Susie Grist Couture, Bridal Wear in Oxfordshire

Susie Grist Couture


Bespoke gowns & outfits for all the wedding party

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Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £1,800

Price Range: £1,800 - £4,000

Features & Services

Wedding Dresses

Bridesmaids

Flower girls

Mothers

Seamstress Services

Waistcoats

Bespoke Gowns

FAQs

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Please email info@susiegristcouture.co.uk to arrange a free consultation to discuss your wedding dress requirements.

How long do appointments take?

The consultation will take about 2 hours where we will discuss your ideas, try on some different styles of tops and skirts to create the silhouette for your bespoke gown and look at fabric samples to see what type of fabric you would like.

Do you charge for appointments?

No, the consultation is free of charge with no obligation.

When should I start shopping for my wedding dress?

I have two different wedding dress designing packages. The Full Bespoke option takes about 8 months to 1 year to complete The Couture option takes 4-6 months. (Some shorter timescales can be accommodated so please do enquire)

What sizes do you stock?

All my dresses are bespoke for each individual client and made to fit your personally. I do have a range of different style tops and skirts from sizes 8 - 22 that can be tried on to create your bespoke dress design which I will then make up for you in your chosen fabric adjusted to your size. As I am not a high street shop I unfortunately do not carry stock.

How many people can I bring to my appointment?

My studio is not very big so I would normally say that yourself and a maximum of two other people. Unfortunately at this time with current COVID -19 restrictions I can only accommodate yourself and one other person, but only if they live in your household or are in your support bubble and you do not have to social distance from them. Sorry

Can I take photos of my chosen dress?

Once you have decided to go ahead with having your bespoke wedding dress made then you are more than welcome to take photos at each fitting.

Do you sell wedding veils?

Again I do not have stock to sell but I can make you a perfect veil to go with your wedding dress.

Do you sell wedding jewellery?

No, I am afraid I don't.

Do you sell bridal shoes?

No, sorry.

Do you sell bridesmaid dresses?

I can also design and make dresses for your bridesmaids. I do not carry stock for you to purchase.

Do you do alterations?

As we go through the dress making process with each fitting adjustments will be made for the perfect fit. These are included in my fee. If however you have bought your dress from a high street shop and need help with alterations then please get in touch.

About Susie Grist Couture

Your dream wedding dress especially for you. Bespoke, gowns for Brides, Bridesmaids, Mothers and Guests exquisitely made and hand finished. Wedding dress couture based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Susie’s knowledge in wedding dress design incorporates exquisite handcrafted details into each of her designer wedding gowns. Susie Grist Couture wedding dresses are produced from precious fabrics such as Silk Dupion, Duchess Satin, Silk Organza and Fine Lace. Bespoke design gives you that extra quality for your special wedding day.

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I met Susie only last month with a really tight time frame for my dress to be altered. Also I am 8 months pregnant so that had to be factored in. She was amazing, kept to time, really reasonable pricing (in fact less than I expected which was nice). She was professional, had good cleanliness with regards to covid considerations which made me feel safe. Then the end product, so so happy with the work she has done, my dress looks stunning and I am so excited to wear it! Highly highly recommend

Thank you so much Louise. Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful dress. It was such a pleasure working on your alterations. I hope all goes well with your wedding celebration and with the baby. Best wishes for a wonderful future together.

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I had already purchase a gown but could not fall in love with it even though it was exactly what I thought I wanted, Suzie very quickly identified it was the wrong fabric and did not fall right and the wrong colour for my skin tone. She very quickly selected fabrics, colours and style and made the most beautiful gown to complement my curves and colours. Everyone commented on how beautiful my dress is/was and i felt a million dollars on the day, so comfortable and swishy, sparkling yet sophisticated. Complex in some areas yet plain in others . I could not recommend Suzie and her skills highly enough.

Susie is an extremely talented and professional dressmaker and was a delight to work with. Being petite, I had been unable to find anything in the mother of the bride range that suited me. Susie came up with some fantastic ideas and was able to create the perfect lace top and trouser outfit. I will definitely be returning to Susie to when my second daughter marries and I have already recommended her to many of my friends.

