Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest
July 25, 2016
The summer wedding season is in full swing, and some brides-to- be may want to reconsider their choice of wedding dress after seeing the entrants in the 12th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest which took place last month at the Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel in New York.
According to an NBC News article about the winning contestant, the first place dress was made with “10 toilet paper rolls, and $80 worth of tape, hot glue, and glitter glue.” The winner, Van Tran, won a $10,000 prize and her winning dress will be put on display in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. The 25 year-old Tran, an aspiring fashion designer living in Brooklyn, has been sewing since she was a child. This year was the second time she has entered the TP dress-making competition. Since taking the grand prize in June, she has been contacted by several people asking her to design their wedding dress, though it’s unlikely any of the offers will restrict her to toilet paper as the fabric of choice.
Now in its twelfth year, the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest is sponsored by Cheap Chic Weddings and toilet paper manufacturer Charmin. According to the rules of entry, the dress must be able to be worn and taken on and off, and in addition to Charmin toilet paper entrants may use tape, glue and needle and thread to hold the dress together. You can see pictures of the winning dress at the Cheap Chic Weddings website.
The contest may be an interesting option for bidet seat owners who are looking for something to do with all their excess toilet paper. As you can see on our infographic, using a bidet seat can reduce toilet paper use by up to 75%, especially if you have a model with an air dryer. You can make a lot of dresses with all that extra TP! Any aspiring designers looking to save toilet paper can peruse our comparison chart for more information about our many models of seats!