11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

First, second and third place dresses from the 2014 TP Wedding Dress contest. Photo: Cheap Chic Weddings

The 11th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest hosted by the website Cheap Chic Weddings will be accepting entries through May 12, 2015.

The challenge calls for creative minds and designers to use Charmin toilet paper, (the company also sponsors the event), to create real dresses out of toilet paper that can be worn by a live model. It is an idea sisters Laura Gawne and Susan Bain, who operate Cheap Chic Weddings, had over a decade ago that is still growing.

“The contest has grown immensely over the last ten years and we are always in awe of the beautiful gowns created by the contestants.” says Susan Bain, Co-Founder of Cheap Chic Weddings. “We specialize in making weddings chic on a budget but these designs often surpass even our imaginations.” added Laura Gawne, Co-Founder of Cheap Chic Weddings.

The top 10 contestants and their dresses will be flown to New York for a live fashion show finale at Kleinfeld Bridal where the designs will be judged by Cheap Chic Weddings judges. Joining the judges will be Mara Urshel, co-owner of Kleinfeld, and the Celebrity Judge is FYI Network’s Michael Russo, event planner and host of Mikie Saves The Date.

Having Kleinfeld join the challenge is like getting a visit from the fairy godmother. Not only will the Grand Prize winner walk away with $10,000 but in-house designers at Kleinfeld will create a wearable gown based on the winning dress design. Second place receives $5,000 and third receives $2,500.

To enter, create the dress using Charmin Toilet Paper, tape, glue, and/or needle and thread. Take well-lit shots of your design on your model or mannequin. The dress must be wearable by a human to be eligible for entry. Te official entry form and rules can be found at http://www.cheap-chic-weddings.com/wedding-contest-2015.html. All photos and the entry form must be submitted by May 12, 2015, at 11pm EST to TPDresscontest@gmail.com.