Toilet paper wedding dress contest is open; winner gets $2,000


Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding, or even thought about planning one, knows a good portion of the budget goes to the dress. Lace, taffeta, beading -- it’s all expensive. Ever wondered how something a little cheaper would fare as a dress material? How about toilet paper? launched its ninth annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, sponsored by Charmin, on Tuesday. If you can make a beautiful wedding dress out of toilet paper, you could win $2,000 toward the dress of your dreams or make your masterpiece the star of a wedding.

Last year’s grand prize winner Susan Brennan created a playfully sophisticated dress called Bohemian Cupcake.


To make your dress, use some Charmin Toilet Paper, tape, glue and or needle and thread. No other materials are allowed. You can print out a coupon for Charmin on Once the dress is made, take pictures of the front, back and side of the dress.

Contestants must submit their photos to Cheap Chic Weddings at by May 10, 11 p.m. EST. The top 10 entries will be chosen by the Cheap Chic Weddings judging panel and the public will vote online for a winner. The top three dresses will be on display at RK Bridal in New York City on June 6 for final judgment. Kate Pankoke, owner and creative director of Elaya Vaughn Bridal and Season 11 contestant on “Project Runway,” will help choose the winning dress.

The winner will receive $2,000, with $1,000 and $500 respectively going to the second- and third-place finishers.

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