Can you use toilet paper to make a beautiful wedding dress? If you can, you just might win $2012!

Wedding dress shopping.  Lining up at favorite designer ateliers for hours on end on sale days.  Agonizing over styles, fits and price tags.  The insanity of wedding preparations.  All those flowers!  The dress.  The single most expensive item more than a few girls will at least once in their lifetime, break the bank for.  It’s a big investment.

Well, everyone likes to save money here and there. And for some, saving money on weddings is more than a hobby, and a little less than an obsession. Laura Gawne, Roxie Radford and Susan Bain operate the popular website

The Eighth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest” is sponsored by Charmin.


Winners will be announced at an event hosted by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium on June 27, 2012. Cheap Chic Weddings also welcomes new sponsor Life In Mobile, Inc. to this year’s contest.  All photos and video are to be submitted to Cheap Chic Weddings at by June 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. There is no entry fee. The Judging Panel at Cheap Chic Weddings will judge the digital photo entries.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $2012, the second place winner will receive $1000 and the third place winner will receive $500.

Here’s How to Enter:

First: Plan your design.

Second: Enlist a friend’s help (optional – but seriously, you’re gonna need some help putting this all together!)

Third: Grab some Charmin Toilet Paper, Tape and/or Glue and/or Needle and Thread (that’s all you can use)!

Fourth: Make the dress on your model or mannequin and take some digital photos (front, back and side). Video clips are welcome but not necessary.

“Each year, the contest gets better and better. We are all excited to see the fantastic entries!” said Laura Gawne of Cheap Chic Weddings.

View top and winning entries: contest rules along with lots of other wedding cost saving tips and information can be found at

Last year’s Grand Prize winner Susan Brennan created a playfully sophisticated dress, which was inspired by her love of flowers.