Only the sound of rusting paper reviews the uniqueness of this wedding dress contest, as finalists proudly show off their somewhat fragile gowns.
“This dress is worth 250 hours of hard work, and 32 rolls of toilet paper, and 23 rolls of scotch tape, and lots of glue,and very loving helpful husband who cooked while I was busy gluing.”
Susan Nicholson is from Georgia, next year her daughter Bianca is getting married and she knows far too well how much wedding dresses can cost.And although Bianca decided against supporting a paper gown on her own big day.She’s helping her mom put together some paper jewelry for the contest.
“The necklace is the same thing it with the toilet paper, too.I love it, it’s beautiful.”
The joiner takes the contest seriously and the standards are very high.Out of the 1500 submitted entries only 10 dress makers made it to the finals.But their creations are truly amazing,especially considering that they were allowed to use only toilet paper, glue, scissors, duct tape and thread.The idea of a contest featuring disposable chic but definitely not easy to produce wedding dresses,first occurred two founders of the wedding website cheap chic weddings 14 years ago.
“I gotta tell you from a distance you can’t tell if it’s the real thing, or what I mean the product itself is so good.That it, it that, as we looked at many of the dresses and seeing unique uses of it.It’s just amazing what many of these designers are able to create.”
Corsets, lace, hats and veils, toilet paper masterfully used that the contest never looked so good.Contest winner Roy Cruz says he spent hours and hours on this veil.
“In one square I spent like one and 30 minutes every night, every night.So my sister told me ‘oh, my God, do you think you gonna to finish that?’oh, I gotta do this.”
But all his hard work paid off, the contest winner gets $10000.So Roy who last year lost his job as a florist can now fly to the Philippines and spend some quality time with his family.Still today’s finalists are not destined to be worried, since the contest started only one dress ended up at a real wedding.The bride just made sure the weather on her big day was nice and sunny.
Anna Rice VOA News New York.