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High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

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    Every woman dreams about the day that she will choose and try on her wedding dress.  Most of us have a pretty good idea about what we want it to look like and what material we want it to be made of.  I’m sure many of you would be very surprised if I told you that some of the most beautiful wedding dresses most of us have ever seen were displayed last week at the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin.  Why was the event named this way?  The reason is that all of the wedding dresses were made entirely out of toilet paper!

The 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, will be turned into a ready-to-wear design by a Kleinfeld Bridal designer, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

The 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, will be turned into a ready-to-wear design by a Kleinfeld Bridal designer, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

    Charmin products used to create these exquisite gowns included Charmin Ultra Soft, Charming Ultra Strong, Charmin Basic, and even a roll of pink vintage Charmin toilet paper.  The amount of toiled paper used in lieu of fabric ranged from using as little as 8 and as many as 74 rolls of Charmin toilet paper.  The event was also multicultural and included contestants from all different backgrounds and occupations, including an interior designer, schoolteacher and a second runner up to Miss America.

The 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, will be turned into a ready-to-wear design by a Kleinfeld Bridal designer, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

The 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, will be turned into a ready-to-wear design by a Kleinfeld Bridal designer, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

    This marks the fifth year Charmin has partnered with Cheap Chic Weddings by providing coupons to help cover the cost of purchasing Charmin toilet paper used in creating each dress.  Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com is a money-saving website for brides-to-be.

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    It was created back in 2003 to help couples have their dream wedding despite having budget constraints.  They began the annual contest eleven years ago based on the popular bridal shower game.  Over time, the contest has increased in popularity from year to year and this year’s competition was fierce!

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

    Charmin has been America’s most popular toilet paper for over 25 years which makes them the perfect choice for creating these elegant wedding dresses.  In the U.S., P&G offers Charmin Ultra Soft and Charmin Ultra Strong – premium two-ply toilet paper.

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    You can also find Charmin Basic – a one-ply toilet paper; Charmin Sensitive – with gentle and soothing lotion with a touch of aloe & vitamin E.  Make sure you visit the Charmin website to learn more about their products.

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

    Celebrity weddings and events planner, Michael Russo, along with Kleinfeld Bridal co-owner Mara Urshel, were in attendance to help choose the winning designs.  Ultimately, the winning design came from Donna Pope Vincler who won the coveted title from among ten talented finalists.  She won the Grand Prize of $10,000 and was joined at the finale event by the other nine contest finalists.

(L-R) Susan Bain and Laura Gawne from Cheap Chic Wedding, the winner of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, Donna Pope Vincler, her daughter Aubrey Swander and Velvet Gogol Bennett from Charmin pose with the $10,000 grand prize on behalf of Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. Her gown was exclusively made of Charmin toilet paper, glue and thread. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

(L-R) Susan Bain and Laura Gawne from Cheap Chic Wedding, the winner of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, Donna Pope Vincler, her daughter Aubrey Swander and Velvet Gogol Bennett from Charmin pose with the $10,000 grand prize on behalf of Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. Her gown was exclusively made of Charmin toilet paper, glue and thread. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

    Runner-up Mimoza Haska from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was given a check for $5,000, and third place winner Carol Touchstone from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was awarded a check for $2,500. Photos from the contest can be viewed at www.cheap-chic-weddings.com, their Facebook and Twitter pages and within Charmin’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

High-profile wedding planner and host of ÒMikie Saves the DateÓ, Michael Russo, poses with the winning dresses of the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

    As you can see from the photos, these dresses were stunning.  However, not even these images do them justice as they were flawless in real life.  In the end, it is heartwarming that the premise of this entire event is to make the wedding of their dreams affordable to a couple who might otherwise not have had the means to host one.  Making dreams come true on limited finances is what this whole fashion show was all about!

For the first time, the winning wedding dress design, shown here at the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, will be turned into a ready-to-wear design by a Kleinfeld Bridal designer, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

For the first time, the winning wedding dress design, shown here at the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, will be turned into a ready-to-wear design by a Kleinfeld Bridal designer, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)

Let’s Discuss:  What do you think about the wedding dresses that were displayed at this event and would you ever believe that they were made entirely out of toilet paper?

Disclosure: This sponsored post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Charmin. As a Charmin Influencer, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Comments

  1. I wouldn’t if I had not read the post. These dresses are stunning.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Well now that is something you don’t see every day. The detail is amazing.

  3. Wow. I’m almost speechless. I cannot believe those were made from TP! They look amazing!

  4. Wow. This is the coolest thing. I had no idea this type of event was even a thing. I love it, you can’t even tell that any of those are toilet paper. I’m stunned!

  5. Catherine S says:

    They are all very pretty. It is amazing that they made them out of toilet paper. What a fantastic event.

  6. It is really hard to believe that those are made of toilet paper. They better stay as far away from water as possible.

  7. Oh my I have never seen anything like this before. I bet these dresses are super soft!

  8. It’s so hard to tell that they are made from tp! They are all so cool. The designers are so talented.

  9. I don’t even know what to say because these are phenomenal. I can’t even believe they’re TP-based. That is nuts!

  10. These dresses are gorgeous. I wouldn’t know these are made from toilet paper had I not read the post.

  11. They all look so stunning! I would definitely wear the first place prize winning dress! 🙂

  12. Those dresses just look a little too good to be true. Actually look a lot better than my own wedding dress. 🙂

  13. It is really very hard for me to believe that these dresses were made out of toilet paper! They really are magnificent creations!!

  14. I’m a little confused though. If they stepped on the dress, wouldn’t it rip right away?

  15. These are such beautiful dresses! We played a game at my daughter’s bridal shower to make a dress out of toilet paper but they sure didn’t look like these 🙂

  16. Those are some beautiful looking Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses! Such creativity and imagination went into them.

  17. They are all so gorgeous! I never would have guessed they were made from toilet paper!

  18. This seems like such a fun contest! Who knew that toilet paper could create such beautiful dresses.

  19. Those all look amazing! My word…why on earth did I pay so much for a “real” wedding dress when toilet paper can look like these?!

  20. Wow! these are amazing, who would believe they where made from TP

  21. Those are some pretty amazing things, right? I think I’d be so nervous wearing one. One rip would send me over the edge, lol!!! Very cool post.

  22. I am in awe that those are toilet paper wedding dresses! They look amazing!

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