Susie and I have worked together on several mutual weddings and collaborated on photoshoots. She is a joy to work with. Professional, creative, approachable and meticulous attention to detail. She spends time getting to know her clients to create dresses that exceed expectations. I would happily recommend Susie to anyone looking for a bespoke couture dress.

Thank you Penny. It is always lovely working with you. Hope we will be working together again soon.

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Susie turned my beautiful Maggie Sottero dress into one that was like it was made to measure. It fitted me yet was so comfortable to wear all day long and the length was perfect. My dress had a lot of beadwork and lace and I could only trust Susie with this, after I saw the intricate work she did creating my sister's wedding dress from scratch. She has a lovely fitting room as well, the fittings were very efficient, calming yet exciting at the same time. Thank you :)

Hi Lucy. It was an absolute pleasure working on your beautiful Maggie Sottero dress. Thank you for the photos. You looked stunning. It was lovely getting to know you and I’m glad you had a great wedding day.

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I knew Susie through the fact that she made my eldest daughter’s Wedding Dress for her. A beautiful dress. My youngest daughter and I, had no hesitation in asking Susie to make alterations to her quite intricate lacy Wedding Dress. Susie did a wonderful job, and it fitted like a glove, quite stunning. My daughter was thrilled to bits, and had a wonderful day wearing it confidently. Two lovely Weddings Dresses with huge thanks to Susie.

Thank you Val. It was lovely seeing you again and an absolute pleasure working on your daughters gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown. She looked stunning and I’m glad she had a great wedding.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Susie on a few Bridal projects and shoots over the last few years. She is very knowledgeable in her skill and her professionalism shines through to her finished bridal gowns, I am particularly fond of her blush dress !

Thank you Kelly. Lovely working with you too over the last few years.

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Susie grist highly recommended made a transformation to my wedding dress which was totally amazing also susie made some last minute alterations from the final fitting very swiftly and to an excellent level of satisfaction to myself and alterations to one of my bridesmaids dress which again finished to a very high standard susie is very welcoming, polite , professional, excellent in what she does to make very happy brides

Thank you Melanie for trusting me to work on your wedding dress and bridesmaid dress. It was a pleasure getting to know you even though we only had about three weeks. I hope all went well for your December wedding and best wishes for the future.

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Susie did a fantastic job on altering my wedding and bridesmaid dress After a stressful experience with a Bridal shop she transformed my dress to fit me perfectly I highly recommend Susie, she is a professional and a lovely lady

Thank you Jo. It was a pleasure getting to know you over the last few months and an honour to work on your beautiful dresses. Thank you also for the photos that you sent me. You both look absolutely stunning.

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I was very lucky to find Susie, who helped me get ready for my son's slightly less formal wedding by making me a little silk jacket, a copy of one I already had. It was perfect - beautifully made and just what I wanted. Susie was extremely sympathetic and helpful - even though it was a comparatively small job, she was thorough and painstaking. Thoroughly recommended.

I’m so pleased to of been able to help with your Mother of Groom outfit. I loved making your jacket and it complimented your dress perfectly. I’m glad you had a great day.

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Susie did an absolutely fantastic job of making my wedding dress earlier this year! I had found a sample Catherine Deane silk chiffon wedding skirt, which I loved, and was hoping to have a lace bodice made to turn it into a dress. After meeting Susie, I knew she was the person to do it - she completely understood what I had in mind and was really helpful, responsive and willing to accommodate every adjustment I asked for, no matter how small. She also did a brilliant job of altering the dresses for my two bridesmaids and is generally just a really lovely and friendly person to work with. My dress turned out even better than I could have imagined, thanks to Susie's incredible skill and vision, and was completely transformed from the original skirt that I brought to her. The quality of the finished dress was amazing and I was so thrilled to wear it for my wedding - I particularly loved swishing it around for our first dance! Thank you so much, Susie! :)

Thank you Amy. It was an absolute pleasure woking with you to create your dream wedding dress and getting to know you over the past year. I am so pleased that I was able to bring your vision to reality. You looked stunning. All the very best for the future.

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Susie altered my wedding dress for my wedding this summer. She is incredibly talented at what she does and completed a lot of detailed lace work as well as the bustle. The dress on completion was just beautiful and the alterations were made so precisely that the dress fitted perfectly. Susie never rushed my appointments and is a lovely, calm person. She also altered my bridesmaid dresses and again, we were really pleased with the alterations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Susie and would definitely use her services again.

