12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest #TPDress @Charmin #ad

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York.  (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

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    These days, most brides are getting very creative about designing their wedding dresses.  Gone are the days of only being traditional and they have been replaced by a desire to be bold and to be unique.  Nothing screams original louder than wearing a wedding dress made entirely of toilet paper!  Before you laugh at this idea, let me tell you that these dresses are so exquisite that you wouldn’t even be able to tell that they were made with TP.  

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York.  (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

    Earlier this month, 10 finalists displayed their work at the contest’s finale event held at Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel.  Contestants created dresses out of nothing more than Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread, and this year, more than 1,500 entrants were up to the task.  Charmin partnered with Cheap Chic Weddings by providing coupons to help cover the cost of purchasing Charmin toilet paper used in creating each dress. Designers used between nine and 70 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft, Charmin Ultra Strong and Charmin Basic.

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York.  (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

    Charmin toilet paper was perfect for creating these fashion masterpieces because, not only is it America’s softest bath tissue, but it is also 4 times stronger than other toilet paper brands.  This makes it the perfect material for these talented designers to use to create their dresses and to have them worn on the runway by models.  Charmin has been America’s most popular toilet paper for more than 25 years.

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    Cheap Chic Weddings was created back in 2003 to help couples have the wedding of their dreams regardless of their budget. Their mission is to enable couples-to-be to “have a cheap wedding that looks like a million bucks.” The company started the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest eleven years ago to connect to their readers beyond the website and book. The inspiration for the creative contest came from the popular wedding shower game.

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    Van Tran won the Grand Prize of $10,000 and a trip for two to any Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum in the U.S. and was joined at the finale event by nine other contest finalists. Runner-up Judith Henry from Woodland Hills, UT received a check for $5,000, third place winner Donna Vincler from Brentwood, TN received a check for $2,500, and “Fan Favorite” winner Roy Cruz from Chesapeake, VA received a year supply of Charmin Ultra Soft and Charmin Ultra Strong toilet paper.

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York.  (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, Thursday, June 16, 2016 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Charmin)

Let’s Discuss:  After seeing some of these toilet paper wedding dresses, would you consider wearing one for your wedding ceremony?

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. That’s spectacular! I remember being with a large group of ladies doing a toilet paper dress. It was NOTHING like these. lol What an amazing experience this must’ve been for the participants. Love what the top ones won with their dresses.

  2. Honestly–although I know Charmin is strong-I’d be scared to death to wear this to a wedding. Knowing how much of a klutz I am—well lets just say–I would be too afraid to eat or to dance or to move. These creations are absolutely stunning and I would be afraid to ruin it!!

    • I was also thinking the same thing. What if it rips? I guess that issue has been addressed in the creation of these outfits. The people who thought of these dresses are pure talent!

  3. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    Those dresses are beyond amazing. It’s incredible what they can make out of toilet paper, huh? WOW.

  4. Those dresses are pretty! I don’t think I would of worn a toilet paper dress to my wedding. I did play the toilet paper dress game at my bridal shower though.

  5. Those dresses look amazing. I can’t believe the creativity that went into those. They don’t even look like TP!

  6. I wouldn’t wear one, but I did own a paper dress in the 60s. My grandmother bought it for me and I wore it three times before we threw it away. I loved it!

  7. Whoa this is so cool! Before I even read the post title I was thinking to myself..man, those are some gorgeous dresses! I never would have imagined they were made out of toilet paper. We played a game at one of my bridal showers where we had to create toilet paper dresses, it was hysterical!

  8. These dresses are simply stunning. TP or not I sure would wear one! These designers are so creative!

  9. Wow. This is the first time I have heard about toilet paper dresses. And to think that this has been going on for 12 years. Wedding dresses are made from toilet paper! Wow. Awesome. Just Awesome.

  10. It’s amazing how detailed the designers were able to get with tp. The dresses are very pretty.

  11. OMG! I have never heard about this and these dresses are so gorgeous so hard to imagine that these were made out of toilet paper. This is pure awesomeness!!!!

  12. Wow! You can’t tell if the wedding dress made out of fabric or bath paper. Amazing how those designers work their creativity in such beautiful and elegant designs, and imagine the details of their work to make these wedding dresses.

  13. Those dresses looked absolutely beautiful, who would have known you could make such dresses from toilet roll!

  14. These are fantastic! So impressive!

  15. These are INCREDIBLE! Love the creativity and mastery of the design process through toilet paper! I mean – you have to really know how to construct a garment to master this. And they all look lovely!

  16. I am amazed at the creativity. This reminds of why I used to love the show Project Runway. This is just so opposite of how my mind thinks that I love to see it.

  17. I love weddings and wedding gowns every time I see a wedding I want to get married again, such a special moment. The dresses look fabulous considering they are made of paper =)

  18. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    These are out of toilet paper?! No way! These are nicer than some of the “real” wedding dresses I have seen LOL. So cool!

  19. Um, yes, I would totally wear one of these! I can’t believe they’re made from TOILET PAPER!

  20. It’s amazing what they can do with TP. Wow – they are all gorgeous dresses.

  21. Oh my goodness! That is so very cool. I bet that the only toilet brand perfect for this, would be Charmin due to its thickness..it’s so strong. We love it.

  22. Neely (@Neelykins) says:

    These dresses are intesnse and amazing! What a fun thing to do!

  23. Wow, those are made out of toilet paper???? Those are amazing.

  24. I have seen blurbs about this, but reading about it is amazing. What a fun and neat contest!

  25. So hard to tell those dresses are made of TP! Amazing!!!

  26. Honestly, yea I would! Especially if one of those designers did it! Feels like an adult slumber party game.

  27. This is just incredible! I couldn’t make anything like this with fabric let alone toilet paper.

  28. Wow….how amazing is this? I honestly cannot believe there is such a thing and even more at how beautiful those dresses are.

  29. This is so incredibly amazing! I’ve seen the amateur version of this at bridal showers, but those dresses are unbelievable. Hard to believe they’re created out of toilet paper.

  30. Elizabeth O says:

    That Van Tran gown was simply amazing! The spider’s web netting must have taken hours to do. Congrats to all the winners. As per your question, probably not. I think it’s great as a contest idea. 🙂

  31. I am shocked that these wedding dresses are made from toilet paper. I would have been hard pressed to find a winner!

  32. Wow. What creativity!! I bet they were hard not to rip.

  33. I cannot believe those wedding gowns are made from toilet paper. Each and every one of them look gorgeous and I love the winner gown.

  34. We did this at my bridal shower, although not nearly as elaborate! Such a fun activity. And the detail! Awesome.

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