Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com announced the winners of the Twelfth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest Presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin today. I love this yearly contest because it promotes innovation and creativity.
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.
Grand Prize Winner – Van Tran of Brooklyn, NY – $10,000
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
Third Place Winner, Donna Vincler of Brentwood, TN – $2500
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.
For more information visit www.Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com