Thank you Laura. It was lovely working with you and your bridesmaids with the alterations on your gorgeous dresses. You all looked stunning and I’m pleased all went well with the wedding.

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Susie did a fantastic job in making my wedding dress. She was creative, endlessly patient and the final result was a beautiful dress. Her attention to detail is second to none and she made the whole process enjoyable I highly recommend anyone who wants a bespoke wedding dress to contact Susie and I am sure you will not be disappointed

Thank you Erica for trusting me to make your gorgeous dress. It was a pleasure getting to know you over the last few months. Wishing you all the best for the future.

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Susie did an amazing job adding lace all along the bottom of my wedding dress, doing some other small adjustments and fixing a few holes. She is very professional and efficient. I was so pleased with her work. Thank you so much

Thank you Christina. I'm so please I was able to help make your dress perfect.

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I found susie through a Facebook ad and I went to her with my wedding dress that needed altering as the straps on the back was too big but they had detail on them like pearls so susie had to shorten the straps but then also put the pearls back on and it fitted perfectly. She also added a little loop on the inside of the dress so I could hook the back up if I wished. She was very welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout the alteration and fittings of the dress. Would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much ????

Stunning gowns! Highly recommend getting in touch with Susie!

I would recommend Susie in a heart beat and anyone who is lucky enough to have Susie do any work for them, rest assured they are in the very best hands. Susie did alterations on my wedding dress last year, and although the material was very delicate and intricate, it was not a problem for Susie to do. Not only is Susie very professional, she is also very friendly and offers a wonderful service too.

All I could ever have asked for as mother of the bride. I had wonderful attention to detail in type of material, cut, style,colour. All done with great interest, patience and a smile and expertise of course.

Suzie designed a friend’s wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Beautiful workmanship; elegance and style are amazing. I love her work.

Susie is amazing at her job She made everything about my dress perfect from measurements to finishing touches

Susie made the whole pre wedding experience more enjoyable than I could of hoped for. I like the idea of looking like a princess the actual doing fills me with nerves. The experience was relaxed, professional, accommodating appointments, never felt rushed. Susie designed and made bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride outfit and flower girl dress for my 4 year old, making us all feel so special and unique. Thank you Susie x

100% recommend. Susie went out of her way and the result is a beautiful dress and veil. All round superb, thank you!

Susie did an amazing job altering my wedding dress and 3 bridesmaids dresses. You wouldn’t have been able to tell. Thank you again!

Susie has been working on my wedding dress design for my summer wedding, and the whole process from initial consultation, design, fabric choices and fittings has been a fabulous experience. Susie has listened to what I wanted-even though I wasn't quite sure- and made great suggestions when I've dithered, and I cant wait to wear the finished design in July Would 100% recommend Susie

Susie is brilliant at what she does. Susie’s attention to detail is fantastic and comes up with the most beautiful designs.

Susie did alterations on my dress back in 2017, it needed a lot doing to it as it was huge on me so needed to be taken in a lot but because it had a lot of detail on it susie had to unpik all the detail and then hand sew it all back on, she did an amazing job on it it looked absolutely perfect, and the whole experience of going to dress fittings was always lovely and welcoming. Would definatley recommend :)

Susie’s work is exquisite

Susie was friendly and kind. She listened to everything I said and let me try different ideas to ensure my dress was everything I hoped for on my wedding day. Her work and manner were very professional. Susie always made me feel young and beautiful (neither are true!) and I always left feeling excited and uplifted. I have been happy to recommend her to other people.

Fantastic experience and a wonderfully lady 5* all the way.

Susie altered both of my wedding dresses for me and she was absolutely brilliant. They were quite different styles and she worked brilliantly with both of them - they fit me like a glove by the time she was finished with them!

Suzie is currently making me a mother of the bride dress and jacket. Imvery pleased with Suzies communication and professionalism and she is highly recommended

Suzie is currently making me a mother of the bride outfit and I would highly recommend her.

