Wear A Dress Made Of Toilet Paper, Help The World (Or At Least Your Wallet)

Eat your heart out, Vera Wang. With any luck, wedding dresses made of Charmin will mark the end of America's vulgar obsession with tacky-ass, blinged-out weddings. Both BoingBoing and Glamour magazine blogger Suze Yalof Schwartz are calling out the wonderfully-inventive competition held by Cheap Chic Weddings, in which amateur designers compete for a $500 prize for best toilet-paper wedding dress. For prospective brides with any hint of a conscience, a TP gown makes perfect sense: Not only does it cost thousands of dollars less to buy (and store!), the money saved on a designer gown can be put to better use, like, you know, a down payment on a house. Or a college fund. Or heck, even helping those in need. After all, the $5K+ required for a custom Wang or Lhullier could also provide people in a developing country with a veritable farm of income and food-generating livestock. Something to consider.

Make A Bumwad Wedding-Dress, Win $500 [BoingBoing]

A Wedding Dress You Can Flush Down The Toilet [SuzeOnStyle]

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