Get to Wear These Gorgeous Wedding Dresses

These gowns are stunning, but, sadly, they’ll never walk down the aisle. Why? Well, they’re made out of toilet paper.

Yep, you read that right.

Every year, Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com holds a contest to see who among their readers can make the most fabulous wedding dress out of that most common of common household items, toilet paper. The winner receives a prize of $10,000 cash, provided by Charmin, with the first and second runners up receiving prizes of $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

This year’s entries were amazing. I’m talking Kleinfeld-Say-Yes-to-the-Dress amazing.

In third place was Donna Vincler of Brentwood, Tennessee.

25-year-old Van is a part-time designer and restaurant hostess who operates her own online store and teaches sewing classes on the side. At least, for now. Who knows what the future could hold for her? She’s obviously extremely talented and inventive. If she can do all that with toilet paper, imagine what she can do with actual fabric!

We’ve all been there, standing in front of the closet, with literally no idea what to wear, cursing all your clothes yet knowing full well that you have way too many clothes. Apparently, women spend an average of 17 minutes per day deciding what to wear—it sounds small, but adds up quick.

In fact, in just a year, that quarter of an hour each day amounts to four days of time spent on figuring out which shirt will work with the weather, if those pants match that top and if the day will call for proper walking shoes or painful yet glamorous heels. Yikes! We empathize, don’t worry. These are the 17 thoughts that we’ve all had while staring into the wardrobe abyss.