Susie was brilliant, had an absolute mare getting a waistcoat sorted - I’m a larger chap and the high street would not cater for my build. Susie was able to alter a waistcoat in record time and I looked snazzy and I felt svelt. My sister was very pleased with all the work susie did for her wedding, she is absolutely amazing

Susie made me a beautiful jacket and altered my wedding dress and was a joy to meet. She was flexible and professional at all times. I would highly recommend to all. Ruth

Susie has helped my family with 2 weddings for 2 daughters in one year including bridesmaids and has both adapted dresses and repaired the ravages left by another Bridal salon - she has been quietly competent, quick and efficient at all times, whilst also offering her own views as to what would flatter more or cost less. Her service is friendly and easy to access and I have no hesitation in recommending her to all

Susie is very kind,friendly and very professional. Her work on my wedding dress was amazing and I can't thank her enough for her amazing skills and her kindness and professional manner. I would definitely recommend Susie.

Susie altered my wedding dress to ensure it was a perfect fit for the big day! She was amazing when I panicked at the state of my bridesmaid dresses that were meant to arrive ‘made to measure’. With only a short time until my wedding, she altered them and kept me calm in the process!

Fabulous bespoke dresses to reflect the bride's unique style - I absolutely love to photograph brides wearing Susie's creations. I often see Susie at wedding fairs and she is so friendly and professional and very talented.

Susie was wonderful to work with during my wedding preparation. I needed alterations done to a dress I bought in the US and she worked around my schedule and with such beautiful attention to detail, making the dress fit perfectly and adeptly adding some embellishments I had requested. I cannot recommend Susie enough!

Susie was incredible I knew from the word go she totally understood what I wanted for my wedding dress. I wanted something different a long silky gown and floor length cape with powerful shoulder pads! And Susie did just that. It was so great to see it in all of the stages. Never once did she try to change the original concept and showed real enthusiasm to do something a bit different. I went to one dress shop on the high street and it just wasn’t for me. As soon as I met Susie I felt full of confidence that she would be able to make the dress. I was so thrilled with the outcome it looked like something off the run way. I am just thinking of what she could make for me next. Susie is incredibley efficient, hard working and passionate about your dress. I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Susie puts a personal touch to all her work and that is her lovely personality. She makes you feel like the only bride she’s looking after and will go out of her way to ensure all your dress needs are met. I’m forever grateful for how she made it all happen for my bridesmaids and l. I have also recommended friends to Susie and they were not disappointed.

I had the luck of meeting Susie in 2015. She was simply my fair godmother! She transformed my dress into exactly what I wanted after numerous “bridal experts” saying it wasn’t possible! Susie is a lovely lady and she is thought of everytime my dress is mentioned! Thank you so much Susie. Xx

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. Susie worked around my schedule and was incredibly accommodating and professional. She made the dress fit perfectly and added an illusion lace detail to the back, as requested. She had a lot of lace to contend with, but this was no problem for Susie! The dress was absolutely perfect on the day. The whole process of working with Susie was easy and efficient. I would definitely recommend her for any alteration requirements you might have, wedding-related or not!

Susie is just charming and does a fabulous job every time. Thanks to Susie I now have a lovely dress to wear to my brother's wedding. I would highly recommend Susie.

It was great working with you again and I hope all went well with your brother's wedding.

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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 wedding and so I had plenty of time to get it altered. When I got my dress back from the wedding dress shop I was more than underwhelmed. The dress was completely ill fitting, the sleeves were too small and the dress was massive. The petticoat was shoddily made and ugly. So I went to Susie with a dress I had spent a lot of money on and hated! I had many sleepless nights over that dress and almost bought another one. Susie was the saviour of that dress. She completely redid the lace sleeves so that they fit. She made the bodice smaller and made a new petticoat and underskirt for it. She changed my dress from something I absolutely hated into something I loved. I looked great on the day, the best day of my life and a lot of that was because of the way she totally transformed that dress. The bridesmaids dresses were also designer from The Pretty Dress Company. Therefore the sizes were interesting to say the least. Susie did extensive alterations for one bridesmaid and the other two also had some alterations to theirs. They all looked stunning on the day and absolutely love their dresses. Susie instills confidence and calm into even the most stressed out and worried person. She makes masterpieces that fit perfectly. She replies to emails quickly and is unbelievably accommodating and kind. I would highly recommend her services. I am sure we will use her services again.

