lady but found time to do a magnificent job on my dress. She is a truly talented lady, totally reliable and has very reasonably priced fees. I feel so lucky to have found Susie. Without her I would not have felt like a princess on my wedding day, I am so grateful to her. I highly recommend Susie, she is professional but friendly and so calm, I was immediately at ease with her.
Sian M
Wedding: December
January 2024
Susie was helpful and innovative
I bought some silk in the souk in Doha. I had difficulty finding someone to make up a dress for my son's wedding, because it seems that seamstresses find silk difficult to work with. I found Susie through the Internet. She said it would be no problem to make me up a dress. Susie was helpful and innovative from the start, and involved me at every stage. I would thoroughly recommend her , and in fact, she is going to make me another dress next year
Susie Grist Couture Location & Contact Details


Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England

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Susie Grist Couture Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (3)

Guides For Brides 5* Customer Service Awards Finalist 2019
Guides For Brides 5* Customer Service Awards Finalist 2020
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Siver

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 2hour 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