FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 16, 2022–
Donna Vincler of Brentwood, TN was named the winner of the 18th Annual Charm Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest at Thursday’s Design Showcase.
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Paige Davis and Donna Vincler with the winning design. (Photo: BusinessWire)
On Thursday morning, ten finalists showcased their toilet paper designs at the contest’s final event held in South Florida. Participants made dresses from toilet paper, tape, glue, needle and thread, and this year 1,575 participants took up the challenge. Paige Davis, Emmy nominee and Broadway star, hosted the parade and announced all the winners at the Hilton Fort. Lauderdale resort town.
Co-creators Susan Bain and Laura Gawne of Charm Weddings, and Matt Mamula of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! served as judges for this year’s competition to select the winning designs. Matt Mamula commented, “These dresses, with the incredible level of detail and the uniqueness of the designs, make them truly amazing and believe me, at Ripley’s I’ve seen the amazing.”
Ripley Entertainment will acquire the grand prize winning dress after the competition.
CharmWeddings.com, an online company specializing in providing advice to brides for a fabulous wedding, launched the annual contest eighteen years ago based on the popular bridal shower game. As the competition has grown in popularity year on year, the level of competition has also increased.
“Even after 18 years of organizing the contest, the designers consistently exceed our expectations!” says Susan Bain, co-founder of Charm Weddings. “This year’s nominations are incredible and convey what is truly possible when true talent is displayed using creativity,” added Laura Gawne, co-founder of Charm Weddings.
The designers used between 6 1/2 and 30 rolls of toilet paper to make the wedding dress and toilet paper headpieces.
Donna Vincler of Brentwood, TN won the grand prize of $10,000 and was joined in the final event by the other nine contest finalists. Second place winner Frank Cazares of Palm Springs, CA, received a check for $5,000; third place winner Susan Nicholson of Atlanta, GA received a check for $2,500; and the “Fan Favorite” winner, also Frank Cazares of Palm Springs, CA, received $1,000. Contest photos are available on www.CharmWeddings.com, their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
About Charming Weddings
CharmWeddings.com was founded by sister team Laura Gawne and Susan Bain 19 years ago. They share wedding tips and ideas online and on social media platforms to help engaged couples and their families. Laura and Susan created the world famous toilet paper wedding dress contest 18 years ago to engage their readers and attract a wider audience. To learn more about Charm Weddings and the contest, please visit www.CharmWeddings.com or www.TPDressContest.com
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