Mary it was such a pleasure working with you on your wedding dress and I am so pleased that you ended up falling in love with your dress all over again. I'm glad you had such a good day and thank you for the photos

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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 but as my daughter was mid GCSEs, she didn't have time to buy the shoes until after the exams, which gave us about 1 week to get her dress altered! Suzie was fantastic and pulled out all the stops to accommodate us. She made a really good job of altering the dress and was both very reliable and friendly. We have since employed Suzie to alter my second daughter's prom dress this summer. This time we bought the shoes in plenty of time but Suzie was equally as efficient. When she came to shorten the dress, she decided she would adjust it from the waste rather than from the hem and she did this at no extra charge to us. I would highly recommend Suzie.

It has been a pleasure working on your daughters dresses at this exciting time for them. I'm glad they had a great time.

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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 and seeing her work we decided to get a few of the wedding parties outfits made by her. She made the most beautiful bridesmaids dress for my little sister and winter capes for myself and both the bridesmaids. Four years later and I went back to susie to see if she would make my 6 month old daughters christening gown in the same ivory and blue design from my wedding. She did such a fantastic job, the dress was stunning. Susie is a very talented, friendly lady who has since made a number of beautiful outfits for members of my family. It has been so lovely to return to her after she helped with my wedding for her to design my daughters christening gown. I would highly recommend Susie for any special occasion attire.

Amelia it was so nice to be asked to make a dress for your daughter's christening after working on your wedding outfits. Thank you for asking me. Thank you also for the photos she looked absolutely gorgeous.

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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 Susie. She instantly got it and was really enthusiastic about it. We had plenty of dress fittings and I saw it in all it's stages. Susie is so talented and I never once felt unsure that she didn't get my 'vision.' It was so great to meet and work with Susie on my one of a kind dress. I'm just trying to think of what I could have made next! Thank you Susie. Tash x

Natasha it was an absolute pleasure working on your gorgeous wedding dress and cape. I thoroughly enjoyed bringing your dream outfit to life. Thank you for the photos you looked absolutely stunning

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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 whole process was stress-free. Would recommend.

Lauren it was a pleasure working with you and the girls. You all looked stunning. Thank you for the photos.

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Susie recently altered my Bridesmaid's dress for my best friends wedding, due to having lost weight from the purchase of the dress, I felt uncomfortable and hated it, until I met Susie. She did a wonderful job and fitted my dress to me perfectly, making it a dress I ended up loving. Thank you so much!

You are absolutely welcome Beth. I'm so glad you ended up loving the dress and you looked beautiful. Thank you for the photo.

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Susie did the alterations on my wedding dress for my wedding last month. Although the alterations needed were not major, Susie's attention to detail was brilliant. She helped to make the dress fit me perfectly allowing me to feel amazing on my wedding day. Thank you Susie.

Hi Keiron. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help you with your dress alterations. I hope you had a great day.

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Susie was absolutely fantastic. She altered two wedding dresses for me (one for the big day and one for an event the next day) and I couldn't have been happier with the service she provided. She is professional, discrete (the second dress was a surprise!) and both dresses, despite being very different styles and fabrics, fit like a glove. We were so impressed with Susie that my mum went back to her a few weeks before the wedding to have her dress altered, taking it from being a beautiful designer dress to absolutely the perfect dress that my mum felt fantastic in all day. I would recommend Susie to anyone who needs a wedding dress or other gown altered. Thank you!

Thank you Anna. It was a pleasure working with both you and your Mum. I'm glad you were happy with your gowns and you looked absolutely stunning in both dresses. I hope that the second dress was a successful surprise. I'm glad your Mum was happy too.

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Susie did a brilliant job on my daughter’s dresses and she also did some alterations to my ‘mother of the bride’ dress when I lost confidence in my choice, as a result it was perfect and I received many compliments. Thank you so much

Janet it was an absolutely pleasure working with you and you looked stunning. I'm glad I was able to help you regained confidence in your dress.

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Susie did a marvellous job in creating and making the " mother of the bride" outfit. I enjoyed having my input in the process too. I felt wonderful on THE DAY and I was told by a guest that I looked beautiful. Now I don't think this has ever happened to me before. So it was thanks to Susie for all her patience and skill. So happy.

