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Cheap Chic Weddings Launches the 12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Sponsored by Charmin


Monday, March 14, 2016 9:03 am EDT


"We are always excited to see what our talented contestants dream up"

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE), an online company specializing in providing brides with fiscally savvy tips for a fabulous wedding, has teamed up with Charmin for the sixth time as they host the 12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.

For over a decade, the Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest has challenged creative minds from across the nation to create a wearable, on-trend wedding dress and corresponding headpiece using only Charmin toilet paper, glue, tape and a needle and thread. The annual event shows how Charmin is not only America’s softest bath tissue but it’s 4x times the strength of other toilet paper brands making it a perfect material for designers to use to create their dresses and models to wear on the runway.

“We are always excited to see what our talented contestants dream up,” says Susan Bain, Cheap Chic Weddings Co-Founder. “We are also very excited to add a live streaming element to this year’s event. It will give even more people the opportunity to see the incredible dresses designed,” added co-founder Laura Gawne.

Although the competition has been going on for more than 12 years, participating designers still manage to challenge expectations and surprise the judges each and every year.

The top ten dresses, and their designers, will be flown to New York City to participate in a finale fashion show event on June 16, 2016. The event will be hosted on Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel, where each design will be judged by members of Cheap Chic Weddings, Charmin, Edward Meyer of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Sanctuary’s Hank Freid, and celebrity guest judge Michael Russo, event planner to the stars and member of OK! TV Entertaining Team. Fans at home will also be able to choose the winner of the “Fan Favorite” category by voting online at The first prize winner will walk away with $10,000 while the second and third prize winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

For the first time ever, the finale event will also be live streamed on to allow fans near and far to be a part of the contest fun.

The contest is officially open and all entries must be submitted by May 15, 2016. For official rules and entry form please visit Charmin will be providing coupons for the creations of these unique wedding dresses. Entrants can obtain coupons at

About Cheap Chic Weddings was founded by sister team Laura Gawne and Susan Bain 13 years ago. They offer budget wedding ideas online and across social media platforms in an effort to help engaged couples and their families. Laura and Susan started the World Famous Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest 12 years ago to engage their readers as well as a wider audience. To find out more about Cheap Chic Weddings, please visit

Susan Bain, +1-305-798-2520
Dana Ettinger, +1-646-500-7728

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