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Quilted Northern may be "designed to be forgotten," but these toilet paper wedding dresses are certainly memorable.
Right in the midst of summer wedding season, Quilted Northern and Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com have teamed up to hold the 13th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.
TP aficionados around the nation were given a mission: Create a wear-worthy, on-trend wedding dress and headpiece out of nothing but toilet paper, glue, tape and needle and thread. And these designers certainly rose to the challenge.
"This year's crop of designs continues to impress and exceed our expectations of what truly is possible when toilet paper is crafted for greatness," Susan Bain, co-founder of Cheap Chic Weddings, said in a statement.
Officials have chosen 10 finalists from the hundreds of submissions they received nationwide, and now those 10 will travel to New York City to participate in the fashion show finale event July 20 and compete for the grand prize: $10,000 and their design displayed in a Ripley's Believe It or Not location.
Judges of the competition include Kleinfeld Bridal owner Mara Urshel and party planner Michael Russo.
Of this year's top 10 contenders, three are first-time entrants, while one has been in the top 10 seven times. Even the 2016 reigning champion has returned to the top 10 to defend his title.