Thank you Margaret. You are a lovely lady. it was a pleasure working with you on your Mother Of The Bride outfit and yes the guest was right you looked beautiful.

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Susie was fantastic through my alterations. If I had been aware that she made bespoke wedding dresses I probably wouldn’t have bought one from a shop. Would recommend her to anybody who asked!

Thank you Kerry for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you on altering your beautiful gown. I hope you had a fantastic day. Susie

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Susie altered my wedding dress last year. She is an absolute master of her trade. Nothing was a problem, she was professional, reassuring, accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure I had the best experience. I’m extremely glad I went to susie and I would go again and again! She was absolutely incredible!!!! 5 stars just doesn’t seem enough.

Thank you Laura for your lovely words. It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your beautiful dress and you looked stunning.

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Susie altered my wedding dress & added a tulle neckline. The result was stunning, so glad I had such a professional lady handling my wedding gown. Susie also alterned my 5 bridesmaids dresses, one who was only in the country 4 days before the wedding! All dressed were steamed and perfect! The appointments were so flexible & fitted around us :) Higy recommended!!!

Thank you Steph. It was a pleasure working with you all and you all looked beautiful.

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Susie made a fabulous job of altering my dress to fit so I felt very glamorous on my special day.

Thank you Wendy. I hope you had a fantastic day. It was a pleasure working with you. The dress really suited you and you looked fabulous.

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Susie was 100% amazing with altering all of the bridesmaid dresses and my wedding dress! So kind and calm but also kept in touch the whole time which is what I needed. So straight forward I would recommend anyone who is looking for alterations to use susie!

Thank you Emily. it was lovely working with you all and you all looked stunning.

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Susie did an amazing job on my dress , Would 100% recommend , she does a fantastic job.

Thank you Lorna for your lovely words. It was a pleasure.

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Susie was calm, kind and so professional with her alterations to my daughters’ dresses and also with my ‘secret’ alterations to my mother of the bride dress. Thank you for not judging a ‘silly old woman’ you made me feel glamorous too .

Thank you I'm glad you were pleased with the result of your dress alterations. You are absolutely welcome and making you feel glamorous is what it is all about.

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Susie was fantastic very friendly welcome on arrival to her home she was very professional in all aspects of her work! She ajusted both mine and my daughters dresses and i have to say they were breath taking i felt and looked fabulous on my big day! 100% satisfied and would highly recommend her.

Thank you Caroline. I loved working with you and your daughter altering your dresses. You both looked absolutely stunning. I'm glad you had a good day.

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Susie done such a wonderful job altering my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dress. I was extremely anxious about having my dress altered as I had lost over 3 stone since buying it but Susie put me completely at ease with her friendly yet very professional approach!

Thank you Lilly. It was an absolute pleasure and you looked absolutely stunning. I loved all the intricate lace and bead work. Such a gorgeous dress and bride.

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Susie altered my dress last year for my wedding, it was huge on me and very long, it also had a lot of detail and beads etc on the bodest that had to all be taken off and then hand sewn back on after, she did an amazing job and my dress fitted perfectly. Thankyou so much again

Thank you Porsche it was a pleasure. I loved doing the intricate lace and beadwork during the alterations of your dress. I'm glad you were pleased and you looked amazing in your gorgeous dress.

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Susie was just so fabulous. Friendly service and she did a wonderful job on my wedding dress. I would heartily recommend!

Susie did a lovely job adjusting my dress, and I thought the time taken to do the work and the fee charged was reasonable too.

Thank you Ruth. It was a pleasure working with you on your dress. You looked stunning. Susie

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Excellent service - efficient, great value and gave really useful advice

Hi Lucy thank you so much or your review. It was a pleasure to work with you and Sarah. I hope you had an amazing day. Susie

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Susie helped me adjust my dress for the big day. She was polite,helpful and friendly and I can't thank her enough for what she did

Thank you Sarah for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope you had an amazing day. Susie

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Susie took up my second hand dress, tidied up all the embroidery, took in the bust slightly and added in the option to raise the train for dancing in the evening. She also added in the option of detaching the netting for the evening as I was concerned I would be too hot (and I was). Finally she made a detachable ribbon/diamante belt for me and took the dress out slightly round my stomach when problems with my knees meant my weight loss plan was scuppered. I was very pleased with the work, which was reasonably priced and done quickly and with no fuss. I had lots of compliments on the dress and would recommend Susie wholeheartedly. Rachel Shepherd (was Turner)

Thank you Rachel for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to work on your dress and I'm pleased all went well with your wedding. Thank you also for the photographs you send me of you in your dress your looked beautiful. Susie

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Excellent service, very quick, even had an appointment on her birthday!

