The winning wedding dress at the Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Content in New Yor|Provided1/2 The winning wedding dress at the Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Content in New Yor|Provided
Designer Van Tram took home a check for $10,000 for her original dress made from toil|Provided2/2 Designer Van Tram took home a check for $10,000 for her original dress made from toil|Provided
This wedding dress might look like haute couture but it is very much a piece of design. This lacy-looking number, created by designer Van Tram from Brooklyn, New York, took the top prize, including a check for $10,000, at the Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest at a ceremony in New York, after beating more than 1,500 entrants.
The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest began 12 years ago as the brainchild of Susan Bain and Laura Gawne to generate a buzz around their wedding website, cheap-chic-weddings.com. The rules of the competition state that designers are only to use Charmin brand toilet paper, tape, glue, and needle and thread to make a dress that can be worn by a human.
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“They genuinely surprise us and make choosing winners harder every year.” said Susan Bain, co-founder of Cheap-Chic Weddings and creator of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.