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Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Winners

Yes, these bridal dresses are made out of toilet paper.

The Official Twelfth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Winners

First  Place - Van Tran of Brooklyn NY

Second Place - Judith Henry of Woodland Hills, Utah

Third Place - Donna Vincler of Brentwood, TN. 

Fan Favorite - Ronaldo Cruz of Chesapeake, VA

The creators are remarkable – men and women designers with extraordinary skills -- their dresses are absolutely gorgeous... Simply amazing.

Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com announced the winners of the Twelfth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest Presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin on June 16, 2016. Celebrity judge Mikie Russo, event planner to the stars and member of OK! TV entertaining team, helped with the final judging which took place on Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel in Manhattan. VIP judge Vicky Schooler, of Charmin, Edward Meyer of Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and The Sanctuary’s Hank Freid were also on hand as a VIP Judge.

This year, for the first time in contest history, the contest was live streamed via the Internet.

Grand Prize Winner – Van Tran of Brooklyn, NY - $10,000 
Van Tran Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Van Tran is 25. She is a part time designer who works at a restaurant as a hostess, operates an online store and teaches sewing classes. She was born in Viet Nam and went to college in San Francisco. She has been Brooklyn for two years. 

Second Place Winner, Judith Henry of Woodland Hills, Utah - $5,000 
Judith Henry Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Third Place Winner,  Donna Vincler of Brentwood, TN - $2500
Donna Vincler Toilet Paper Bridal Gown
Laura Gawne and partner Susan Bain who operate the website on saving money on weddings, base the contest on the popular bridal shower game. Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com asked their readers to create wedding gowns using toilet paper, tape and/or glue. Entrants were allowed to sew as well.

“Even after 12 years, our contestants still manage to challenge our expectations,” Said Laura Gawne. Susan Bain added, “They genuinely surprise us and make choosing winners harder every year!”

The Twelfth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest” was presented by both Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin. This year marks the sixth time Charmin has partnered in the contest. 

The winners were announced at an event hosted by the Sanctuary Hotel on Haven Rooftop in New York City. Dresses were judged on Creativity, Originality, Beauty, Workmanship and the use of Toilet Paper.

Learn more about wedding dresses in general (not just beautiful toilet paper wedding dresses).

If you are interested you can take a look back at previous contest winners.

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Winners 2015

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