Thank you Charlie. It was lovely meeting you and your Mum and hearing all about your amazing wedding celebrations. It was a pleasure working with you on your wedding dress. Susie

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I have worked with Susie Grist Couture on a number of mutual weddings. Her bespoke bridal dresses are exquisite. It is clearly evident that her passion for what she does best is reflected on the details of each dress. Why buy a dress from shop to have it altered when you can have a one off couture dress made to perfection by Susie. I would highly recommend Susie to the bridal party looking for bespoke attire.

Thank you Penny for your kind review. It has been a pleasure working with you too and looking forward to more projects in 2017. Susie

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Susie was wonderful. She had such patience with my daughters requests for her wedding dress and both the dress and my mother-of -the -Bride outfit looked amazing after she altered them.

Thank you Marion. It really was a pleasure. Your outfit was beautiful and really suited you. Your daughter looked stunning in her dress and I hope you all had a fabulous day. Susie

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Susie was great at adjusting my wedding dress. Given only 5-6months notice to turn it around. The top part of the dress needing some work and replacing all the beads, so a couple of trips were required to get the fit right. Perfect! Thank you so much Susie!

Thank you Hayley. It was a pleasure and you looked stunning in your beautiful wedding gown. Susie

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Susie was outstanding. She is incredibly talented. She is also warm, caring and determined to make you feel a million dollars on your big day. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.

Thank you Felicity. It was an honour to work on restoring your amazing dress. I found it very therapeutic and the end result looked amazing. You looked absolutely stunning. I hope you had a great day. Susie

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Susie was awesome! So easy and understanding of how I wanted to alter my dress and bridesmaids. Susie had the extra challenge of accommodating my pregnant belly and she certainly rose to the challenge and I felt amazing in my dress even though I was 6 months pregnant. Everyone at the wedding said how beautiful the dress was and I owe this to Susie who did an amazing job. I would recommend her to anyone wanting anything made and alterations. Very approachable and professional.

Thank you Sophie it was an absolute pleasure and I'm glad we managed to overcome all the challenges. Thank you for the photos you sent me you looked amazing and your new baby is beautiful. Susie

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Susie transformed my wedding dress from a vision to reality with a relaxed and kind manner. I was thrilled with the result and would highly recommend Susie to any future bride.... what a whizz she is!

Thank you Sarah. It was a pleasure working on your dress transformation. I was very pleased with the end result and glad that you were too. I hope all went well with the wedding. You looked stunning. Susie

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Susie was amazing with altering my wedding dress. She knew exactly how to make my dress fit perfectly, even after some really last minute alterations. I am so happy with her attention to detail and dedication. She made my vision a reality.

Thank you Stephanie. It was a pleasure to work on your beautiful dress and you looked stunning. Susie

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Susie was amazing, easy to work with and all requirements were done quickly and with extreme skill. Susie even managed to alter my mothers outfit at the last minute! Excellent communication and comfortable surroundings. I'm very thankful that Susie was recommended to me.

Lorraine it was a pleasure to help you and your Mum out. I hope the day was everything you dream of. Susie

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Amazing dress designer, who really takes in exactly what you want and goes above and beyond for her clients!

Thank you Shannon it was an absolute pleasure working with you to create your dream dress. You looked beautiful and the photos look amazing. Susie

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I was recommended Susie to put in a bustle ribbon for my wedding dress. Susie was excellent and totally understood what I wanted and did an additional alteration to the dress to make it work. I would highly recommend for any work - Susie listens and understands, got the work done in a timely way, very approachable and hassle free. Thank you Susie!

Thank you Jenny you looked stunning I hope the day went well. Susie

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As per previous review - just with additional vote!

Brilliant help from a lovely lady. Susie's skill in altering my MOG dress made me feel fantastic and gave me confidence for the photos. She is a real crafts person and efficient too!

