When it comes to the big day, many brides-to-be will spare no expense to walk down the aisle in their dream dress. But if you're looking to make a bold bridal fashion statement and save a little money at the same time, nothing says cheap and chic like a toilet-paper wedding dress. And while it's no silk or satin, toilet paper can actually be a pretty versatile and inventive material for a stylish wedding dress (key word: inventive―not practical).
Cheap Chic Weddings paired up with Quilted Northern Bath Tissue for the 13th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, which has once again proven that it doesn't take thousands of dollars and designer names to create a beautiful gown. With only some tape, glue, a needle, thread, and of course toilet paper, designers from around the country have crafted some beautifully chic dresses from a less-than-elegant source.
On July 20, the 10 designer finalists will fly to New York City to compete against one another for a first-place prize of $10,000, determined by a panel of judges including Kleinfeld Bridal owner Mara Urshel, celebrity party planner and lifestyle expert Mikie Russo, and other design experts. In addition, the winning dress will be displayed at a Ripley’s Believe It or Not location.
“This year’s crop of designs continues to impress and exceed our expectations of what truly is possible when toilet paper is crafted for greatness,” said Cheap Chic Weddings cofounder Susan Bain in a press release.
Take a look at some of the incredible toilet-paper dress designs in this year's running:
While we wouldn't recommend wearing one of these dresses down the aisle, we can't argue that the talent and creativity that went into making these gowns is absolutely amazing.