NYC's Wed Altered will hook you up with ethically-minded vendors: April 20-21, 2013

By on Mar. 29th
Clockwise from top left: hushedCOMMOTION head piece, Dame Couture dress, The Ritzy Rose bouquet, and Janay A. Handmade dresses

Clockwise from top left: hushedCOMMOTION head piece, Dame Couture dress, The Ritzy Rose bouquet, and Janay A. Handmade dresses

If you're looking to make ethical choices when you're shopping for wedding fashions, you're going to want to thank our sponsor Wed Altered for making that infinitely easier. Wed Altered is a co-op of independent wedding dress and accessory designers who all have a focus on ethical company philosophies — ethical production, sustainable design, charity work, domestic production, Fair Trade, etc.


Date: April 20th and 21st, 2013
Time: 9am-8pm
Location: Elk Studios 164 W. 25th St. New York, NY
Price: FREE!

If you're in New York City the weekend of April 20-21, you can totally take advantage of Wed Altered's pop-up shop. Let's talk details, while we virtually shop some of the designers you'll find at Wed Altered…

Left: Anna Mains Designs veil, Right: Vintage Chic Destinations dress by The Cotton Bride

Left: Anna Mains Designs veil, Right: Vintage Chic Destinations dress by The Cotton Bride

The Wed Altered co-op will be getting a group of indie designers and vendors together to bring y'all a shopping experience that'll make your planning easier and — gasp — actually fun! Wed Altered vendors will feature bridal accessories, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, floral arranging, hair and makeup, and even yummy treats. There will also be a raffle at the event, and the prizes will range from headpieces, veils and clutches, to gift certificates toward wedding dresses and even one completely free wedding dress! But you have to register early to be able to get in on the raffle.

Left: Winifred Bean dress, Right: Celia Grace dress

Left: Winifred Bean dress, Right: Celia Grace dress

And we love that Wed Altered wants to make ethical wedding fashion more accessible:

As designers, we're having a blast getting this put together and we can't wait for brides to share it with us. Designers don't usually gather together to make it easier on the brides, but they should!
Clockwise from top right: Peace Love Bling necklace, 31 Bits necklaces, Rebecca Schoneveld Designs dress

Clockwise from top right: Peace Love Bling necklace, 31 Bits necklaces, Rebecca Schoneveld Designs dress

This isn't an expo or a fair; the Wed Altered pop-up shop will be just like a big store. You'll be able to order or purchase any of the things you happen to fall in love with. And since Wed Altered will feature designers from all across the country, it's a great opportunity for you to actually try on fashions in person instead of having to order online.

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Clockwise from top right: Mignonne Handmade flower wreath, Fresh Sewn bouquet, Solitary Pearl dress

Most importantly, Wed Altered is a community of vendors and couples that want to find wedding fashion that reflects their values as well as their personal style. By attending the Wed Altered pop-up, you're supporting ethically-minded vendors with your wedding purchases. You'll not only look damn good on your wedding day, you'll feel damn good. It's free to go but, but you can click here to schedule an appointment with Wed Altered, or just show up and shop!

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Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher for the Offbeat Empire. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog, Twitter @meganfinley, and Instagram @meggyfin.