You are very welcome Sue. This site has registered both reviews. Thank you for taking the time to write them, I'm glad you felt good for the wedding. Susie

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Thank you Susie for beautiful alterations to bridemaids dresses that fitted perfectly on the day!!

You are welcome Anna. I'm glad you were happy and I hope all went well for the big day. Susie

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Susie made alterations to three of my bridesmaid's dresses (at short notice) and they were all pleased with the results. She was very professional with a calm, friendly manner.

Thank you Hannah. I'm glad the girls were pleased and felt good for your big day. I hope all went well. Susie

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Great service, high quality work. My dress adjustments were perfect and Susie is very kind and professional.

Thank you Liz. I'm glad you were happy with you dress. You looked beautiful and I hope all went well with your big day. Susie

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I would like to vote for Susie. She did an amazing job on my wedding dress which had a lot of intricate work to do on it. I was so pleased with it & would definitely recommend her.

Thank you Sandie, that is very kind of you. It was a pleasure working on your dress and you looked absolutely beautiful. Susie

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Susie was absolutely wonderful. We'd met at a wedding fare and knew she was who I needed. Susie was professional, kind, calm and understanding throughout. The work she did on my dress was second to none; perfect even. Her contribution to making me feel like a film star on our big day is not to be underestimated.

Thank you Jen for such a lovely review. I'm glad you felt so great in your beautiful wedding dress. It was a pleasure to work with you and I'm glad you had a good day. Susie

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Lovely Susie created an exquisite dress for my wedding day. She listened carefully to my ideas and then created a dress perfectly suited to me. I cannot recommend Susie Grist Couture highly enough.

Thank you Zoe for such kind words. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and creating your beautiful wedding gown. You looked stunning. Susie

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I recently had a dress altered for my nieces wedding by Susie. Whilst she specialises on Bridal wear she made an exception for me. I was extremely impressed with her work. I received a recommendation from a local bridal shop and completely recommend her work.

Thank you Jacqui for your kind words. I'm was only too pleased to help. I hope all went well with the wedding. Susie

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Susie was so helpful and did a wonderful job altering a Mother of the Groom dress for me. She was calm and saw ways to make the dress fit perfectly, taking great care with the fine detail. Good communication re price and timings. Really recommended.

Thank you Sue. It was a pleasure. You looked fantastic and I hope all went well for the big day. Susie

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Susie made my wedding dress and it was even better than I could ever have imagined! She did such an amazing job and was such a pleasure to work with! Thank you Susie!

Susie did a fantastic job on the adjustments to my wedding dress - including suggesting a couple of changes I wouldn't have even thought of (e.g. a ribbon to hitch up the train for the evening). She was friendly and professional across all our meetings. On the big day, my dress fit perfectly and looked like it had been made for me! Fantastic service and I really appreciate all Susie's help! Thank you!

You are welcome Luisa. It was an absolutely pleasure working with you on your dress. You looked stunning and I'm glad all went well for your wedding. Susie

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Thanks, your alteration was perfect. I could forget about the dress and concentrate on having a great day.

Thanks, your alteration was perfect.

You are welcome Claire. I'm glad you were pleased. Susie

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Susie is very approachable, listens carefully to what you want, adds her own expertise to the mix and delivers spectacular results. I was delighted with my wedding dress.

Susie did a brilliant job on the alterations for my two bridesmaid dresses, including taking up the hems, taking in the bust area and adjusting the zips so the fabric hangs nicely at the back. Susie also made a beautiful rouched cravat for my fiance from an offcut of fabric from my wedding dress. Very friendly lady, great communication and alterations were completed quickly and at a sensible price. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Susie's services. Thank you!

Thank you Hannah for your lovely review. It was a pleasure working on your bridesmaid dresses. I hope all goes well with your wedding. Susie

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Susie did such a fantastic job on my alternations for my bridesmaid dress. Very speedy service & reasonably priced. Will most definitely be recommending your services.

Hi Amy. Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure.

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I was over the moon with the dress which Susie designed then skilfully created for my wedding...it was such a pleasure to see it coming together at my dress fittings. I truly felt amazing in it and to have a bespoke dress which fitted like a glove made me the happiest bride in Disney World!

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