A New York wedding boutique has hosted its 11th annual Cheap Chic Toilet Paper Wedding Dress of the Year contest and one talented designer, Donna Pope Vincler, has scooped the $10,000 prize with her tuxedo-inspired piece.
A wedding dress made out of toilet paper may be the last thing that a soon to be bride would want, though the event certainly seemed to show the very best of design talent.
The rules of the competition were simple but strict, as creators Laura Gawn and Susan Bain stated:
“They have to use Charmin toilet paper, any kind of tape, any kind of glue and they can use needle and thread. No closures, no Velcro, nothing. No attachment of fabric, nothing.”
Perhaps if brides took a chance on a toilet paper gown, they may have an even greater budget for their professional wedding photographer. Manchester is indeed awash with many a great designer who could surely match the variety of designs on show at this most unique of competitions.
Those that are interested in seeing the intricately designed gowns can do so by looking at the pictures and videos on the Guardian website.
For the winning designer though, it was a great reward for the hard work and sacrifice that went into her creation. Donna said that it took over three months to make with endless rolls of toilet paper and tape. It was also a family affair, with her noting that it was her mother that taught her how to sew and her daughter that modeled the dress for her.